In the last 15 days I saw 3 young ladies with heart attacks.Age group………guess 60+ or 70+……NO..
Sorry to say! They are all between 30 to 40 years age.
All are diabetics……….
All of them had vague symptoms…..
All are with normal menstruating Cycles. (Mensuration is protection against heart diseases)
When I did coronary angiogram they all had severe three vessel blocks.
Is it acceptable? Or Expectable?
Unfortunately this may happen very commonly for Asians.
Please look for family history
If father or mother has had heart attack or premature death, screen for RISK FACTORS such as Diabetes, high BP and High cholesterol.
Now every hospital has master health check up programs. Spend a day
Premature heart attacks and strokes are common in our country. The pathetic situation is they don’t grab the symptoms early and most of them come very late to the hospital.8 hrs. Later 24 hrs. Later or even 1week later.
When they come very late we can’t do much because by the time after few hours of heart attack, heart muscles damage irreparably. The only thing is we can prevent the 2nd heart attack. Lost muscle is lost forever.
Therefore Golden hour treatment will only give better long term longevity.
Prevention of premature events and deaths needs detailed education to the public and primary care physicians.
We have some solutions which needs marathon planning. We just need to work with public and primary care physicians. There is no point in boasting that we as super specialist do complex angioplasties and on.
We need to reach out to the public.