Obesity and Cardiac Arrest in the young


As per research by the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people. Although “sudden cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” often are used interchangeably, they are not the same.

A sudden cardiac arrest is the result of defective electrical activity of the heart. Patients may have little or no warning, and the disorder usually causes instantaneous death. A heart attack — myocardial infarction — typically is caused by clogged coronary arteries that reduce blood flow to the heart muscle.

This highlights the importance of earlier screening for cardiac health.

The term “obesity” is used to describe the health condition of anyone significantly above his or her ideal healthy weight. People with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese.


Please take an appointment with cardiac experts for a screening of your cardiac health

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