ARKA News Agency, Armenia
Sept 30 2005

ARMENIAN IS AMONG THE LEADERS IN THE WORLD BY THE NUMBER OF CASES OF
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

YEREVAN, September 30. /ARKA/. Armenian is among the leaders in the
world by the number of cases of cardiovascular diseases, as the Head
of the Therapeutic Department of the RA ministry of Health Vahan
Poghosyan stated. "The number of cardiovascular diseases increases in
Armenia and this acquires threatening trends", he said. According to
him, in the first half a year of 2005, 11 thsd 300 calls (or 15,7%)
for emergency out of 72 thsd calls. were because of cordial diseases.
For the first 6 months of 2005, 1400 people were hospitalize in
Yerevan with the diagnoses of cardiovascular diseases, versus 1300
people in 2004. "Prophylaxis and treatment of such diseases require
professionalism and latest clinical technologies", he said. Poghosyan
added that the healthcare system of Armenia has this potential, with
the consideration of increasing the amount of funds spent on
healthcare. A.H.-0-