Fortis Escorts Heart Institute organised a free heart check-up camp for women of Janakpuri to commemorate the occasion of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, 2015 under the able guidance of Dr. Aparna Jaswal, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.
The camp was organised in collaboration with the RWAs of Janakpuri to reach out to a cross section of women who are busy pursuing their careers or women who are busy devoting themselves to their families but do not set aside a time to get themselves checked. The camp was also set up for women with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) or having risk factors of CHD.
The camp offered free services of ECG, Blood Sugar and LIPID Profile to all. The camp witnessed a turnover of a total of 150 people out of which 55 were women who were examined at the check- up camp revealing that 35% women from the total number were more prone to acquiring CHD in the near future. The female section had high incidence of diabetes, hypertension and some of the visitors even came for a follow up consultation with Dr. Jaswal as they had already undergone heart related procedures.
The three-year long study, which is India's largest study on risk factors causing heart disease, revealed that three out of every five women out of the 51.7 thousand urban India female respondents are at cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. It is astonishing to note that this high risk of heart disease sets in as early as 35 years of age in women. Even women as young as 35-44 years have the high risk rate of CVD.
About Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Delhi, a pioneer and centre of excellence in cardiac care, is celebrating 25 years of path-breaking work and service to the numerous heart patients, who have benefitted from treatment, at this outstanding facility. Armed with clinical expertise and cutting-edge medical technology, the hospital has set enviable benchmarks in Cardiac Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Till date, FEHI has successfully completed over 1,72,000 Coronary Angiographies, over 90,000 Cardiac Surgeries and almost 52,000 Coronary Angioplasties, in addition to several life-saving procedures. The hospital also performed India’s first Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and Bioresorable Vascular Scaffold (BVS); Asia Pacific’s first Directional Atherectomy, Angioscopy, Drug Eluting Stenting, etc. Over the years, FEHI has cloned a Heart Care Network of 19 hospitals and Heart Command Centers in India and abroad. It has also launched the revolutionary e-ICU program, enabling remote and timely access to critical care. Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has won numerous awards and accolades, the most recent among them being the ‘Best Cardiology Hospital’ at the ICICI Lombard & CNBC TV18 India Healthcare Awards for 2012, 2013 and the No 1. Ranking in the Private Cardiac category Hospital by The Week Nielson Best Hospitals Survey, 2014.
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