As people took to social media about the rise in heart attacks among young, healthy-looking people on the streets, on dance floors, at weddings and in the gym, a leading cardiologist on Monday warned that COVID, in some cases, could be long-term. I repeated that it could be the cause. And people should stop strenuous exercise they are not accustomed to.
The hashtag “#heartattack” has been trending on Twitter for the past couple of days. There have been several instances of otherwise healthy and seemingly healthy people suddenly having heart attacks.
“A 23-year-old girl (Josna Kosa) passed out at her wedding reception and died suddenly (from a heart attack). Tragedy happened during a dance,” one user tweeted and posted a video.
Another Twitter user posted a video that read, “Young man died of heart attack while walking.”
Cardiologists say the surge in people dying unexpectedly from heart attacks is alarming.
“There is not enough data and evidence to prove whether this is a COVID-induced phenomenon, but it has definitely increased post-COVID. Yes,” said Dr. Samir Kubba, Director of Cardiology. Vaishali of Max Super Specialty Hospital told his IANS.
Last month, TV actor Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi, who starred in popular shows such as ‘Kkusum’ and ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’, died of a heart attack at the age of 46. He was working out at the gym when he had the seizure.
Earlier this year, comedian Raju Srivastava also collapsed in the gym on a treadmill and died after being hospitalized for several weeks.
In 2021, Southern superstar Puneet Rajkumar, also 46, died of cardiac arrest while working out at a gym.
According to Dr. Sanjeev Gera, Director and Head of Cardiology Fortis Hospital Noida, COVID or Long COVID can cause persistent inflammation in the cardiovascular system.
“This can break silent blocks and cause a heart attack, especially after unaccustomed exercise such as lifting heavy weights, walking on a treadmill, running in cold weather, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Your risk increases if you have heart disease risk factors such as high cholesterol, smoking or obesity,” Dr Guerra told IANS.
Indians have a higher prevalence and prevalence of dietary habits, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, genetic factors, obesity epidemic, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, etc., resulting in a younger age than Westerners. increases your risk of having a heart attack.
“Atherogenic plaques develop in the coronary arteries early in life and can cause sudden instability with unfamiliar strenuous exercise, especially if done without proper guidance and supervision.
Also, most sudden deaths are from heart attacks, but not all sudden deaths are from heart attacks.
It can also be caused by an arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). The latter can be caused by myocarditis (infection of the heart muscle), silent cardiomyopathy (weakening of the heart muscle), and certain genetic disorders.
“People at particularly high risk (e.g., people with diabetes, hypertension, smokers, people with a strong family history of heart disease, people with high cholesterol, people who are sedentary and obese, etc.) should be properly screened before going to the gym. Do not run a marathon or suddenly engage in an unfamiliar high-intensity activity,” Dr. Kubba told IANS.
Screening may include appropriate laboratory tests, an electrocardiogram, and possibly an echocardiogram. Also, exercise regimen should be monitored.
“If a heart attack is suspected, there is no harm in carrying 300 to 325 mg of chewable aspirin,” he advised.
A new study reveals that the risk of dying from heart attack or heart failure after COVID-19 is very high 30 days after infection and remains high for some time afterwards.
A large UK Biobank study published in Heart linked COVID with increased risk of cardiovascular deterioration and death, especially among those with severe infections requiring hospitalization. .
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