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'50 pc of heart attack victims in India die'

Bangalore, Sept 13, 2013, DHNS:

Heart attacks account for over 80 per cent of deaths in India. Nearly half of those who suffer heart attacks do not reach hospitals in time and die within a day of the attack, according to cardiologists.

Speaking to reporters at a Fortis Hospitals seminar titled, ‘Attack the attack,’ Dr Vivek Jawali, cardiac surgeon, explained that 60 per cent of the world’s recorded instances of heart disease cases occur in India. “Fifty per cent of these deaths are due to lack of immediate care within the first hour of cardiac emergency,” he added.

Dr S Venkatesh, who is a consultant cardiologist, said that three million deaths were projected due to the use of tobacco alone. “On tobacco packs, one can see a warning that smoking will cause cancer but it does not mention that the person who smokes is also at a higher risk of getting heart diseases,” he explained.

The cardiologists who spoke at the conference explained that once symptoms such as heaviness in the chest, hand, shoulder or jaw are noticed, one must immediately seek medical assistance.

“Administering soluble aspirin would be one of the best first aid measures that could be taken,” he said.


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