Know why youngsters are at an increased risk of heart attacks

A new study found that people who are below the age of 40 are more prone to heart attacks.

1 / 5

Heart

If you are one of them who believe that only older people can suffer from heart attacks then you are wrong here. The findings of a new study, which will be presented at the at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans, revealed that the number of people below the age group of 40 has increased by 2 per cent since last 10 years. These figures are surely harrowing. For the study, the researchers examined people who belonged to the age group of 41-50 years and the ones who were 40 and also the younger heart attack survivors.

2 / 5

Heart

The study found that people we were 40 or less than that, suffered from heart attack. 2,097 young patients were examined during the course of the study.

3 / 5

Heart

Coronary artery dissection- which can be described as a tear in the vessel wall, that is commonly spotted in women during pregnancy was seen in people who are below the age of 40. While this may shock you, we also tell you about the factors which can lead to heart attacks.

Advertisement
Advertisement
4 / 5

Cholesterol

Coronary artery dissection- which can be described as a tear in the vessel wall, that is commonly seen in women during pregnancy was seen in people who are below the age of 40. While this may shock you, we also tell you about the factors which can cause heart attacks.

5 / 5

Quit-smoking-hindi

So, the ones having diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol and those who smoke, should adopt some lifestyle changes which can help them keep heart attacks at bay. Get going now and ditch your sedentary lifestyle. (With inputs from IANS)