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Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road ties up with The Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons

The outreach programme is a nationwide initiative launched by IACTS to engage with the public to foster cardiac health

Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road joined hands with The Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) for the launch of its Outreach Program organised at the hospital. The outreach programme is a nationwide initiative launched by IACTS to engage with the public to foster cardiac health and inspire a new generation of cardiac enthusiasts to make every heartbeat count.

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Fortis CG is known for its excellence in interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery has always been at the forefront of promoting heart health and delivering state-of-the-art cardiac care to the patients. In line with its objectives, the hospital has partnered with IACTS to strengthen its mission and reach of the same.

The event witnessed the introduction of the outreach programme by Dr CS Hiremath, Secretary, IACTS and a video message from the President of IACTS followed by a talk on cardiac health awareness by Dr Vivek Jawali – Chairman: Cardiovascular Sciences & the Executive Council of the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore and Past-President, IACTS. A yoga session was also conducted post the talk to demonstrate how yoga promotes heart health to commemorate World Heart Day.

Dr Vivek Jawali – Chairman: Cardiovascular Sciences & the Executive Council of the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore and Past-President, IACTS said, “I congratulate IACTS on the launch of the Outreach Program. This is a great initiative by IACTS which not only helps in creating awareness of cardiac health but also provides support and exposure to the medical community that they demand and deserve. Maintaining our heart health is extremely important. However, unfortunately, many ignore it as it does not have an immediate effect on the body. A sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, unhealthy food choices and stress can all contribute to your chances of developing heart disease. Having said that, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while getting regular heart screenings can minimise the risk factors and diagnose your conditions at an early age as well as minimise the risk factors respectively.”

Speaking on the launch Dr CS Hiremath, Secretary, Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons, said, “We are pleased and honoured to have Fortis CG join hands with us to launch IACTS Outreach. Through this programme, we intend to strengthen the Association’s activities beyond the CTVS community. The goals of the programme are to educate everyone about heart health and persuade healthcare professionals to promote cardiac health, and make every heartbeat count.”

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