Gurgaon; September 29, 2015: Renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan’s Medanta – The Medicity today organised a special event on the occasion of World Heart Day 2015. As a part of the event, Dr. Trehan addressed distinguished guests and Gurgaon residents on the grave situation of heart diseases in India and advised on their prevention and leading a healthy life.
Dr. Naresh Trehan said, “India is quickly becoming a heart-disease epicentre due to a mix of genetic predispositions, diet and lifestyle factors. An estimated 6 Crore Indians are suffering from heart diseases. We consume more food than necessary which is high in calories and engage in ever lesser physical activity. We are addicted to sugar and are afflicted with stress. It is time for us to take a step towards a generation free of heart diseases. This World Heart Day beat together against the spread of this preventable epidemic.”
Medanta also organised a free health camp on the sidelines of the event which was attended by more than 500 residents.
It is being predicted that in the next few years India will the World capital to Cardiovascular diseases.
Talking on preventing heart diseases, Dr.RR Kasliwal(Chairman of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology, at the Medanta-The Medicity) said “Our young South Asian population will bear 60% of the world’s heart disease burden. We would perhaps do well in celebrating World heart decade instead of just a World Heart Day. Avoid the “Six Ss” that is, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, salt, sugar, stress and saturated fats to stay heart-healthy. A cardiovascular disease-free India is possible if only we can put our hearts to preventing it.”