IN South Africa, 255 people die from heart diseases every single day, despite the fact that 80% of heart diseases and strokes can be prevented. This is according to a report from Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa. September 29 is the World Heart Day and community members are encouraged to be vigilant of heart diseases and strokes.
Professor Pamela Naidoo of the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa said: “Smoking or vaping, drinking too much, diets high in salt and sugar and high cholesterol all contribute to declining heart health, among other influences.”
“We cannot overlook the fact that people are also genetically predisposed to selected medical conditions depending on their family history, and these people especially should heed the advice to take heart health more seriously,” she said.