World Heart Day: Experts alert to steep rise in cases of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure in Nigeria

Written by on September 29, 2022

Today is World Heart Day (WHD) and cardiologists have alerted to a steep rise in cases of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure in the country.

Heart diseases, also called cardiovascular diseases, are heart conditions that include diseased vessels, structural problems and blood clots. Most common types are coronary heart disease, high blood pressure (hypertension), cardiac arrest, heart failure, arrhythmia, peripheral artery disease, stroke and congenital heart disease.

The theme of WHD 2022 is ‘Use Heart For Every Heart.’ The World Heart Federation has created this day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.

Royal Times reports that cardiologists also identified a lack of community-level awareness, and high prevalence of associated conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, compounded by poor accessibility, and affordability of healthcare, as major barriers to the prevention of heart failure.


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