Journal international de médecine physique et de réadaptation

Journal international de médecine physique et de réadaptation
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ISSN: 2329-9096


Developing a Knowledge, Attitude, Practices Questionnaire on Modifiable Risk Factors and Role of Exercise in Ischemic Heart Disease in Urban Population: A Cross Sectional Observational Study

Rutika Tavargeri

Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) or Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) or Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common form of disease that causes heart problems caused by narrowed coronary arteries. The narrowing can be caused by a blood clot or by constriction of the blood vessel, usually due to an atheroma. IHD is the leading cause of death contributing up to 1.2 million deaths according to WHO in India. Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY) are the sum of years lost due to premature mortality and years of healthy lives lost due to disability. More than 50 thousand DALYs occur due to cardio vascular diseases along with diabetes according to a WHO survey done in 2015. One way of reducing these deaths is by addressing the modifiable risk factors by prevention and prevention is the better cure.