Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

181 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Can a person under 20 get a heart attack ?

Seriously? No one answered me last time. Please, I really want to know. I m just kinda curious. and is it likely, and why might they get it at such a young age?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
  User's Response
's  Response
Occasionally due to early smoking. More likely due to familial disorders causing very high cholesterol and birth defects in coronary arteries. Very rarely following Kawasaki's disease.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

What is that thing called, the medicine give to a person who has heartproblems so they can use it when? having a heart attack? isnt there something they put under their tongue incase this happenes€?? what is it? i need it to write my narrative thanks

doctor1 MD

My husband survived the widow maker three years ago (age 49). He is very high strung, has anxiety and chest pain and is beginning to eat poorly. His pressure is up and cholesterol up by about 30 pts. He cannot seem to control his temper. I am afraid he is setting himself up for another heart attack. I guess my question is do you think there is any correlation to the heart attack and the personality change?

doctor1 MD

How can you tell if a person is having one?