In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining heart health is more challenging than ever before. Stress, sedentary lifestyles, and poor dietary choices have contributed to a rising incidence of heart-related issues such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart disease. The World Heart Federation (WHF) celebrates World Heart Day on 29 September every year to instill awareness about the life-threatening effects of cardiovascular ailments. It also aims to educate people on ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
The epidemiological shift in India has led to an alarming increase in non-communicable diseases, particularly heart disease, affecting individuals at younger ages. As per a WHO report, India accounts for about one-fifth of the 17.9 million deaths caused by heart attacks globally. Prevention is key, and you hold the power to safeguard your heart’s health.
Early detection and proactive management are crucial in tackling heart diseases. The absence of awareness among the general population about cardiac disease is leading to preventable morbidity and mortality. HealthCubed, a pioneer in creating portable health diagnostic devices, is taking the lead in addressing these critical health issues. Regular screening using point-of-care (POC) devices, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, can detect a range of illnesses, including heart attacks. HealthCubed’s technology, such as the 12-lead ECG combined with cardiac inflammatory markers, is transforming healthcare by enabling early detection and averting complications.
But it’s not just about awareness; it’s about taking proactive steps towards heart health. Individuals with hypertension or those at risk must adopt a preventive approach. Lifestyle modifications, including a heart-healthy diet, regular exercise, weight management, and stress reduction, are crucial. Medications, when needed, can also be prescribed by healthcare professionals.
In India, the prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are on the rise, especially in rural areas. The main reason for this surge is the lack of infrastructure in rural areas. This means that many patients have to travel to hospitals or cardiac research centers in metropolitan areas for proper treatment. It is important to realize that addressing the patient during the early hours of any heart disease determines the prognosis. In fact, slippage of heart muscles happens during the initial hours. This is where HealthCubed shines with its HCXL device, India’s first multiparametric portable rapid screening device approved by DCGI/CDSCO. HCXL empowers individuals by providing instant results for 33+ key parameters, including blood pressure, cholesterol, and HbA1c levels. It operates without electricity or the internet, making it ideal for locations lacking primary healthcare facilities.
In conclusion, HealthCubed’s portable diagnostic devices are transforming heart health. By emphasizing awareness, early detection, and empowering individuals with accessible technology, HealthCubed is leading the charge in the fight against heart diseases. With more innovative solutions, we’re taking a significant step toward a healthier future for all. Don’t wait until it’s too late; take control of your heart’s health today with HealthCubed.
Dr. Gagandeep Kaur Chawla
Manager – Sales; HealthCube