Bollywood veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away at 59 due to cardiac arrest

The actress who was famous for her role in movies like Hum Aap ke Hain Kaun passes away at the age of 59.

Bollywood actress and TV actor Reema Lagoo, who was last seen in TV serial Naamkaran has died of cardiac arrest, tweeted ANI. The actress was admitted to Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai after she complained of chest pain last night. The celebrated mother passed away at 3.a.mon Thursday. She was famous for her roles in movies like Hum Aap Ke Hain Kaun, Vaastav, Maine Pyaar Kiya and Kal Ho Na Ho and TV serials like Tu Tu Main Main, Shriman Shrimati and the latest been Naamkaran.

Here is what ANI has tweeted.

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Unlike a heart attack, cardiac arrest is more dangerous, as in the case of sudden cardiac death (SCD), death usually occurs within an hour of onset of symptoms. In most cases, it is due to an underlying heart problem such as coronary heart disease or artery blockage. People who have a history of coronary artery disease or are suffering from high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol level), diabetes or obesity, are at a higher risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The chacnes are high if you smoke or have a history of an irregular heart rhythm, low ejection fraction due to a heart problem, syncope (fainting intermittently) or sudden cardiac death. Here's more on why sudden cardiac arrest is more dangerous than a heart attack.

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The reason why most people die of sudden cardiac arrest in bed that the condition often occurs with no key signs and symptoms. However, if you experience frequent fainting or chest pain, it is wise to consult a doctor. Here are few signs to know if a person has a sudden cardiac arrest: Sudden loss of consciousness, loss of normal breathing, pulse and blood pressure. Read to know more about sudden cardiac arrest warning signs and ways to prevent it.

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