Rajkot, Oct 3
A concerning surge in heart attack cases among young individuals has gripped Rajkot, with five more tragic fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.
concerning surge in heart attack cases among young individuals has gripped Rajkot, with five more tragic fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.
The growing toll is a matter of worry for healthcare professionals and the community alike.
Thirty-four-year-old Rashid Khan, a resident of Khokhaddal town near Rajkot, was found unconscious on Monday morning and rushed to Rajkot Civil Hospital where the doctors said he had succumbed to a heart attack.
Khan, originally from Uttar Pradesh, worked as a labourer and was the youngest of eight siblings .
Raising concerns about the escalating heart attack cases among young individuals, particularly post-Covid, senior cardiologist Dr Dinesh Raj, suggested a potential link between the pandemic and this alarming trend. High blood pressure, exacerbated by stressful lifestyles, is on the rise among young people, he added.
Similarly, 21-year-old Dhara Parmar fell unconscious and passed away at her residence of suspected cardiac arrest.
Father of Parmar -- the youngest of three sisters --, worked in a lathe factory.
Vijay Sanket (30) employed as a cook in a factory in GIDC Metoda, also collapsed and passed away, with a heart attack suspected as the cause of death.
In another incident, 45-year-old Rajesh Bhut, a resident of Kothariya town on the outskirts of Rajkot, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while at his farm around 10 a.m on October 2.
He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Rajkot Civil Hospital.
Lalit Parihar, a 35-year-old resident of Nepal working as a security guard in a residential apartment in Rajkot, tragically collapsed at home and is believed to have succumbed to a heart attack before reaching the hospital.
Post-Covid, rise in heart attack among youth: Rajkot records 5 more fatalities in 24 hrs
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