World Heart Day 2020

World Heart Day 2020

The woes of cardiac patients amid Covid-19 pandemic

Let’s take the example of Sufia Khatun, 65, a resident of Dhanmondi in the capital. She had suffered a heart attack in 2018 and saw doctors both in Bangladesh and India and was on medication prescribed by a cardiologist in Delhi. Torsemide was working well.

“We have essentially been running two separate healthcare setups in our hospital since the emergence of COVID-19”

Considering the COVID-19 crisis, how would you analyse the current situation of people who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Bangladesh?

The diabetes-heart connection and the potential threat of COVID-19

Every year, around 1,71,00,000 people die of cardiovascular disease worldwide. To raise awareness regarding cardiovascular health, every year, the World Heart Federation celebrates World Heart Day.

When your food and lifestyle turn you into a heart patient

Who would have known that trans-fat intake would cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people when French chemist Paul Sabatier won the 1912 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the hydrogenation method to produce it?

Keeping your heart healthy during COVID-19

Shumona Rahman, 40, started experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue and developed certain other symptoms, a while after recovering from COVID-19. Upon consulting her doctor, she was diagnosed with myocarditis, a condition that causes inflammation of the heart muscle and abnormal heart rhythms.