Back in the late 1990s technologies in the medical field were changing the face of healthcare in India. One of areas where the most impressive changes were being witnessed was in the discipline of cardiology. Many patients, if they had the money, would travel abroad for treatment, but the new technologies started paving the way for India to become a natural choice for treatment and care for heart patients. The new technology allowed for treatment in non-surgical procedures such as angioplasty pace makers, electro physiological applicable procedures. Many doctors could now specialise in interventional cardiology which combined the mind of a physician and a surgeon’s hand skills.
There are many cases now of heart attacks and heart conditions in varied forms amongst the youth as compared to earlier times. Bad lifestyle habits, such as stress, addiction to smoking, junk food, overeating, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and yes, even over-exercising – are the recipe for the onset of a number of diseases.
As pollution levels continue to rise in our urban areas a storm of health conditions is making people anxious. A common symptom, the onset of breathlessness, could be related to the heart or the lungs. The sensible thing to do, is to consult a doctor as early as possible. A couple of basic tests will be good enough for the doctor to rule out a heart condition and refer you to a lung specialist. Doctors advise that you should not ignore the breathlessness as it could blanket a problem of the heart.
World Heart Day carries profound significance in the realm of cardiology, resonating deeply with professionals like myself. This international observance stands as a pivotal moment for cardiologists and cardiac care centres worldwide, serving as an expansive platform to elevate the collective consciousness about cardiovascular well-being.
This annual event offers a remarkable opportunity to instil heightened awareness regarding heart health among individuals. It underscores the paramount importance of preventative measures, early interventions, and the maintenance of a heart that thrives with vitality. It’s not merely a day on the calendar; it’s a global call to action, reminding us all of the critical role we play in safeguarding our hearts.
As an interventional cardiologist, I believe World Heart Day serves as a beacon guiding our commitment to enhancing heart health. It’s a day when we redouble our efforts to educate, inspire, and empower individuals to take proactive steps towards caring for their hearts. From advocating for healthier lifestyles to disseminating knowledge on risk factors and modern treatment options, we stand united in the mission to conquer heart-related challenges.
In essence, World Heart Day is more than an annual event; it’s a catalyst for change and a reminder that a healthy heart is the cornerstone of a vibrant life. It urges us to unite in the pursuit of heart health for all, regardless of age, background, or circumstance. Together, we can make every day a celebration of heart health and ensure that hearts around the world beat strong and resilient.