Myocardial infarction is the self-inflicted , modern-day death sentence especially among the young generation who are addicted to the affluent life style .
We know the cardio vascular events are precipitated due to a sudden trigger in those people who have a base line risk profile. The major risk factors are ,
- Hyper tension
When one or more of the above factors progress unabated he or she is at high risk for acute coronary event .
A loaded gun needs a trigger to fire , similarly in a vulnerable patient (Plaque ) any of the following can act as a trigger to precipitate an MI.
- Hemodynamic stress (Fall or raise of BP )
- Any systemic illness( fever etc)
- Physical stress
- Mental stress , any strong surge of emotion (Negative or positive)*
- Non cardiac surgery
*Anger, fear , euphoria , guilt , bereavement ,
Now there is evidence pouring in , natural calamities ( perceived fear of death) can act as trigger for MI.
We have reports of excess cardiac events following . . .
- Earth quakes
- Terrorist attacks
- Flight scares
Any events which can release sudden pulse of adrenaline into the plaques can trigger an acute coronary event.
Now, this study from Shangai , documents how the coronary events dance to the tunes of stock market movements in the financial capital of China .
Chaos theory states no two events are isolated in this world ! When stock market swings it can pull down your heart too .
be cautious !