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Is it rare for a undiagnosed heart defect, previously unknown, to present for the first time as heart failure in a 20 y/o :) Is it unlikely yes or no?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Rare but possible

There are certain heart defects which may not be evident until early adulthood such as septal defects or noncompaction cardiomyopathies.
Other heart conditions such a viral cardiomyopathy can occur in any age.

In brief: Rare but possible

There are certain heart defects which may not be evident until early adulthood such as septal defects or noncompaction cardiomyopathies.
Other heart conditions such a viral cardiomyopathy can occur in any age.
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