Santo Domingo. – More and more people are suffering from heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases, which worries cardiologists in the country.
Heart attacks occur because the population does not prevent cardiovascular diseases by developing healthy lifestyles.
The statement is made by Dr. Pura Henríquez, governor of the Dominican Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), as she heads the entity’s congress, which is taking place at the Jaragua hotel in the capital.
Dr. Henríquez said that the 33 percent of hypertensives and 13 percent of people with diabetes in the Dominican population also influence.
“Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the Dominican Republic,” said the cardiologist.
He outlined that healthy lifestyles involve eating a healthy diet, exercising and coping with stress.
“We are not able to adequately control the risk factors, we are not able to control high blood pressure, sugar, high cholesterol, we smoke, we are stressed, and obviously this increases the statistics in cardiovascular disease,” he commented.
He said that what is worrying is that patients are getting younger, when years ago cardiovascular disease was diagnosed after 40 years of age.
In the congress of the Dominican Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, 10 conferences are offered, this Thursday and Friday. On Saturday the Cardiovascular Prevention Fair will be held, where the population will be able to attend talks and have contact with doctors. The setting is the Jaragua hotel.
It is headed, in addition to doctor Henríquez, by doctors César Herrera, Latin American governor of the ACC; and Licurgo Cruz, governor-elect of the ACC Chapter.