Why are heart attack cases rising?
Dr.(Col) Monik Mehta, Chief of Cardiology, Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram, tells Health Shots, “There is an increasing incidence of young people and adults suffering from comorbidities like obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and bad lifestyles and habits such as smoking and sedentary life. Such people, and those doing high-intensity workouts, are especially vulnerable to getting post-workout heart attacks.”
Those who may have a history of heart ailments or it runs in the family, are also more susceptible to these issues, adds the doctor.
According to a 2019 study published online on the National Library of Medicine, regular exercise is recommended to improve the cardiovascular risk profile of patients. However, extreme amount and intensity of long-term exertion may increase the risk of acute cardiac events.