World Heart Day, 29 September
Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 31 per cent of all deaths causing 17.3 million people to die every year, with 80 per cent of deaths taking place in low- and middle-income countries. Most of these deaths are avoidable. This is why World Heart Federation along with other organisations started World Heart Day to inform and educate people to take care of their heart health.
We bring together noted dignitaries from India to promote healthy heart and healthy habits.
Dr. Avinash Phadke, President Technology & Mentor (Clinical Pathology) from SRL Diagnostics
“The burden of cardiovascular disease in India has been growing steadily over the past few decades. Most women worry about breast cancer, but more women die from heart attacks than from cancer. In India cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. It’s an alarming situation as heart attacks appear differently in women than men and it is more fatal in the post menopausal women than it is in men. We should all work together to spread awareness in the society about this fact”
Dr. Anshuman Kumar, Director – Surg. Oncology, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital,