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‘Alarming rise in heart failure cases’

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Medical Council of India Chairman ‘Padma Bhushan’ K.K. Talwar being felicitated by SVIMS Director B.Vengamma in Tirupati on Tuesday. —PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR
Medical Council of India Chairman ‘Padma Bhushan’ K.K. Talwar being felicitated by SVIMS Director B.Vengamma in Tirupati on Tuesday. —PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR

Heart failure cases are rising at an alarming rate and a whopping five lakh people are subjected to heart attacks every year, said ‘Padma Bhushan’ Kewal Krishan Talwar, Chairman of Medical Council of India and former Director of PGIMER, Chandigarh, here on Tuesday.

He was speaking at the 5th annual ‘Cardiology Chair’ at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS University), where he was later presented a gold medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of cardiology. In his oration on ‘Heart failure: Past, present and future’, Prof. Talwar said the number of cardiac patients was rising by leaps and bounds, while the developed countries such as the USA were facing the heat more. Recalling the practices in the past and comparing the same with the modern methods, he envisioned better medical practices to emerge in future.


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