Cases of young individuals experiencing cardiac arrests during or after a workout at the gym or while participating in sports are on the rise in the post-Covid age.
The unexpected death of prominent television actor Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi has shocked the entertainment industry. Siddhaanth, 46, died in the gym after suffering a heart collapse while working out. Strenuous physical exercise has been linked to abrupt cardiac arrests in recent years, and Siddhaanth is the latest star to lose his life in this manner.
The sustained cardiac arrest also claimed the lives of comedian Raju Srivastav, actor Sidharth Shukla, Kannada sensation Puneeth Rajkumar, and singer KK. In reality, Raju Srivastava and Puneeth Rajkumar both experienced heart attacks while working out in a gym.
Cases of young individuals experiencing cardiac arrests during or after a workout at the gym or while participating in sports are on the rise in the post-Covid age. Experts advised that everyone take care of their heart health by taking into account all risk factors and family history.
The most prevalent cause of cardiac arrest, according to Dr. Atul Mathur of Fortis Hospital in Delhi, is a heart attack, in which a specific blockage of the coronary arteries delivering blood to the heart may become clogged due to abrupt clot development and underlying cholesterol plaque.
“It is probable that cholesterol plaque does not always significantly constrict the artery, but that 20-30-40% of the time it can burst owing to high stress or extraordinary exercise.” As a result of the plaque ruptures, blood will develop in the body, resulting in a heart attack. And this heart attack has a 50% risk of triggering cardiac arrest in anyone,” Dr. Mathur reported in the Hindustan Times as stating.
According to the HT story, Dr. Aparna Jaswal of the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Delhi said that individuals should routinely evaluate their risk factor profile, as well as their blood pressure and blood sugar.
She suggested that individuals should give up smoking and lead more active lifestyles instead of sedentary ones. The advice of specialists is that one should exercise in moderation and steer clear of very strenuous workouts.