RAJSHAHI Experts at a view-sharing meeting here today said the number of heart attack is increasing sharply as poor life-style is largely responsible for the non-communal disease.
Hypertensions diabetes obesity having unhealthy diets alongside consumption of tobacco products are blamed for alarming rise of the disease they told the meeting here.
They pointed out some other factors including lack of exercise as well as
habit of eating fast food taking soft drinks or various drugs and drinking
alcohol as largely responsible for heart ailments.
Councilors of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and Executive Committee of
National Heart Foundation jointly arranged the meeting on risks of heart
diseases prevention and control at Nanking Darbar Hall here.
Local unit General Secretary of NHF Professor Shahadat Hossain Rawshan
presented the keynote paper on heart attack saying that modification of life-
style proper control of blood glucose and hypertension and treatment of
lipid disorders can help manage the risk factors of heart attack.
He said high blood pressure is known as the silent killer as it remains
without symptoms in most individuals. High blood pressure causes wear and
tear of the delicate inner lining of blood vessels.
RCC Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton attended the meeting as chief guest with
NHF local unit Vice-president Professor Entazul Haque in the chair.
He said construction work of NHF Hospital are progressing fast in the city
at present with an estimated cost of around Taka 48 crore aimed at ensuring
improved treatment facilities to the patients' sufferings from heart
He added that the 100-bed hospital will remain enriched with all requisite
facilities including angiogram ring installation and open heart surgery.
Liton said the country's health sector has attained significant success in
managing the heart diseases with collaborative efforts of both public and
He urged all concerned to have faith on the local heart disease management
facilities instead of going abroad frequently for treatment spending huge
amount of money.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)