JAMMU, Feb 19: Shrimati Shanti Gupta Centre for Women Studies (SSGCWS), MIER organized a lecture on the theme Women and Health and the topic was “Prevention of Heart Disease.”
The resource person was Dr Amit Misri, senior Consultant in Cardiology -Medanta, Gurgaon. Students along with the HoDs of various departments of the College attended the lecture.
Suvidha Jamwal , B Ed student, introduced the resource person as an expert in the field of Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Interventions and Congenital Heart Disease. He has more than 10 years of experience in preventive cardiology.
In his address, Dr Misri told the audience that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Globally, cardiovascular diseases have become the leading cause of mortality and it has been observed that younger age group is equally vulnerable. It is estimated that heart diseases and stroke are responsible for more than 80 percent of CVD deaths. He elaborated on different risk factors of heart disease such as age, gender, tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, obesity, genetic predisposition, family history etc.
Dr Misri elaborated on the screening and early detection procedures and steps like echocardiography, myocardial perfusion imaging and cardiac stress testing. He stressed on the interventions such as active life style, limited consumption of alcohol, lower blood pressure, obesity management, low intake of fat and sugar, healthy diet and decrease psychological stress. He provided health life style examples from day-to-day life.
The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which the audience participated enthusiastically and posed their queries.
A formal vote of thanks was proposed by Diksha Mahajan, a B Ed Special Education student. Dr Renu Gupta, Principal MIER College lauded the efforts of the Centre for Women Studies (CWS) which has taken up this initiative of conducting a sensitization program on the prevention of heart disease.