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Acute myocardial infarction: What causes a heart attack?

Acute myocardial infarction or a heart attack is usually the result of a blockage in one or more of the coronary arteries but what causes this blockage?

Acute myocardial infarction: What causes a heart attack? Know these risk factors (Photo by Pixabay)
Published on Mar 11, 2024 04:34 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

TRANSCON-2023: Blood donation, awareness needed to mitigate blood shortage: CM Yogi

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said India faces a 15-20% blood supply shortfall due to poor awareness about donation. The nation requires 1.5 crore units of blood daily, but there is currently a shortage of 20 to 25 lakh units. Adityanath emphasized the need for awareness campaigns to mitigate the shortage. During the 'Seva Pakhwada' programme, blood donation drives were conducted in every district, resulting in the collection of 25,000 units of blood statewide. Adityanath also highlighted the role of technology in India's effective handling of the pandemic and urged experts to visit Ayodhya and Naimisharanya.

Sharing a personal experience from the Gorakhnath hospital in Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath explained how a crowd of relatives was sent out of the emergency (ward) just by announcing that all those present needed to donate blood for an injured patient who they had come to visit. (HT FILE)
Updated on Oct 07, 2023 05:10 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Common myths on blood shortage in India

The article is authored by Dr Parth Sharma, researcher, Ranita De, researcher in Lancet Citizen's Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System and Dr Vaikunth Ramesh.

The shortage of blood products has been a major public health problem in India. It is estimated that nearly 12,000 people lose their lives every single day due to the lack of blood products.(Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2022 02:42 PM IST
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