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Youngsters falling prey to heart ailments
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 29
Did you know that out of 250 people who suffered from heart attacks, 5 patients were below the age of 19? This shocking figure was revealed in a survey called ‘The Create Study’ conducted by Hyderabad based Mahavir Hospital and Research Center recently. What was also striking was the fact that out of these 250 people, 30 people were under the age of 30.

Dr Rajender Kumar Jain, Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist from Mahavir Hospital and Research Center, Hyderabad, who conducted the survey, said: “It is alarming how youngsters also suffer strokes. Youngsters today have started eating food with high calories and ironically, because of excess nutrition, they are developing insulin resistance. Given the current lifestyles of children and the growing threat of obesity, heart diseases in children is not a remote possibility”.

Recently, Nazia Samreen, a young 10-year-old girl, originally from Maharashtra, complained of severe chest pain and uneasiness. Initial medical investigations revealed malfunctioning of the heart possibly due to its weak pumping. Recommended doses of Aspirin and Heparin were administered to the child but the medication offered little relief.

Following the criteria of elimination, the medical team led by Dr Jain, conducted an angiogram to establish the coronary block. The extent of coronary blockage was creating a life-threatening situation for the patient. The patient reported 99 per cent blockage in the left main artery supplying blood to the heart, a release said.

The team successfully carried out the left main coronary artery angioplasty and stenting using Cypherstent. This is yet another example of medical excellence in the area of coronary surgery by an Indian doctor. The application of a drug-coated stent for childhood coronary artery disease is rare in India. The coronary artery block in the patient made this case unusual, both for the location of the block and the age group.

Coronary heart disease is a condition that blocks the arteries to the heart and causes acute chest pains leading to a massive heart attack. People prone to this disease are in the age group of 30 to 50 years and the survival rate is very low. Of late, however, the disease has taken the medical community by surprise by surfacing in teenagers and children as well.

If people do not make changes in their current lifestyles in terms of the kind of food they consume and the amount of physical exercise they provide for themselves, their unhealthy lifestyle could develop into Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Even in children and teenagers, according to Dr Jain.



Malviya Club lift Ajit Singh Cricket Trophy
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
A valuable 90-run fifth-wicket partnership between Varun Kumar (71) and Siddarth Verma (44) helped Malviya Club defeat Indian Airlines by 51 runs to lift, for the second time, the eigth Sahibzada Ajit Singh Cricket Tournament Trophy at the Guru Gobind Singh College ground at Pitampura on Thursday.

Malviya Club collected a cash prize of Rs 15,000 while Indian Airlines received Rs 10,000.

Rajender Madan was adjudged the man of the match while Varun Kumar was given the best batsman award. Sonu Sharma got the best bowler award while Rajat Bhatia got the man of the tournament award.

Guru Gobind College principal Dr Jaspal Singh, chairman of the college governing body S Avtar Singh, Delhi Gurudwara Management Committee president S Prahlad Singh Chandok and general S Harbhajan Singh, organising secretary Gurdev Singh and former Delhi Ranji Trophy manager Maninder

Singh Jaggi were also present at the prize distribution function.

Scores: Malviya Club: 183 for 9 in 40 overs (Varun Kumar 71, Siddarth Verma 44, Pankaj Sharma 26 n o, Sachin Chaudhary 20, Sonu Sharma 3 for 32, Rajat Bhatia 2 for 22, Vineet Jain 2 for 24).

Indian Airlines: 132 all out in 36.2 overs (Manish Sharma 30, Sandeep Sawal 26, Rohit Mehra 2 for 21, Sachin Chaudhary 2 for 26, T Anand 2 for 28, Rajender Madan 1 for 11).



Punjab Police to meet P&SB in hockey final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
Punjab Police will meet Punjab and Sind Bank in the final of the DDA Prize Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium at 12 noon on Friday. In the semi-finals on Thursday, Punjab Police defeated Indian Oil Corporation 1-0 while Punjab and Sind Bank prevailed over Army XI.

Punjab Police had to battle it out against IOC before scoring the match-winner in the 24th minute of first half when Gurvinder Singh pushed home a field goal. Punjab and Sind Bank had a comfortable go against Army XI as they led by 2-0 at half time. Ajit Pal Singh put them in the lead in the 8th minute when he scored a field goal while Jatinder Pal Singh converted a penalty corner in the 25th minute. On resumption, Army XI pulled one back when Avtar Singh scored off a penalty corner. Just before the final hooter, Ajit Pal struck for the second time to widen the lead of the Bankmen.



Surender Kumar hits ton
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
Surender Kumar hit a stroke-filled 133 as Delhi Wanderors defeated Oriental Bank of Commerce by 164 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground. Delhi Telecom defeated Paragun Club by 49 runs in an A-II Division match at the Ramjas ground.

Scores: Delhi Wanderors: 297 for 9 in 30 overs (Surender Kumar 133, Kulbhushan Bisht 66, Mayank Jain 52, Kishore Kumar 3 for 53).

Oriental Bank: 133 all out in 28.3 overs (Sunil Sharma 41, Kishore Kumar 28, Surender Kumar 2 for 17, Kulbhushan Bisht 2 for 28).

Delhi Telecom: 183 for 5 in 25 overs (N S Negi 48, Rajender Ahir 38, Bhism Mittal 34, Baljinder Singh 2 for 30, Aman Jutsi 2 for 29).

Paragon: 134 all out in 25 overs (Brijesh Obrai 35, Aman Jutsi 34, Rohit Kumar 3 for 16, N S Negi 2 for 28, Tara Singh 2 for 1).

Tarun, Sagar deadly

Devastating bowling displays by Tarun Kumar (3 for 25) and Sagar Midda (3 for 28) helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura by seven wickets and entered the semi-final of the seventh Rohtak Road Gymkhana Inter-School Under-16 Cricket Tournament for the R P Jain Trophy at the Bharat Nagar ground. Scores: Bal Bharati: 142 all out in 39.1 overs (Ujjawal Kumar 33, Abhinav Sharma 30, Tarun Kumar 3 for 25, Sagar Midda 3 for 28, Vibhu Sharma 2 for 32). R R Gymkhana: 143 for 3 in 26.2 overs (Udit Singhania 35 n o, Mohit Sharma 33, Saurabh Passi 30, Harshad Pathik 3 for 37).



CRPF sets up golf course
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
The newly-created Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) golf course at its campus at Kadarpur (Gurgaon) was inaugurated on Thursday by director-general S C Chaube.

This is the first nine-hole golf course developed by the CRPF on a 40-acre plot. The golf course has been named “Hot Springs Course” after the historic place in Ladakh where 10 brave CRPF jawans laid down their lives for the defence of the motherland in an encounter against the Chinese troops in 1959.

CRPF has been fielding teams in the All-India Police Games for the past five years and it also regularly organises inter-sector tournaments.



Ganga School students excel in judo

New Delhi: Three students of the Ganga School won gold medals in the 24th Delhi State Judo Championship held at the Defence Colony indoor hall recently. Sandeep, Manas and Manjeet were the gold medal winners. Gaurav Bharwala and Rohit Deswai won silver medals. Manager of the school Sushil Kumar Gupta and coach Santoh Rajput congratulated the judokas for their fine display. OSR


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