Tricity hospitals mark World Heart Day

Tricity hospitals mark World Heart Day

On the occasion of World Heart Day today,a meeting was held in the Department of Cardiology,PGIMER as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the institute during which the 2012 theme of Women and Child Heart was discussed.

PGI Cardiology Dept launches dedicated website

Chandigarh:On the occasion of World Heart Day today,a meeting was held in the Department of Cardiology,PGIMER as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the institute during which the 2012 theme of Women and Child Heart was discussed.

On this day the department also launched a website,,for sharing and enriching the knowledge of medical professionals and scientists along with connecting PGIMER Cardiology alumni members worldwide.

Women and child heart diseases are becoming more significant at a young age because of multiple risk factors prevalent in society.


Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease in children are more prevalent in developing countries as compared to developed countries and are affecting the young and tender hearts which need special intervention starting from womb to childhood.

A good nutritious diet along with a relaxed environment for pregnant mothers and genetic study and fetal echocardiography in selected patients will help in detection and reduction of congenital heart disease.

In children,good nutrition along with a good oro-dental hygiene and warm saline gargles especially in winter season from September to February four to five times a week may decrease acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease significantly in developing countries with enormous health and economic benefit.

Dr Yash Paul Sharma,Head,Department of Cardiology,Advanced Cardiology Centre,PGIMER convened the meeting. Faculty members and DM Fellows exchanged their views for an equitable,affordable healthcare system for risk factor reduction. They also pledged to work for novel advanced research and an equitable and affordable health care system over the globe.

Fortis holds walkathon

Mohali:To commemorate World Heart Day,Fortis Hospital,Mohali organised a walkathon in which community members from all segments,ex-patients,employees as well as more than 300 children participated. This year’s theme,“One World,One Home,One Heart” aimed at spreading awareness about the growing rate of cardiovascular diseases among children and women.

The chief guest for the occasion was NK Sharma,chief parliamentary secretary,Industries and Commerce,Punjab,the presiding guest was Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia and the Guest of Honor was Rajinder S Sohal,DSP,City I,Mohali. Also present on the occasion were Dr TS Mahant,Executive Director,Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and his team of surgeons,Dr JS Varma,Dr HK Bali and Dr RK Jaswal. The zonal director of Fortis Hospitals (North),Col HS Chehal and Medical Director Dr Gurbir Singh were also present along with a large contingent from Fortis Hospital,Mohali.

Free cholesterol checking was offered to senior citizens above the age of 60. Special discounts on cardiac procedures,surgery and health checks were also announced for the next ten days.

Doctors reiterated that owing to sedentary lifestyles and erroneous eating habits of today,women and children are not safe from Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD). Children were made aware of the harm that junk food and too much time on the TV/computer can do to them. Parents were guided to ensure their children participated in outdoor activities and sports.

Medanta unveils region’s first telemedicine consultation facility

Chandigarh:Dr Naresh Trehan,renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon and chairman cum managing director of Medanta -The Medicity inaugurated the region’s first telemedicine consultation facility at Prime Diagnostic Centre in the city today on the World Heart Day.

The patients,through this center,can forward their medical history and investigation details to the specialist at Medanta and can book an appointment for a video-consultation with him and panel of experts covering 20 specialties.

He said that super-specialists would also now be available to the general medical practitioners in the region for continuous learning and updation through video conferencing,especially when new landmark non-invasive treatments are being developed including valve replacement without surgery,and managing uncontrolled high blood pressure amongst high risk patients through a simple procedure of renal denervation.

PGI organises walkathon with National Institute of Nursing Education

Chandigarh:The School of Public Health,PGIMER,in collaboration with National Institute of Nursing Education organised a walkathon from PGI to Sukhna Lake on the occasion of World Heart Day today with the theme ‘One World,One Home,One Heart’ as a part of PGIMER’s ongoing golden jubilee celebrations and with the aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle in the city.

Chetan PS Rao,DDA and Prof AK Gupta MS,jointly flagged off the walkathon and also participated. About 150 faculty members,residents’ doctors,nurses and other staff participated.


Dr Thakur,Additional Professor,School of Public Health,PGIMER,Chandigarh and Dr Sandhya Ghai Principal NINE had an interactive session with participants and importance of world heart day was highlighted.