GUWAHATI, Oct 19 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said that habits like smoking, sedentary lifestyles, alcohol abuse, consumption of fats, saturated fats, trans fats and processed foods increase one�s risk of being exposed to cardiovascular diseases.
Inaugurating the national conference on cardiovascular diseases 4th CSI Cardiac Prevent 2019 at a city hotel here on Friday evening, Prof Mukhi said, �Though we lack the power to change some perennial risk factors such as family history, sex or age as reasons contributing to cadio-vascular diseases, we need to abstain from habits like drinking, smoking, sedentary lifestyle for a healthy heart.�
The Governor also stated that dietary habits have undergone a sea change with greater consumption of fats, saturated fats, trans fats and processed foods. Calorie-dense fast foods which are easily available and both Indian style and western style fast foods that are being consumed widely, need to be checked urgently to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. He also advocated concerted efforts from all stakeholders to generate widespread awareness among the people about the possible causes of cardiac ailments and the preventive steps to decrease the risk of such diseases.
Prof Mukhi further pointed out that the cost involved in the treatment of cardiac diseases is an area of concern which keeps many underprivileged people away from the treatment protocol which many a time requires surgery. He called upon the cardiologists to look for ways and means to take care of the expenditure part without actually compromising with the quality of treatment.
He also asked the doctors to look for an integrative approach incorporating all branches of medical science like the viability of adding knowledge of other areas of treatment to allopathy to develop a holistic procedure of treatment.
The conference was attended by the president elect of Cardiological Society of India (CSI) Dr MK Das; president NE-CSI Dr AK Sharma; chairperson Scientific Committee Dr Neil Bordoloi along with a host of other cardiologists and cardiac surgeons from across the country.