Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
26th January 2019
Indian Hands-only CPR Records

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

1. 2017 Edition: "First hands-only CPR training of all PCR staff

Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India trained (one to one) all the operational PCR staff of Delhi police in hands only single rescuer CPR (CPR 10, First responder Bystander CPR). From July 7-August 10, 2015, 7204 policemen were trained. Indian Medical Association and Delhi Red Cross Society were also involved. Incidentally, this was the first police force to have 100% of their operational PCR staff trained in hands-only CPR."

2. 2014 edition of the Limca Book of Records: "Most people trained on CPR..read more

Exercise training programs in type 2 diabetes should be adapted to the patient’s preferences and comorbidities

Dr KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control their blood sugar and also to improve heart health, recommends a position paper from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology.

The position paper emphasizes that simply advising patients to exercise is not enough. Patients must be asked for their personal preferences as far as the type of exercise is concerned and an individualized exercise training program, taking into consideration the risk status, must be designed for them to reach the desired goals. The target goals must be achievable and measurable....read more

Practice Updates

No shortage of polio vaccines in the country, says Health Ministry

There have been some reports in the media regarding shortage of polio vaccine in India. This is completely incorrect. There is no shortage of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) and Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) in the country.
As far as polio national immunization days (NID) is concerned, the required quantity of bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) has already been secured for the programme. However, to ensure availability of safe and quality vaccine to our children during NID,... read more

WHO publishes country profiles of mental health resources

More than 150 country profiles of mental health resources have been published by the WHO. The profiles, based on data provided by WHO Member States, provide a national-level snapshot of the existence of policies, plans and laws for mental health, human and financial resources available and the type of facilities providing care.... read more

ACC Cardio-oncology Course highlights growing need to care for the hearts of cancer survivors

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is hosting the 3rd Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course in Washington on Jan. 25-27, 2019, bringing together top experts in both cardiology and oncology to review new and relevant science in this rapidly evolving field.... read more

Loss of muscle and weight associated with disability after stroke

Loss of muscle and body weight is associated with disability after stroke, reports a study presented Jan. 25, 2019 at Heart & Stroke 2019, a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke. Older patients with moderately severe stroke were particularly prone to developing cachexia after stroke....read more

American Heart Association promotes wearing red for women Feb. 1

The American Heart Association and its Go Red for Women movement are asking the public to wear red on Feb. 1 to support “Go Red for Women” on National Wear Red Day. The Go Red for Women movement invites both men and women to support women’s health. Heart disease is the no. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.... read more

Seasonal influenza may contribute to mortality in patients with kidney failure

According to a new study reported in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), influenza-like illness (ILI) likely contributes to more than 1,000 deaths per year in patients with kidney failure. Hence, there is a need for protection against, surveillance of, and, where possible,.... read more

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HCFI wishes all readers a very Happy Republic Day
To become a healthy republic, the efforts of government and private stakeholders in healthcare need to be supplemented by harm reduction by the country’s citizens
New Delhi, 25th January 2019: According to estimates, great strides have been made by India’s neighboring countries on the health development front. Countries such as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan now have better health indicators and in light of these, India’s health achievements are very modest. This is in comparison to even large and populous countries such as China, Indonesia or Brazil.

India’s investment in health is not enough despite a substantial increase in its fiscal capacity to raise general revenues substantially from 5% of GDP in 1950/51 to 17% in 2016/17. As India celebrates its 70th Republic Day this year, the time has come to ensure equality in the access to quality and affordable healthcare as well – in short, India needs to become a healthy republic.

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