On Thursday, a 24-year-old police constable died allegedly from a heart attack while working out at a gym in Hyderabad. Vishal, the constable, was a Bowenpally resident assigned to the Asif Nagar police station.
This is the latest case of sudden cardiac death to be reported in recent months. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), heart attacks, cardiac arrests, and strokes account for one-fifth of all deaths in India, including among the young.
Vishal is seen doing push-ups in a video that has gone viral on social media. He moves to another area after finishing his set and appears to be coughing while leaning forward.
Vishal seeks the assistance of a nearby gym machine, but his coughing persists.
Vishal seeks the assistance of a nearby gym machine, but his coughing becomes more strenuous. He collapses on the ground moments later.
Others rush to assist the young man who is lying on the ground. One of them contacts the gym trainer, who attempts to resuscitate him.
The incident was recorded on the gym’s CCTV, which shows the time as 8.04 p.m.
Vishal’s gym mates rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
As the name implies, ‘Sudden Cardiac Arrest’ (SCA) occurs when a patient is stable with stable heart function an hour before the terminal event (namely Cardiac Arrest). Previously, SCA was more common in people over the age of 70, but it is now more common in people under the age of 70.
Previously, SCA was more common in people over the age of 70; however, in recent years, it has become more common in people of a younger age group.
While a heart attack increases the patient’s risk of sudden cardiac death by interfering with the heart’s electrical system, cardiac arrest can also be caused by other cardiovascular conditions.