Utkal Hospital Bhubaneswar celebrates World Heart Day

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Utkal Hospital, Bhubaneswar, one of the leading healthcare facilities of the Odisha, celebrated World Heart Day to raise awareness around cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is steadily on rise in India.

Every year on September 29, the world observes World Heart Day.

On this occasion a walkathon was organised by Utkal Hospital. More than 500 participants took part in the walkathon to create awareness about the number one killer disease of the world. The theme of this year is ‘use heart to connect’.

“We need to keep our health by maintaining a good life style. We need to control our body weight, quit smoking, do regular exercise to keep heart diseases at bay,” said Dr Sanat Kumar Sahoo, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Utkal Hospital.

“Cardio vascular diseases are said to be one of the leading causes of deaths in the world including India. 20 million of deaths in the world is due to heart diseases. This year we aim to improve awareness about CVD among people through use of digital medium,” said Dr Susanta Pradhan, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology.

To begin the journey to better heart health, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices which will keep our heart healthy. Regular exercise, check on cholesterol level, control of diabetes and blood pressure are few areas of focus to avoid heart relates issue.