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Healthcare Map of India – Urban Indians Have a Weak Heart

Practo today has released key highlights of Healthcare Map of India stating Urban Indians have a weak heart.

More Urban Indians are visiting cardiologists and consulting online

  • Overall, growth in appointments with cardiologists was 47% in 2017 as compared to 2016
  • Patients are exploring consulting doctors online as it gives them greater privacy and helps them to connect with specialists instantly. This is evidenced by a 203% increase in patients using Practo Consult for cardiovascular health concerns (CVDs).

Women are less conscious of their heart health problems

  • Out of the people who booked an appointment with cardiologist, only 25% of them are women
  • 75% are men in the age group of 25-30 compared to only 25% women and only 20% are women in the age group of 31-35 compared to 80% men were amongst those who consulted online for CVD and heart-related issues last year.This probably suggests that women are less aware of their heart health problems as compared to men.

Healthy wise?

·         75% men and 25% women visited a cardiologist for CVD & heart related issues in the past year

·         People in the age group of 25-30 visited cardiologists the most followed by the age group of 30-35

·         The age-group 25-30 also saw the highest growth in people visiting a cardiologist – 49% in 2017, as compared to 2016

·         75% are men in the age group of 25-30 compared to only 25% women. And only 20% are women in the age group of 31-35 compared to 80% men were amongst those who consulted online for CVD and heart related issues last year

·         Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai saw the highest growth (108%, 59% and 36% respectively) in cardiologists appointments in 2017 as compared to 2016

·         Top cities where people consulted cardiologists online the most include- Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune.

·         The months of July to October see the highest number of appointments with cardiologists in the year

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