Bankers in their 20s and 30s are being admitted to the hospital more frequently with cardiac conditions and heart attacks, cardiologists in the UK told Business Insider.
One doctor estimated he’s seen a 10% rise in bankers under 30 being admitted to the hospital in the last decade.
One former banker shared her experience with Business Insider in which she suffered a cardiac event in her early-20’s after frequently working until 4 a.m.
This all comes even as big banks are trying to reduce stress for junior employees.
As a second-year analyst at a major European bank, Laura frequently worked until 4 a.m., suffered a cardiac event, and was hospitalized three times in two years. She said she was told by doctors “if you keep working, you will die.”
Laura isn’t the finance professional’s real name. She asked Business Insider not to name her or the bank for fear of retribution. In describing her time at the bank, she said she worked day and night, and was stopped from taking sick days off even after getting a throat infection which eventually spread to her heart in a case of infective endocarditis.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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