Evercare Hospital Dhaka, the country’s first JCI accredited hospital, announced the launch of a new Heart Failure Clinic at an inaugural program on Tuesday.
All clinical consultations related to heart failure are available in this clinic under the supervision of experienced doctors, reads a press release. Senior Consultant of Heart Failure Clinic and Interventional Cardiology, Evercare Hospital Dhaka Professor Dr M Atahar Ali will lead the clinic.
Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Prof Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed attended the event as the chief guest. The special guests were Prof AKM Mohibullah, president, Bangladesh Cardiac Society, and former Director, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and Dr Abdullah Al Shafi Majumdar, secretary general, Bangladesh Cardiac Society, former director and Professor, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).
Chief guest Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed said in his speech: “I am delighted to inaugurate this Heart Failure Clinic. Heartfelt thanks to the Evercare Hospital Dhaka authorities and all concerned for keeping the promise of ensuring world-class treatment in the country.”
“I think the standard of treatment and doctors in our country is no less than the developed countries of the world. Anyone can suffer from heart failure due to our current lifestyle. So, to be safe from this risk we should quit smoking, stop eating sugar, eat less salt, try to be tension-free, give up a monotonous lifestyle etc,” he added.
He also called upon all to work together to make Bangladesh a developed country by 2041 and implement a better health system in the country.
Professor Dr M Atahar Ali, senior consultant of Evercare Heart Failure and Arrhythmia unit said: “Heart failure is a very common and serious physical condition which requires timely and appropriate treatment. Otherwise, the patient’s risk of death may be greatly increased. The number of patients at risk of heart failure in the country is increasing day by day due to unhealthy lifestyles.”
“This is why we have taken the initiative to launch this clinic. We are hopeful that we will be able to provide world-class healthcare to all patients through this clinic,” he added.
Dr Arif Mahmud, deputy director of Medical Services, Evercare Hospital Dhaka said: “Cardiovascular diseases are increasing every year alarmingly in our country. The number of heart failure patients is also significantly high. Treatment and life expectancy of these patients is dependent on awareness, medication and change in lifestyle.”
“Evercare Hospital Dhaka is launching Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Unit with an aim to provide comprehensive heart failure treatment to the patients under one roof,” he added.