Egypt’s Health Ministry announces  “Heart Protection for Athletes” program

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Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced that it will launch the “Heart Protection for Athletes” program to include early detection of heart disease and training for cardiac resuscitation, in cooperation between the Hospital Authority and educational institutes represented by the National Heart Institute, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Egyptian Football Association, and the American Heart Association.

This came during the opening session of the third annual conference of the National Heart Institute, under the patronage of Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population, and in the presence of Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sherif Wadih, Advisor to the Minister of Health and Population, Gamal Allam, President of the Football Association, and Walid Al-Attar, Executive Director of the Football Association. Egyptian football.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry on Tuesday, the Ministry will establish an integrated sports medicine center to expand within the National Motor and Neurological Institute.

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Population, said that the conference reflects the vision of the Ministry of Health in paying attention to the health condition of the Egyptian citizen, as well as shedding light on sports medicine, early detection of heart disease in athletes, preventing its occurrence, and rapid intervention and treatment in the event of any medical crisis occurring in the athlete’s heart.

He also emphasized its role as an important scientific platform that includes theoretical and discussion scientific sessions on the latest findings of modern medicine in the field of heart treatment and surgery and sports medicine, which is held over two days, and is lectured by a number of the best cadres and experts in this vital file.

During the conference, the Minister of Youth and Sports announced the formation of a higher committee that includes representatives from the Ministries of Health and Sports and other partner agencies, to discuss the latest treatment protocols that contribute to reducing the incidence of sudden heart attacks in athletes, headed by Hazem Khamis, Professor of Cardiology at the National Heart Institute and Chairman of the Doping Committee of the Egyptian Football Association.

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