Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CMC Heart Surgery Team finds

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 3:38 PM
Heart diseases equally affects people in rural areas
DR Bedi examining patienst at camp opd 
Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in India.  People across all regions, both urban and rural are equally prone to heart problems. Earlier this disease was majorly seen among people in urban areas due to their sedentary lifestyles, changed food habits, lack of physical exercise and increased level of stress. But today, even in the rural areas people tend to imitate the lifestyle and culture of urban cities and follow the same pattern. So, this causes people to suffer from various lifestyle diseases leading to heart diseases often. Recently the Cardiac Surgery Dept of the Christian Medical College &Hospital , Ludhiana organized  free health checkup camps  at Village Isru in Khanna and in Samrala.  Under this camp, 500  people from different age groups were examined , in which 215 were found to be having heart problems. Among those  24 were children below 15 years of age and 38 were adults below  40 plus years of age.

All patients were examined by super specialists , investigated , counseled and given free therapy . DrHarinder Singh Bedi – Head of Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Suregry of CMC & H - stressed that it was a holistic approach to therapy as they laid a great stress on prevention. Trained dietitians and a full time Yoga Acahrya were part of the team which had 6 doctors, 14 nurses and 12 paramedical staff from CMC.

Dr. Bedi says, “The statistics shows a rise in the number of heart patients in rural areas, which is very alarming. It is a matter of concern as this is the highest rise we have observed in a rural area. Change in the lifestyle patterns of people in rural areas have been observed in the recent years, which ultimately leads to increase in various diseases like diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure and heart problems. At the CMC &H  I see more of patients with heart diseases needing surgery from rural areas today. The numbers have consequently increased. In order to bring this under control, it is the need of the hour to take preventive measures and educate people by creating awareness.”

Dr Abraham G Thomas – Director of CMC & H- said that the CMC was committed to a positive health of the people of this region and outreach camps were an integral part of the ethos of CMC.         
--(Shalu Arora and Rector Kathuria
 CMC Heart Surgery Team finds

*Dr.H S Bedi may be contacted at: 9814060480

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