23 Apr Heart Attack, No. 1 Cause of Death in Cagayan de Oro with 17-18 Weekly Mortality Rate
Mga higala! According to a recent article by Sunstar, the City Health Office (CHO) of Cagayan de Oro has reported that CORONARY artery disease aka “heart attack” is the number one cause of death in the city.
In CHO’s Awareness on Lifestyle-Related Diseases Summit last week, they ranked coronary heart disease as the top leading cause of deaths in CDO, followed by pneumonia, cancer, cerebrovascular disease or stroke, hypertensive or high blood pressure, diabetes, vehicular accidents, tuberculosis, and liver diseases.
For the year 2017, the CHO recorded an alarming 17-18 high mortality rate every week. Meanwhile, only 5 deaths every week was recorded for 2011 to 2016. The report also showed that majority of the persons who have died due to a heart attack are residing in the Poblacion area of Cagayan de Oro.
Kagay-anons are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid preventable risk factors such as smoking, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity and alcohol use.