Awareness on risk factors of cardiovascular disorders – A survey

1Pratheebha C, V. Vishnu Priya, R. Gayathri

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Abstract:

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD ) are conditions that affect the structures or functions of the heart such as abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, aorta disease, Marfan syndrome, congenital heart disease or it can be coronary artery disease as well. Adequate awareness of CVD and their risk factors and understanding the consequence of cardiovascular disease is of great importance for CVD prevention and control. Questions were prepared and administered to 120 participantsthrough survey planet link. The study population were college students of age group between 17 to 22 years. 74.5% of the survey population were aware of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disorders. 88.8% of the participants agreed that smoking may more likely to develop heart disease. 83.8% of them agreed that maintaining blood pressure under control may reduce the chance of developing CVD. From the above survey conducted, 81.1% of the college students were aware about the risk factors, symptoms associated with CVD. Even among them 56.2% of the survey participants know the preventable measures to be taken before developing CVD. More awareness may be created on lifestyle modifications among college students to prevent CVD.

Keywords:

Cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 3
Pages3565-3571