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UAE has all risk fac­tors of CVD

- Health · Medicine · Healthy Living · United Arab Emirates · Abu Dhabi · Abu Dhabi Health Services


Ac­cord­ing to stud­ies con­ducted by Abu Dhabi Health Ser­vices (Seha), about 200,000 Emi­ratis have di­a­betes.

It’s on the rise, with 80 per cent of Emi­ratis be­ing over­weight and 30 per cent obese.

Obe­sity: Hy­per­ten­sion:

One in three Emi­ratis has hy­per­ten­sion, that leads to strokes, CVD and kid­ney dis­ease.

“All these con­di­tions are causes of the high rate of heart at­tacks and CVD in the UAE,” said Dr Ab­dul­lah She­hab.

Dr Fahd Baslaib, in­ter­ven­tional car­di­ol­o­gist and CEO of Rashid Hospi­tal said: “High choles­terol is one of the main rea­sons for CVDs and we know that ar­te­rial plaque buildup is trig­gered by smok­ing. Right now, 60 per cent of the peo­ple in the UAE who have CVD are reg­u­lar smok­ers.

“What is im­por­tant to note is that 80 per cent of deaths due to CVD are en­tirely pre­ventable with early de­tec­tion and treat­ment.”


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Dr Ab­dul­lah She­hab

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