Increasing Instances of Heart Stroke and Ways to Prevent Them

Posted On Sep 29, 2022

Department of Cardiology

Manipal Hospitals

Heart attack Treatment in Kharadi Pune

Rising instances of heart stroke in young patients are leading to serious concerns. Recently a 33-year-old patient, fairly healthy and young by age was brought to the ER at Manipal hospital, with severe chest pain. The patient collapsed during the examination. On clinical inspection, he was found to be suffering from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) with fatal ventricular arrhythmias (unusual heartbeat) and pulmonary edema (swelling in lungs). The ER team was proactive in response and successfully stabilized the patient with medical support, who later made a full recovery. The first few hours after a myocardial infarction and or stroke are some of the most crucial for patient survival. A team skilled in emergency and triage management, when equipped with the best medical technologies becomes instrumental in saving lives. 

The ER team under the guidance of Dr. Suvarna and Dr. Narkhede - Consultant Cardiology of Manipal Hospital has observed a steady rise in unsuspecting patients with chest pain getting diagnosed with Myocardial Infarctions. Consult with our cardiologist in Kharadi Pune today for the best treatment.

While the condition was pronounced in senior citizens, more and more cases of people as young as in their early thirties are suffering severe heart strokes. A rise in stress and downfall in physical activities is believed to be the prime reason for this 

Myocardial Infarction or heart attack is a condition where the heart is under stress due to a lack of oxygen. This may be caused due to blockage of the arteries or extreme stress on the heart muscles. Signs and symptoms of a heart attack are 

  • Chest pain that gets severe 

  • Chest pain does not get better even with rest

  • Severe pressure, fullness, squeezing, pain, or discomfort in the middle of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes

  • Chest pain along with other symptoms like- 

  • Sweating

  • Paleness

  • Shortness of breath, 

  • Dizziness or fainting, 

  • Irregular pulse rate 

  • Unexplained weakness.

Visit our Cardiology Hospital in Kharadi Pune if you are experiencing such symptoms.

Major Risk factors for Heart Attack

While advanced age has been considered as one of the major risk factors for heart attack, a major reason is actually a build-up of cholesterol-induced blockage of the arteries which restricts blood flow to the heart. Individuals at a high risk of developing cardiac issues are-

  • Those with genetic or hereditary risk factors 

  • Those who smoke 

  • People leading a sedentary lifestyle

  • Those with a diet rich in saturated fats and cholesterol

  • Those with high-stress levels 

  • People who fall in the clinically obese category of body weight

  • Those with regular alcohol consumption in their life

  • People suffering from type 2 diabetes

Prevention of Heart Attack 

Once you identify your risk factor, it is important to manage its health risk. While genetic risks cannot be avoided, it can be mitigated and managed. Other ways to help manage health risks include:

  • Avoid smoking and consult your doctor for ways to quit smoking.

  • Adopt an active lifestyle.

  • Opt for a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

  • Reduce alcohol consumption.

  • Lead a stress-free life and opt for stress-reducing activities like meditation and yoga.

  • Lose weight if you’re clinically obese and try maintaining healthy body weight.

Manipal Hospital Kharadi, Pune offers robust cardiology care with experienced medical care providers and the latest medical technologies. Our doctors are some of the best in the country when it comes to complicated procedures of angioplasty and cardiac sciences for the heart. Our cardiology teams are assisted by some of the most well-trained and dedicated nursing staff who prioritize life preservation and patient care. 

Department of Cardiology

Manipal Hospitals, Kharadi, Pune

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