Screening & Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

As part of its commitment to save many lives, Heartbeat launched a medical program aiming to screen and prevent cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in men and women. The program held in memoriam of Philippe El Hage consists of visiting villages all over Lebanon to provide villagers with screening tests for diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure as well as physical examinations by heart specialists. Following diagnosis, patients receive important advice related to nutrition, diabetes, and smoking cessation to prevent cardiovascular disease, while the more severe cases get offered the necessary medication for treatment.
With a total of eleven campaigns to date, the program has mobilized more than 200 volunteers whose expertise, enthusiasm, and devotion brought help to more than 1,500 villagers around Lebanon.

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