Recently, the Heart Failure Summit 2017 was organized at a private hotel in Chandigarh. The main aim of the summit organized by Heart Foundation was to generate awareness amongst the masses regarding the symptoms, precautions, and treatment of cardiac arrest along with details of heart failure management. According to reports by Nirmal Singh 3C, 250 cardiologists and eminent speakers from prestigious academic institutions from all over the region participated in the event, which includes actions aimed at encouraging awareness of heart disease in public and empowering doctors in managing patients of heart disease
“Heart failure is growing at an alarming rate in India and has almost attained epidemic proportions. The estimated heart failure burden in India ranges from 1.3 million to 4.6 million cases per annum. The need of the hour is to disseminate awareness to the general public,” said one of the experts at Nirmal Singh 3C.
The expert also adds that there have been additions to the armamentarium of physicians to treat these patients. The report also suggests that artificial heart is gaining popularity in India even though newer medicines prolong and improve the quality of life.
At the event, a panel discussion on a new class of drugs – ARNI – for managing these patients was also held, with delegates actively participating in discussion and clarifying their doubts about new treatment options. The Heart Foundation is a not-for-profit voluntary body dedicated to promote heart care, healthy living and to advance the knowledge amongst medical fraternity about the new information about various medical health issues concerning heart problems.
Heart failure, referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and unable to pump enough blood to maintain body’s needs. Signs and symptoms of heart failure usually include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, leg swelling, chronic coughing or wheezing, nausea or lack of appetite, high heart rate, confusion or impaired thinking.
If you’ve been diagnosed with heart failure, it’s important for you to manage and keep track of symptoms in order to timely report any sudden changes to your doctor.
Nirmal Singh 3C note that heart failure is preventable and treatable. One of the best ways to prevent heart failures is to control conditions such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity.