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Ahead of World Heart Day, Doctors Collaborate with IACTS to Launch its Outreach Program

- Vinod Kumar

The outreach program’s launch coinciding with World Heart Day aims to disseminate knowledge to the public and influence fellow healthcare professionals to foster cardiac health 


Bengaluru, 13 October 2022: Fortis Hospital today joined hands with The Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS) for the launch of its Outreach Program organized at the hospital. 

Inspired by Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the outreach program 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.  


Fortis CG 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 introduction of the outreach program 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.  


Speaking on the occasion 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 on 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 immediate effect on the body. Sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, unhealthy food choices and stress can all contribute to your chances of developing a heart disease. Having said that, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while getting regular heart screenings can minimize the risk factors and diagnose your conditions at an early age as well as minimize the risk factors respectively.”  

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

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