Heart attack takes 350 lives in an hour, says cardiologist

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Pointing out that in India nearly 350 people die every hour and almost 8400 every day due to heart attack, eminent cardiologist Dr. PC Manoria said, there was almost an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart attack in the country.
He was speaking at the inaugural session of the 19th annual conference of Association of Physicians of India (API) MP Chapter at Hotel Lake View Ashoka, here, in Sunday.
Several experts form across the country deliberated upon various medical issues on the first day.
Dr. Anand Somya form Mumbai spoke on spoke on treatment of varicose veins by laser therapy. He pointed out that the results of laser therapy were very positive. He stated that the patient undergoing laser therapy treatment experienced improvement in symptoms within a few days.
Earlier inaugurating the conference, State Urban Administration Minister Babulal Gaur, said the although medical science had made tremendous progress, yet the incidence of heart attack was increasing at a rapid pace. He pointed out that it was mainly due to faulty lifestyle.
Dr. Pankaj Manoria said that new drugs for preventing blood clotting had been giving tremendous results and were very effective.
API Chairman – elect Dr. R K Shrivastava said similar continuous medical education programmes would also be orgainised in rural areas. He said efforts would also be undertaken to increase the membership drive of the association.

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