Health City Hospital organizes Cardiac Conclave in Dimapur

Senior doctors of the cardiac department were present at the occasion where an awareness was created

"Stress and food habits are the primary causes of cardio-vascular diseases" said Dr Mayank Agarwal while addressing the media at the 'Cardiac Conclave' which was organized in Dimapur on May 10 by the Health City hospital. In the continued medical education program, he added that smoking is another factor which effects the heart condition to a large extent.
Dr Agarwal] said that in India, the younger population gets more affected with the cardiovascular diseases as compared to the western population. With proper diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease, it is easy to stay away from death. Studies say that more than 50% of the heart patient cannot reach the hospital due to lack of diagnosis, which is again related with the lack of awareness.
It was highlighted that the Health City hospital in Guwahati has conducted more than 2000 successful Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeries along with many angioplasties and other cardiac interventions in the last three years.
Dr Kalita said that the aorta is the largest blood vessel of the human body, which goes out from the heart and distributes blood to the entire body
Senior cardiac surgeon from the hospital, Dr JP Kalita was also present at the conclave. Briefing the media about cardiac diseases, Dr Kalita said that the aorta is the largest blood vessel of the human body, which goes out from the heart and distributes blood to the entire body. "It was added that aortic diseases are very common among the Naga population", said Dr Kalita after a retrospective study of more than a decade of his practice in the cardiovascular field.
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It was added that food habits (which include long-term preserved food or smoked food, meat and other fatty food) could be a cause of aorta blockage in maximum number of people from this region.
The location of this disease can either be inside the chest or in the tummy region also. Usually and unfortunately, remain unaware of the issues in their heart until the aorta gets dilated, stretching its wall. The then start developing symptoms like vague pain in the stomach, pain in the back of the loin area, and if the stomach (abdomen) touched during the tummy examination, tumor-kind of mass will be felt. If 80% of the aorta gets dilated and ruptures, there are maximum chances of the death of the patient. screening of the population is very important.
Dr Atanu Borthakur (Director of Medical Services) at the Health City hospital was also present at the awareness camp organized by the hospital.



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