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World Heart Day 2018: India could lose $4.8 trillion in economic output by 2030 due t


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One in four Indians suffer from a non-communicable disease, a 2017 report revealed. This year, on occasion of World Heart Day, a report published in Lancet highlights the rising disease burden of cardiovascular diseases in India. The study stated there has been 50% rise in CVDs among Indians.
Speaking to DNA, Dr Dev Pahlajani, Interventional Cardiologist, Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, addressed the problems faced in India, the difference between heart failure and a heart attack, and whether cardiovascular disease problems will increase or decrease in future.

Non-communicable diseases have become an integral part of Indian society, even among poorer sections of society? How is prevention managed here?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and mental illnesses, have taken a toll on Indians in the last couple of decades.

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