Thank you for having your heart in the right place

First off, let me extend my sincerest appreciation to all who have contributed to the grand success of the Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Assist Meet 2013.

The Meet, which featured over 150 renowned cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons from India and across the world, witnessed discussions by medical experts and academicians on the important issues and technical aspects of critical innovations for heart failure management.

Conceptualized by Dr K R Balakrishnan, Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Malar, and his team, the meet saw the active participation from some of the highly acknowledged experts in the field including, Dr James Long, Dr V Jeevanandam, Dr Christof Schmid, Dr Turan, Dr Colleen Gruenwald, Dr Balram Airan, Dr Yugal Mishra and Dr Milan Chag. The meet also witnessed the launch of the Heart Lung Assist Society of India, paving the way to possible future collaboration between medical experts and academicians.

In conclusion, I am of the firm belief that conferences of this stature will help in the exchange of ideas and practices. Thus reiterating and strengthening Fortis’ commitment to better healthcare delivery to our patients in India and abroad.

Vijayarathna V
Zonal Director – Fortis Healthcare