On the occasion of completing 35 years of medical excellence, the National Heart Institute (NHI) on 19 August released data.
With studies revealing the increased risk of coronary heart diseases among Indians, India is slowly heading towards becoming the heart disease capital of the world. In comparison to other countries, Indians have a four-fold higher prence and death risk resulting from a heart attack. Additionally, another disturbing trend is the premature age of onset and increased incidence among women.
- Reveals a 10 per cent increase in heart diseases & associated illnesses among women and 28 per cent in those below 40.
- Has considered a sample of patients admitted to NHI from 2012 to 2016.
- An increased number of pre-menopausal women are being treated for heart disease due to lifestyle factors
- A sizeable 25 per cent of the total bypass surgeries are conducted in women.
- 10 per cent increase in the number of women admitted to the institute in a span of 5 years
- Cigarette smoking
- Unhealthy diet
- High-stress levels
- Dangerous weight loss practices
- Less vigilant screening & treatment of heart diseases
Preventive Care Initiatives of National Heart Institute (NHI)
- Organises regular camps
- Partners with several leading non-government organizations (NGOs)
- Runs a successful programme with the Government of Uttarakhand