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No special tendency for Heart Attacks and Acute Coronary Syndrome in younger age groups

Date : September 23, 2016

Cardio-vascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death and disease in India, still very few studies are being conducted to map the changing trends in the disease burden or risk factors. To address this serious gap, Fortis Healthcare conducted a significant study under the guidance of Dr. (Prof) Upendra Kaul, Executive Director, Cardiology, Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital between 2011 and 2015 among 12152 patients. Key findings of the study are that the risk factor profile for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is similar to studies from the west. Dyslipidaemia or high lipid levels (58.1%) Hypertension (53.2%) and smoking (45%), emerged as the top three risk factors. There is no special tendency of younger populations to be affected with ACS.

For this study conducted between January 2011 and December 2015, a total of 12,152 patients were studied – the patient average age was 61.7+11.2 years, the age range between 18-100 years. This included 5,850 patients with heart attacks (ST elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI) and 6320 patients with heart muscle or related ailments (Non-ST elevation myocardial infarction or NSTEMI).

Important findings of the study:

  • The top risk factors were high cholesterol or Dyslipidemia (58.1%), Hypertension (53.2%), current smoking (45%), diabetes mellitus (36.9%), and obesity (33.6%) respectively.
  • The male female ratio was 4:1 implying more males are susceptible to heart disease.
  • The number of patients below the age of 30 years was only 33 (0.3%); between 30 and 40 years, 304 (2.8%); between 40 and 50 years, 1298 (10.7%); between 50 and 60 years, 3445 (28.3%) and more than 60 years of age, 7075 (58.2 %). This shows that heart disease does not show any special preference for younger age groups and continues to affect older populations.

For more information, please contact:

Fortis Healthcare Ltd.

Ajey Maharaj: +91 9871798573;
Tanushree Roy Chowdhury: +91 9999425750;
Priti Srivastava: +91 9910605271;

Avian Media

Rishu Singh, +91-9958891501;
Preeti Sehrawat: +91- 9711170599;

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