CARTAGENA, Colombia, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular diseases are a group
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 34 seconds someone has a heart attack, and every minute someone dies from an episode related to heart disease in the United States.
Hernán Fernández, a cardiovascular surgeon at Nuevo Hospital Bocagrande (NHBG), states: "The risk factors are divided into two groups: acquired and genetic. Acquired factors are lifestyle habits, such as: somewhat or very unhealthy eating habits that are high in carbohydrates and fat; lack of sufficient regular exercise, consuming toxic substances such as cigarettes, alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, and obesity."
"Genetic factors, however, are those we are born with and that cannot be changed," he explained.
He also made some recommendations about how to prevent cardiovascular diseases:
For patients who already have been diagnosed or who have a cardiovascular pathology, these recommendations are even more important.
Likewise, according to the World Health Organization – WHO: "Every year more people die from cardiovascular disease than from any other cause. It is calculated that 17.5 million people died in 2012, representing 31% of all deaths recorded worldwide."
About Nuevo Hospital Bocagrande
Nuevo Hospital Bocagrande is a highly complex institution providing health care services in Cartagena, focusing on excellent care under high-quality standards. It has the only multi-disciplinary team that handles therapeutic diagnosis of all patients with cardiovascular diseases in the region (Colombian Atlantic Coast). In addition to providing experienced, high-quality, scientific and humane service, it is committed to patient health.
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SOURCE Nuevo Hospital Bocagrande (NHBG)
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