Heart Attacks in Young Adults
June 5, 2016•9 min
What causes heart disease in young adults?Throughout adulthood, the same factors increase risk for heart disease, including age, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, tobacco use, lack of physical activity and family medical history. However, it is likely that heart disease in young adults is strongly related to genetic factors that are harder to modify. That’s why it’s important to identify cardiovascular risk factors early in life to help address risk factors and reduce risk of developing heart disease.Vivek V. Sailam, MD, is here to explain why it's so important, if you have genetic heart issues, that you seek treatment, even as a young adult.