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Xanit International Hospital with all our heart on World Health Day

Posted by Xanit Internacional Xanit Internacional | Posted in cardiology with heart | Posted on 05-04-2013

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This year, to commemorate World Health Day on April 7th, the WHO (World Health Organization) has selected the theme of high blood pressure. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure poses a challenge that we are especially committed to here at Xanit International Hospital.

At our hospital, we have a Heart Care Center that offers patients sophisticated techniques such as cardiac catheterization, the ablation of atrial fibrillation, and treatment for arrhythmias.  The hospital’s department of cardiac surgery is known for its expertise in repairing both the mitral and the aortic valves, among other things.  As such, our Heart Care Center has become one of our most distinguished units.

I’m sure you are already aware that we are committed to always have on offerthe most personalized, state-of-the-art care available for any problem that may arise.

With this goal in mind, our team of specialists in cardiology—made up of clinical cardiologists, cardiologists specializing in hemodynamics, cardiac rhythmologists, and heart surgeons—provides patients with access to the most up-to-date diagnoses and treatments available internationally.

When we found out this year’s theme for World Health Day, we couldn’t help but think how appropriate it was.  At our hospital, we have a longstanding commitment to cardiovascular health. As you already know, Xanit International Hospital is collaborating on the Andalusia, Cardioprotected Territory project, and we’ve always had a soft spot for the promotion of greater awareness of the causes and consequences of cardiovascular disease.

In our country alone, high blood pressure affects more than fifteen million people.  Apart from that, it is a very common problem worldwide, affecting more than 20 percent of adults between the ages of 40 and 65, and almost 50 percent of adults over the age of 65.

In honor of World Health Day, we’d like to give you some advice on how to prevent high blood pressure.  In doing so, we are joining the efforts of the World Health Organization in 2013 to “reduce heart attacks and strokes”:

  • Eating a balanced diet isessential to maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.  The cornerstone of any balanced diet is the consumption of a lot of fruit, vegetables, fish, and legumes, and the reduction of intake of salt and sugar.
  • Regular physical activity, for at least 30 minutes a day, helps keep our hearts strong and our cardiovascular systems in shape.
  • Giving up the use of tobaccohelps reduce the risk of suffering heart attacks and strokes.
  • Furthermore, regular blood pressure monitoring also helps prevent strokes.  It is important to remember that hypertension does not produce advance warning signs.

Because for us, your health is always the most important thing.

Happy World Health Day.

Mercedes Mengíbar, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager

Xanit International Hospital