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Free heart check-up at 3 hospitals today

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE, SEPT. 29. Heart disease is growing rapidly in India. According to a survey, nearly 360 million Indians will be afflicted by heart diseases by 2020. Bangalore, with a population of six million, has four lakh heart patients.

Increased use of tobacco and diabetes have made the Indians prone to coronary diseases. People need to be educated about the need for regular heart check-up to take preventive measures, Dr. S.S.Ramesh, Chairman of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Heart Centre, said here on Saturday.

He was speaking to presspersons after attending the awareness seminar on heart disease conducted by the hospital.

To mark the World Heart Day on Sunday, the hospital will offer a free public heart check-up.

Trinity Hospital

Trinity Hospital, Heart and Trauma Foundation is organising a free heart check-up camp on the occasion of World Heart Day on Sunday.

The free check-up will be done between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Dr. B.G.Muralidhara (interventional cardiologist) and Dr. K.M.Veerappa Reddy (cardiothoracic surgeon).

The free check-up will include doctor's consultation, ECG, blood sugar check-up, dietician's consultation and cardiologist's opinion. Those interested in registering their names can call 6563993 to 96.

Narayana Hrudayalaya

Similarly, Narayana Hrudayalaya is organising a special cardiac check-up between 8.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The special cardiac investigations include ECG, ECHO, TMT and other lab investigations, which will be done at a special price of Rs. 500 a couple and Rs. 400 an individual. The consultation would be free.

Besides, the heart care centre is organising a cardiac awareness quiz for couples (between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), followed by a lecture on cardiac care by Dr. Pradeep Shetty. Details may be had on ph: 7835000 to 18 (19 lines).

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