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Fifties in jeopardy or for the diseased heart can we ourselves

Myocardial infarction annually affects about 16,000 citizens of our country. The risk of developing heart disease increases, especially in the second half of our lives. Thus infarction in older individuals, together with stroke and pulmonary embolism becoming a threat number one. Who is to blame and how to defend themselves?

Heart and vascular diseases are the leading cause of death in people older than 50 years. According to medical statistics, it is up about 70% of all cases ending in death. The sad second position by surveys appearing tumors and third position occupied lung diseases and other diseases.

In 2012 sickened 15,980 people a heart attack.

Despite significant advances in research in the same year could save 6,439 patients, and currently as the heart attack poses a major threat.
Men are particularly vulnerable after the fiftieth year of life, with women contributing to the statistics of heart attack later in life. They are to be protected due to menopause female reproductive hormones.
Around 70 years of life the incidence of infarction in both sexes equalized.

Clogged arteries are a risk

The vast majority of cases of acute myocardial infarction is caused by advanced atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. Fat plaques in the coronary arteries is restricting blood flow to the heart muscle. If large plates, they may additionally burst, leading to the development of platelet plugs and complete occlusion of the artery. Heart cells for closure in a short time succumb to irreparable damage. Simply follows the formation of the attack. For the development of atherosclerosis can be hidden factors that can not influence in any way. These are mainly age, gender and genetic traits. Most cases, however, is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Among the so-called modifiable risk habits include smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, obesity, sedentary life style, lack of exercise and stress.

It's up to us

Doctors estimate that up to 90% of heart attacks are caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Remedy is not entirely in our hands. The prevention is absolutely necessary diet modification, weight reduction, smoking cessation and regular exercise. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, neglect regular medical examinations and properly follow the prescribed treatment. Myocardial infarction is significantly threat on the other hand, it is a disease that can be successfully prevented. Thus, there is no rational reason why you would have had to contribute to the sad statistics of deaths from cardiovascular diseases.

Source: Heart in

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