Jamshedpur, September 27: It’s World Heart Day again, observed on 29th of September every year and this year’s theme is ‘Power Your Life’.
As one of the leading cardiac and multispeciality hospital in the state of Jharkhand, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital – a unit of Narayana Health will organize a ‘Walkathon’ in which more than 4000 people are expected to participate.
The walkathon event will commence from Modi Park near Keenan Stadium on Thursday, 29th September observed as World Heart Day.
“This is a call to all the fitness enthusiasts, home makers, working professionals, students, sportspersons, Government officials, medical professionals and every person in the steel city of Jamshedpur – both young and old to come and be part of this one of its kind initiative when thousands of people come together to campaign and take a pledge for one cause – to keep fit and live a healthy life”, said Prateek Jain, Facility Director, Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jamshedpur.
According to hospital sources, in the last one year the Department of Cardiac Sciences has treated around 3000 patients with cardiac ailments and close to 300 people have undergone complex cardiac surgeries at the hospital, which includes around 130 surgeries performed on small children.
More than 300 people required emergency cardiac treatment during the last one year, which was promptly attended to by the experienced team of nurses, technicians, paramedical staff and cardiac specialists at the 24 hour emergency services at the hospital.
Apart from this the team of cardiologists has performed 400 interventional cardiac procedures on adults and children. In order to create awareness and spread the message of risk factors related to heart disease, the hospital organized around 60 free screening camps and outreach programs in areas such as Chaibasa, Ghatshila, Purulia and Bokaro.
“Our unit has treated neonatal with congenital heart defects as young as a 2-day old baby as well as a geriatric cardiac patient aged 90 years. Saquina Bibi was the second eldest lady in Eastern India to undergo a successful bypass cardiac surgery”, informed Dr. Perwaiz Alam, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, addressing a press conference on Tuesday.
Speaking about the risk factors in developing a heart disease Dr. Perwaiz Alam highlighted that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels coupled with diabetes and obesity are major risk factors for heart disease. In addition to this, age, family history, smoking, fatty diet and physical inactivity also contributes to risk of heart disease.
“Women are biologically blessed till their menopause and are at a lesser risk compared to men”, said Dr. Alam.
Some of the symptoms include chest discomfort, pain spreading to the arm, throat or jaw pain, swelling in the legs, feet or ankles and irregular heart beat. Heart attack may occur without any symptoms also warn doctors.
The Walkathon event organized by Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital is intended to create awareness about cardiovascular diseases.
Just like how we take care of our financial and emotional and physical needs, our heart also must be given the care it deserves to keep it healthy. The initiative aims to imbibe healthy habits with a healthy positive mind that can improve the quality of life and make a difference to so many people.
Also present at the press conference was Prateek Jain, Dr. Abhay Krishna, Dr. Bimlendu Kumar, Dr. Pankaj Gupta and others .