Hyderabad: Modern lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, poor physical activity, stress, anxiety, and unhealthy diet increase the risk for coronary heart disease.
“Almost 70 to 80 per cent of heart diseases are preventable with regular heart check-ups, early identification of risk factors and modification of risk factors and major lifestyle changes,” pointed out Dr.Bharat Purohith, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, at a seminar organised on the occasion of World Heart Day by CARE Hospital in association with Elders Club International Association.
Hospital Chief Operating Officer Dr.Ravi Kiran said, “CVD-risk prevention is one of the important 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 sugars, control your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and engage in regular physical activity.”
Dr.A.Nagesh, Senior Consultant Heart Transplant Surgeon, CARE Hospitals Hitec City, said, “Three out of ten senior citizens have been diagnosed with hypertension, 5.2 per cent with chronic heart disease and 2.7 per cent with stroke.”
Dr.Vinoth, Consultant Cardiologist, said , “Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of mortality in India. India accounts for 60 per cent of world’s heart disease burden despite having less than 20 per cent of the world’s population. In India, the mean age at which people get the first myocardial infarction is 53 years, which is about 10 years earlier than their counterparts in developed countries.”