Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have become a major source of concern in India and across the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart-related diseases are the leading cause of death globally. An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2019, of which 85 percent were due to heart attack and stroke, says the global health agency.
Heart attacks and cardiac arrest are some of the most common types of CVDs that are not only severe but can be life threatening. It refers to a blockage formed within the arteries that stops the flow of the blood to the heart. Without the blood, the heart can’t get enough oxygen, causing damage to the heart muscles.
In recent times, many people, including young individuals are becoming more prone to heart attacks, which is highly concerning. While many just reduce the risk by certain lifestyle changes, there are certain health conditions you must take note of, which may be adding to your risk of a heart attack.