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Quiz and talk on cardiology to create awareness on heart diseases held at Columbia Asia Hospital

Mysuru, October 23:- Heart disease claims nearly one million lives every year, keeping this in mind and to create awareness about the importance of healthy heart, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, organised Corporate Quiz and a talk on ‘Cardiology’ and a Basic Lie Support hands-on training session by Dr C B Keshavamurthy and Dr Sasirekha at the hospital.

Around 65 people participated in the Corporate quiz on Sunday (Oct 20) and 100 people participated in the health awareness session on Monday (Oct 21).

Basic Life Support (BLS) is the level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by laymen who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting and can be provided without medical equipment. In such perilous times, people should be aware of the lifesaving skills as we never know that when an emergency may occur. In the training organised by Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, participants got to experience hands-on training in BLS

Infosys, RMP – BARC, CFTRI, L&T, Wipro, Mypol, BEML, Automotive Axle, Bioclinica, Finitiatives Learning India (FLIP), Thought Focus, SKF, AT&S, Frauscher Sensor Technology and Reckitt Benckiser participated in the quiz. RMP – BARC – Mahesha and Balachandra won the first place followed by BEML – Venkatkrishna and Senthil standing at the second place of the corporate quiz.

Dr Keshavamurthy, Chief Interventional Cardiologist, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, said, “Embracing a healthy lifestyle can prevent heart disease and lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke. A sedentary lifestyle and increased stress contributes to heart attack among the young population. Making positive changes in one of the following seven areas which includes losing weight/maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy, staying active, managing blood pressure, reducing blood sugar, quitting smoking and controlling cholesterol can make a drastic difference in your health.”

Dr Sasirekha, Interventional Cardiologist, said, “Heart diseases are affecting a significant population today. The number one cause of death among women and men are heart-related diseases. While the statistics are eye-opening, the good news is that simple lifestyle changes can help you avoid, or even slow down heart-related problems.” (MR)

 

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