Why Healthy People Suddenly Die of Heart Disease

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why Healthy People Suddenly Die of Heart Disease

Lately many instances of people who died suddenly of a heart attack, whereas previously they were healthy and never complained about their heart problems. A study showed that the cause of a sudden heart attack in healthy people is due to abnormal heart rate.

The study results also suggested that the abnormal sudden heart rate will trigger up to 9 times the risk of death by heart attack in healthy people. The cause of the heartbeat that suddenly is not normal can be caused by several factors such as the influence of the surrounding air, physical activity, body position, level of emotion, body size and the consumption of certain drugs that could trigger acceleration of heart rate.

The research published in the Journal of the Cardiovascular Electrophysiology has been involved 1,300 people aged 65 years or more. Research focused on the movement of the heart rate which refers to how smooth a normal heartbeat. According to Dr. Susan B. Shurin, director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), USA, that the movement of abnormal heartbeat can cause risk of death in healthy people, and the level of heart rate could be to identify.

If someone who is exercising or doing physical activity and cause the pulse rate had exceeded the limits then he should do the rest for a moment. This is done to avoid the occurrence of abnormal heartbeat that can make a heart attack. The study will also look at whether the findings would also apply to other age, especially in younger.