WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2019) — American College of Cardiology (ACC) Past President Richard Chazal, MD, MACC, will be joined by JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Editor-in-Chief Y. Chandrashekhar, MD, DM, FACC, and Emeritus Editor-in-Chief Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, at the 71st Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). The conference will be held Dec. 5-8 in New Delhi.
According to a 2018 paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, heart disease is a leading cause of death in India and the prevalence of heart disease in the country has risen in the last 20 years. Ischemic heart disease and stroke account for 15-20% of all deaths in the country. However, over the same time period the U.S. experienced an overall decline in heart disease-related mortality. These improvements are attributed to lifestyle changes, including tobacco use, cholesterol and blood pressure. According to the researchers, India needs to implement population-level policies to achieve similar gains.
The ACC and CSI will host a joint session on Dec. 6. Chazal will chair the session, while Narula will discuss heart failure and Chandrashekhar will speak on artificial intelligence in medicine. Other sessions they will participate in will cover topics including cardiomyopathy; ACC/AHA Guideline for Heart Failure Management; and the global practice of management of myocardial infarction.
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visitacc.org.