Dar es Salaam, Aug. 15 -- Cardiovascular specialists have warned of increasing cases of heart-related complications in the country, identifying the main five risk factors for heart diseases.

A Cardiologist and Head of Research and Training at JKCI, Dr Pedro Pallangyo told the 'Daily News' in Dar es Salaam at the just-ended fourth SADC industrialisation week and exhibition that heart diseases were on the rise and mainly contributed by unhealthy life choices.

He said that although changes in life system have improved life standards on one hand, on the other side it has fueled the risk of getting Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), such as heart-related complications.

Dr Pallangyo said that the main five risk factors for heart complications an...