Webinar on COVID-19 conducted successfully

The webinar was a grand success and the feedback from participants has been great. Individuals from different disciplines such as healthcare professionals, HR professionals and general public participated and benefitted from the webinar. The various aspects covered during the session were biology of the novel coronavirus, its signs and symptoms, who are the high risk individuals and how to stay healthy and safe in the current situation.

The attendees were very interactive and clarified their doubts regarding prevention, medications, diagnostic tests, importance of exercise and diet as well as ways to ensure mental wellbeing with Dr. Priya Chockalingam.

HeartHealth@Home – our online portal launched

Cardiac Wellness Institute goes completely online to provide uninterrupted care and support for patients by opening it’s online program HeartHealth@Home. As continuity of medical care is the main objective of this program, charges will be nominal during this stay-at-home period.

What does this mean for you?

If you are a cardiac patient and would like reliable medical advice pertaining to your symptoms, medications, diet, activity and emotional wellness, you may avail of the online services put together by our team of doctor, physiotherapist, dietician and psychologist without stepping out of your home.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension or cholesterol problems and would like expert advice on managing your health through appropriate measures at home, you may enroll in our online program.

If you are a healthy individual interested in receiving personalized inputs from a fitness expert, dietician, psychologist or physician during these challenging times, you may join our online program to stay healthy.

How to enroll yourself?

Step 1: Provide your details using this online form

 https://forms.gle/kcBmyYoC33hjoCiQ8

Step 2: Receive an appointment for online consultation

Step 3: Make an online payment

Step 4: Get started with our online service

Disclaimer

HeartHealth@Home is a Cardiac Wellness Institute’s initiative to provide expert medical advice to individuals requiring services at home. It is an ideal service for people intending to get medical help for their health issues at home and is not an emergency medical service. This is a highly personalized service and should be used only by the enrolling person.

Heart of the Matter – Well attended

This awareness program offered a unique opportunity for participants to interact with experts in the field of cardiac care, to learn practical tips for managing their health better and to get reliable answers to their doubts on diet, fitness, relaxation and overall wellbeing.
Individuals with a history of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol problems, obesity, mental stress and other chronic ailments benefitted from this event. Dr. Priya Chockalingam introduced the concept of holistic heart health and enlightened the participants about basic functioning of the heart, and the mechanism, management and complications of heart attack.
Dr. Amirtha Ganesh’s talk on heart attack and how to optimise health after a heart attack was an eye-opener for the participants. He gave real-life examples to stress the importance of cardiac rehabilitation.
Ms. Meenakshi Bajaj’s interactive session on healthy eating concepts helped debunk some myths about diets and their ingredients. Everyone’s involvement and interest during the exercise session were spot on.
Participants also got to hear the experiences of a young executive who overcame his cardiac condition through cardiac rehabilitation and appropriate risk-factor modification.
The awareness program met it’s goal of spreading scientific and evidence-based information about heart diseases. The participants were glad that all their queries were addressed. The event ended with some healthy refreshments.

Heart Champs Workshop in Chennai colleges a huge success

In view of World Heart Day on 29th September, Cardiac Wellness Institute conducted the Heart Champs Workshop at MOP Vaishnav College on 13th September 2019 and at SDNB Vaishnav College on 18th September 2019.

Our Clinical Director Dr Priya Chockalingam addressed the gathering on “Lifestyle Risk Factors for heart diseases” and facilitated the session on mind-body relaxation techniques. The Physiotherapist addressed the importance of exercise training and also had exercise sessions exclusively for the younger population. Our Dietician stressed on the importance of a balanced diet, healthy eating plate and how unhealthy diet can lead to cardiovascular disease.

The Heart Champs workshop was held on 27th and 28th September 2019 at our institute in Besant Nagar, Chennai.

 

Participants learnt about the normal functioning of the heart and the risk factors for heart disease; did the exercises in the correct and safe manner as taught by the physiotherapist; received education about a balanced heart-friendly diet from the nutritionist and practised some relaxation techniques to manage their mental stress better.

 

2nd National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation conducted for healthcare professionals

The 2nd National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation conducted by Cardiac Wellness Institute on 13 & 14 July 2019 was a grand success. The pre-conference workshop held on 13 July 2019 and the conference on 14 July 2019 were well attended by delegates from all over India.

Faculty members and Facilitators hailed from various Medical Colleges, Hospitals and Universities across India and USA and shared their knowledge and experience with the young and dynamic participants. There were more than 100 delegates from various departments like Medicine, Cardiology, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Cardiac Technology and Nutrition & Dietetics.

The feedback from the delegates was uniformly good and the interactions among the faculty and the participants was of a high caliber. The take home message of the 2-day event was that cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary service that if provided in a scientific manner has tremendous benefits for those individuals affected by heart and lung diseases as well as their family members. It is important for doctors and allied health professionals to refer patients for these services in order to prevent future complications and aid in disease reversal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series of workshops on Mind-Heart Connection at our Institute

Cardiac Wellness Institute organised a series of half-day workshops with an aim to improve heart health and holistic wellbeing through a combination of group counselling, regulated breathing techniques and yoga. Dr. Priya Chockalingam (Cardiac Wellness Physician), Mrs. Mathangi Ramprasad (Counselling Psychologist) and Mrs. A. Sucharita (Certified Yoga Instructor)  facilitated the workshops. The first session was held on 1st December 2018 and 3 more sessions were held in the first half of 2019.

 

Walk Chennai Walk 2018 a big hit

Cardiac Wellness Institute hosted the 2nd edition of Walk Chennai Walk on 29th September 2018 to mark World Heart Day. The walkathon was held from from 6.00 am to 7.30 am at Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai.

This was an initiative to raise awareness about heart health and to involve the whole family in an active lifestyle. Around 400 people of various age groups participated in the walkathon and walked 2, 4 or 6 kms. The event featured in The Hindu Downtown and The Adyar Times newspapers.

 

Corporate Health & Wellness Programs launched

Team Cardiac Wellness Institute first understands the health needs of companies, organisations and institutions and designs suitable Health & Wellness programs for their employees and staff.  The aim of the program is to improve the health-related behaviour of participants and thereby prevent and  reverse cardiovascular and metabolic diseases like heart attack, stroke, hypertension, obesity and diabetes.

The program includes group sessions at regular intervals on exercise, yoga, nutritional guidance and psychosocial counselling facilitated by experienced professionals.

Better health of the workforce, improved workplace wellness, reduced healthcare costs and medical absences, and higher productivity at work are some of the benefits of the comprehensive health & wellness programs offered by Cardiac Wellness Institute.

Cardiac Wellness Institute provides hands-on training for healthcare professionals

There is both a growing demand for comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation facilities in India and a severe paucity of healthcare professionals trained in this field of medicine.

Cardiac Wellness Institute, the pioneer in preventive cardiology in South India, offers hands-on training programs for Doctors, Physiotherapists and other allied healthcare professionals. The aim of the program is to impart theoretical knowledge and practical skills pertaining to health education, dietary and psychosocial counselling and exercise prescription for patients with cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction, heart failure, angioplasty, coronary bypass surgery, adult congenital heart disease and valve surgeries etc.

The duration of the training program is 1 week; a certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program. Interested applicants may contact the Cardiac Wellness Institute team by phone or email.

Dr. Priya gives Invited Faculty Talk at JIPMER

The accurate diagnosis and adequate management of inherited cardiac conditions or cardiogenetic diseases is gaining importance in India. These are rare but lethal diseases that can cause sudden cardiac arrest and death in the young and healthy individuals. Early identification and medical, surgical or device treatment is known to prevent death in the majority of affected persons.

Dr. Priya Chockalingam was glad to share the latest developments and her clinical experience in this rapidly evolving field of genetics and genomics in Cardiology with the faculty and students at JIPMER in Pondicherry on 4 May 2018.