Urgent demand

SIALKOT: The senior cardiologists have stressed upon the need of promotion of the necessary training of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) among the general public in a bid to avert the cardiac arrests and save the precious lives of the patients suffering from cardiac arrest, saying that the training of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) has now become vital for the general public in the society and everyone should come forward to play pivotal role to promote CPR , which could also be helpful in reducing the cardiac arrest cases of emergency.

They also urged that the government should also focus on this direly needed step in the larger national interest.

Sialkot based senior cardiologist Dr. Suhail Tufail stated this while addressing the participants of a CPR training workshop held under the auspices of Heart Care Welfare Society Sialkot at the auditorium of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here today. Acting SCCI President Mir Alamgir Meyer and Dr. Mohammad Aslam Dar jointly chaired the event. Senior cardiologists Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed and Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed were also present on this occasion.

Dr. Suhail Tufail added that it was the demand of the day that everyone should now be well versed by CPR training for saving the cardiac arrest patients in emergency, especially in the homes. He said that as many as 75 percent people suffer from heart attack while staying at their homes.

He said that the direly needed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training helped to save as many as 92000 cardiac arrest patients in America during the last year. He said that as many as 60,000 deaths were occurred due to cardiac arrest during the first hour after the heart attack.

Dr. Suhail Tufail told the participants that the heart diseases were growing rapidly and spreading in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other Asian countries four times more than the Western Countries, while, the 80 percent heart patients were found in South Asian countries including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

He said that the cardiac arrest was now the number 1 killer globally, as more than 17.3 million people die of heart attacks every year in the world.

In Sialkot, the lives of as many as 112 cardiac arrest patients (who were practically dead) were saved through CPR training here during the last year.

Telling about the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Dr. Suhail Tufail said that after the cardiac arrest, the CPR provides a time window of only five minutes to save the patinas dying of heart attack by pumping their hearts in Quick Action.

He said that American Heart Association had already recommended the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for the general public.

“Heart wants to beat”, he added. He said that the heart diseasing were growing rapidly in Pakistan due to lack of knowledge by the people and no regular physical activities. He also announced free of cost Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to the common people in the larger national interest.

Earlier, senior cardiologists Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed and Dr. Zeeshan Ahmed gave Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to the SCCI officials and other participants there.

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