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Healthy heart vital for healthy living

Published on 14th Mar, Edition 11, 2016

 

Professor Mansoor Ahmed in his awesome message for all for keeping a healthy heart has recommended that one should be in constant movement. Even after undergoing a heart-related procedure or surgery, thus saving from acquiring serious complications, he emphasized and added “taking rest is not the answer and mobilization is a key factor to prevent heart attack.”

The medical experts shared their valuable opinion with people who have got awareness how they can avoid heart diseases, while a number of free services like regular checkups of blood pressure, hemoglobin, ECG, fasting cholesterol, blood sugar and bones mass density were provided at the Healthy Heart Day organized by Ziauddin Hospital.

Dr. Aijaz Fatima, founder of Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, while shedding the light on the event said such programs are the regular activities of Ziauddin Hospital and the purpose is to urge people to take serious the heart matter and create awareness so that precious lives can be saved.

She added that majority of people have suffered heart attacks by avoiding health experts’ recommendations and owing to lack of awareness about lifestyles, food habits, body weight, blood pressure, cholesterol level and smoking etc.

Health experts also lauded the efforts of Dr. Ziauddin Hospital for organizing symposium and free check ups as well as free consultant clinics for the public. “It will promote awareness for keeping our hearts safe and sound and at the same time this kind of activities encourages people to take steps to reduce heart diseases,” said a participant.

The symposium embodied valuable talks by elite personalities, which include heart consultants and professors, giving out the message that prevention is better than cure.

Embarking upon, the symposium started off with an informative talk and pictorial presentation, the journey of Dr Ziauddin, pioneer of Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Dr. Aijaz Fatima, daughter of the late Sir Ziauddin Ahmed, a name which surely needs no introduction, when it comes to Indo-Pak history.

Professor, Ejaz Ahmed Vohra, Head of Medicine Department shared important aspects pertaining to heart attack. He emphasized that good exercise, appropriate healthy diet and understanding the symptoms of attack is necessary, when we talk of preventing it.

 

Throwing light upon the role of physicians and clinicians at Dr. Ziauddin Hospital, Professor Abbas Zafar, consultant and Head of Department of ENT elucidated the efficient performance of heart specialists in the hospital. He also appreciated their valuable dedication in trying to improve the heart health by giving remarkable care and required timely treatment.

Heart specialists namely Dr. Faisal Memon, Dr. Jawaid Ansari and Dr. Inam Danish highlighted the importance of emergency management of heart diseases and shared their impressions on logistics and career experiences in treatment of heart attack.

Dr. Ali Raza, Consultant of Medicine discussed blood pressure and significance of monitoring it. “The most notable thing to be kept in mind in monitoring blood pressure is the size of blood pressure monitoring cuff. It should be of appropriate size as per the arm size of the patient,” he added.

Heart Surgeon, Dr. Tariq Sherani drew the attention towards reflecting the importance and need of heart bypass surgery. He informed that Dr. Ziauddin Hospital contribution to the bypass surgery is outstanding, as it is one of the pioneers in the private sector performing the specific surgery.

Dr. Ziauddin Hospital is always a step ahead in delivering services to cater quality treatment of diseases and privileged to provide one of the best care and services in the city.

Heart Surgeon, Dr. Tariq Sherani drew the attention towards reflecting the importance and need of heart bypass surgery. He informed that Dr. Ziauddin Hospital contribution to the bypass surgery is outstanding, as it is one of the pioneers in the private sector performing the specific surgery.

Dr. Ziauddin Hospital is always a step ahead in delivering services to cater quality treatment of diseases and privileged to provide one of the best care and services in the city.

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