Hyderabad to host national cardiology meet

February 10th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) The third edition of ‘Prevent India 2011′, a national programme on preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels, will be held here from Feb 19, a statement said.Medwin Heart Foundation is hosting the three-day event on preventive cardiology where eminent doctors will deliberate on ‘when and how’ to control the cardiovascular risks.

There will be updates on screening, pharmacological intervention and lifestyle modification, the statement added.

At least 80 percent of premature deaths from heart diseases and stroke could be avoided through healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoiding smoking, the statement added.

Non-communicable diseases cause 60 percent of global deaths every year, numbering at 35 million.

According to a survey, the risk of coronary artery diseases is four times higher than others. By 2020, India will bear 60 percent of the world’s coronary artery diseases.

The programme will be useful to cardiologists, physicians, rehabilitation specialists, family doctors, and other people related to healthcare, the statement said.

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