There are two main reasons of heart diseases prevalence which has been rapidly increasing in India.
- Heredity: Many epidemiological studies have made it clear that people with origin from south East Asia and Indian sub-continent are prone to have atherosclerosis from a very young age due to genetic predisposition. They have 2 to 6 times higher risk of heart attack than people from other parts of the world. Not only that, very long and multiple blockages are found in the coronary arteries of these people. They become victims of heart attack ten years earlier than their matched comparators from the western world.
- Modern Lifestyle: Modernizations, urbanization and industrialization has grown very rapidly in India and countries around it in last 15-20 years. Western influence on dietary habits, lifestyle and work-conditions has been gift of 21st century, has grappled the human life.