Heart attack under the age of 50? A habit you should stop immediately – And the risk of death will be reduced
Quitting smoking could significantly improve the prognosis of people under the age of 50 with a heart attack.
Half of those under the age of 50 who have a heart attack smoke, and many continue to do so after becoming ill. However, according to a recent study, quitting smoking could significantly improve their prognosis.
Studies are based on an 11-year follow-up of more than 2,000 people who had a heart attack under the age of 50.
The risk of dying is as much as 70 percent lower
Half of the patients getting sick with heart deceases smoked, and 62 percent of them continued to smoke after one year. When they were compared with patients who quit smoking after becoming ill, the risk of quitting smoking during follow-up was 70 percent lower.
The risk of mortality associated with smoking was higher than previously thought, highlighting the importance of smoking, especially as a risk factor for infarction patients under 50 years of age. Smoking also likely caused many heart attacks, the researchers write.
Smoking has already decreased significantly
The findings are welcome because, although the cardiac harms of smoking have been known for a long time, the vast majority of studies have focused on older patients.
Smoking has decreased considerably in Finland in previous decades, but 14 percent of men and 11 percent of women smoke daily. Smokers are about 3 to 6 times more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers.
The study was published in the JAMA Network Open.