Treating Cardiovascular Diseases

Treating Cardiovascular DiseasesTreating Cardiovascular Diseases

The rate of premature deaths due to cardiovascular diseases remains high, said Health Minister Seyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi.

“The Health Ministry has brought two effective clot buster drugs (a type of intravenous heart medication to break up blood clots) under insurance coverage,” he said on the sidelines of the 18th International Conference of Cardiology at Tehran’s Milad Tower, IRNA reported.

Several measures have been taken during the past three years to increase public access to quality treatment and control strategies for heart disease and about 50% of the country’s hospitals have been equipped with specialized cardiovascular wards, he said.

The national document on prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has called for reducing cardiovascular diseases by 25% the end of 2025. The conference will conclude on September 16.