Coronary Artery Disease in Young Adults

Am J Med Sci. 2015 Dec;350(6):479-83. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0000000000000579.


Coronary heart disease (CHD) sustains a significant negative impact on hospital admissions and deaths worldwide. The prevalence of CHD in young adults is difficult to establish accurately, as these asymptomatic patients typically do not undergo diagnostic studies. In this article, the authors will focus on young adults with CHD emphasizing common and uncommon risk factors, current management and review of previous studies.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Coronary Artery Disease / epidemiology*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / etiology
  • Coronary Artery Disease / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Young Adult