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Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the conditions, where the advancements in treatment modalities have not significantly reduced the mortality over years. There are multiple reasons for sudden cardiac arrest but the most common one is a sudden onset of irregular heartbeat. This leads to either a drop or block in the blood flowing out of the heart to the entire body.
Health and physical activities:
The health benefits of regular physical activity against heart attack and many other diseases is very well established. There are a lot of scientific evidences to prove that people doing regular physical activity have 20-30% lesser risk of dying early. they also tend to benefit against diseases like diabetes, high BP, heart attacks, brain stroke, colorectal cancer, breast cancer and bone weakness. Regular physical activity will also help in reducing body weight.
Step by step, regular, moderate exercise reduces the risk of heart attacks. But strenuous physical activity might increase the risk of heart attack and sudden death due to various reasons.
In persons lesser than 30 years of age the common reasons are:
In persons greater than 30-40 years of age the common reasons are:
What is vigorous or strenuous physical activity?
During this physical activity you will not be able to speak even few words without gasping for breath. Eg. Jumping rope, Running, Aerobic dancing, cycling at more than 10 miles per hour speed, Hiking uphill, walking with a backpack etc.
What happens during such vigorous activities?
Vigorous physical activity is the preceding event in more than 10% of the case of heart attacks. Such activities cause a release of adrenaline and nor adrenaline in the body which will increase heart rate, BP and free fatty acids in the blood. Repeated vigorous activities in susceptible individuals with heart muscle disease can lead muscle ischemia that can lead to cell death and scar formation. A scarred tissue can be a trigger for electrical disturbances and sudden death.
What kind of precautions need to be taken while exercising?
What precautions can be taken at the training centres?
How much exercise is enough to protect the heart?
Guidelines are very clear. It is only 30 min of moderate physical activity or 15 min of vigorous physical activity at least 5 days per week is more than enough to protect your heart from heart attack and most of other diseases. So strenuous exercise for longer periods are not recommended in any international l guidelines for and they have not shown to provide any additional benefits.
How to prevent an exercise related sudden cardiac death?
Even though we can’t completely prevent sudden cardiac deaths associated with exercises there are a few steps to minimise the risk. Most youngsters with sudden cardiac deaths have a pre-existing heart disease, that can be easily diagnosed by proper evaluation. So before getting into vigorous physical activities it is better to get a
How frequently do you need to undergo cardiac evaluation?
American heart association recommends, a doctor consultation and evaluation once before participating in athletics and once in 2-4 years thereafter or as per the doctor’s advice.
In Italy for the past 40 years all sports persons should undergo a mandatory screening by a doctor and they found significant reduction in their death rate.
It is also recommended that diabetics and anyone above the age of 45 years who wants to do vigorous physical activity should also undergo cardiological evaluation before participating.
When to report to a cardiologist?
Inspite of precautions and evaluation, if a cardiac event is to happen, you need to know when to report to a doctor. Meet your cardiologist if there is
A doctor will be able to assess the risk profile based on pre-existing disease (as detected by clinical evaluation, ECG and ECHO) and family history and associated high-risk lifestyle behaviours like smoking etc. so it is very important to give a detailed and honest history to the doctor for complete risk assessment and proper advice. The above said assessment will help in risk reduction but there is no guarantee that a sudden cardiac event can be completely avoided.