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Fortis Escorts Heart Institute to extend cardiac care to people of Kashmir under patronage of Padma Bhushan awardee Dr TS Kler.

Date : March 19, 2016

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) is going to extend cardiac facilities to the people of Kashmir under the expert guidance of Padma Bhushan awardee Dr T S Kler, Executive Director, Cardiology Sciences, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) at the Florence Hospital in Srinagar. This monthly cardiac camp will help heart patients from the Kashmir valley. In order to create awareness about arrhythmia and management of the heart, Dr Kler will deliver a talk at Sher-I-Kashmir International Conference Centre on 20th March, 2016 at 10:30 am on the new advancement in the management of Rhythm Problems.

According to a study carried out in Anantnag and Srinagar, the people of Jammu & Kashmir have experienced a higher rate of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) due to an unusual stressful living condition for years. The study found that prevalence rate of CHD among the population studied was 7.54%. The overall rural prevalence was 6.70% and urban prevalence was at 8.37%. The proportion of male patient was slightly higher at 7.88% than female at 6.63%. The FEHI OPD Clinic under Dr Kler will be a step towards addressing this grave problem.

On the eve opening up of this OPD, Dr Kler said, “We are living at a time when our skewed lifestyle & stress takes a heavy toll on our health, especially heart. It is important that we acknowledge this problem early on and approach a doctor to check any abnormality of our vital organs. I hope that this OPD clinic will give people of Srinagar and Kashmir valley to reach out to us, consult for a healthy life and mitigate any risk associated with heart by diagnosing it at the right time and taking proper care and medication under our care.”

For More information please contact:

Ajey Maharaj: +91 9871798573

Vidya Pawan Kapoor: +91 9899996189

Priti Srivastava: +91 9910605271;

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