Palembang, The Indonesia Post – The Governor of South Sumatra, H. Herman Deru, sent off the participants for the 2023 Heart Walk and the Student Record-Breaking Self-Pulling Pulse Activity (MENARI) organized by the South Sumatra Branch of the Indonesian Heart Foundation (YJI) in the South Sumatra Governor’s Office Yard, Thursday (28/9) morning.
Apart from that, breaking the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) record for self-examination activities to assess one’s own pulse (Dancing) with the largest number of participants was carried out simultaneously in various cities in Indonesia. This activity also included socialization of Basic Life Support (BHD) activities.
In his speech read by the Deputy Governor of South Sumatra H. Mawardi Yahya, he explained that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular disease is a disease caused by impaired function of the heart and blood vessels. WHO data in 2015 shows that 70% of deaths in the world were caused by non-communicable diseases, reaching 39.5 million out of 56.4 million deaths. Of the total 39.5 million deaths due to non-communicable diseases, 17.7 million deaths or around 45% were caused by heart and blood vessel diseases. Under these conditions, the number one cause of death from non-communicable diseases is heart and blood vessel disease, including in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, deaths due to cardiovascular disease reach 651,481 people per year, consisting of stroke with 331,349 deaths, coronary heart disease with 245,343 deaths, hypertensive heart disease with 50,620 deaths and other cardiovascular diseases.
Riskesdas Health Data for 2018 shows that the prevalence of heart disease based on doctor’s diagnosis in South Sumatra Province reached 1.2%. Indeed, when compared with the national prevalence of heart disease which reaches 1.5%, the prevalence rate for South Sumatra is still below the national average.
Meanwhile, from data from the health services sector of the South Sumatra Provincial Health Service, in 2021, data on morbidity due to heart disease was obtained for 11,213 people or 11% of all reports of disease incidents. (mhn/ril)