Hamirpur, June 9, 2019: As many as 40 doctors attended a continue medical education (CME) on cardiac and neuro problems at a Hamir Hotel, Hamirpur last night . The CME was organised by Ivy Hospital, Mohali in association with IMA, Hamirpur.
Among others, Dr SK Soni and Dr Vishal Bhandari, president and secretary of IMA, Hamirpur respectively , Dr Prem Thakur, Dr N K Galodha, Dr Abhishek Thakur, Dr Lalit Kalia and Dr Dinesh Thakur were also presented during occasion.
Addressing CME on recognition and management of heart attack , Dr Ankur Ahuja, a senior cardiologist at Ivy Hospital said that all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain that most of us have heard about. In fact, some cause no symptoms at all, especially those that happen to people with diabetes.
He said further that heart diseases have now emerged as the leading causes of death and illness and every year more than 17-million people die because of this. The western countries have reduced the heart disease related deaths by 50% in the last decade but in India it has risen 3-fold, he pointed out.
He emphasized to adopt healthy lifestyle and remain fit to enjoy a healthy life span.
About 80% of lifestyle diseases are preventable by simple steps like regular walk at least 30-minute per day, eating more fruits and vegetables , quitting active smoking , preventing passive smoking besides learn to combat stress by exercise, yoga and listening music, informed Dr Ahuja.
Dr Sushil Kumar Rahi, a neurologist talked about how to manage stroke to save life. He said that due to improved stroke treatment, the death rate from strokes has declined over the past 20-yr. However, many people still don’t recognize stroke symptoms or realize strokes are medical emergencies, he asserted.