American College of Cardiology (ACC) Past President Richard Chazal, MD, MACC, will be joined by JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging Editor-in-Chief Y. Chandrashekhar, MD, DM, FACC, and Emeritus Editor-in-Chief Jagat Narula, MD, Ph.D., MACC, at the 71st Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). The conference will be held on Dec. 5-8 in New Delhi.
According to a 2018 paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, heart disease is a leading cause of death in India and the prevalence of heart disease in the country has risen in the last 20 years. Ischemic heart disease and stroke account for 15-20% of all deaths in the country. However, over the same time period the U.S. experienced an overall decline in heart disease-related mortality. These improvements are attributed to lifestyle changes, including tobacco use, cholesterol, and blood pressure. According to the researchers, India needs to implement population-level policies to achieve similar gains.
The ACC and CSI will host a joint session on Dec. 6. Chazal will chair the session, while Narula will discuss heart failure and Chandrashekhar will speak on artificial intelligence in medicine. Other sessions they will participate in will cover topics including cardiomyopathy; ACC/AHA Guideline for Heart Failure Management; and the global practice of management of myocardial infarction.