September 29th, 2012
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Heart Diseases are becoming more prevalent among young Indian and greater awareness will help saving young lives. The changing life style in the form of rapid urbanization, sedentary life style along with the change in dietary patterns has lead to the emergence of increase heart disease in our population. Heart disease is prevalent among the people of age group 50 and above but surprisingly, there is expontial rise in the number of patients below 40 years of age. Heart diseases has taken an epidemic proportion, affecting all sections of society, rural and urban, rich and poor, old and young, It is the awareness, the recognition and the prevention is lacking. Best is “Know Your Risk! Lower your risk!” and have a heart for life Says Dr Hasmuk Ravat, Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital Mulund.


The changing life style has increased the conventional risk factors of heart disease like smoking, diabetes, lipid abnormalities, hypertension, obesity which in turn increases the incidences of heart attack. Besides these urbanization, job stress / stressful life style, poverty and in young – smoking, fast food, junk food contributes to early age of presentation Says Dr Rajiv Karnik, Cardiologist at Fortis Hospital

To get heart-healthy benefits you need to get your heart rate up and hence aerobic session conducted to educate people with a structured exercise program, which can follow at home, at work & at play to increase the amount of physical activity in your life. Aerobic exercise done 30 minutes a day is excellent for increasing your heart rate. Climbing the stairs, a brisk walk, orbital exercise machine or walking a treadmill.

Dr S Narayani, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Mulund Said “Health education, emphasis on the role of physical activity, diet, behavioral modification and timely screening of risk factors to be given up top priority in National program. To educate people about cardiovascular diseases, which is the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. Last year we launched a cardiac support group for cardiac patient, almost more than 1000 patient have register themselves for cardiac session. Today on World Heart Day we announce a Heart Check up program “Jaaniye Apne Dil ka Haal” with aim of preventive measure that reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Diseases”.

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