Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer disease both for men and women, said renowned cardiologist Dr. Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee.
Bhattacharjee, who is also the president of the Heart Care Society of Assam, told reporters in Guwahati that now young women are becoming more vulnerable to heart diseases.
It may be mentioned that September 28 is observed as World Heart Day.
"Heart attacks are the most common types of heart-related cases which cardiologists receive and it mostly happens when the blood vessel in the heart gets blocked (partially or completely) due to the disposition of fat. This process is called Athero-Sclerosis," he said.
While explaining the presentation, Dr Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee said that cardiovascular diseases are the number 1 killer, not only for men but also the women.Dr Bhattacharjee emphasized that food and lifestyle should be modified from a young age as a heart block can start at the tender age of 10, proceeding towards worse as one grows.
He said the human mind has a huge role to play as far as health and heart are concerned.
"If the mind is free from mental stress, the heart will also be healthy," added the city-based cardiologist.
Heart Care Society of Assam president Prafulla Chandra Sarmah, Diabetologist, Dr. Rohini Kumar, interventional cardiologist, Dr. Rituporno Baruah were also present at the event.
The Heart Care Society of Assam is a non-profit organization which has been working on the prevention of heart diseases and promotion of health.
The annual World Heart Day celebrated on September 29 is intended to increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, including their prevention and their global impact.
The Heart Care Society of Assam is observing World Heart Day by organizing awareness camps at various locations of the city throughout the month.