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What are the major reasons leading to heart attack?

what are the major reasons leading to heart attack besides drinking and smoking? what are the major reasons leading to heart attack besides drinking and smoking?
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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"Heart Attack " technically termed Myocardial Infarction,is a result of total blockage of the blood vessel(coronary artery)which supplies blood to the heart. The blockade is due to the formation of a plug composed of Cholesterol,blood cells,fibrin and calcium The heart attack may manifest with a sudden onset of severe central chest pain described as heavy,compressing pain,which can radiate to the left hand,jaw or to the back. It is often associated with profuse sweating and weakness. The presentation can be so sudden that the patient suddenly collapses and becomes unresponsive with profuse sweating and cold peripheries. The causes for heart attack are many apart from smoking and alcohol.They are of two types and classified as below: A)Non-modifiable risk factors: 1) Increasing age 2)Gender 3)Heredity(including race) B)Modifiable risk factors. 4)SMOKING 5)High blood Cholestrol 6)High blood pressure 7)Physical inactivity 8)Obesity 9)Diabetes mellitus 10)Stress 11)ALCOHOL
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hi,thanks for query.The main culprit is stress and life style.In today`s era lack of physical activity,junk food,stress etc lead to rise in blood pressure and cholesterol levels and lead to increase risk of heart attack.Smoking and alcohol add to the problem.When ever the vessel heart gets blocked by some clot or embolism leads to sudden blockage of heart vessel and heart attack.
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