Abu Dhabi Emphasize on Cardiovascular Diseases Prevention

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heart diseaseAbu Dhabi medical experts stress on the prevention rather than treatment of cardiovascular diseases, which exceed its normal measures and make the region on the top of victims. According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD) the cardiovascular diseases contributed to 24% of all deaths in the emirate in 2008 .

Experts stress on more intensive heart-related campaigns to raise awareness and adopt preventive steps, because about 40% of the residents are unaware of their heart ailments.

Dr. Shehab announced that FDA had approved ROSUVASTATIN from AstraZeneca, which reduces the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and arterial revascularization procedures in individuals without clinically evident coronary heart disease, but with a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on age and the presence of CVD risk factor.

He added "Usually, we treat patients after we discover they have a cardiological disease, but this medicine can tackle the early signs of the diseases."

Due to the fact that UAE is the second in the world in diabetes, around 25% of people in the UAE are diabetic, 25% have high blood pressure and 20-25 percent have high cholesterol not to mention smoking that is increasing amongst teenagers.

Dr. Binbrek added that UAE has a high rate of heart attacks due to the big change in lifestyle.

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