Man dies of heart attack watching Avatar 2; what cardiologists say | Health

sudden cardiac deaths they are becoming more common as people are dying dancing in movies, driving cars, and even during their wedding ceremonies. According to media reports, a man from the Kakinada district of Andhra Pradesh died of a heart attack while watching James Cameron. avatar 2 with his younger brother. He collapsed in the middle of the film and was pronounced dead when he was taken to the hospital. According to a study, watching movies with stressful scenes can cause changes in the pattern of heartbeat. But can it cause sudden cardiac death? We asked the experts. (Also read: How to take care of your heart and lungs in the winter season; expert offers advice)


“Heart attack can cause cardiac arrest and the patient can also suffer sudden cardiac death. Heart attack can be due to blockage in the arteries, especially when there are problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sugar, excessive smoking , obesity or bad genetics.So when you are not used to some exercise regimen and if you do a sudden exercise routine like lifting weights etc you can collapse.Especially after Covid there is continuous inflammation in our blood vessels.

Due to stress, increased blood pressure as happened in this case, the arteries of the heart could have ruptured and that can cause sudden cardiac arrest,” says Dr. Sanjeev Gera, Director and HOD – Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Noida .


“When you have risk factors, all of these things can lead to the development of small blockages in the arteries of the heart that, under stressful conditions, can rupture and cause a heart attack. Cardiac arrest can also be due to a heart attack or stroke. rhythm disturbances There are some genetic conditions that can cause it Anytime there is acute stress, mental stress, physical stress, it can cause rhythm disturbances Sudden arrhythmias can cause a heart attack There is a condition called coronary dissection The arteries that supply blood the heart can suddenly dissect or rupture, which can cause a heart attack, leading to sudden cardiac arrest and death,” added Dr. Gera.


“When a patient dies suddenly, the most common cause is an entity called sudden cardiac death. By definition, sudden cardiac death is death that occurs within 1 hour of the onset of symptoms. Other causes of sudden death may be pulmonary embolism , large intracranial hemorrhage, or exposure to toxins Aortic dissection or rupture is another cause In this man, the most likely cause would be a heart attack with ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation resulting in death People with underlying heart problems may die suddenly due to stress/extreme excitement. This may be due to a ruptured plaque in the coronary arteries or the triggering of an arrhythmia due to emotion. These types of deaths occur during exciting matches/emotional situations. It is unlikely that the movie in did cause death,” says Pradeep Kumar D, MD, Sr. Consultant – Interventional Cardiology, Aster CMI Hospital.


“Unfortunately in our country many young people are having a heart attack that goes unnoticed. Every year the cases increase in India. Heart attack cases have increased between 15% and 20% in the last 2 months. The reasons behind heart attacks in young people are diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, air pollution, stress, intense exercise, steroids, etc. Also, Asian Indians are genetically prone to developing heart attacks, on top of that the adoption of western lifestyle which leads to further mutation in that faulty gene makes Indians more prone to heart attacks. Even during COVID, many young people died of heart attacks, since COVID was not just a disease of the lungs, but also inflammation. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you should have your diabetes and blood pressure checked regularly. At times when sugar or blood pressure are high, you do not realize, initially these two things do not give previous symptoms. To maintain your proper heart health, you need to perform a stress test, 2D echo, cholesterol and ECG,” says Dr. Ravi Gupta, Consultant Cardiologist at Wockhardt Hospital, Central Mumbai.

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