Myocardial infraction or also known as acute myocardial infraction is medical term for heart attack. This health condition results from the blockage of blood supply (ischemia) by plaque that lining the artery wall. Besides ischemia, the plaques blocks and ruptures blood vessel through to the heart resulting ensuing oxygen shortage. An untreated condition can cause the death or damage of heart muscle tissue.
According to the Women’s Heart Foundation website, this myocardial infarction affects to 1.5 million of American and leads to 500.000 deaths. According healthpeople.gov, heart related disease has become the most costly and widespread health problem that accounting for more than $500 billion nation health expenses in 2010.
Since the disease categorized as a lethal and very serious health problem, managing healthy life that involves healthy diet and regular and proper exercises become critical. Avoiding the risk factors or the triggers are the most recommended by health practitioner as a preventive way. Below are heart attack risk factors base on a study result that published in The Lancet,
Unexpected myocardial infraction triggers
1. Air pollution. We all know that bad air quality leads to certain respiratory diseases. According to a study by the Belgian researchers, air pollution triggers 4.75 percent of heart attack cases. The combination of vehicle and industrial exhaust, smog, and other particulates all come together and silently has trigger this life-threatening health condition.
2. Excessive consumption of alcohol and coffee has been connected to heart attack development. The researchers conclude these beverages each contribute 5 percent to total risk of triggering myocardial infraction. The exact mechanism on how this excessive consumption of coffee and alcohol trigger the disease is still unclear.
3. Strong emotion. According to the study, strong emotion either it’s good or bad can trigger this heart-related disease. Negative emotion including anger and sad, contribute 7 percent of the disease development. Meanwhile those positive emotions contribute just 2.5 percent. These strong emotions seems have been linked to stress factor. An expert from The Life Management at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, he said that intense emotions including positive and negative emotions can cause stress to the body.
4. Physical exertion. According to the study result, physical exertion has been contributes to the development of this attacks by 6 percent. This physical exertion refers to the negative one such as suddenly engage in excessive and heavy duty physical activities, and prolonged sedentary. In the meantime regular and proper physical activities in contrary may reduce the risk of myocardial infraction development.