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Why are so many young people getting heart attacks?

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Updated on: 24 August,2022 06:03 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Suraj Pandey | suraj.pandey@mid-day.com

Unhealthy lifestyle and extreme work stress are among major reasons, say doctors, as younger people contribute to 15-20 per cent of heart attack deaths, up from 1-2 per cent a decade ago

Why are so many young people getting heart attacks?

BJP leader Sonali Phogat died of heart attack at the age of 42. File pic


Heart attack, once considered a disease of old age, is now claiming the lives of younger people, too. The recent deaths of reality star and BJP leader Sonali Phogat, 42; actor Sidharth Shukla, 40; and actor Bramha Mishra, 36, of Mirzapur fame have again brought to the fore the rising number of heart ailments among younger citizens. As per medical experts, a decade ago, those aged between 30 and 45 only contributed to 1 or 2 per cent of heart attack deaths, which has increased to 15 to 20 per cent. Doctors pointed at lifestyle choices as the major reason. 


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