Chandigarh, June 18: Max Super Specialty Hospital in Mohali, Punjab, a prominent healthcare institution, joined hands with the Physician Forum in Chandigarh to host an enlightening and impactful ‘Heart Failure Symposium.’ This engaging symposium took place on Sunday at a prestigious hotel, attracting over 235 esteemed doctors from various parts of Northern India. The event aimed to facilitate discussions on the latest advancements in heart failure management and treatment, contributing to the medical community’s knowledge and expertise.
Renowned Experts Share Insights at the Symposium
Distinguished speakers from the field of cardiology graced the symposium, providing valuable insights and expertise. Notable personalities included Dr. Sudheer Saxena, Head of Cardiology at Max Hospital in Mohali, Dr. JPS Sowney, Chairman of Cardiology at Sir Gangaram Hospital, Dr. TS Kaler, Chairman of Cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Dr. HK Bali, Chairman of Cardiology at Paras Hospitals, Dr. UP Singh, Director of Cardiology at Prime Diagnostic Center, Dr. Arun Chopra, Director of Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dr. Sundeep Mishra, ex-Professor of Cardiology at AIIMS, New Delhi, and Vice Chairman at NIMS University, Jaipur, and Dr. Anurag Sharma, Director of Cardiology at Ojas Alchemist Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Vinay Sakhuja, Senior Director of Kidney Transplant and Nephrology at Max Hospital, Mohali, Dr. B. S. Bhatia, President of Physician Forum Chandigarh, and Dr. Vijay Kumar, Member of Punjab Medical Council, were also present during this significant event.
Exploring Crucial Topics in Heart Failure Management
The symposium centered around critical topics that hold immense significance in the field of heart failure. Participants engaged in discussions encompassing past, present, and future challenges related to heart-related issues, including the latest developments in managing heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). The experts also delved into subjects such as resistant and recurrent heart failure, reversible causes of heart failure and their appropriate management, the perspective of nephrologists on heart failure with chronic kidney disease, electrical modulation of the heart in heart failure, and coronary interventions in intractable heart failure.
Addressing the Importance of Heart Failure Treatment
During his address at the symposium, Dr. Sudheer Saxena, Senior Director and Head of Cardiology at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali, emphasized the growing concern of heart failure, which is rapidly assuming pandemic proportions in India. He highlighted that heart failure is the primary cause of hospitalizations among individuals aged 65 and above, manifesting as symptoms like shortness of breath, swelling of extremities, and fatigue. Dr. Saxena acknowledged the significant advancements made in the past decade in effectively treating this serious condition, which is often the result of various cardiovascular problems such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
Max Super Specialty Hospital’s Commitment to Comprehensive Healthcare
Dr. Pinak Modgil, Senior Vice President and Unit Head of Max Super Specialty Hospital in Mohali, expressed the institution’s unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional healthcare services through the utilization of cutting-edge medical technology. He emphasized that the ‘Heart Failure Symposium’ provided an exceptional platform for experts to exchange innovative ideas and approaches in the management and treatment of heart failure patients. Considering the alarming rise of heart failure as a critical health concern, collaborative efforts like this symposium play a crucial role in combating the growing threat and enhancing the overall well-being of patients.