CORONARY HEART DISEASE IN A YOUNG ADULT, AN EMERGING PHENOMENON: A CASE REPORT

Vinod Kumar, Kabir Bansal, Varun Sodhi, Anika Chhabra

Abstract


Coronary heart disease (CHD) is not restricted to aged population anymore; when premature CHD develops in the younger individuals, it has distinct features and clinical presentation. The following describes a 21-year-old male who presented with stable angina and was found to have multi vessel coronary disease. Just at the age of 21, he got coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). The lab work done revealed the presence of mild dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, obesity, first hand smoking and a family history of lifestyle disorders were sufficient to induce ischemic heart disease at such an early age suggesting that “youth” can serve as protective factor only to a certain limit.

 


Keywords


Coronary heart disease, stable angina, myocardial infarction, heart, diabetes, smoking

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