President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the second day of International Coronary Congress, organised by Medanta The Medicity. The ICC 2016 is a three day event that began on November 11, 2016.
The ICC 2016 will be a first-of-its-kind comprehensive course on coronary artery disease management bringing together the most eminent cardiac surgeons and cardiologists from the world on the same platform for a comprehensive overview of the subject.
The objective of ICC 2016 is to break the stereotype mind set of individualistic approach of coronary artery disease management towards more broad-based approaches built on consensus. It is the most comprehensive course on updated coronary artery disease management to meet the unmet needs of young cardiac surgeons.
Highlighting the need of the hour, Dr Naresh Trehan,Chairman, Medanta the Medicity said “I was glad to be a part of the first ever ICC which was first held in New work last year directed by Dr David Taggart and Dr John D. Puskas. Inspired by the initiative, the Medanta team decided to introduce the one HEART TEAM concept in India for best treatment strategies for the patients.”
“The ICC 2016 is successful with the presence of doctors from International and National faculty”, he added.
While addressing the audience at the first ICC 2016 in India, Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India said “Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of deaths globally. Among cardiovascular diseases, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) has the largest stake in taking lives of the people. The precious assets of our nation – the young population – are becoming increasingly vulnerable to CAD and heart attacks. By 2020, India may account for 60 percent of the world’s heart patients.” “This international conference, to my mind, is a great platform where steps necessary to strengthen our healthcare system into one that is universally accessible, affordable and effective can be discussed,” he added.
Felicitating the guests at the event, Dr Praveen Chandra, Chairman, Division of Interventional Cardiology, Medanta The Medicity said, “ICC 2016 has given a platform to enhance scanning & implementation of best treatment. Today, none of the patients go out of India for complex surgeries such as Angioplasty and Bypass.”
This event has brought together the Cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, Cath lab technicians, and other healthcare professionals with a special interest in the field of cardiovascular medicine.