New Delhi, Aug 1 (UNI) A three-day World Congress on Clinical, Preventive and Geriatric Cardiology will be organised in Gurgaon from September 19 to fight against rising menace of premature heart attacks in the country.
The conference is being organised in view of the World Health Organisation's prediction that by 2010, 60 per cent of the world's cardiac patients will be from India alone and by 2015, 100 per cent rise in mortality from CAD is projected in India.
President Pratibha Patil would be the Chief Guest at the three day conference being organised at the B.K. Om Shanti Retreat Centre, Gurgaon. The Conference WCCPGC 2008 will bring together experts from the field of cardiology across the globe, for a comprehensive overview of this rapidly increasing heart problem.
Rapid urbanisation, globalisation, industrialisation and health transition are the main factors for premature metabolic syndrome and premature heart attacks. If drastic steps in lifestyle optimisation and timely medicalisation are not undertaken, the mortality and morbidity with the premature heart attacks will rise to a very high level of red alert.
The conference will highlight the needs and importance of 'Lifestyle Optimisation, Aggressive Secondary Prevention of Cardio Vascular Disease and Primary Prevention of a High Risk Group by Polypill'.
Dr. H.K. Chopra, an eminent cardiologist of International status from Moolchand Medcity, Chairman of World Heart Academy, and Secretary General of International Medical Sciences Academy (IMSA) World Headquarters will be the organising chairman of this event.
According to Dr. Chopra, "The rising prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in Indian urban adults was 1 per cent in 1960, 11 per cent in 2003, and has now increased to 14 per cent. It is 4 times higher in Indians in all the age groups. To be an Indian itself is a risk factor for premature CAD. Risk for CAD is 20 times higher than Japanese. CAD is more extensive, diffusive, multivessel and more premature among Indians as compared to their Western and European counterparts." Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam would address the conference on September 20 while several eminent doctors including Dr Navin C.
Nanda, US, International President, Dr Sahgal, US, International Director, Dr Sandeep Gupta, UK, International Director, Dr M.R.
Pandey (Nepal), International Director would also participate in it.
Dr Chopra said, "Most of us are walking emotional time bombs of metabolic syndrome with seeds of premature heart attack." Timely effective medicalisation with a heart protective pill (containing Aspirin, Ramipril, Statin, Metoprolol) after 50 and lifestyle optimisation from the childhood is the need of the hour to reduce the rising menace of premature heart attacks in our country.// UNI AJ PK RN1756