As cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) become widespread in Sri Lanka, the need for preventative cardiac care has become the need of the hour. Stressful work environments and sedentary lifestyles may contribute to main risk factors for CVD such as raised blood pressure, Diabetes, cholesterol and obesity. By bringing together cardiac services onto one site, Durdans Heart Centre has established itself as Sri Lanka’s leading centre of excellence for adults in preventative cardiac care and risk factor management.
Risk factor management through awareness and early screenings can prevent cardiovascular disease. Dr. Thisara Samarawickrama, Consultant Cardiologist at Durdans Hospital says, “Cardiovascular disease is sometimes called the “silent killer” as high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol do not present with symptoms most of the time. One can prevent heart disease by being mindful about risk factors and by undergoing regular screenings” .
A combination of lifestyle modifications, pharmacotherapy and the regular monitoring of blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels can help avert risk of stroke or heart attacks, heart failure, angina, and peripheral artery disease. However, lifestyle modifications, medication therapy and control of risks should be made at the advice of a healthcare specialist.
The Durdans Heart Centre specialises in comprehensive heart screenings that are conducted by a leading pool of visiting and resident consultant specialists. This aids in the early detection of risk factors that can prevent the development of chronic heart diseases.
To learn more about Durdans preventative Health Screening packages call, 011 2 140 000 or Durdans 1344 Helpline.