Premature Heart Attacks

Premature  Heart AttacksPremature  Heart Attacks

The average age for first heart attack is 45 for men and 55 for women in the country while the global average age is 66 for men and 70 for women, said Dr Manuchehr Radpour, a board member of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Khorasan Razavi Province. “Cardiovascular disease develops 7 to 10 years later in women than in men due to hormonal differences,” IRNA quoted him as saying. At present, 33-38% of deaths in the country occur due to cardiovascular disease, he added. Reducing sugar in fizzy drinks, ban on junk food advertising on TV, and increasing tobacco taxation, were among measures taken to implement the national document on prevention of NCDs, including heart diseases, which was introduced in October 2015.