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Can a overweight child have a heart attack ?

can a child as young as 13 which is not that overweight have a heart attack? male child 13 living in England does not smoke or drink
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Sorry to say YES, but has the congenital heart diseases have been ruled out. I had a case of 11 years old boy (during last Christmas) who reported in ER shockingly he had severe over dose of heroin and collapsed in an hour due to cardiac arrhythmia. Now a days age is not accounted for Myocardial Infarction. Best we can do is educate our children against these street drugs.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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