360° Coverage : A joint venture to check heart attacks in India, US

12 Updates
A joint venture to check heart attacks in India, US
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

A joint venture to check heart attacks in India, US

Oct 4 2013, 1:00am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) An influential body of Indian American physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined hands to reduce the incidence of and deaths from heart attacks in India and the US.

Washington, Oct 4 — An influential body of Indian American physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined hands to reduce the incidence of and deaths from heart attacks in India and...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos Tweets

 
 
 

42 weeks ago

A joint venture to check heart attacks in India, US

Oct 4 2013, 1:00am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) An influential body of Indian American physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined hands to reduce the incidence of and deaths from heart attacks in India and the US.

Washington, Oct 4 — An influential body of Indian American physicians and the American Heart Association (AHA) have joined hands to reduce the incidence of and deaths from heart attacks in India and the US.

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and the American Heart Association have signed a letter of intent for laying the groundwork for collaboration in the two countries.

The collaborative venture is being undertaken in view of ever increasing need in reducing morbidity and mortality due to heart attacks and strokes, especially among Indians and Indian Americans, AAPI said.

AHA-AAPI leadership will be meeting in Dallas, Texas, Nov 17 to discuss details and develop an action plan.

AAPI-AHA collaboration will consider programmes introducing the AHA curriculum of resuscitation science in all Indian medical colleges and help develop training faculty in resuscitation, it said.

It will also consider working together to help community programmes in India and the US in enhancing the awareness of heart attacks and strokes.

"As we are nearing the 8th Global Health Summit in Ahmedabad, India, the signing of the LoI could not have come at a more opportune time," said AAPI president Jayesh Shah.

The AAPI-AHA Liaison Committee, chaired by Vemuri S. Murthy, will function closely with AHA in India and the US "helping realise the mission, especially in working towards building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke," Shah said.

With participation of US physicians of Indian origin and their counterparts in India, the American Heart Association and AAPI conferences are expected to strengthen the ongoing collaboration.

"Heart sisease and stroke are not stopped by borders and neither are the efforts to stop them," said Murthy.

"A strong relationship between researchers and clinicians will allow the transfer of the latest knowledge into state-of-the art medical practice," he said.

The workshop on resuscitation, involving hundreds of Indian healthcare leaders and providers, is designed to address the global crisis of increasing morbidity and mortality due to heart attacks and strokes, Murthy said.

The team of panellists from the US and India will discuss the recent evidence-based advances in resuscitation science to enhance the quality of global health, with specific focus on India, he said.

The aim of this collaboration is to work closely with Indian physicians to address the lack of adequate training of emergency room physicians and to provide a uniform curriculum for emergency care education in medical colleges.

There are currently over 41,000 medical students in 345 medical colleges across India and Murthy readily admits this is a major challenge.

India, with more than 1.2 billion people, is estimated to account for 60 percent of heart disease patients worldwide.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
12

Tweets

 
 
Update
11

4 hours ago

World stocks drift after US Fed stays course

Jul 31 2014 3:45am CDT | Source: Townhall's

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the... ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
10

6 hours ago

Diggers try to reach more than 100 feared trapped in India landslide; 21 dead

Jul 31 2014 2:01am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Aman Shah MALIN VILLAGE India (Reuters) - Rescuers in India were digging through swirling mud to uncover dozens of subm ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
9

1 day ago

Amazon to invest $2 billion more in India as e-commerce race heats up

Jul 30 2014 3:18am CDT | Source: Townhall's

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it will invest a further $2 billion in India just a day after the country' ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
8

1 day ago

Kerry presses India on WTO deal ahead of arrival

Jul 30 2014 1:25am CDT | Source: Townhall's

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, on his way to India for an official visit, has presse ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
6

2 days ago

Sri Lankan asylum seekers are economic migrants - Australian Minister

Jul 29 2014 1:21am CDT | Source: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense

Australia's Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison says the 157 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers are economic migrants seeking to illegally enter Australia since they came from India, a safe country ...
Source: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense   Full article at: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense
 

 
Update
5

2 days ago

Improving EU-India science, technology and innovation cooperation

Jul 28 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: European Commission

Researchers and innovators from Europe and India have teamed up to enhance cooperation and tackle innovation challenges through two FP7-funded projects, INNO INDIGO and INDIGO POLICY. The projects, which both began in November 2013, both aim to develop transnational and bilateral EU-India science, technology and innovation (STI) ...
Source: European Commission   Full article at: European Commission
 

 
Update
4

2 days ago

GOP Lawmaker Apologizes For Mistaking U.S. Officials As Visitors From India

Jul 28 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing. Rep. Curt Clawson caused puzzlement at a hearing of a House subcommittee hearing Thursday on U.S.-India relations. He referred to the South Asian nation as "your country" when he addressed the State Department and Commerce Department officials, both ethnic India ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
3

2 days ago

Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

Jul 28 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visi ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 
Update
2

2 days ago

Reconciling South Asia's Hindus and Muslims

Jul 28 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

A new government has taken office in India a couple of months ago, a government that was voted in to majority on the backs of a coalescence of Hindu support, the first ever instance in the country's history. The prime minister has the reputation of being right-wing, which in India means, in part, being unfavorable to the country's Muslim minority but has promised to treat all communities equally. Even s ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

3 days ago

No deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters since 2011 - Indian Defence Minister

Jul 27 2014 11:07pm CDT | Source: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense

No cases of deaths of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters have been reported since April 2011, the Defense Minister of India Arun Jait ...
Source: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense   Full article at: Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ankle tag monitoring for binge drinkers in London
London, July 31 (IANS) London mayor Boris Johnson Thursday launched the first scheme in Britain that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags.
 
 
Algerians observe minute of silence in solidarity with Gaza
Algiers, July 31 (IANS) Algerian officials Thursday declared their country's solidarity with the distressed population in the Gaza Strip by observing a minute of silence, a symbolic gesture of support for Palestinians as Israel continues to pummel the embattled coastal enclave.
 
 
Mexican journalist murdered at home
Mexico City, July 31 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican journalist was found stabbed to death in his home in the town of Guadalupe in the country's north central Zacatecas, sources said Thursday.
 
 
International experts arrive at MH17 crash site
Kiev, July 31 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) along with four Dutch and Australian experts arrived at the crash site of the Malaysian passenger airliner in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, the OSCE mission in Ukraine said in a statement Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Ishant to miss fourth Test, says Dhoni
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday confirmed that India's hero in the historic win at Lord's, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out from the third Test, will miss the crucial fourth Test at...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, July 31 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.21 a barrel Wednesday, against $105.44 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Moeen Ali spins a web as England tie series with big win (Roundup)
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ankle tag monitoring for binge drinkers in London
London, July 31 (IANS) London mayor Boris Johnson Thursday launched the first scheme in Britain that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags. Aiming to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Algerians observe minute of silence in solidarity with Gaza
Algiers, July 31 (IANS) Algerian officials Thursday declared their country's solidarity with the distressed population in the Gaza Strip by observing a minute of silence, a symbolic gesture of support for Palestinians...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India vs England: Third Test, Day 5 scoreboard
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard on Day 5 of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Thursday: England (first innings) 569/7 declared India (first...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ebola outbreak not a global threat: Report
London, July 31 (IANS) The deadly Ebola virus does not pose a global threat, a latest report has claimed, adding that as long as the virus continues to infect people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, there is small...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Aishwarya's beehive buzzes in Glasgow (CWG Diary)
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The Indian touch in Glasgow is just not limited to the Games. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's hairdo has been making waves in the Commonwealth Games fashion circuit. Rai was here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Robert Drew dead
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Robert L. Drew, an award-winning director and pioneer of the cinema verite genre, is dead. He was 90. Contactmusic.com reports that his family announced that he had died Wednesday. "He had...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Social media obsession goes up when abroad: Study
London, July 31 (IANS) If posting, tweeting to tagging ourselves at different locations has become a trend, latest research says that many Britons become 16 times more addicted to social media while holidaying....
Read more on Celebrity Balla