GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - On the occasion of World Heart Day, GNRC Hospitals organised several events across the city today to highlight the significance of adopting preventive measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The theme for World Heart Day was �My Heart, Your Heart�. GNRC Hospitals urged people to care for their hearts and spread awareness about cardiovascular disease.
According to a study published in The Lancet Global Health, heart ailments caused more than 2.1 million deaths in India in 2015 at all ages. At ages 30-69 years, of 1.3 million cardiovascular deaths, 0.9 million (68.4 per cent) were caused by coronary heart disease and 0.4 million (28 per cent) by stroke.
The awareness event at GNRC�s Dispur campus included a short educative play on how to save lives that would otherwise be lost due to heart attacks. An educative booklet titled Make a Promise, as prescribed by the World Heart Federation, was also released. Educationist Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury, the chief guest on the occasion, urged people to start taking good care of themselves to reduce the probability of heart-related diseases.
Team Kamrupa in association with Marwari Hospitals and Research Centre organised a heart clinic camp at Marwari Hospitals under the supervision of Dr Dinesh Agrawal. The services included free ECG of 30 people, BP check of around 100 people and free consultation with a dietician.