Mumbai: On average, one person has died due to a heart attack every 1 hour and 12 minutes i.e. 72 minutes. According to experts, the epidemic of heart-related diseases has started. If people do not become aware in time, the number of people suffering from the disease and deaths may increase further in the coming days. Doctors have expressed this fear.
Increase in heart attacks since COVID
According to BMC Health Department data, a total of 29,553 people have died due to heart attacks in the city from 2018 to 2022 (except 2021). Analyzing the data, a heart attack has been the cause of death of one person every 72 minutes in the last 4 years. Since the Covid crisis, there has been an increase in the figures of heart attacks, which remains a matter of concern even for experts.
Improve your lifestyle in time
The speed at which the incidence of non-communicable diseases like heart attack, diabetes, hypertension, kidney failure, and cancer is increasing among Mumbaikars is becoming a matter of concern. Head of Cardiologist Department of Nair Hospital, Prof. Dr. Ajay Chaurasia said that we are going through a pandemic of heart disease. If we do not improve our lifestyle in time, the number of heart diseases and deaths due to it may increase.
Heart problem in BP and sugar check
The doctor said, according to me, a person should do his lipid profile, ECG, and 2D Echo once after the age of 25. If any irregularity is found in this test, further investigation and treatment can be done in time. Of the non-communicable diseases (NCD) OPD, 35 percent of the family members accompanying the patients have been diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure.
These people did not even know that they had this problem. Due to a lack of information or not paying attention to health, these patients later end up suffering from a heart attack or brain stroke and reach the hospital.