The Ghanaian Society of Cardiology is now a member of World Heart Federation (WHF) & Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) August 30, 2022 – Posted in: General News

The Ghanaian Society of Cardiology is now a member of two reputable international organizations The World Heart Federation (WHF) The Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) About The World Heart Federation (WHF) A leader and convener in global cardiovascular health, the World Heart Federation champions heart health and acts to reduce the global burden of heart disease and stroke, which together claim 18.6 million lives every year. Our membership of more than 200 heart foundations, scientific…

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Ghana Heart Initiative donates medical equipment to 44 hospitals March 29, 2021 – Posted in: General News

The Ghana Heart Initiative (GHI), a project being implemented by the German International Agency(GIZ), has donated medical equipment worth €200,000 to 44 hospitals in the Greater Accra Region towards treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The equipment include defibrillators, patient monitors, weighing scales with height meter and glucometers. The GHI donation was financed by Bayer AG, a German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company that has special interest in CVDs. Presentation of Equipment Presenting the medical…

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World Hypertension Day – Posted in: General News

May 17th 2021 This year’s theme is “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer” focusing on combatting low awareness rates worldwide, especially in low to middle income areas, and accurate blood pressure measurement methods. Increasing hypertension awareness and early control has become even more crucial as managing hypertension reduces the risk of COVID-19 adverse events and mortality. You can help this year’s WHD campaign by sharing hypertension information and resources on social media, promoting…

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Pay attention to your health – Cardiology Society March 4, 2020 – Posted in: General News

The Ghana Society of Cardiology (GSC) has advised Ghanaians to pay attention to their health to prevent them from diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). According to the society, people were not paying attention to their nutritional needs, leading to high rates of heart and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) The worst part, it said, was that the country had a shortage of cardiologists, with a ratio of over one million people to one cardiologist. The cardiologists…

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Heart failure December 10, 2019 – Posted in: General News

What is heart failure? Heart failure means your heart does not pump blood as well as it should. As a result, fluid backs up in the body, and the organs in the body do not get as much blood as they need. Fluid may build in the lungs and other parts of the body and manifest as shortness of breath, easy fatigability, and palpitations. You may also notice some swelling in your feet, legs or…

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World Heart Day 2019 September 29, 2019 – Posted in: General News

My Heart, Your Heart This year on World Heart Day, as part of our mission to ensure heart health equity for all, we want to create a global community of Heart Heroes … people from all walks of life who are acting now to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives by making a promise: A promise to our families to cook and eat more healthily A promise to our children to  exercise more and help them…

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