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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Indians

May 26, 2023

Sudden Cardiac Arrest among indians

Shalby Team



Every now and then, we hear of someone in our extended family or in our friend circle succumbing to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). With news becoming more accessible through digital medium, nowadays, we also learn about the celebs who die of a sudden heart attack leaving the film fraternity and their fans in a complete shock.

Satish Kaushik, the popular actor for his comic roles and also a director, producer and screenwriter passed away on March 9, 2023 at the age of 66 due to SCA. Recently, the ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Anupama’ fame actor Nitesh Pandey also passed away due to massive cardiac arrest in his hotel room at the age of 51. Sidharth Shukla, Inder Kumar, Reema Lagoo, Singer KK, etc. are also the celebrities who passed away due to SCA.

The tragic demise of these celebrities forces us to introspect and think about the causes and preventive measures that are needed to lower the risk of serious health conditions and reduce such fatal conditions.

Disheartening Reality of Heart Related Issues in India

As per the report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), cardiovascular ailments account for 17% of all deaths in the South Asian country. On average, around 10 million die in India every year.

Also, as per the ICMR report, it is a matter of concern that heart attack incidents are rapidly increasing among youths aged between 25-40 years.

Cardiac Arrest Causes in India

While some experts opine that Covid-19 is to be blamed for a surge in heart attack cases in India, there are no data or scientific pieces of evidence to support this claim. However, there have been studies that show that people who have been infected with Covid-19 have damaged arteries and this could be one of the reasons for cardiac arrest cases in India.

Commenting on the rising incidences of heart attacks among youth in India, Dr. Zeeshan Mansuri, Interventional Cardiologist at Shalby Hospital, S.G., Ahmedabad, said, “Nowadays we are coming across many young heart attack patients.

Because of faulty diet, smoking, physical inactivity and hereditary factors, many young patients are suffering from high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes. The increasing amount of stress in professional and personal life also adds to the risk of heart attack

A low level of good cholesterol (HDL) is an important major risk factor along with a high level of bad cholesterol (LDL). So LDL/HDL ratio is a very crucial factor in deciding risk of a particular individual. Low HDL is very common in Indians so even at normal LDL level individual is at risk.”

Less Workout versus Over Workout

While we have always been told that to stay healthy, it is necessary to eat a nutritious diet and exercise. However, it has been observed that people who have been hitting the gym too hard have also collapsed due to sudden cardiac arrest. Shocking? Isn’t it? Celebrities like Raju Shrivastav and Siddhaanth Surryavanshi succumbed to a heart attack while exercising.

For such cases, experts are of the suggestion that while exercising is good to improve one’s health, over-exercising and doing excessive weight lifting can be strenuous for the heart and other organs of the body.

One should be extremely careful before over-exerting in a gym, especially if one is suffering from type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension, obesity, etc. Excessive workout can increase the heart rate, blood pressure and adrenaline hormone levels which can further lead to a plaque rupture and a heart attack. For such individuals, brisk walking, swimming, yoga, etc. along with meditation practice and pranayama are highly recommended to maintain their fitness.

Shalby Hospitals- The Best Cardiology Hospital in India

If you are looking for a top-notch cardiac care hospital with experienced doctors, then Shalby is the most preferred hospital for the same. Shalby Multi-Specialty Hospital with its modern cardiac care facilities and expert heart surgeons in India is equipped to treat any cardiac issue, be it a heart attack or a heart blockage. Shalby Hospitals provides a few unique programs that cater to minimally invasive valve replacement procedures. For example, wake cardiac surgery, key-hole surgery, and bypass surgery, or beating heart coronary artery grafting.

Schedule an appointment for cardiovascular surgery and care at the top hospital in India.


Shalby Team

Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited) is recognised as a multispecialty hospital chain in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr Vikram I. Shah established the first hospital in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Shah has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development…


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