This was revealed in the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Indonesian Heart Association last April 6-8. The meeting took a number of recent facts in the medical world as well as a red alarm for women. Some of the speakers presentations which incidentally heart specialists elaborated on the dangers of cardiovascular disease in women.
“The problem of heart disease in women is increasing lately. This could occur because women are less concerned with her health and family matters more. Research also proves that women are often exposed to stress potentially greater cardiovascular disease,” said Chairman of the Executive Association of Cardiovascular Specialist Dr. Anna Ulfah Rahajoe SpJP FIHA.
World Health Organization (WHO) says that of about 57 million mortality worldwide in 2008, about 36 million are due to noncommunicable diseases. The nearly 80 percent of passing from non communicable diseases occurs in low and middle-income countries.
Noncommunicable diseases incidence continues to rise. Prediction in the region of Southeast Asia in the 10 year period (2006-2015) will tend to increase by 21 percent. Heart disease and blood vessel disease, and stroke contribute greatly in causing the fatality of non communicable diseases, ie as many as 17 million demise. This is surprising because cardiovascular disease is known as the men and parent disease.
It makes the women are not introspective. In fact, evidence shows half of the amount of 17.3 million deaths per year occur among women. The same risk also hit the Singapore. In his presentation, Lim Ing Haan MD, heart specialist, said the recent years many women who have a heart attack at the end of the age of 20 years.
“For its current the data is not yet there, but certainly the cause of the majority because of the smoking habit. Meanwhile, obesity is not a major problem in Singapore,” Lim said.
According to Doctor Lim, the incidence of cardiovascular disease in women each year continue to increase. In the last five years been a surge of up to five times increase in women cardiovascular patients. The Singapore government does not keep silence. Government to actively prevent this sort of movement to socialize the “Go Red for Women” is also targeting schools to explain in more detail the dangers of cardiovascular disease and its prevention efforts. Read the rest of this entry »