Wednesday, September 28, 2022

World Heart Day 2022 - P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre to project a blinking heart to create awareness around heart health

Mumbai, 27th September 2022: World Heart Day is celebrated globally every year on 29th September to raise awareness around cardiovascular diseases. This year the number of people either suffering from heart ailments, heart attacks and strokes has increased considerably. In order to highlight the need for Cardiovascular Health for everyone, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre will be projecting a holographic beating heart on the hospital’s IPD building from 7pm – 5am from 27th to 29th September. Through this initiative, the hospital intends to drive awareness towards the importance of heart health round the clock.  Additionally, the hospital will also be hosting a 3-day fitness contest – “Hinduja Hospital Healthy Heart Challenge” on StepSetGo to encourage walking, increase step count and adopt a healthier lifestyle. 

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) is one of the leading causes of mortality in India. World Health Organization’s country wise statistics on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) estimate that NCDs account for around 53% of the total deaths. Of this, CVDs have a major share of about 24%.According to medical studies conducted across the country, close to 25% Indians below 40-years are at risk of suffering a heart attack or other serious heart-related complications. This risk increases to 50% for people between 40 and 50 years of age. Taking a note of this, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC aims to highlight the importance of Heart Health and the importance of inculcating healthy habits like regular exercising, keeping a check of blood sugar, blood pressure and 8 hours of sleep. 

Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Joy Chakraborty, COO, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC shared, “Heart health has been a pressing issue in India. With an increase in heart attack cases in the recent time specially among young individuals, heart health needs conscious efforts and attention to ensure a healthy life. One of the major reasons for this increasing trend is high levels of stress due to long working hours, reduced sleep, improper dietary habits and lack of physical activity. Along with inculcating certain healthy habits, it is also important for people to take regular health check-ups to ascertain their risk of heart diseases and other serios complications. Through this initiative, we intend to create awareness towards prioritizing hear health.”

Dr. Rajesh Rajani, Consultant Coronary Interventionist, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC said, “Eating right and exercising regularly are critical and known to improve heart health, similarly sleep also plays a very significant role in keeping the heart healthy. The new standard for sleep duration shows that sleep impacts overall health and those who complete their sleep and have healthier sleep patterns are better at managing health factors like weight and blood pressure and are at a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.  Several studies have highlighted that short duration and poor quality of sleeping is associated with high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Further, habitual short sleep also increases the chance of cardiovascular events.”  

Cardiovascular diseases today are being observed in the younger population. It is therefore important to take necessary steps such as adopting a healthy lifestyle and seek immediate medical help without delay to avoid any long-term health complications.

About P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre: 

P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, part of the Hinduja Group, started as a clinic in 1951 and is today ranked as one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in the country. For over seven decades, this institute has worked to ensure that world-class healthcare delivery is provided to all. It currently has two units, one at Mahim with 400 beds and the other at Khar with 100 beds. Both the units are equipped with state of the art infrastructure and has on-board some of the best nationally and internationally recognized doctors. P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim has always been an early adopter of technology in delivery of care; being amongst the first few hospitals in the country to bring in the most advanced fully integrated Robotics System, Gama Knife, Digital Broadband MRI with ambient themes, True Beam Linear Accelerator and more. Quality care being the focus, it was amongst the early few hospitals that has been accredited and certified by NABH, CAP, and ISO. It continues to partner with leading International Institutes, latest being an arrangement with The Division of AIDS (NIAID, NIH), U.S.A, to establish a centre of excellence for infectious disease research in India. P. D. Hinduja Hospital has consistently been bestowed with several Best Multi-Specialty Hospital awards by different industry bodies. In the Newsweek World's Best Hospital Survey in 2020 and 2021, it was ranked No.1 in western India, 3rd amongst private hospitals in India and 6th amongst all hospitals in India. On the Charity front, the hospital provides free or concessional treatment to the needy and also runs the Serve with Passion rural health programme, under which free healthcare services are provided to the tribal areas in Maharashtra.

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