- Oct 12, 2020
- Social Responsibility
JD Health Offers Free Consultation on World Heart Day
by Vivian Yang
JD Health’s heart center organized a number of activities to raise people’s awareness of heart health under the international theme of “Use Heart to Beat CVD (Cardiovascular Disease)” on the 22nd World Heart Day on September 29th.
The center invited several well-known cardiovascular experts to conduct free medical consultations online, share heart disease-related knowledge and answer questions from patients online, covering topics such as drug use, disease prevention measures and more.
JD Health’s heart center currently consists of four departments: cardiology, cardiac surgery, prevention and rehabilitation, and psycho-cardiology. Led by Dr. Hu Dayi, one of China’s top cardiologists, the center offers access to more than 700 cardiovascular experts in China via telemedicine services.
In addition to online medical consultation, patients can also follow expert’s advice and conveniently purchase medicines on JD’s online pharmacy platform at favorable prices and enjoy efficient delivery service. Special discounts on a variety of blood pressure meters and other heart-related healthcare products were offered on World Heart Day.
Base on the number released by the American Heart Association, about 17.5 million people worldwide die of heart diseases in 2014, accounting for 30% of all deaths. In China, the incidence of heart disease is growing quickly. About 3.5 million people suffer from heart disease, a data released in 2019 by China’s National Center for Cardiovascular Disease.