Message From Patron In Chief
On behalf of Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore, I welcome all the distinguished participants including local and foreign delegates to the 10th Biennial International Conference of Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular and thoracic Surgeons and Lahore Heart Summit ‘17
Cardiovascular remains the single most important and leading cause of death on the global basis whilst also causing chronic disability in a useful section of the society. Unfortunately the focus of this epidemic is now shifting towards the underprivileged communities of economically deprived nations. This disturbing trend is multi-factorial in origin, urbanization, tobacco usage and resulting unhealthy diet with sedentary lifestyle being listed as the main underlying causes. Awareness about this disease in South East Asia is quite limited and preventive efforts are ineffective, mainly due to illiteracy and poverty. Treatment of affected individuals remains a costly and life long effort with resulting drain on limited public funds.
The organizing Committee of the 10th Biennial International Conference of Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular and thoracic Surgeons and Lahore Heart Summit ’17 deserves special credit as the entire team has been working hard to bring together eminent international experts and local faculty of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, the purpose being to discuss new trends in treatment as well as utilization of latest therapeutic modalities according to local requirements and resources. This will help in educating local physician about latest guidelines for management of clinically complex and challenging patient subsets. The contribution of medical industry to this noble cause is also commendable.
I would like to extend warm whishes to all the distinguished delegates and hope they have an academically fulfilling time in Lahore.
Long Live Pakistan!
Prof. Dr. Nadeem Hayat Mallick
MRCP(UK) FRCP (London) FRCP (Edin) FCPS ( Cardiology) FACC
Professor of Cardiology
Punjab Institute of Cardiology,