To commemorate World Heart Day on September 29, the Rak Hospital has begun free heart screenings

Responding to the constant rise in cardiac cases in the UAE, RAK Hospital has set up two free heart screening camps in Ras Al Khaimah.

The RAK Ghalilah Medical Centre and Al Hamra Medical Centre will offer complimentary screening of blood pressure, random blood sugar, body mass index and electrocardiogram (ECG), followed by consultation with a leading cardiologist at RAK Hospital.

The Healthy Heart Screening Camp will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays until September 25, barring the Eid holiday weekend.

“With the forthcoming World Heart Day on September 29, we felt it was time people focused on their cardiac health,” said Dr Raza Seddiqi, CEO Arabian Healthcare Group and executive director of RAK Hospital. “Our main aim o is to draw the public’s attention towards other diseases such as obesity, diabetes, stress and blood pressure that are precursors of heart diseases, and to nip these in the bud that will actually save hundreds of lives.”

Published: gulfnews.com | August 31, 2016

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