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Health

APP
November 17, 2018

'One Pakistani dying of heart attack every five minutes'

Health

APP
Sat, Nov 17, 2018

ABBOTTABAD: President Heart Association of Pakistan Maj.Gen. (R) Masood ur Rehman said after every five minute one Pakistani is dying  due to heart attack.

He said this while addressing a seminar on “Awareness of Heart diseases and safety”  on Saturday. 

Masood ur Rehman  said that expressed the need to inform the people about the  causes of heart problems the precautionary measure to prevent  the ratio of death from increasing.

Giving the details of the heart disease in Pakistan Dr. Masoodur Rehman said 50 percent heart patient die while being shifted to the hospitals.

He added that 70 percent of patients of the cardiovascular disease are caused by in sub continent owing to the unhealthy lifestyle.

Heart diseases can quietly damage the body for years, roughly half the people with untreated hypertension die of heart disease related to poor blood flow and another third die of stroke, he said.

Maj.Gen. (R) Masood ur Rehman stated that "our life style where we usually  do not feel the need of physical exercise, over eating, smoking and cholesterol is  causing the heart issues and heart attack adding that beside exercise we  also need to use balance diet to overcome heart problems".