Cardiac disease in Kerala very high

Thrissur: Incidence of cardiac disease was
`very high` in kerala compared to other states, Noted
Cardiologist of the Amala Institute of Medical Sciences and
Cardiac Centre, Dr George Mathew Neerakkal on Saturday said.

Elaborating the details of the world heart day on sept 25
celebrations at a press conference here today, Neerakkal said
that out of 32 million persons who died the world over due to
various diseases, 17.1 million deaths occurred following
cardiac problems and out of it, 2.27 million death occurred in

He attributed this to smoking, unhealthy food
consumption and lack of physical activities like walking and

He said that while 1.59 million deaths occurred in 2000
of heart attacks in India, it was 2.03 million in 2010.

In all 5 million people in India were suffering from
cardiac problems. The incidence of cardiac problems were very
high in the urban areas than the rural areas working out to
three times more in the urban areas than the rural areas of
the country.

He said that the theme of this year`s world heart day
observance is `Healthy working place and the responsobility of
maintaning health of your heart is in yourselves`.

As part of the celebations a free medical camp would be
held at the Amala Institue of Medical Science near here.