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More Americans under the age of 40 have heart attacks

Days after Luke Perry's death at 52 years from a stroke, a new study on heart attacks has another cruel reminder that the young are far from invincible – and perhaps even more vulnerable than they used to be. Attack rates are increasing for adults under the age of 40, researchers found after comparing survivors' data at the heart of the ages 41-50 with the survivors who were 40 and younger. In fact, the proportion of heart attack patients under the age of 40 has climbed 2% each year over the past 10 years, according to the results presented at the American College of Cardiology annual scientific session later in the month. The researchers tried to remove the risk factors that explain the upturn and that substance abuse can share the debt. The youngest patients were more likely to use marijuana and cocaine compared to slightly older counterparts, although they drank less alcohol. "It seems we are going in the wrong direction," says Dr. Ron Blankstein, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a preventive cardiologist at Brigham and Women & # 39; s Hospital. It was once "incredibly rare" to see heart attack patients under the age of 40, noted Blankstein. But some heart patients who came in emergency room were now in the 20th and early 30s, he said. He examined patient treatment information for over 2,000 people admitted from 2006 to 201 6. Although some heart attack patients were younger, they had the same risks of subsequent…

Days after Luke Perry’s death at 52 years from a stroke, a new study on heart attacks has another cruel reminder that the young are far from invincible – and perhaps even more vulnerable than they used to be.

Attack rates are increasing for adults under the age of 40, researchers found after comparing survivors’ data at the heart of the ages 41-50 with the survivors who were 40 and younger.

In fact, the proportion of heart attack patients under the age of 40 has climbed 2% each year over the past 10 years, according to the results presented at the American College of Cardiology annual scientific session later in the month.

The researchers tried to remove the risk factors that explain the upturn and that substance abuse can share the debt. The youngest patients were more likely to use marijuana and cocaine compared to slightly older counterparts, although they drank less alcohol.

“It seems we are going in the wrong direction,” says Dr. Ron Blankstein, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a preventive cardiologist at Brigham and Women & # 39; s Hospital.

It was once “incredibly rare” to see heart attack patients under the age of 40, noted Blankstein. But some heart patients who came in emergency room were now in the 20th and early 30s, he said. He examined patient treatment information for over 2,000 people admitted from 2006 to 201

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Although some heart attack patients were younger, they had the same risks of subsequent deaths from a repeated heart attack or stroke as patients in the 40s.

About 735,000 Americans suffer from heart attacks every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over 600,000 people die annually from heart disease, which includes heart attacks and several other types of conditions. It’s America’s leading cause of death.

There is evidence that stroke rates climb for younger Americans, despite the fact that stroke often targets older individuals, according to Dr. Mitchell S.V. Elkind, Chairman of the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. Stroke as the one who killed Luke Perry kills 140,000 people annually in America.

The authors of the current findings found that fewer heart attacks happen in America, thanks to statins and less smoking, and despite the country’s obesity epidemic. Yet the upward trend for the younger demography was worrying.

“Everything comes back to prevention,” Blankstein said. “Many believe that a heart attack is intended to happen, but the vast majority can be prevented with previous discovery of the disease and aggressive lifestyle changes and management of other risk factors.”

He advised a good diet, exercise, avoiding tobacco and swearing away “cocaine and marijuana because they are not necessarily good for your heart.”

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