Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: A new study has found that nearly one in every nine men face the potential risk of a sudden cardiac death before the age of 70.
The study further reveals that one in thirty women are also at a risk of abrupt cardiac death.
It is believed that sudden cardiac death claims thousand of lives each year and is prevalent in people with no signs or symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
"Sudden cardiac death has been very hard to study because most patients had no history of heart problems and were not being monitored at the time of their death," said Donald Lloyd-Jones from Northwestern University in the US.
The findings further show that sudden cardiac death risk is greater for men than women- with an overall 10.9 per cent lifetime risk among all men at age 45 (roughly one in nine men) and a 2.8 per cent lifetime risk of among all women at age 45 (or about one in 30 women).
Men with two or more major risks factors at all ages had even higher lifetime risks for at least 12 percent .
High blood pressure levels helped identify lifetime risk more accurately in both men and women than any other single risk factor.
(With IANS inputs)