Cardiac Wellness Institute, established as a pioneer in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation in South India, partners with premier heart care centres like Fortis Malar Hospital and Frontier Lifeline Hospital to make these services widely available to patients.
With the incidence of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities, heart attack and stroke rapidly rising, we are joining hands with the public, medical professionals and policymakers to control and cure disease as effectively as possible.
A series of workshops were held between January and July 2017 to increase awareness about prevention of heart diseases by healthy lifestyle. Men and women of all ages and walks of life participated enthusiastically and gave positive feedback.
Dr. Anand Chockalingam (Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA), the Chief Guest at the bootcamp held on 22 July, stressed the importance of gratitude on a minute-by-minute basis. He also encouraged the participants to involve themselves passionately and wholeheartedly in their daily activities.
“We have learnt how to incorporate simple health-promoting practices in our everyday life” said a couple who attended the full-day workshop at Cardiac Wellness Institute in January 2017.
“My mind was filled with fear and doubts about my health ever since my bypass surgery. The program has helped me overcome those fears and look ahead to a happier and healthier life” said a 74 year old gentleman after attending the bootcamp in July 2017.
Team Cardiac Wellness Institute is glad to be providing the much-needed education and awareness to our people.
The prevention and rehabilitation programs at Cardiac Wellness Institute have produced excellent results in our patients.
Heart Asia, a leading medical journal of the BMJ group has recently published the outcomes, such as decrease in body weight, increase in exercise capacity and improvement in angina and health related behaviour, in South Indians who followed our programs. This is a landmark study as it is the first scientific evidence showing that a holistic exercise-cum-education strategy works in our population.
Indian Heart Journal has carried two of our publications detailing the importance of prevention programs and intensive cardiac rehabilitation in our country.
Dr. Priya Chockalingam’s health talk was telecast in Kalaignar TV at 7am every Friday morning from February to July 2017 in Vidiyale Vaa program.
Several awareness articles have been published in the Tamil weekly magazine Rani to help people understand the importance of heart-healthy lifestyle.