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SCA cease heart beats of 300,000 people each year globally

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New Delhi:Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims over three lakh lives every year, including those of 7,000 children, health experts said here on Saturday.

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They stated that SCA takes one life every two minutes, claiming more lives than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. Over 60 percent of the people are still unaware of the disease.

“Ventricular fibrillation is the most common cause of cardiac arrest. Not every heart attack is a cardiac arrest,” said Vanita Arora, associate director and head of cardiac electrophysiology lab and arrhythmia services at Max Super Specialty hospital.

She said that during SCA the heart stops beating, no blood is pumped to the rest of the body and the heart needs to be revived through electric shock.

“Our aim is to educate people about the urgent need to recognise the difference between the two and the immediate measures needed to address it. If maximum Indians can be trained to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), many lives can be saved every day,” said Arora speaking at a panel discussion on Sudden Cardio Arrest and its Prevention.

Sumeet Sethi, a leading interventional cardiologist, said a heart attack affects the “plumbing” of the heart, caused by a blockage in a blood vessel that interrupts the flow of blood causing a part of the heart muscle to die.

“The heart must be “unclogged” with drug therapy, angioplasty or surgery in order to continue the blood flow to the rest of the body,” Sethi said.

“Cardiac arrest is reversible in most victims if treated within minutes. It can be reversed if a trained emergency rescue team reaches the person quickly. Chances of survival reduce by 7-10 percent with every passing minute.” he said

(IANS)

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Passion, Hard Work, Zest for Life Keep me Going, Says Anil Kapoor

So, what keeps so high on energy? "Passion, hard work and a zest for life!" he signed off

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Actor Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star. Wikimedia Commons

BY AHANA BHATTACHARYA 

At 62, Anil Kapoor’s fitness level serves as a goal for youngsters. The self-confessed sprint connoisseur is counted among the fittest actors in the industry and is also enthusiastic about yoga and weight training.

Opening up on his fitness secret, he said: “My trainer keeps changing my workouts so that my body doesn’t get too comfortable in any one thing. But the idea is to have a good balance between cardio and weight training.”

Asked about his diet, the actor commented: “I don’t follow any particular plan. I just eat what feels right for my body, and that’s usually healthy, simple food.”

A sprint fanatic, Kapoor recently got a chance to interact with Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake during the latter’s recent visit to India. While Blake was in the country to create awareness on road safety, Bollywood veteran Kapoor reveals the duo took out time to discuss health and fitness apart from their common interest, sprinting.

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Anil Kapoor. Twitter

“I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to watch and learn from Yohan. He is such a consummate professional!” said Kapoor about his experience of interacting with Blake.

Anil Kapoor rose to stardom in the eighties when fitness was not a priority for actors. Quizzed if today’s generation of actors is more conscious about health and fitness, the actor smiled and replied: “I’d say that’s a fair assumption. The youth of today are very knowledgeable about the science behind health & fitness and are therefore in a good position to make good choices.”

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After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor is still super-active in films. His releases thsi year have been “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga”, “Total Dhamaal” and “Pagalpanti”. His roster next year comprises “Malang” and “Takht”.

So, what keeps so high on energy? “Passion, hard work and a zest for life!” he signed off. (IANS)