Urban Youth five times more prone to heart diseases

Posted by: at 9/29/2016 04:51:00 am

Studies reveals an alarming rise in heart cases among youngsters and women

September 28, 2016, Bangalore: Apollo Hospitals, one of Asia’s largest integrated healthcare provider and pioneers in heart care has witnessed a recent shift in the heart related problems. According to the recent studies, urban youth is five times more prone to heart diseases in comparison to population residing in rural areas, owing to their lifestyle habits and everyday routine. 
The most common cause for all these premature symptoms is vulnerability to Chronological Ageing –  term commonly used by the consultants to understand the age of heart basis an individuals’ lifestyle habits. Talking about the recent change, Dr. Girish Navasundi, Senior Consultant, Cardiology said, “We have witnessed an alarming rise in the cases among our youth in the city. The study also revealed, consumption of tobacco and alcohol, pro-longed stress and unhealthy lifestyle are major components in pre-mature ageing of the heart. Therefore, it is important that an individual undergoes screening once a year and ensure a healthy heart and follow a healthy regime to enjoy a happy and disease-free life.”

Urban Youth five times more prone to heart diseases

Sharing details on the rising cases in women, Dr Abhijit Kulkarni - Intervention Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore shared, “The study reveals that women residing in urban areas after reaching menopause become three times more prone towards heart ailments than men. 1 in every 55 women is being diagnosed with health anomalies which can lead to heart diseases in future. It has been witnessed that they usually get proactive towards health checks once they attain menopause or when they face any medical concern. But, considering the day to day routine urban women follow nowadays, it is imperative for them to stay alert throughout their life term and opt for preventive health check-up.” 

He further added, “Actually, women need to be more cautious about their heart and other medical conditions once they attain menopause as then the incidence of heart ailments increase three times during this period. The study also reveals that a woman has 3 times more risks of dying with a heart disease than her male counterpart post menopause.”

Talking about the legacy and un-parallel expertise, Dr. Ramesh, Senior Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore shared, “Apollo Hospitals have been pioneers in cardiac care in India.  As a group we have created awareness activities on prevention of heart diseases, we are also extending special discounts on heart check-ups that helps detect any abnormal developments pertaining to heart health.” 

About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program having conducted over 1,500 solid organ transplants in 2014-15 alone.
Now, as Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,554 beds across 69 Hospitals, 2,326 Pharmacies, over 172 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 148  plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches panning the length and breadth of the country. As an integrated healthcare service provider with health insurance services, projects consultancy services, medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global clinical trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Centre across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.
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