The Alliance of the heart and the National Union of heart disease specialists launch the first day of the heart, February 14, 2014 ! The opportunity to educate French cardiovascular disease, responsible for 400 deaths per day, and claim the government a Heart Map, like the Cancer Plan.
Second cause of death after cancer with 147,000 deaths per year in France, cardiovascular diseases are steadily increasing, particularly among young adults and women.
Blame smoking, the prevalence increases in both populations, and metabolic diseases, Elizabeth Pouchelon, cardiologist and member of the National Union of specialists of heart disease analysis.
An estimated 20 million French are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
And things should not come to terms with increased risk factors are smoking, overweight, physical inactivity.
Yet the modifiable factors, such as Dr. Pouchelon stresses, being directly related to lifestyle.
” Cardiovascular diseases are chronic conditions that last longer than the cancers treatments are heavy, with 6-8 tablets per day which must adjust the dosage, which can take several months, and they have many side effects “.
To raise awareness of this problem, the Heart Alliance, in partnership with the National Union of experts in diseases of the heart, decided to create the Day the heart.
Nod to the day of lovers, it takes place every year on February 14 for Valentine’s Day.
For its first edition, the participating cities will organize events and debates in order to bring out proposals for a Heart Plan and will be included in a White Paper, which will be presented public authorities.
Among the problems that the Alliance Heart and the union want the government to tackle, figure simplifying the care pathway, much too heavy and complicated, says Elizabeth Pouchelon.
“There is a lot of work to do to raise awareness among patients and physicians to simplify care pathways, better organized and allow patients to find the professional they need when they need, “said the specialist.
Sign of malfunction : the high frequency of re-hospitalization due to decompensation of heart disease.
“The aim is to reduce.
Haute Autorité de Santé * made recommendations in this regard, but they are poorly followed, “laments the cardiologist, who rely on remote monitoring and telemedicine simplify the care pathway.
OSICAT The study was launched in June 2013, should provide a medico-economic evaluation of this approach in heart failure.
The establishment of a training day lifesaving in schools and the struggle for equal treatment of women with cardiovascular disease will also be promoted by the Alliance Heart with the health authorities.
- Sources Press Conference organized December 5, 2013 by Alliance Heart and National Union of specialists of heart disease and blood vessels in the presence of E Elisabeth Pouchelon union member.
Heart Alliance has an online support and information to patients and their families : Listening Line Health Heart 0811099098.
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