AN OVERVIEW OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN YOUNG ADULTS
*Dr. Shangavi V., Abitha Aravindakshan, Amritha Harish N, Abburi Lalitha Nandini, R. S. Abisha and M. S. Aiswaria
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major public health concern in industrialized world and steeply increased in developing countries. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a myocardial necrosis resulting from acute obstruction of coronary artery. The prevalence of MI increased in young adults due to smoking, lipid abnormalities, insulin resistance, and obesity. A heart healthy lifestyle like smoking cessation, programs to increase physical activities, incorporate healthy foods to diet can reduces the risk of MI. The review discusses about the causes, risk factors, complications and prevention of MI in young adults.
Keywords: Myocardial infarction, young adults, artherosclerosis, smoking.
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