A cardiologist from Germany said that diabetes and obesity have increased the incidence of heart diseases in younger people.
According to Astan News, Dr. "Adam Kerdner", cardiologist from the University of Germany on the sidelines of the 2nd Iran-Europe CTO- Caspian Meeting that was held this morning in the Razavi Hospital in Mashhad recounted diabetes and obesity as a major factor in the development of heart diseases in early ages and added, “Unfortunately, heart disease in the younger age has grown dramatically so that the combination of these two factors has increased the incidence of heart diseases in the young generation.”
“Given these risk factors, the younger generation is likely to have a shorter life span, but overall, it can be said that the rate of heart disease has dropped dramatically thanks to the advancement of medical science”, he stressed.
“In recent years, treatment of heart diseases has progressed remarkably, and with respect to modern technology and new devices, any cardiac lesions can be cured”, Dr. Kerdner said.
“In the elderly with high operation risk, aorta valve may be replaced or implanted through angiography that has made a good progress currently”, he said.
The cardiologist noted that with the advancement of standards and techniques of heart disease treatments, over 90% of coronary artery obstruction can be treated.
It is notable that the 2nd Iran-Europe CTO- Caspian Meeting focused on treatment of congenital, structural and heart valves diseases is running in the Razavi Hospital on December 5-8.