Leading Cardiologists: One in every five Pakistanis dies of heart disease
Another study has revealed that around 40% of deaths in Pakistan can be linked to heart disease.
In some worrying developments, leading cardiologists have revealed that one in every fifth death in Pakistan is due to heart disease.
According to the Vice-Chancellor and the Meritorious Professor of Surgery Vice-Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in Karachi, Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy, around 20% of deaths in the South Asian country are linked to heart disease.
Quraishy revealed this while addressing an information seminar on the 29th of September (World Heart Disease Day) at the lecture hall of DUHS.
Aside from him, the DUHS Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Zarnaz Wahid, Professor Nusrat Shah, Dr. Akhtar Ali Baloch, Dr. Zahid Azam, the Head of Dow Institute of Cardiology, Dr. Tariq Farman, and others also addressed the gathering.
All of the professors and doctors pondered upon the increasing worrying link between heart disease and deaths in the South Asian country.
According to Quraishy, heart diseases can be mitigated by focusing on diet and exercise.
He added that by quitting the toxic habit of smoking and increasing exercise duration, one could increase his/her life expectancy.
Similarly, Dr. Tariq Farman revealed that 17 million people worldwide die every year due to heart disease.
He added that arterial blockage is a leading cause of heart disease-related deaths in the South Asian country.
“Precaution is better than treatment,” Dr. Tariq warned.
According to an earlier study by the President of the Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH), Major Gen. (R) Masood ur Rehman, every five minutes, a Pakistani suffers a heart attack and dies.
Likewise, another earlier study by The Network for Consumer Protection (TNCP) has revealed that around a worrying 40% of deaths in Pakistan can be linked to heart disease.
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