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Prevention of man, rehabilitation of the planet
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Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

Open Access

Prevention of man, rehabilitation of the planet


5th World Heart and Brain Conference

September 24-26, 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bruno Passaretti

Humanitas Gavazzeni, Italy

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Cardiovasc Dis Diagn

Abstract :

Our planet is in a condition of disease that is approaching irreversibility and the man is the first leaving creature able not only to change the course of nature but also to set the stage for his own extinction by his own efforts. Pollution is not only one of the major determinants of climate changes and therefore of planet health, it also has a direct impact on individual health. Desertification and depletion of aquifers will cause wars and migrations within a few decades. Physicians never discuss of planetary health they think they have to focus on human health. They donÔ??t realize that these two aspects, the planetary and the individual one, are closely related and aggressively pursue prevention of each human being is the way to save the planet. Heart failure represents an excellent model to face this problem. We have more and more effective drugs and devices to reduce mortality but consequently health care costs rise unsustainably. The only way to maintain sustainability of Global Health Care is to avoid that people get sick, working efficiently on prevention of heart failure risk factors: hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease and so on. And what is true for heart failure is true for each other preventable disease, from tumors to renal insufficiency, diabetes, COPD and everything else. If we look at the keys to preventing all these illnesses, responsible for the most health damage in terms of morbidity and mortality, we note that recommendations are always the same, healthy eating, physical activity, avoid smoke. And if we analyze in detail each prevention measure, and its weight on global welfare, we will realize astonishingly and fascinatingly that respecting those rules on a global scale wouldnÔ??t lead only to a dramatic reduction in people mortality and morbidity and in healthcare costs, but whatÔ??s more important it would represent the most powerful measure to combat global warming and climate changes. Prevention of man can lead to rehabilitation of the planet.

Biography :

E-mail: bruno@passaretti.org

 

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