Raju Modi, MD
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An alarming trend in heart disease has taken hold among younger adults. The incidence of heart attacks in people under age 40 is on the rise.
Shortness of breath was the only symptom 49-year-old firefighter and paramedic, Ricky Fetter, was experiencing. When an EKG revealed that all five of his cardiac vessels were blocked, Ricky got the care he needed, just in the nick of time.
From 2006 to 2016, heart attacks for people younger than age 40 have increased by 2 percent every year. What is driving this trend?