Heart Care Foundation of India will be organizing a unique Dil Ka Darbar to earmark the World Heart Day on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at the Constitution Club of India Auditorium from 8am to 4pm. The Darbar will be a non-stop interaction between top cardiologists and cardiac surgeons of the city and heart patients, nurses and family physicians.
Addressing a press conference here, Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India said that the very fact that in our mythological era, there is no mention of heart attack among the kings, it corroborates that heart disease is a recent phenomenon and a preventable lifestyle disorder.
Co-addressing the press conference, Dr. Smita Mishra, Sr. Pediatric Cardiologist said that heart disease amongst children is equally preventable.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Sh Deepak Chanduka, General Manager (Mkt.), MTNL Corporate Office, Dr. N V Kamath, and Dr. K S Baghotia from DHS and Sr. representatives from Central Bank of India.
Sore throat and join pains in children should not be ignored. An angry-looking throat in patients of cough should be immediately treated with an antibiotic to prevent rheumatic heart disease. If a child is diagnosed to have red angry looking throat, he or she should be referred to a pediatric cardiologist for opinion.
She also said that school health programs should pick up murmurs so that congenital heart diseases can also be detected in time.
About the Darbar, Dr. Aggarwal said over 500 heart patients, nurses and family physicians will interact non-stop with the top cardiologists of the city on subjects related to heart care. The focus of the discussions will be prevention of heart diseases in women and young men. A special discussion will be held on Sex and Heart Diseases.
This year the city is in the grip of dengue epidemic and the epidemic this year is a serious one.
Facts about severe dengue
· As per the WHO, dengue can be classified as dengue and severe dengue.
· Severe dengue needs care and prevention of death.
· Severe dengue is characterized by severe plasma leakage, shock, fluid accumulation with respiratory distress, severe hemorrhage, SGOT and SGPT levels more than 1000, impaired consciousness, severe involvement of heart and other organs.
· Mild dengue can be with or without warning signals. The warning signals are:
o Abdominal pain or tenderness
o Persistent vomiting
o Clinical fluid accumulation
o Mucosal bleeding
o Increased in PCV with rapid fall in platelet count
o Liver enlarged more than 2 cm
Remember the Formula of 20
· If pulse rate increases by more than 20
· If upper blood pressure falls by more than 20
· If the difference between upper and lower blood pressure is less than 20
· If platelet count is less than 20,000
· If blood thickens by more than 20% by increase in PCV
Presence of any of these features indicates need for hospitalization.
Dengue in patients with heart disease needs special attention. These patients need to be hospitalized and treated.
About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 63400 people since 1st November 2012.
The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."