Dr HK Bali unveils Fortis’ SENIORSFIRST Privilege Card
Dr H K Bali also delivered a health awareness talk to senior citizens
The Voice of Chandigarh: Photo by T S Bedi
Fortis Hospital, Mohali unveiled a SENIORSFIRST Privilege Card at a health camp for senior citizens here today. On this occasion, Dr H K Bali, Director, Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali delivered a talk organized for members of Chandigarh Senior Citizens Association.
Speaking on the development in the diagnosis and interventional cardiology, Dr Bali said, “Most heart diseases in elderly patients can be diagnosed and treated as well as younger patients. He also said that quite often, senior citizens have additional medical problems like kidney disease, chronic respiratory diseases, old paralytic strokes and hematological problems. These co-morbidities make management of diseases a challenge and quite often a multi-disciplinary approach is required.”
India has a very significant ageing population. This reflects positively for our healthcare policies. Over last 30 years, life expectancy has increased by 10 years. Elderly people are prone to heart disease more than their younger colleagues. Heart diseases present quite often in a subtle manner in these senior citizens. Symptoms are either absent or atypical so diagnosis is a challenge. Dr Bali made senior citizens aware of subtle signs of heart attack to a gathering of senior citizens.