Doctors, insurers learn about heart disease at BPH lecture

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Dr. Chirapan Chawantanpipat, intervention cardiologist at BPH’s Heart Center.
Dr. Chirapan Chawantanpipat, intervention cardiologist at BPH’s Heart Center.

Doctors and insurers learned about the third-leading cause of death among Thais at a Bangkok Hospital Pattaya seminar on cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Chirapan Chawantanpipat, intervention cardiologist at BPH’s Heart Center, was the lead speaker at the April 5 lecture co-organized by Thai Life Insurance Public Co.

Chirapan said coronary artery disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease kill more people than any cause except cancer and road accidents.

There are more about 21,700 CVD patients a year and 54 a day on average die of it, he said.