200 Cases Of Heart Attacks Reported In Kashmir This Month, Doctors Advise Public To Take Preventative Measures
At least six people have died from suspected heart attacks in different areas of the Kashmir Valley in the past 24 hours.
Local doctors have reported approximately 200 cases of heart attacks in the region this month.
The cardiologist Dr. Irfan Bhat advises the public to take heart disease seriously and protect themselves from the cold weather by staying warm and staying indoors. He emphasizes that heart attacks in this season are not restricted to just the elderly, but can also occur in teenagers, and therefore everyone should be mindful of their heart health during this time. He also advises patients who are suffering from optimum level heart disease to be extra cautious and seek medical attention as soon as possible, as the winter season can worsen the condition.
The deaths reported include Fayaz Ahmad Sofi, a government teacher from Durpora Zainapora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, who died of cardiac arrest on Sunday.
A 12th class girl also died of suspected heart attack in Sugan area of Shopian district on Saturday.
Other deaths include Jan Mohammad from Pulwama, a youth from Ashmuqam area of Anantnag district, constable Fayaz Ahmed Bhat from north Kashmir’s Baramulla, and Mushtaq Ahmad Malik from Ganderbal district, who all died due to heart attacks.
The cardiologist Dr. Irfan Bhat said “‘Less than 1% percent among the heart attack patients died. The 5 to 6 deaths happened at SMHS hospital this month, because they presented late. People don’t take heart diseases seriously in Kashmir.”