The incidence of heart attacks is on the rise after the COVID pandemic and many famous personalities have succumbed to it at an early age. In this regard Dr. Ramji Mehrotra has provided his comments in conversation with reporter Anu Shakti Singh.

Dr. Ramji Mehrotra said that COVID causes structural damage to the human body. It takes the body to a thrombogenic state in which blood clotting occurs. This increases the possibility of heart attack. Dr. Mehrotra is of the opinion that COVID increases the possibility of occurrence of other diseases as well. He said that due to corona many patients require continuous medical care. In absence of this care also, the number of heart attack related deaths increased. Many patients even had to get lung transplantation done.

On being asked if Covid vaccine also causes the risk of heart attack, Dr. Mehrotra said that the vaccine reduces the threat caused by Covid and related ailments. The vaccine leads to herd immunity and this minimises the chances of death due to Covid and related conditions.

Dr. Mehrotra said that even fit and healthy people have been affected by heart attack recently. Exercising moderately is good but in excess it could be harmful. Even consuming proteins in excess is not good. It should all be in moderation. Taking steroids for fitness is also not recommended.

Dr. Ramji Mehrotra also commented on the impact of lifestyle on heart health. He said that fast foods, stress levels, hypertension all cause an impact on the heart and mind. He said that the present Russia-Ukraine conflict may also have caused an increase in stress levels among people. All these cause an increase of negative energy influx into the human body. To stay healthy, it is very important to take care of these things and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Meditation also helps in this regard.