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World Heart Day: ‘The hearts of Punjabis should not just tick – they should beat strongly’- Dr HS Bedi

World Heart Day: ‘The hearts of Punjabis should not just tick – they should beat strongly’- Dr HS Bedi
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World Heart Day: ‘The hearts of Punjabis should not just tick – they should beat strongly’- Dr HS Bedi

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ September 29,2023

As the world marks World Heart Day, experts gathered at the Park Hospital to address the surging cases of heart diseases among India’s youth. Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi – Director of Cardiac Sciences –  sounded an urgent alarm about India’s potential to having the misfortune in leading  in coronary artery diseases globally, attributing this worrying trend to the evolving lifestyle.He told ” The hearts of Punjabis should not just tick – they should beat strongly”. This year, the theme for World Heart Day is “Use Heart, Know Heart,” emphasizing the role of individuals in preventing CVD and improving overall heart health. ”

Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi underscored the vital importance of heart disease prevention, advocating for a balanced diet and the avoidance of trans fats. In addressing the younger generation, he emphasized the need to reduce phone usage, shun smoking and alcohol ,adopt a healthy diet, incorporate short breaks into work routines, engage in 30 minutes of daily morning and evening exercise,and to get regular checkups .He told that chest pain or tightness, often mistaken for gas or indigestion, could indicate underlying heart problems and should not be ignored.

Dr. Harsimranjit Singh, a cardiologist at Park Hospital, emphasized the significance of World Heart Day against the backdrop of changing dietary habits that endanger the heart. He stressed that heart diseases, once primarily affecting older individuals, now afflict the youth, making a healthy diet the primary weapon in the fight against this growing concern.

World Heart Day: ‘The hearts of Punjabis should not just tick – they should beat strongly’- Dr HS Bedi

Dr. Shruti Dave emphasized the global impact of heart diseases, accounting for 31 percent of worldwide deaths. She urged individuals to prioritize daily exercise and dietary improvements while seeking immediate medical attention if experiencing any health concerns.

Dr. Bedi’s pioneering work in cardiac surgery includes over 20,000 heart surgeries, consistently meeting international standards. Heis  credited with the first bypass surgery in Punjab and inventing the Beating Heart technique for the World , earning him a place in the Limca Book of World Records for three world-first heart surgeries.

Park Hospital Patiala, part of the Park Group, is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest machinery and skilled medical staff. Their commitment is evident in the numerous successful heart surgeries and cardiology procedures they have already performed.

World Heart Day: ‘The hearts of Punjabis should not just tick – they should beat strongly’- Dr HS Bedi. In conclusion, World Heart Day serves as a reminder of the need for proactive heart health measures. Experts from Park Hospital underscored the importance of prevention, identifying key risk factors such as unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, tobacco, alcohol, stress, and genetic factors. On this occasion, individuals are encouraged to prioritize heart health and take action to protect their cardiovascular well-being.