“Cardiovascular disease has reached epidemic proportions in India, and is one of the leading causes of death in the population today,” said Dr Ganesh Nallur Shivu, senior interventional cardiologist, Kauvery Hospitals Electronic City (Bengaluru). “The alarming aspect is that heart disease is now also affecting younger individuals with the main cause being a stressful, sedentary lifestyle with an increase in the incidence of hypertension, diabetes, and smoking,” he told indianepress.com.
However, despite some great advances in the treatment options available, the morbidity and mortality associated with heart attacks remain high. “One of the main reasons attributable to this is the lack of awareness of symptoms associated with a heart attack. The majority of the time heart attack happens out of the blue making it difficult to know what is the right action needs to be taken then,” the expert added.
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