Can teenagers get heart attack?

Can teenagers get heart attack?

Teenagers very rarely get heart attack (sudden blockage of blood vessels of the heart) unless they smoke and are morbidly obese. Rare familial disorders which increase cholesterol level in the blood (familial homozygous hypercholesterolemia) and some rare diseases which affect the blood vessels of the heart like Kawasaki’s disease can cause heart attack in the young. But all these are rare possibilities and should not worry a teenager. Follow a healthy lifestyle and be happy.