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Campaign against heart attacks covers 6,000 people in two months

It targets to educate a total of 6 crore people over various awareness issues related to heart attacks.

The National Programme for Prevention and Eradication of Heart Attack (NPPEHA) -- launched to educate families on how to eradicate the disease -- has educated 6,000 people in its first two months of inception.The programme was launched on September 28, 2016 and targets to educate a total of 6 crore people over various awareness issues related to heart attacks. The motto is to collect data and provide free bio-medical analyses across the country to determine the cardiac health status. According to medical statistics, every day about 9,000 people die of heart attacks -- which means one in every 10 seconds. Of these, 900 are people below the age of 40.

There was a huge response from the residents at the respective camps who flocked to get a heart check-up and then learn from the documentary made for this camp called Hriday - the Edu Vaccine . More than 30 lakh fatalities due to heart diseases are recorded per year in India. And with the current outbreak of heart diseases in India, the conditions are only going to deteriorate unless the mass population is educated about heart care, said BimalChajjer, Non-Invasive Cardiologist at city based Science and Art of Living (SAAOL).Chajjer is associated with the NPPEHA campaign.Well, every type of heart disease will have its own set of causes and risk factors but, by large, the cause of heart disease lies in malfunctioning of the blood vessels, heart muscle or electric impulses signalling the heart, as mentioned above. Read about why women are at a greater risk of heart disease than men.

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