Singapore, Septembe 21, 2022 – Farrer Park Hospital (“FPH” or “the Hospital) will hold a health awareness event on Saturday, September 24 at Pek Kio Community Centre.
Marking World Heart Day which falls on September 29, the Love Your Heart event aims to draw awareness of the link between overall and heart health.
Participants can look forward to getting information on the risk factors for heart disease, understanding the role of cholesterol, and the importance of exercise and a healthy diet.
Blood pressure monitors and a Body Mass Index scale will give individual measurements on the spot with help from event facilitators.
In addition, two cardiologists will be present to answer general queries on heart function and preventive measures against heart disease.
According to the World Heart Federation, cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer, causing over 18.6 million deaths per year.
In Singapore, cardiovascular disease accounted for 32% of deaths in 2021. This was reported by the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), based on information from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, and Ministry of Health.
Speaking on an example of a heart condition, FPH-affiliated cardiologist Dr. Kelvin Wong said, “Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an aging disease and is projected to become an epidemic in the near future.
“Recent screening programs are picking up increased incidence of AF in the aging population.”
AF is widely known as a condition where a person’s heart rate becomes irregular or very fast.
As an invited partner for the event, SHF will offer tips to protect the heart through nutrition and managing high blood pressure.
Participants can find heart health guides from SHF for themselves or to be shared.
Love Your Heart will kick off at 9 a.m. and last until noon.
About Farrer Park Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital is the latest private tertiary acute care hospital in Singapore. The facility includes Farrer Park Medical Centre with specialist clinics, medical technology, nuclear medicine and radiology services to support a wide range of surgical specialties in oncology, orthopaedic, gastroenterology and cardiology. Designed by healthcare professionals and conveniently built above an underground train station, the hospital is a carefully created environment to enable modern yet holistic care for all its patients.
The hospital shares numerous calming gardens and inspiring art works with its related hotel, One Farrer Hotel. Synergies between the hospital and hotel provide families and visitors with enhanced experiences in food and beverage, choices of accommodation, lifestyle programs and conference facilities. Farrer Park Hospital and One Farrer Hotel are part of The Farrer Park Company Pte Ltd, a Singapore based company.
For more information, please visit www.farrerpark.com.
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