Heart Care Foundation of India invites nominations for the HCFI Excellence Awards 2018

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Awards are not negative and motivate us to strive further for excellence

New Delhi, 13 August 2018: As part of the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018, the Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) has invited nominations for the HCFI Excellence Awards to be held during the Mela. Awards are designed to honor the best contributions from individuals and organizations in healthcare. The idea is also to inspire other likeminded entities to participate in a grander scale and make the “Healthcare for all” movement a success.

Awards often have negative connotations. However, they are aimed at recognizing excellence, and are a public acknowledgement of the years of hard work and dedication put in by individuals and organizations. Awards can be bestowed by the government, professional associations, organizations, etc. but for doctors, the awards given by the patient community are the most valuable.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “Appreciation, motivation, compliments are all non-materialistic gifts and are mentioned in all Vedas. As long as they are satvik and not tamasik or rajasik and do not increase ego, awards are beneficial. In Ashta Lakshmi, the eight forms of Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi represents our achievements and awards other than the material income that we earn. Satvik is when others appreciate you; rajasik is when you ask for it, which can even be for a consideration or mutual benefit; and tamasik is when you buy appreciation. Each award should build up humility and encourage one to work harder and achieve more than what has been accomplished. Awards also motivate others to strive for excellence, which benefits us all.”

Apart from these awards, the Perfect Health Mela will also witness the presentation of the Perfect CSR Awards 2018 for the first time. Under various categories, these bring into light responsible business practices which have proven to be the drivers of change and impacted millions of lives.

Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of IJCP, said, “Humans seek reward and recognition. In basic terms, we have a physiological craving for the ‘happy hormone’ dopamine. Processing reward and gratitude is one of the fastest and most effective ways to release this hormone, which further contributes to a state of contentment and satisfaction. Without praise, reward and gratitude, the hormonal imbalance of a dopamine deficiency is likely to lead to emotions of discontent.”

Nominations are invited under the following categories for the HCFI Perfect CSR Awards 2018 to be held in October during the Mela.

  • “HCFI K L CHOPRA MEDIA AWARD ” for the best Breaking Health News of the Year (January to August 2018)
  • “HCFI Dr RAKESH GUPTA EXCELLENCE AWARD ” to a medical doctor or NGO for best philanthropic contribution in the field of a community health project during the year
  • “HCFI ABHEETA KHANNA LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” to a person for his or her exemplary contribution in the field of PR and Journalism during the year.
  • “HCFI ANIL JAJU EXCELLENCE AWARD” to an NGO for its best project in the field of health awareness during the year.
  • “HCFI QIMAT RAI AGGARWAL EXCELLENCE AWARD” to a school student for his/her innovative project or contribution in the field of health and environment during the year
  • “HCFI Dr K K Aggarwal Running Trophy to a nursing student or institution for an innovative project or contribution in the field of health during the year
  • “HCFI PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AWARD” to best performer from HCFI Family during the year

The entries are invited from any Indian citizen eligible for any of the award above and can be sent to hcfi.1986@gmail.com before 31st August 2018. There is no entry fee. Decision of the eminent jury will be final

Heart attack is often the first manifestation of heart disease in young

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Anant Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Electricals dies at 41

Anant Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Electricals, passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was only 41.

Coronary heart disease mainly occurs in patients over the age of 40, but younger men and women can be affected. An age cut-off of 40 to 45 years has been used in many studies to define “young” patients with heart disease or acute heart attack.

In the Framingham Heart Study, the incidence of a heart attack over a 10-year follow-up was 12.9/1000 in men 30 to 34 years old and 5.2/1000 in women 35 to 44 years old. The incidence of heart attack was eight to nine times greater in men and women aged 55 to 64 years. In other studies, 4 to 10 percent of patients with myocardial infarction were ≤40 or 45 years of age.

Although heart attacks are uncommon in young patients, yet they pose an important problem for the patient as well as the treating physician because of the devastating effect of this disease on the more active lifestyle of young patients.

Younger patients with heart disease more often have a family history of premature heart disease.

The most common and most modifiable risk factor in young patients is cigarette smoking. Cocaine use, factor V Leiden and oral contraceptive (females) use are other risk factors that are more common in younger individuals. Diabetes and hypertension are less common in young patients with heart disease in comparison to older patients.

The clinical presentation of heart disease in younger patients differs from that in older patients. A higher proportion of young patients do not experience chest pain and often heart attack is the first manifestation of heart disease. Younger patients have a higher incidence of normal coronary arteries, mild luminal irregularities, and single vessel blockage than do older patients.


If you can walk 500 meters in six minutes, you do not have significant underlying heart disease.

Everyone should learn the life saving technique of hands-only CPR.

Dr KK Aggarwal

Padma Shri Awardee

Vice President CMAAO

Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications

President Heart Care Foundation of India

Immediate Past National President IMA