Factors That Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Factors That Increase  the Risk of Heart Attack

Heart attack also known as myocardial infarction is a critical health condition that results from the blockage of the heart’s coronary arteries. The blockage of blood vessels can occur in any part of the body. It, however, becomes critical if it affects a major body organ. The blockage can be due to blood clots and other deposits that such as cholesterol/plague.

Such a blockage limits the flow of blood to the heart muscles resulting in death of tissues. There are three types of heart attack: non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and coronary spasm, or unstable angina. STEMI and NSTEMI are major heart attacks.

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Preventive Measure for Heart Diseases

Arteriosclerosis is the most common disease for aging men and women of today’s urban lifestyle. What is it? Have you heard this before? You certainly know about it by another name but never cared about it. It is the hardness of arteries caused due to the excess of cholesterol plaque in blood. Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of men and 50 percent women having age over 50 are patients of arteriosclerosis.

The more shocking fact is that 50 percent of these women and 35 percent of the men die due to this arteriosclerosis. There are several programs designed to prevent diseases related to heart or to at least enable the patient to sustain against any disability caused by cardiac disease or to protect them against death.

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