World Heart Day observed

High blood pressure, increased cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate use of fruits and vegetables, obesity and excessive consumption of fast foods are main causes of cardiovascular diseases which lead to deaths.


This was disclosed by Consultant Surgeon Cardiologist District Teaching Hospital Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman while addressing the participants of a seminar organized to mark the World Heart Day.

Rehman added that World Heart Day was observed to give acquaintance to people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death which could be averted by adopting precautionary measures well on time.

Rehman said that risk ratio was 80 % higher among the diabetes patients while the ratio for smokers was 4 percent and in the high blood pressure patients the ratio was 3 percent.