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Mumbaikars prone to silent heart attacks: Study
February 12, 2004 19:37 IST
A recent study has revealed that many Mumbaikars are prone to silent cardiac arrests.
Cardiac Ischemia is one of the major causes for heart attacks in cardiac patients and a version of Ischemia known as silent Ischemia causes heart attack without normal symptoms of pain or perspiration and is among the most dangerous form of the disease, said Dr P M Bhujang, chairman of the AOH.
Other ailments found in the population in the study include congenital and volvular diseases, while blood pressure (hypertension) alone constituted about 17 per cent.
"Most of the people do not recognise hypertension as a disease or never get to know about the existing conditions like silent Ischemia," Bhujang said. "This usually puts the disease low on their priority and the problem compounds manifold by the time control-action."
If one was already diagnosed with heart disease, he advocated them to go for lifestyle changes, including fresh wholesome diet to lead a happy and healthier life.
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