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Silent Heart Attacks can now be Diagnosed

A silent heart attack is the point at which the side effects like chest torment and shortness of breath that are characteristic of heart attack isn’t felt. An individual who has a silent heart attack may not demonstrate these side effects by any stretch of the imagination. Diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels all put you in danger of a silent heart attack People botch it for acid reflux, queasiness, muscle strain or a terrible instance of this season’s flu virus. Having a silent heart attack puts you at a more serious danger of having another heart attack, which could be lethal. Having another heart attack additionally builds your danger of inconveniences, for example, heart failure. The best way to distinguish it is if electrocardiogram or echocardiogram is performed.

Deaths from heart-related malady among provincial Indians have outperformed those among urban Indians, as indicated by an inevitable report in The Lancet. The study proposes that not at all like in the West, weight may not be a major driver of such deaths in India. The study, which gives the first-of-its-kind broadly delegate appraisals of cardiovascular mortality in India, demonstrates that heart sicknesses caused more than 2.1 million deaths in India in 2015 at all ages, or in excess of a fourth everything being equal. At ages 30-69 years, of 1.3 million cardiovascular deaths, 0.9 million (68.4%) were brought about by coronary illness and 0.4 million (28.0%) by stroke [1]. Grown-ups born after the 1970s are significantly more vulnerable to such deaths than those born before.

Akash Manoj developed a device that could help predict silent heart attack six hours in advance when he was 15. It was because of his grandfather’s death that he built this device. The device has various components, of which it uses a small silicon patch stuck to your wrist or back of your ear to monitor regularly of a heart attack instead of waiting for a doctor to arrive and check the patient and provide a diagnosis. The patch is positive charged uses an electrical impulse to draw a negatively charged protein to the surface. The amount of protein is then checked for FABP3 [2] which if high will indicate that the person needs immediate medical attention. For people who are already at risk will be recommended to use the device twice a day to make sure any chances of a silent heart attack.

The device is helpful and advantageous as it indicates for the patient’s health conditions 6 hours [3] in advance and in that time any medical attention can be provided. The device also does not use any blood or any complex calculations to provide a result.

Medical aids are not adequate in many parts of the country, specially in the rural areas. Having a device like this which is affordable and helps prevent or indicate about the heart condition can help save lives of millions.

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