(Lahore- 29th September 2016) Fatima Memorial Hospital held a walk to coincide with World Heart Day held by the World Heart Federation. This was held to create awareness of cardiovascular diseases and their impact on the public of Pakistan. In Pakistan up to 30-40 percent of all deaths are due to cardiovascular diseases (CHD).The (CHD) deaths in Pakistan has reached about 200,000 per year that is 410 mortalities for every 100,000 Pakistani. There is rapid increase in the number of heart patients and deaths caused by heart attacks. The cardiac deaths alone contribute to 25 percent of death in this country. The situation has become really alarming with diagnose of heart disease at quite a young age and even in childhood. On observing World Heart Day, Dr. Zarrar Arif, head of department of Cardiology at Fatima Memorial Hospital said “Creating awareness about cardiovascular diseases is very important in country like Pakistan where the incidence of cardiac issues are on the rise, A few simple steps such as eating more healthily and stopping smoking can improve your heart health and your overall well-being. The walk held today by Fatima Memorial Hospital on World Heart Day was to promote health lifestyles and to play our humble role in creating awareness about cardiovascular diseases.” Fatima Memorial Hospital, a non-profit hospital was founded in 1977 in Shadman, Lahore with the mission to provide quality service without discrimination to patients from all walks of life.

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