PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
The problem of heart disease in our country has reached epidemic proportions. It’s very necessary to educate the people about the various preventive measures, thereby detecting and treating cardiac problems, at an early stage.
- Current projection estimates that India will have the largest cardiovascular disease burden in the world.
- One fifth of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease. By the year 2020, it is estimated that it will account for one third of all deaths and many Indians will be dying young.
- Heart disease in India occurs 10 to 15 years earlier than in the west.
- There are an estimated 45 million patients of coronary artery disease in India. An increasing number of young Indians are falling prey to coronary artery disease. With millions hooked to a roller-coaster lifestyle, the future looks even more grim.
Scientific evidence indicates 7 risk factors, which if addressed, can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease: Smoking, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Lack of Exercise, Eating and Stress. Save My Heart Heart Foundation published books on Heart related topics, like Smoking, Diabetes, Chest Pain and Angina. Over 6, 00,000 copies in English, Hindi, Urdu and Marathi were published and distributed free last year for the wellbeing of the common masses. Save My Heart also publishes article in magazines and newspapers to create awareness about heart disease.
Save My Heart Foundation organises free cardiac camps to raise awareness and offer free consultation from cardiac experts to the people who attend the camps. HHF conduct blood investigations, such as, Lipid Profile, Fasting Blood Sugar, Electro Cardio Gram (ECG) and Stress Test in the camps. Apart from the regular check-up camp for the masses, we also reach the professionals working in tense environment like police personals, media and corporate professionals, etc.