Global Health City Celebrates World Heart Day with a Walkathon

Tamil film stars Sharathkumar and Radhika Sharathkumar flagged off the walkathon from Mohamed Sathak College on World Heart Day
By: Rokesh
Sept. 29, 2012 - PRLog -- In an endeavor to spread awareness about the prevention of heart disease and to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, Global Health City organized an awareness campaign with a ‘Walkathon’ which was flagged off by Tamil film stars Sharathkumar and Radhika Sharathkumar. The day also saw the inauguration of Global Heart and Lung institute at Global Health City.  
Inaugurated Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group, the Global Heart & Lung Institute offers comprehensive set of cardiology & cardiothoracic surgical solutions ranging from simple procedures to complex surgeries and transplantation of heart and lung. Apart from these, also offer the complete range of services of diagnostics, rehabilitation, preventive programs.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. K. Ravindranath, Chairman & Managing Director, Global Hospitals Group, said “The aim of this walkathon on World Heart Day was to create and raise the awareness about life threatening heart diseases and ways to address them”.
“The launch of Heart & Lung institute at Global Health City would offer entire range of advanced health care facility including diagnostics, consultation, treatment & rehabilitation” he added.
With alarming statistics reading heart disease as the biggest killer in urban India today, it is estimated that 60% of the world's heart disease will belong to India (and Indians) in the near future. Indians are genetically prone to heart disease. Our sedentary and stressed modern lifestyle just multiplies the risk. In fact, an Indian is four times as likely to suffer from heart disease as compared to his Western counterpart. A heart attack also brings a lot of emotional turmoil for the family; it doesn't only affect the one who gets a heart attack.
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