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Heart attacks increase in DR

The head of cardiology at the Salvador B. Gautier Social Security Hospital says they are seeing a 30% increase in deaths for heart disease. Dr. Fulgencio Severino said this is a national epidemic that demands urgent political policies.

Severino said that many of these deaths are preventable if risk conditions such as a sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, smoking, and lack of weight control are reduced, while increasing access to pharmaceuticals for controlling hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia.

The director of the Dominican Cardiology Association, Dr. Ernesto Diaz Alvarez lamented the fact that low-income patients do not have access to latest technology.

Source: DR1, Eldia

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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