‘60 percent of heart disease cases to be in India’July 17th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) India will account for 60 percent of heart disease cases worldwide over the next few years, according to Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan who Saturday said lifestyle diseases were affecting people’s lives.
Lifestyle diseases like cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes are silently creating havoc, the governor said at the Bombay Hospital after presenting the ‘2nd Priyamvada Devi Birla Oration Award’ to New York-based interventional cardiologist Samin Sharma.
He also called for “an institutional response to tackle these modern diseases through awareness and medical preparedness”.
“Considering the rising incidence of heart and lifestyle diseases in India, it is imperative for the planners to acknowledge cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and lifestyle diseases as major public health problems. This will enable the government to devise structural response to tackle the diseases,” said Sankaranarayanan.
Chairman of the Bombay Hospital Trust, Bharat Kumar Taparia, cardiologist B.K. Goyal and other eminent people were present on the occasion.
- Maharashtra governor recovering from arterial surgery - Jan 12, 2012
- Heart risks increase but people ignorant (World Heart Day is Sep 26) - Sep 25, 2010
- 50 mn Indians to be screened for diabetes - Jul 19, 2011
- Seven things to live up to 100 years - Oct 23, 2011
- Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart - Apr 04, 2011
- Obstructive sleep apnea patients at increased heart disease risk - Jan 25, 2010
- New test detects kidney disorder early - Aug 06, 2011
- Women more prone to heart problems than men: Doctors - Sep 28, 2011
- Gen Now mantra is ticking bomb for heart attacks! - Sep 08, 2011
- India fighting against non-communicable diseases: Azad - Sep 20, 2011
- Need to speed up global solutions for chronic diseases, say researchers - Sep 16, 2010
- Bariatric surgery cuts long-term cardiovascular risk in diabetics - Mar 31, 2011
- High BP might just be doc-induced 'white coat' hypertension - Mar 29, 2011
- Court-appointed panel to control Birla estate - Aug 23, 2012
- Apparently healthy, but risk of heart disease exists - Oct 25, 2011
Tags: bharat kumar, bombay hospital, cardiovascular diseases, eminent people, goyal, havoc, heart disease, hospital trust, hypertension, institutional response, july 17, lifestyle diseases, maharashtra, medical preparedness, mumbai, oration, public health problems, samin, sankaranarayanan, taparia