The heart is one of the most important parts of the body. A healthy heart is important to keep the body functioning. World Heart Day is celebrated to remind people about the importance of heart health. It is celebrated every year on 29 September. This year’s theme is ‘use heart connect’.Also Read - Women Are At Higher Risk For Heart Related Problems Than Men If Not Detected At Early Stage
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World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September across the world. This year’s theme is ‘use heart to connect’. This year, the aim is to spread awareness and harnessing the power of digital health to improve awareness, prevention and management of CVD globally Also Read - World Heart Day 2021: Why Are Youngsters Getting More Prone To Heart Attacks? Explained, Watch Video
Dr Sumana Arora, Vice President, Clinical Services, DaytoDay Health India says,” Digital Health interventions can prevent hospitalizations and emergencies after cardiac procedures. With digital intervention, strong cardiac clinical outcomes can be achieved. Better outcomes can be achieved through proactive prevention too. Empirical evidence shows that if there are 100 patients with cardiac clinical issues, nearly 97 percent have no emergencies or readmission issues if they opt for digital health services. Preventive advice is given on several different types of clinical issues including out-of-control blood sugar, trouble breathing, chest pain, racing heartbeats, wound site pain, fever or chills, swelling at the wound site, and lower extremity swelling. To address such issues, after ruling out major cardiac events, and accurate advisory is given to the patients and that includes a reduction in exercise intensity, strict monitoring of diet, and other parameters. Digital health service has potential to prevent readmission significantly. Post-discharge and follow-up care remain key focus areas for service providers.
World Heart Day 2021 History
It was announced for the first time in 1999 by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO). Antoni Bayes De Luna, the President of WHF was the first one to propose this idea. In 2000, it was celebrated for the first time on 24 September. However, since 2011, World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September ever since.
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World Heart Day 2021 Significance
World Heart Day emphasis educating people about the serious threat various cardiovascular diseases (CVD) poses. Almost 18.6 million people die because of various CVDs like heart attacks and strokes.
World Heart Day established by WFH aims at preventing people from becoming prone to cardiovascular diseases. It also aims at teaching people how to control risk factors that are usually associated with an unhealthy diet, tobacco consumption and physical inactivity. 80% of premature deaths occurred due to heart attacks and strokes can be avoided.