The cardiologist, mario boskisspoke of holiday heart syndrome and gave recommendations for the end-of-year festivities. “You have to be careful with excess alcohol and food“, he remarked. Likewise, in Fontevecchia modefor net tv Y RadioProfile (FM 101.9), warned that “the age of onset of heart problems is getting earlier.”
Is there a process of accumulation of stress that can generate a tension in the heart that, added to other emotions at the end of the year. can it trigger a cardiac event?
It is rare that it happens, because generally the cardiovascular events that can happen in the face of very intense emotions are due to acute stress. It is the one that is most associated as a trigger for the disease. You can give a cardiac risk in patients with chronic stress, when it is already a subject that has been continuously subjected to stress for years.
It’s like the boxer who is 10 rounds, who gets punched a little and, finally, at the last moment they hit him, not so hard, but they knock him down.
There are metabolic alterations that are generated, hormones are released, the blood becomes thicker and overweight can be generated. Son risk factor’s that, in the long run or in the short run, cause cardiovascular problems, such as a heart attack, for example.
Does the body adapt to stress? Can you train? How do those people who are constantly exposed to it through their jobs or trades?
They say that stress can be the spice of life or the kiss of death. You can’t live without stress. There are careers and trades that are more subject to chronic stress.
Studies have been done with air traffic controllers and pilots, for example. we put them up holters. and it was shown that there hot reactorsthat is, they hyperreact to stress, but on the outside it seems that they are calm.
And there are others who expose explicit stress and are cold reactors, that is, regardless of how they appear on the outside, they have totally normal internal values. Events don’t stress us out We are ourselves with our reaction.
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Is there an increase in heart attacks or heart disease in young people under 40?
No, there is no increase, but the age of occurrence of heart problems It’s getting earlier. It is due to the frisk actors. There are 60% of people overweight or obese in the country. We have many people with high cholesterol or high blood pressure that is not well treated or controlled. If we add the habit of smoking at an early age, it speaks for itself.
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All this helps to have coronary disorders and heart attacks at age 40. in Argentina there are about 50 thousand heart attacks per year. There hasn’t been a huge increase, but you see a little more in the young, although it’s not significant.
What do you recommend to take care of the heart at the Holidays?
there is the holiday heart syndrome And it occurs mainly at this time of year. With excessive alcohol consumption, arrhythmias and chest pains can begin. At parties you have to have be careful with excess alcohol and food, especially those with a history. They should not throw in the towel.
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