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Dr. Ashok Seth: Swastha Dil, Swastha Bharat: CSI’s Mission For A Healthy Heart

Hypertension responsible for 50% of stroke , 40% of heart failure and 25% of death from heart attack
Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman & Cardiologist, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi on  What makes Heart Prevention an Important Topic?
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Dr. Ashok Seth

Chairman & Cardiologist

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi


Today it is only blood pressure, tomorrow it will be a heart attack. With increasing incidence of heart disease all around us, it’s funny how we still think we are not affected. DrAshokSeth-large.jpg While 33% of the population has some form of heart disease, 66% do not know that they have high blood pressure. And from among those who know they have high blood pressure, 45% of them are not well controlled. Hypertension, a silent killer, has put a large segment of Indian population at risk of heart attacks, heart failures and strokes. “All Indians are like loaded guns. Triggering a few risk factors is all that is required for the gun to fire and cause a heart attack,” says Dr. Ashok Seth in an interview with Dr. Manish Verma “Therefore, Prevention of heart disease must become a science. It must incorporate everybody from general physicians to cardiac surgeons and everything from basic lifestyle modification to technological advances of science.” “Simple lifestyle modifications like eating less salt, having more fruits and vegetables, regular exercise and a normal body weight, can get your blood pressure down by 20 mm and decrease the incidence of heart attack by 25%.” Say no to the 6S – salt, sugar, smoking, stress, saturated fats and sedentary lifestyle to support the mission of ‘Swasth Dil, Swasth Bharath’.


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Could handheld echocardiography replace a stethoscope?

Dr. Hardeep Kaur

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Dr. Hardeep Kaur

Consultant clinical and preventive cardiology

Medanta, The Medicity


Handheld echocardiography cannot really replace a stethoscope but it can definitely help in an emergency for ruling in and ruling out cardiac involvement. Therefore, helps in quick clinical decision making and also reduces the chances of doing unnecessary tests.


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Recent Advances in Echocardiography and their impact on clinical practice

Dr. Navin C Nanda

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Dr. Navin C Nanda

Director of Echocardiography

University of Alabama, USA



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Echo with telemedicine creates a multiple effect

CAD affects 10%of our population over 40 years

Dr. Sameer Srivastava

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Dr. Sameer Srivastava

Head of Non-invasive Cardiology

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi



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