UNS — Students from the Faculty of Medical Science (FK) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta achieved another national level accomplishment. Tyasno Koeshermanto, Vina Sari Nugrahaning Widi, and Helena Adelia Prabowo from Medicine Education Program, won the favorite poster award in ‘AESCULAPIUS’ competition on Saturday (19/3/2022).

The competition on Atma Cordis Ilmiah “AESCULAPIUS” 2022 was held by the Faculty of Medical and Health Science Unika Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta. Tyasno and the team submitted a poster on cardiovascular disease titled “Yuk, Kenali PJK dengan CERMAT dan Cegah SEGERA” (get to know cardiovascular disease and prevention). The team won over 26 other teams that participated in the competition.

“CERMAT is an abbreviation for the symptoms of cardiovascular disease, and SEGERA is an acronym for the prevention steps. The poster also contains the definition, the incidence rate in Indonesia and worldwide, risk factors, and complications delivered in easy-to-understand language,” Tyasno explained to uns.ac.id, Tuesday (22/3/2022).

Tyasno said that they were happy and did not expect to win the favorite award. “This is because of our efforts to share the posted to friends, families, and other social media, so that the community become more aware regarding the cardiovascular disease and often ignored by the community,” Tyasno stated.

The team member, Vina Sari Nugrahaning Widi, explained that they discussed the topic because the fatality of this disease is estimated to increase to 25 million worldwide by 2030.

“According to WHO, around 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2015, around 31% of all global mortality rate. From the cases, the elderly become the largest risk factor. But it does not rule out the adolescent and adult age groups from contracting the cardiovascular disease because of the change in a healthy lifestyle,” Vina explained.

The sixth-semester student added that currently, the community also has food delivery or other cholesterol-rich fast foods with low fiber that could cause various illnesses such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

“The pandemic also makes the community reduce their exercise because they need to stay at home that become one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease,” Vina added.

Before concluding the interview, Helena Adelia Prabowo hoped that the poster could educate all walks of life and reduce cardiovascular disease cases as the number one killer worldwide. Humas UNS

Reporter: Bayu Aji Prasetya
Editor: Dwi Hastuti

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