A recent study that will be announced at the 2003 American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session in April of the coming age, find the people who is experiencing the worst kind of heart attack became younger and fatter in the last two decades.
These groups tend to smoke, have high blood pressure, and diabetes, according to researchers of all these risk factors can actually be prevented to avoid heart attacks.
“Overall, the medical workers have done a tremendous efforts in improving the quality of treatment for heart disease, but this study shows that we’ve necessarily do better business on the side of prevention,” said study author Dr. Samir Kapadia, an interventional cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic.
“When people come to do a routine heart examination, it is important to stress in patients on the importance of reducing risk factors through weight reduction, eating a healthy diet, and physically active.”
In the study, researchers analyzed the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in over 3,900 patients treated for deadly heart attack between 1995 and 2001. A heart attack occurs, when one of the heart’s main artery completely blocked by plaque, which stop blood flow.
If people experience attack and received immediate medical attention, there is a chance to stay alive, but overall, the attacks had a risk of death and disability.
The researchers then divided the heart attack patient medical record collected during 20 years into four groups, each representing a span of five years.
They found that five-year span between the first and the span of the next five years, the average age of patients who have heart attacks are increasingly deadly memuda which is about 4 years earlier, for example, of most age 64 years to 60 years.
Whereas, obesity among patients increased from 31 to 40 percent. Researchers also found that the percentage of heart attack patients who have diabetes increased from 24 be 31 percent, and the percentage of patients with high blood pressure increased from 55 be 77 percent.
In addition, the number of heart attack patients who smoke increased from 28 percent to 46 percent. And the number of patients with three or more risk factors has increased from 85 percent being 65.
Many factors increase a person’s risk of experiencing various types of heart attacks like the lifestyle. But these factors can be prevented by increasing exercise, quit smoking, and eating a healthy diet.