Norvic: Urban population at greater risk of heart diseases

Kathmandu, September 27

Norvic International Hospital yesterday organised various programmes to mark the World Heart Day, 2015, which falls on September 29. The World Heart Day is celebrated worldwide to help people better understand and create awareness about cardiovascular diseases.

Heart diseases are increasing globally because of high consumption of tobacco, alcohol, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, obesity/overweight, physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, stress, diabetes and unhealthy diet.

Cardiovascular diseases claim more than 17.3 million lives worldwide annually and about seven-eight per cent of the urban Nepali population suffers from this deadly disease, according to the hospital. The theme of this year’s World Heart Day is ‘healthy heart choices for everyone, everywhere’.

Norvic’s week-long World Heart Day programme started on September 23 with the theme “know your heart packages”.

The hospital’s main programme for World Heart Day this year was organised on its premises yesterday.