Coming up: Heart Champs Workshop & Heart Fit Program

In view of the upcoming World Heart Day on 29th September, we are conducting a hands-on workshop followed by a full-fledged lifestyle modification program.


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

Participants will learn about the normal functioning of the heart and the risk factors for heart disease, will do exercises in the correct and safe manner as taught by the physiotherapist, will understand about a balanced heart-friendly diet from the nutritionist and practice some relaxation techniques to manage their mental stress better.

The workshop will be for 3 hours from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and is open to all ages except children below 15 years of age. The workshop fee is Rs. 500 per participant and includes hand-outs and healthy refreshments. Groups of 3 or more will pay a discounted registration fee of Rs. 400 per participant.


Following this workshop, we are offering a 5-week healthy lifestyle program at our centre for those who wish to learn the skills and get trained in a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent and reverse heart diseases.  The details of the “Heart Fit Program” are as follows:

What? A 5-week program from 1st October – 5th November 2019; 2 sessions per week; total of 10 sessions

When? 6.30 am – 7.30 am Wednesdays (outdoor); 11 am – 12 pm Saturdays (indoor)

Who?  Anybody  aged 15 and above can participate; Expert Healthcare Professionals will conduct the sessions

Where? Cardiac Wellness Institute; 21, 5th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai 90

For further details and registration please call us at 9940408828 or 044-43192828 or email us at

2nd National Conference on Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

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.










Healthy Heart Hearty Lungs – Awareness Program

Heart ailments like heart attack, heart failure and cardiomyopathy, and respiratory diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, are on the rise in India. All these conditions can drastically reduce your quality of living and even pose a threat to your life if not managed properly.

It is important to understand that medically supervised lifestyle interventions called cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab programs are an integral part of treatment in affected individuals. In fact, a rehab program can help reduce your chances of future complications and can even reverse the disease process in many instances.

This health awareness program aims to help people with cardiac and pulmonary ailments manage their health better and also to enable disease prevention in high-risk individuals.

Registration fee is Rs. 500 per person. Please call 044-43192828 or 9940408828, or email to register for the event.

Coming up: Series of workshops on Mind-Heart Connection

Cardiac Wellness Institute is organising a series of half-day workshops with an aim to improve your 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) will be facilitating the workshops. The first session is scheduled for the morning of 1st December 2018; a further 5 sessions are planned in 2019.

Interested? Please register by 25th November 2018 by filling out this form:


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.


World Health Day Medical Camp April 2018

This World Health Day (7th April) Cardiac Wellness Institute has moved one step closer to its “Health for All” mission by conducting a Medical Camp from 5th-8th April 2018 (7 to 9 am) at the Elliot’s Beach in Besant Nagar, Chennai.

The parameters tested were:

  • Height, Weight
  • Body Mass Index
  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Sugar
  • Cholesterol
  • Hemoglobin

Each participant sponsored the tests for an under-privileged person from of the Urur Olcott Kuppam in the vicinity of the beach.

The camp participants had an opportunity to meet the Doctor, Physiotherapist and Dietician at Cardiac Wellness Institute to learn about how to modify their lifestyle for a healthy life ahead.

The Healthy Ageing Program: To make our seniors fitter and healthier

As part of our heart-health awareness campaign, Cardiac Wellness Institute is launching a program for senior citizens (men and women 60 years of age and older) to enlighten and equip them with skills for being fit and healthyThe Healthy Ageing Program commenced with a free introductory session on 25 January 2018. Several seniors attended the session and interacted fruitfully.  The weekly exercise and education classes will begin on 9 February 2018. The components included in the program are Doctor Consultation, Supervised Exercise, Nutrition Advice, Group Education and Counselling.

Please call +9144 43192828 or +91 9940408828 or send an email to for further details and registration in the program. Thanks to television media for carrying the news clip!