Jamshoro, October 08, 2019 (PPI-OT): To mark the World Heart Day, Department of Cardiology Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro arranged a “Public Awareness Walk” followed by a session of “Continuing Medical Education” on 8th October 2019 at LUMHS Jamshoro. While addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor LUMHS Prof. Bikha Ram Devrajani expressed that World Heart Day is a campaign established to extent alertness about the health of heart among common people all through the world. This initiative was founded in the year 2000 to inform people to take care of their heart.
A huge percentage of common public in the society is suffering from the heart diseases like stroke, heart attack and heart failure and the heart problems are the leading causes of death in the world. He added that according to the World Heart Federation, at least 80% of the premature deaths caused by Heart diseases can be protected by controlling four main risk factors such as unhealthy diet, tobacco use, lack of physical activity and use of alcohol.
Chairman Department of Cardiology, Prof. Abdul Ghaffar Memon expressed that this day is commemorated to promote different preventative steps and changes in lifestyle to avoid any cardiovascular diseases, like heart attack, stroke, heart failure and any other condition related to the same. On average, more than 17 million people die from heart related illnesses every year. The Khawar Kazmi, Head of Department of Preventive Cardiology, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Karachi delivered a presentation on Prevention of Cardiac Diseases.
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Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS)
Administration Block, Deh Soun Valhar, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Postal Code: 76090
Phone: +92-22-9213305, +92-22-9213307