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Medanta commemorates World Heart Day; launches 'World's First Heart Tunnel' to strengthen awareness around cardiovascular health

In commemoration of World Heart Day, and to strengthen the fight against heart disease, Medanta Gurugram in association with global medical device company, Medtronics has installed the ‘World's First Heart Tunnel’. The hospital illuminated in red, symbolizes Medanta's dedication to combating cardiac diseases. A 3D structure – 12 feet in height, 8 feet in width, and an impressive 20 feet in length – the tunnel is an educational exhibit that provides insight into the structure of the heart, how it functions, and what it sounds like. Through LED screens installed in the tunnel, patrons will gain insight on the various types of cardiac procedures (interventional and surgical), devices used to address heart ailments as well as learn about heart-healthy practices and those that are detrimental. Inaugurated by Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta, in the presence of the entire cardiac division of Medanta Gurugram, the heart tunnel is an immersive and visually stimulating experience – a unique medium through which medically relevant information is disseminated, allowing for a high recall value. Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta said, “It is imperative to strengthen awareness around cardiovascular health and ailments. Heart disease has significantly increased in India. While initially heart disease was seen only among older individuals, it is increasingly being reported in those between the ages of 30 and 40. This is alarming. Poor eating habits coupled with lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle have adversely impacted the country’s heart health. Added to this are high stress levels, erratic sleep cycles, excessive intake of tobacco, alcohol, bodybuilding supplements and environmental pollution – all which further increase the burden of illness. Therefore, I urge people to initiate health check-ups at an early stage and maintain a regular schedule for them.” Medanta’s Heart Institute provides the highest quality of comprehensive cardiac care to all heart patients through a multi-disciplinary team comprising cardiac surgeons, clinical and interventional cardiologists. Equipped with the latest technologies and sophisticated infrastructure, Medanta’s dedicated team of doctors ensures the best in class, end-to-end cardiac care.
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