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Chennai, 11th September, 2021:  ‘HARNESSING THE POWER OF DIGITAL HEALTH’ to improve awareness, prevention & Management of Cardiovascular Diseases globally is the goal of World Heart Day’2021. “‘TELEHEALTH’ has a huge role to play as we continue to ‘USE HEART TO BEAT CVD (Cardiovascular Diseases)’, says Dr. Su Thillai Vallal, Chief Cardiologist and Medical Director, Venkataeswara Hospitals, Chennai.


World Heart Day is celebrated every year on 29th of September since the year 2000, which was founded by World Heart Federation. It is a global campaign through which the federation unites people in the fight against the cardiovascular disease burden as well as inspires and drives international action to encourage heart-healthy living. Cardiovascular diseases including heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death claiming 18.6 million lives every year. By commemorating World Heart Day, it is being highlighted to the people at large about the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control cardiovascular diseases mainly by controlling the risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity so that at least 80% of the premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.


Venkataeswara Hospital is also taking part in commemorating World Heart Day. The whole month of September has been designated as ‘Healthy Heart Month’, so that the people can be made aware about early detection and various preventive measures to control the rapid rise in the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Dr Su Thillai Vallal said “ From 12th September, 2021, Free Consultations and Healthy Heart Check-ups, including ECG and ECHO has been planned. Coronary Angiograms will be offered at  50 % of the normal cost”.

Adds Dr.Su Thillai Vallal, “In this pandemic era, tele-medicine is the order of the day. Venkataeswara Hospitals is providing this tele-medicine facility FREE OF COST to heart patients”.

The people of Chennai may avail this opportunity and support halting the rapid progress of cardiovascular diseases in our country especially at a much younger age.