According to Right to Information [RIT] Act, data gathered from civic health department, heart attackers claimed the lives of approximately 26 residents of Mumbai daily in the year 2022.
Heart related issues continue to be the main cause of deaths. Prompt and efficient administration of CPR can significantly enhance the likelihood of survival for someone experiencing a heart attack. The initial sixty minutes following a heart attack are critical, and taking swift action within this timeframe can potentially reverse its impact.
Global Hospitals Parel, in collaboration with Rotary Club, is striving to raise awareness and equip the community. Through educating individuals in these vital life-saving techniques, their objective is to foster a safer society where individuals can provide assistance to those requiring it.
In 2021, 98 individuals per day unfortunately lost their lives to heart attacks. During the same timeframe in 2020, there were 15 daily deaths associated with heart-related issues. These unbelievable numbers have deeply concerned medical professionals, with an increase in abnormal blood coagulation.
In response to an RTI query from activist Chetan Kothari, BMC announced that between January and June 2021, 17,880 individuals lost their lives to heart attacks, whereas in 2020, 2,816 people suffered the same fate.
According to Dr.Amey Udyavar, a concerning cardiologist at PD Hinduja Hospital and MRC, the factors contributing to young individuals involve unhealthy diet, insufficient physical activity, high blood pressure, hypertension, smoking, alcohol, and the family history of the condition.
More than 75% of Cardiovascular disease[CVD] deaths occur in low-and middle-income nations, where elevated blood pressure ranks among the most significant risk factors for CVD.
In 2016, India documented 63% of all non-communicable disease[NCD]-related deaths, with 27% specifically linked to CVDs. Additionally, CVDs are responsible for 45% of deaths within the age group of 40 to 69 years.
While heart attacks are more common in both urban and rural areas, there is a general increase in urban areas due to lifestyle factors like sedentary jobs, unhealthy eating habits, and pollution. Rural areas may have limited access to quality health care, which can affect the early diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks.
The Indian government has launched initiatives to address cardiovascular diseases. These include the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke [NPCDCS].
India has been actively involved in cardiovascular research and innovations.
In 2021, 20.5 million people died from heart attacks. Although CVD death has shown an overall increase in the past three decades, there has been a global decline in the age-standardised death rate, suggesting that some advancements are being achieved.
On a global scale, it’s approximated that 1 out of every 13 individuals is currently affected by a heart disease.
In 1990, approximately 285 million individuals worldwide had heart and circulatory diseases. By the year 2000, this number had increased to 350 million, and it further intensified to exceed 430 million by 2010.
Since 1997, there has been a twofold increase in the global population living with heart and circulatory diseases.