Heart: 'What' and 'How'.

Heart: ‘What’ and ‘How’.

All over the world, the Indians have gained a dubious reputation for the greatest susceptibility to heart disease. Urbanization, stressful life-styles, widespread use of tobacco, excessive consumption of high cholesterol food, diabetes, blood pressure and a lazy life-style have increased the incidence of heart disease amongst them. Alarmingly enough it is now striking at the younger age groups too. At present, over 100 million Indians suffer from Coronary Artery Disease. It is estimated that by the year 2020, 50 precent of the heart patients of the world will be Indians, and heart diseases will be the main cause of death and disability in the country. Therefore, it is high time we all learned more about the heart and its ailments.