In order to help people take charge of one’s cardiac health and to highlight the high-risk relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, RAK Diabetes Centre, Jumeirah, is organising a complimentary heart check-up at its venue on January 21.

The campaign includes free tests like ECG, random blood sugar, blood pressure, height and weight, BMI and consultation with a specialist cardiologist. The drive also aims to draw the residents’ attention towards danger signs such as chest pain, breathlessness, palpitation, fatigue, headache and dizziness — all of which can be an indication of potential heart trouble, particularly among those who are 40 years and above. The health check-up will be open to people from 10am to 4pm.

“One in four residents in the UAE is a diabetic, while heart disease still remains the number one killer in the country,” says Dr Mukesh Nathani, specialist cardiologist at RAK Diabetes Centre, Jumeirah, He said monitoring cardiac health was just as important for non-diabetics as well, particularly if there’s a medical history of the disease in the family.

Published: gulfnews.com | January 18, 2017

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