Medanta Hospital's top interventional cardiologist has advised young men & women to be more careful with heart disease, especially after the age of 40.
In a press conference, Dr. Rajneesh Kapoor, Vice Chairman- Interventional Cardiology at Medanta Hospital said, "We are noticing heart disease incidences in people whom we previously thought to be at least risk. Assuming that heart disease cannot happen to me is a mistake. From our latest perspective, almost everyone beyond 40 is vulnerable to heart disease.
He says, " It is equally noteworthy that more than 95% of deaths from heart diseases are preventable. After a heart attack, there is a direct relationship between the time of treatment and the survival rate. The mortality or death risk is seen to be 5 times higher if treatment is delayed."
Speaking on newer modalities in heart treatments he says, "Interventional cardiology advancements have significantly improved survival rates even in the most complex cardiac cases. For instance, we have performed hundreds of heart valves replacement without surgery through a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (popularly known as tavr) & have helped old aged & surgery high-risk heart valve disease patients live a long & good quality life.
Dr. Rajneesh Kapoor has been honored with the Punjab Rattan award & along with his associate cardiology specialist, Dr. Ashish Kumar Garg, he was in Patiala City for Cardiology OPD which was held at Modern Clinic.
Dr Ashish Garg said, "Every year heart disease causes 17 million deaths worldwide. Coronary artery disease has a prevalence rate of up to 13%, which is the highest.