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Heart failure quite prevalent: Dr Hiremath


23 May 2017
Heart failure causes two-three times as many deaths as advanced cancers like breast and bowel cancer said Dr Shirish Hiremath, noted cardiologist from the city. He was speaking to mark the May month as the "Heart Failure Awareness Month'.
"There is a lot of ambiguity around heart failure. Most patients either don't understand the condition at all or simply confuse it with a heart attack, which is a pity, as the statistics suggest that heart failure is quite prevalent and is fast evolving into a non-communicable disease of almost epidemic proportions. Since heart failure is a progressive disease, it can easily turn into a costly and potentially fatal condition, if not controlled in time," said Dr. Hiremath.
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