Topic Description :
Saving Deaths and Damages from Heart Attacks
- Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer- > 17 millions of lives are lost every year.
- Heart attacks- Acute Myocardial Infarctions (Ac. MI) are the most common form of devastation.
- A number of lives can be saved by timely intervention; early recognition is extremely important to prevent deaths and long-term damages.
- There is a significant gap in ‘what can be done’ and ‘what is actually done’.
- Healthcare personnel, involved at whatever stage – need to identify quickly those patients suffering from Ac. MI and start initial treatment; then arrange their transfer to the next appropriate centre.
- Public awareness is also one of the key components.
- Multiple stakeholders viz. policymakers, insurance providers, healthcare networks etc. have the collective responsibility.
- It is equally important to prevent the subsequent Acute MI by proper long term secondary prevention measures.
Dr. Brajesh Mittal
MD FACC FESC FSCAI FGHA FCSI FAPSIC
Deputy Medical Director
Head of Cardiology Department
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Medcare Hospital, DUBAI
Vast experience of more than 20 years in the field of cardiology with special skills and expertise in invasive cardiology. Illustrious professional career of working with the prestigious organizations in the home country and abroad. Published a number of research papers in international journals. Regularly participates in national and international conferences around the world. A distinguished speaker and immense interest in education. Founder chairman of SHAKE “Saving Heart Attacks: Key Efforts” (to prevent deaths and damages from heart attacks); website: www.scaleheart.com.
Main areas of interest are : coronary interventions and cardiovascular prevention.
Major contributor for developing primary angioplasty (opening the blocked artery at the time of heart attack) program in the country.