BEIJING: Half of the annual deaths from heart disease worldwide come from Asian countries, where the disease has become an epidemic, according to a survey.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), in a recent publication, described the alarming trend as an epidemic, saying that the rate of cardiovascular disease in Asia is increasing rapidly. ۔ JACC Asia emphasizes that it is important to use all available resources to prevent heart disease at the local level.
Between 1990 and 2019, the annual death rate from heart disease rose from 5.6 million to 1.8 million. That is, the death rate has risen to 39% and most of them are under 70 years of age, meaning most deaths occur prematurely. That rate is even higher than in the United States.
Experts say Asian countries need major social, economic, environmental and dietary changes to lay the foundations for a healthy and heart-free society. It should be noted that this research has been done by Chinese scientists, including Professor Don Xiao of the Beijing Institute of Heart, the main author of this report.
The report says that the increasing incidence of heart disease is increasing the burden of the disease on society in all respects. To combat them, we need to work on a war footing. Surprisingly, heart disease is common in both men and is causing unexplained age-related deaths.
According to the report, the highest number of deaths due to heart disease is in Georgia where 810 deaths per lakh while the lowest rate is in Qatar where 39 deaths per lakh. But paralysis has been included because paralysis is also a major cause of death.
Experts say that regular exercise, dietary precautions, smoking cessation, effective treatment of diabetes and controlling blood pressure can prevent heart disease.