Why has heart attacks become so prevalent in young people

Heart attacks have constantly been one of the supreme causes of death for both men and women. In earlier times, the risk of heart attacks was highest among the old ones. As of now, reports show that the mortality rates among the youth are high due to heart attacks.

Why is it so?

The way we live has changed so far. Strictly speaking, our lifestyle changes contribute greatly to heart disease at a young age. Some of the reasons are prolonged screen time, insomnia, fast food use, and reduced cardiac exercises.

Somehow, Age is not a necessary risk factor for heart disease. The possible causes that may accelerate your risk of early heart attacks are:

High blood pressure: High BP may narrow the arteries and cause trouble supplying blood to the heart. It may lead to chronic chest pain, heart attack, and arrhythmia.

Obesity: Excessive fat in our body leads to the accumulation of fatty materials in the blood vessels, such as arteries. If the artery is clogged or damaged, it will lead to a heart attack.

Genetics or family history: Inherited genetic mutations can influence the structure of the heart muscle, which can result in symptoms of heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: An elevation in blood sugar level due to diabetes can damage the vascular systems, which may damage blood flow to our heart.

Tobacco: it's estimated that nearly one percent in every five deaths from heart diseases may be due to smoking.

Drug abuse & Stress are some of the other causes.

Heart attack treatments in Vasavi

Our cardiology department has the leading doctors who are widely experienced in dealing with thousands of cardiac patients.

The type of heart attack you are diagnosed with determines the treatment we recommend.

  • Angioplasty
  • Heart valve surgery(artificial)
  • Bypass surgery
  • Thrombolytic drug medication
  • Laser angioplasty

Dual Antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)

This is a combination therapy where two drugs are given to prevent blood clots. It helps us from excessive bleeding. It is usually given when the patients have had certain health events and are at risk of another condition. Generally, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug is given along with an antiplatelet agent.

These are the common heart attack treatments. Once you get the treatment plan, feel free to voice out your concerns to the doctor. Stay active with us to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Live long.


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