Heart attacks are often fatal and even if one survives, great care is needed, otherwise, there is always a risk of another attack. As we know, a heart attack suddenly strikes a person and often results in death.
A recent medical study found that men with severe fatigue had a higher risk of heart attack than others. Research has shown that myocardial infarction is the cause of fatigue. The risk is higher in unmarried, divorced, and widowed people.
A study by Russia’s Institute of Cytology and Genetics found that extreme fatigue, hebetude, and increased irritability were the main symptoms. While people generally think that this is happening because of other life’s problems. The study examined the link between extreme fatigue and myocardial infarction in men who had no symptoms of heart disease.
The study included data from 657 men aged 25 to 64. The subjects were monitored for 14 years to determine if they had had a heart attack. Two-thirds, or 67 percent, of men, experienced fatigue, with moderate levels in 52 percent and high levels in 15 percent.
While the study included people from different walks of life, including social status, age, education, occupation, and marital status. There was a significant link between fatigue and the risk of a heart attack. The results of this study were presented during the online conference of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Researchers found that 74% of men who suffered from fatigue also had hypertension. Medical researchers have concluded that there is a link between severe fatigue and the risk of a heart attack. Compared to men who do not experience fatigue, the risk of heart attack is 2.25 times higher within 10 years and 2.1 times higher over 14 years.
According to the research the risk in unmarried, divorced, and widowed men are 3.7, 4.7, and 7 times higher respectively. Researchers say that living alone results in less social support, which is one of the main factors that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.