Can fast heartbeats cause mental illness?
Stockholm: A detailed study conducted in Sweden has revealed a clear and strong link between rapid heartbeat and mental illness. However, experts say that currently the rapid heartbeat can not be attributed to mental illness.
The study, led by Dr. Yumi Amahori of the Karolinska Institute, looked at 2,147 volunteers aged 60 and over who were residents of Stockholm.
The 12-year study specifically looked at whether there was a link between aging (resting) heart rate and the risk of mental illness in old age.
It should be noted that the heart of adults and the elderly, while resting, if it beats 60 to 100 times in a minute, then it is considered as normal, ie “normal”.
Experts say that a heart rate of 60 to 65 beats per minute is a sign of good health.
However, if this rate exceeds 70 beats per minute, especially middle-aged and elderly people should be careful because this high heart rate can lead to serious heart and arterial diseases in the years to come. Which in its extreme form can be fatal.
In a new study published in the latest issue of the research journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia, experts found that people who had a heart rate of 80 beats per minute or more during rest had a higher risk of developing dementia later in life, at 60. 69 beats per minute was 55% higher than people.
Explain that dementia is not a single mental illness but a combination of various brain-damaging symptoms, including impaired memory, attention and communication skills, as well as increased difficulty in analysis, decision making and problem solving. Going, etc. are included.
The most common type of dementia is “Alzheimer’s disease” which can affect people 65 years of age or older. The global estimate of dementia patients was 55 million by 2020, which is expected to reach 140 million by 2050.
The risk was higher for those with heart disease than those who could have had a heart attack.
Dr. Yumi says this is the first study of its kind to show a clear link between heart rate and dementia.
However, it remains to be seen whether the rapid heartbeat can be attributed to dementia. This will require more detailed research.