Death at a young age due to heart failure is becoming commonplace in the last few years. There have been multiple such incidents reported in Gujarat in a short span of time. Five more young people are believed to have succumbed to heart attack in Rajkot, adding to the toll of such cases that’s rising by the day. Rashid Khan, 34, of Khokhaddal town near Rajkot, was found unconscious in the morning. He was rushed to the Rajkot Civil Hospital where doctors said he had succumbed to a heart attack.
Khan, a native of Uttar Pradesh, worked as a labourer.
Rajesh Bhut, 45, a resident of Kothariya on the outskirts of Rajkot, was at his farm when around 10 am he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. He was immediately rushed to the Rajkot Civil Hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Lalit Parihar, 35, a Nepal resident working as a security guard for a residential apartment, collapsed on Monday while at home.
He is believed to have suffered a heart attack and died before reaching the hospital.
Dhara Parmar, 21, was at her home when she fell unconscious and died on the spot. It is suspected that she too suffered a cardiac arrest. Parmar was the youngest of three sisters and her father works in a lathe factory.
Vijay Sanket, 30, was employed as a cook in a factory in GIDC Metoda when he collapsed and died. In this case, too, heart attack is suspected to be the cause of death.
Cardiologists said there was a surge in heart attacks among young people after Covid. “This was not the case in the pre-Covid days and this means there is some link between the two. Moreover, there is a surge in cases of high blood pressure among young people mainly due to their stressful life,” said a doctor. He said often when young people feel uneasy, they do not opt for getting their blood pressure and ECG checked. Hence, their ailments remain untreated. The condition aggravates and may even lead to fatality.