The average age of heart attack drops!

The two recent heart attacks show that the average age of heart attacks has dropped. Experts also confirm this. Experts, who state that the risk of heart attack is higher in men with a rate of 85 percent, draws attention to the fact that the average age of those who have had a heart attack has decreased recently. Experts also remind of the stress factor!

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Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Cardiology Specialist Prof. Dr. Mehmet Baltalı made evaluations about heart attacks at an early age.

Baltalı stated that heart attack is a process that results in sudden occlusion of the coronary arteries that feed the heart, and that blood does not go to the heart cells and ends the heart cells with death, and said that heart attack is a male disease.

Menstruation prevents heart attack risk

Stating that heart attack is more common in men with a rate of 85 percent, but in women after the age of 65, this risk is equal to men, Prof.Dr. Baltali said:

“Heart attacks are 85 percent more common in men. Menstruation in women normally prevents the risk of heart attack at a very high rate. But 15-20 years after menstruation, let’s say a woman stops menstruating at the age of 50, the risk of having a heart attack in an average 65-year-old woman is equal to men. Heart attack is a male disease and an elderly disease. Why is it an old disease? Because heart attack, heart vessels begin to thicken from the age of 15. Lacquers accumulate. This buildup increases over time and becomes serious. If a clot is added to that accumulation, a blockage occurs in the heart. This is the main cause of heart attack.”

Smoking is the biggest factor

Touching on the risk factors that increase heart attack, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Baltalı said, “The first is smoking, the second is male gender, the third is old age, and the fourth is high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.”

Increases risk of heart attack in parents

Referring to the heart attacks seen in young women, Prof.Dr. Mehmet Baltalı said, “The person who had a heart attack in today’s incident is both a woman and a young person. The average age of people who have had a heart attack lately is falling, why? The first is smoking, and the second is the risk is higher in those who have a family history of a first-degree heart attack, such as their parents. The risk is greater if her father had a heart attack before the age of 55 and her mother before the age of 65. Many genetic factors, which we call homogeneous, play a role here. In other words, these individuals are at higher risk of developing heart disease and having a heart attack. In younger patients, parental genetic factors increase the risk of heart attack in smokers. Thirdly, when the use of certain birth control pills in women is added to these, the risk of heart attack automatically increases,” he said.

It is more common in those who drink it

Noting that the stress factor is one of the important risk factors for heart attack, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Baltalı said, “It makes no difference between young and old. Let’s say you get angry somewhere, you shout, you call, there is not much risk in them. The risk is higher for those who get angry and throw it in. It is more common in people who throw it in and save it. Social pressure happens to everyone, but it is seen more often in those who throw it, it is said that it is not major, but more common. Heart attacks are very diverse. The person feels nothing but dies suddenly. To start choking and to die within an hour of having a heart attack means sudden death. One of the most common causes of this is a heart attack. Sudden death does not necessarily mean a heart attack. There are many different causes, but the most common is a heart attack,” he said.

Referring to the symptoms of heart attack, Prof.Dr. Baltalı said, “The biggest symptom is chest pain. When cardiac arrest occurs, it is necessary to immediately take him to the intensive care unit and intervene immediately. If there is chest pain, you should go to a center that can do this angiography. This network is now widespread in Turkey. The patient must be processed within one hour. So angiography should be done. Thus, the condition of the heart vessels is determined, and then the stent should be performed to open the blockage there.”

Explaining what to do if the person traveling alone in his vehicle has a heart attack, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Baltalı made the following recommendations:

Your chest is starting to hurt, you’re going to pull over and call 112. You won’t do anything until 112 comes. In case of losing consciousness or not breathing, the person is taken to the intensive care unit and intervened. When you feel pain burning, you will pull the car over. If someone is with you, 112 should be called first. But if the person has stopped breathing, the airways can open.”

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