MeDiNova helps to promote World Heart Day Saturday, 29 September 2018

Posted on September 28, 2018
Archive : September 2018
Category : News

World Heart Day is an inspiration to everyone to change their behaviour and improve their heart health. 

Created by the World Heart Federation, and held on the 29 September every year, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that Cardiovascular disease (CVD) including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s number one killer today, claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.

Dr Essam Abdulhakim UK Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer for MeDiNova said:

“We are pleased to help promote World Heart Day 2018.  At MeDiNova much of our research over the years has involved cardiovascular studies. 

“Very soon we are going to conduct a new  heart failure study for a novel small molecule classified as a cardiac myosin activator.  Studies show this molecule improves cardiac contractility, through an innovative mechanism avoiding the harmful effects of currently used inotropic agents. Overall safety profile and tolerability to date demonstrates it does not impact on blood pressure, renal function, heart rate, or potassium levels.

“The heart muscle is the engine pump at the centre of our circulation system, pumping blood around our body as our heart beats. This blood sends oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body and carries away unwanted carbon dioxide and waste products.   As a vital organ we should all be doing everything we can to make a promise to live a more heart healthy life”

As part of World Heart Day the World Heart Foundation has the following advice.

By making just a few small changes to our lives, we can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as improving our quality of life and setting a good example for the next generation.

Let’s spread the word about how we can combat premature mortality caused by CVD, the world’s number one killer.  The burden of CVD CAN be reduced. But we must all act now. 

We all have a role to play and by working together we can help people live longer, better, more heart-healthy lives 80% of premature deaths from CVD could be avoided if the four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled.

World Heart Day encourages us as individuals to take control of their own heart health by understanding their own and their families’ risk of CVD and acting to improve it.

Small lifestyle changes can make a powerful difference to our heart health: 30 minutes of activity a day, giving up smoking and eating a healthy diet can help prevent heart disease and stroke.

It’s about saying to ourselves, the people we care for and individuals all around the world, “what can I do right now to look after MY HEART... and YOUR HEART, for ALL OUR HEARTS?” 

World Heart Day 2018 is all about making a promise to live a more heart healthy life.  By sharing knowledge, and promoting the day to family friends and others, we can inspire each other to become more heart healthy.