Heart attacks are more deadly in young adults when compared to conditions like psoriasis, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study that was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
"The worse long-term survival in young heart attack patients with inflammatory diseases could be related to inflammation versus higher prevalence of other cardiovascular risk factors," said study author Dr Brittany Weber, a cardio-rheumatology specialist.
Patients with inflammatory conditions were less likely to be prescribed these medications at discharge than those without them.
Heart attack is conjured by unhealthy eating, lack of proper physical activity, and lifestyle habits like smoking and drinking. It is also affected by the presence of cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes.