While the number of men dying from a heart attack has been constantly decreasing during the past twenty years, the fatal risk particularly in young women has increased significantly, finds a study.
The study showed that stress in the daily routine has particularly adverse effects on the feminine hearts.
The multiple stress factors due to job, household and domestic care of relatives cause the stress symptoms, which may manifest organically in the heart.
Every year, 47 percent of the women and 38 percent of the men die from heart disorders, the findings revealed.
Smoking, increased blood fats, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach fat and lack of exercise are known risk factors that are responsible for the increased mortality rate.
In addition, gender-specific risks such as irregular menstrual cycles, early menopause, and pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia and the pill or hormone replacement therapies also worsen the heart condition in women.
Also, diabetes is often an underlying condition for women with heart diseases, which significantly increases the risk of a heart attack than in the case of men.