Over the past few months, coronavirus disease has brought the whole world to a standstill. Not only India, but the entire world is suffering from this pandemic. India’s condition is still far better than a few developed countries around the world. It has affected all of us, doctors, business owners, schools, industries, workers, and even people working from home in one way or another. And these conditions are going some time to easy up. Corona may be new, but we have an old foe among us in the form of Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD), which is getting worse in these conditions.
In 2016 the estimated prevalence of cardiovascular disease in India was 54.5 million ; one in four death in India occurs due to CVD. This disease tends to affect people in the most productive years, resulting in catastrophic social and economic conditions. In 2010, the reported CVD mortality in India was 188700 deaths, and this number was said to be doubled in the next ten years. So in 2020, we can estimate the CVD deaths to be around 30 – 35 lakhs. CVD death rate of 272 per 100000 population in India is higher than the global average of 235 per 100000 people.
CVDs have emerged as the leading cause of death in all parts of India, including poor states and rural areas.
According to the global burden of disease, study age standardizes estimates nearly a quarter (24.8) of all deaths are attributed to CVD.
Heart patients should not worry. The hospitals are open, and doctors are working. Hospitals are equipped with preventative measures to keep patients from getting infected.
So the clear message is that any heart patient should not delay their treatment due to fears of covid, Take the necessary measures and see your doctor because timely treatment saves lives.