What are the odds of having heart failure at the age of 17?

Very low. Unless you have a familial predisposition, i.e., familial cardiomyopathy, or come across a viral syndrome at an early age with a virus that has a predispostion to attack cardiac myocytes, your overall chances in the general population are relatively low at that age.
Depends. Born with congenital heart disease? Risk is dependent on the nature and severity of the anomaly. Use of Cocaine - risk is high. Diabetic? Risk is low but higher than average for age. Received chemotherapy for cancer? Risk depends on drug and dose. Otherwise healthy? Risk is minuscule.

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How is it possible I have heart failure at the age of 20 years old with no birth defects or heart problems from birth?

Depends on variables. Heart failure requires that it not keep up with the metabolic demands of the body by pumping nutrients around at an appropriate level for need. If your heart is injured by infection or otherwise (drug, injury) it would begin to fail. My first thought would be an infectious process.If the docs haven't found a reason they should keep looking. Read more...

How early in age can someone get heart failure?

Usually Elderly. Most heart failure in the us occurs in elderly people as a result of recognized or silent coronary blood flow problems, generally at advanced ages. However, there are rarer causes of heart failure, including infectious, congenital, and "idiopathic" or unknown cause, that can affect much younger patients, even children and otherwise healthy young adults depending on cause. Read more...

Could you have heart failure at 19 years of age?

Heart failure. You can have heart failure at any age if you have the right cardiac abnormalities. It is however rare in 19 year olds. Read more...

Heart failure and CHF occurs in 1-2% of population under age 55. Even less for age 20-30. Is uncommon in the young (age 20-30), correct?

HF in young adults. Yes uncommon but heart failure remains a significant medical problem as this is the age where genetic causes can first manifest. In many cases the hf diagnosis is missed at first because the young patients symptoms are attributed to asthma or a respiratory infection. Read more...

At which age does heart failure occur for a person whom has an undetected asd and pfo?

Do not know. It could occur at many different ages depending on the person and the size of the asd. Perhaps a cardiologist can help us here with more information.. Read more...
Increases with age. "heart failure" is defined as heart disease that creates an inability to meet the bodies demands for oxygen. In asd, there are multiple factors that can contribute to this. In isolated asd, this is extremely rare in the first ten years of life, but by age 40, in one degree or another, exists in the majority of patients with large asd. Pfo (and small asds) do not cause heart failure. Read more...
Depends. On the size of the defect. A pfo should never lead to heart failure. Similarly, a small ASD should never/rarely lead to heart failure. Medium and large asds can lead to hear failure, bu the time varies per person. Irreversible changes occur in lung arteries by ~8 years of age with large asds, but heart failure may not develop for years or even decades later. Read more...

If someone has heart failure due to old age, is their contractility high or low?

Heart failure. Old age and heart failure can be associated either with decreased contractilty or with normal contractility and decreased diastolic function. Read more...

Can you get heart failure at a young age with no previous heart condition only PVCs?

PVCs. PVCs alone are unlikely to cause heart failure unless associated with abnormal cardiac function. If the heart is otherwise normal, PVCs are usually not a cause for serious concern. . Read more...

My grandfather has heart failure due to old age, is his contractility high, low or normal?

Depends on type. Systolic heart failure means the pump cant squeeze adequately to pump blood forward(low contractility).Diastolic heart failure usually means the heart gets thickened and cant relax to fill properly. The contractility can be high or low. Read more...