Egypt Independent

Study: Egyptians most vulnerable to heart disease at early age

Egyptians are the most vulnerable to heart disease at an early age compared to people elsewhere in the world, according to a study by the Egyptian Society for Cardiology (ESC) issued on Thursday.

The study revealed that Egyptians who suffer from coronary artery disease and angina are on average about ten years younger than their counterparts in Europe and North America.

The study went on to attribute the high rates of diabetes, blood pressure and other diseases found in Egypt to less-than-ideal local health habits.

ESC President Dr. Mohamed Sobhi explained that the study had been conducted on 11,731 patients in 19 countries, including 1759 Egyptians suffering from acute coronary artery disease and angina.