Features June 2016 Issue

Study Shows Heart Attack Patients Are Younger, Sicker

A Cleveland Clinic analysis of patient data finds that more heart attack victims have preventable risk factors, such as obesity, smoking, and hypertension.

In a review of nearly 4,000 heart attack patient histories, Samir Kapadia, MD, section head of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, and his team found that rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes are much higher now among people who suffer heart attacks.

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