“70 to 80% of heart disease is preventable with regular check-ups”


Hyderabad: Modern lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, poor physical activity, stress, anxiety, and poor diet increase the risk of coronary artery disease.

“Nearly 70 to 80% of heart disease is preventable through regular heart examinations, early identification of risk factors and modification of risk factors and major lifestyle changes,” said the Dr Bharat Purohith, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, at a World Heart Day seminar organized by CARE Hospital in association with Elders Club International Association.

The hospital’s chief operating officer, Dr Ravi Kiran, said: “Prevention of CVD risks is one of the high priorities among India’s sustainable development goals. Health is the responsibility of both the individual and the state. At an individual level, it is important to regularly check blood pressure, control blood sugar, control cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and exercise regularly.

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Dr. A. Nagesh, Senior Consultant Heart Transplant Surgeon, CARE Hospitals Hitec City, said, “Three in ten seniors have been diagnosed with hypertension, 5.2% with chronic heart disease and 2.7% with stroke. “

Dr Vinoth, consultant cardiologist, said: “Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death in India. India accounts for 60 percent of the global heart disease burden despite less than 20 percent of the world’s population. In India, the average age at which people have their first myocardial infarction is 53, about 10 years earlier than their counterparts in developed countries.


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