29% of all deaths in India are due to cardiovascular diseases & this number will increase to 35.91%
Out of all cardiovascular deaths, deaths linked to blood pressure are the number one reason, said Padmashri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and National Vice-President (Elect) IMA.
By: HEART CARE FOUNDATION OF INDIA
As per a report in 2005, there were 139 million people with high blood pressure in India and the number will increase to 211 million by 2030. In 2011, numbers of diabetics in India were 61 million which will increase to 101 million by 2030.
As per a 2004 statistics, 0.9 million die of tobacco related illnesses every year, 2.7 million by cardiovascular diseases and only 0.73 million from cancers.
As per ICMR, 16% deaths due to ischemic heart diseases, 24% due to heart attacks and 29% deaths due to paralytic attacks attributable to high blood pressure.
In India, only 25% people are aware of their high blood pressure. 20% people are on treatment and only 6-15% people have adequate control on their blood pressure.
About HCFI : The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 22662 people since 1st November 2012.
The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”
About the author: Padma shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant, Physician, Cardiologist at Delhi based Moolchand Medcity; President Heart Care Foundation of India; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council and has served as the Research and Academic Wing Heads of National Indian Medical Association.