Chandigarh, September 30
Department of Cardiology held a walk under the leadership and guidance of Prof Yash Paul Sharma, Prof & Head in PGIMER sports ground on September 29, 2022 on the occasion of world heart day. The theme for this year’s world heart day is” Use Heart for Every Heart”. He said that this theme has two meanings one for the doctor community to treat patient with compassion and empathy and secondly for the patients it means that they should do physical activity which will increase heart rate and thus decreasing the incidence of cardiovascular disease. World heart day is the largest event on earth for creating awareness in the public regarding cardiovascular disease. World heart day was started in the year 1999 by world heart federation and since then every September 29, 2022 is celebrated all over the globe. Also the achievements and future prospective of the department of cardiology was discussed. It was decided that our vision is to decrease the cardiovascular mortality by further 25% by 2025.
Total number of patients attending out-patient department in the year 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 were 46829, 28674 and 71942. The total number of procedures performed in 2019 to 2022 were 11270, 4655 and 8308 respectively. Even during Covid pandemic of 2020 & 2021 Department of Cardiology provided its services to large number of patients and the mortality of ACS patients during pre-covid and covid era was comparable. The department of Cardiology with its persistent innovation and strategic treatment methodology has achieved least mortality in ACS patients (6.8%).