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India woke up to the ill-fated news of Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s premature demise due to a massive heart attack. According to reports, the actor was working out in his gym when he suddenly collapsed and was hurried to a nearby hospital immediately. Puneeth was later admitted to Vikram Hospital and was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit until the unfortunate news of his untimely death came forth. The film-TV fraternity and the fans were left in shock. Over the years, the rate of heart attacks in young people has amplified double-fold. People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are falling victim to cardiovascular attacks

According to a study, a heart attack, known earlier as a disease of the old, is now patently common in people aged 40 and below. The study compared people aged 41-50 years and 40 or younger with heart attack survivors and found that among patients who agonize a heart attack at a young age overall are 40 or younger. In September, actor Sidharth Shukla passed away due to a heart attack and in July, actor Mandira Bedi’s husband Raj Kaushal passed away due to a heart attack. But why are young people at risk of a heart attack? Dr Ashish Agarwal, Cardiologist, said that the key reasons are alcohol and smoking put together, irregular sleep, an increasing amount of stress and sedentary lifestyle that promotes less physical activity.

According to studies, the proportion of people below 40 having a heart attack has been increasing, rising by 2 percent each year for the last 10 years. Well, we should be more concern to keep ourselves healthy and stay away from any disbalances contributing to heart attacks at an early stage.


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Joydev Mishra

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