• SHAKE HEART

    S H A K E – SAVING HEART ATTACK KEY EFFORTS
    CREATING AWARENESS TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS

    International cardiac experts convene in Dubai for SHAKE Heart Conference 2024

    Initiative by Dr Brajesh Mittal raises awareness to curb acute heart attacks in UAE

    Acute heart attacks, medically termed as Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), pose a major threat to people across all adult age groups, and significantly impacts a family particularly when the victim is in the younger age group. That said, it is also one of the very few life-threatening health conditions which if recognised well in time, and treated promptly and appropriately can help save lives.

    SHAKE Heart, a platform set up by Dubai-based Dr Brajesh Mittal, aims at doing just that: raising awareness through conferences and talks of the critical importance of swift recognition and intervention to curb the impact of this silent killer.Acute heart attacks, medically termed as Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), pose a major threat to people across all adult age groups, and significantly impacts a family particularly when the victim is in the younger age group. That said, it is also one of the very few life-threatening health conditions which if recognised well in time, and treated promptly and appropriately can help save lives.

    SHAKE Heart, a platform set up by Dubai-based Dr Brajesh Mittal, aims at doing just that: raising awareness through conferences and talks of the critical importance of swift recognition and intervention to curb the impact of this silent killer.Acute heart attacks, medically termed as Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), pose a major threat to people across all adult age groups, and significantly impacts a family particularly when the victim is in the younger age group. That said, it is also one of the very few life-threatening health conditions which if recognised well in time, and treated promptly and appropriately can help save lives.

    SHAKE Heart, a platform set up by Dubai-based Dr Brajesh Mittal, aims at doing just that: raising awareness through conferences and talks of the critical importance of swift recognition and intervention to curb the impact of this silent killer.

    Advances in cardiac care highlighted

    In its eighth edition, the annual SHAKE Heart Conference, this year brought together internationally renowned heart specialists, both in person and virtually, at the prestigious Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai. This one-day event, accredited by CME, fielded experts from across the globe to discuss cutting-edge advancements in cardiac care. The acronym SHAKE stands for Saving Heart Attacks-Key Efforts, a fitting descriptor for the conference’s mission.

    Leading the charge as the architect of this transformative event is Dr Mittal, Deputy Medical Director and Interventional Cardiologist at Medcare Hospital Dubai. The head of the hospital’s cardiology department, he emphasised the conference’s crucial role in combating heart disease, a malady that affects men and women alike.

    Underscoring the evolving landscape of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Mittal remarked, “Though coronary artery disease is the most common, incidences of pulmonary embolisms are also on the rise especially in people in the age group of 30-40 years. Sophisticated, appropriate, and early use of advanced techniques can save precious lives.’’

    Innovation in latest intervention strategies

    Throughout the conference, attendees were treated to a series of engaging and insightful presentations by esteemed international cardiologists. These sessions delved into the latest techniques, supported by compelling case studies. Beyond mere education, the event fostered a dynamic exchange of ideas among medical professionals, paving the way for collaborative discussions on innovative intervention strategies.

    Addressing the gathering remotely, Dr Azad Moopen, founder and chairman of Aster DM Healthcare says, “I am hopeful that this conference will provide more insights in educating about acute heart attacks and narrowing the significant gap by creating awareness of the importance of early recognition and early treatment of this major killer.“

    Considering the rising incidence of heart disease and its occurrence at younger ages in the UAE, staying abreast of medical advancements is imperative. The SHAKE Heart Conference serves as a vital platform for disseminating knowledge and promoting awareness in the fight against cardiovascular ailments.

    Dr Mohammad Al Redha, President-Emirates Health Informatics Society, meanwhile, concluded, “Through the convergence of digital health technologies and cardiac care, we’re witnessing a profound transformation in how we combat acute heart attacks like STEMI. By equipping healthcare professionals with cutting-edge tools and empowering the public with comprehensive education, we’re not just saving lives, but reshaping the very landscape of cardiovascular medicine.”

    SCALEHEART UNDERLINES DEDICATED CARDIAC CENTERS

    November 7, 2016 by Source - Gulf Today
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    Heart attack, the Number 1 killer disease in the UAE, has 30 per cent representation in the population, a nationwide seminar ScaleHeart 2016 has observed.

    Ignorance is stated to be the main killing factor among all heart attack cases.

    A heart attack awareness drive has been initiated by Scale foundation under the patronage of Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi.

    The seminar, held in Dubai on Friday, was part of a cardiologists’ meeting at Conrad Hotel where experts and healthcare professionals specialised in cardiac care assembled and exchanged their experiences.

    The experts, who include doctors from several world geographical regions, also called for and highlighted the need for opening dedicated heart attack centres alongside all medical centres here in the UAE and elsewhere in the world.

    The event was officially inaugurated by Chairman of Dubai Economic Department (DED) Sami Al Qamzi in the presence of UAE, DG of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Humaid Obaid Al Qahtami senior doctors and specialised nurses.

    In his opening speech, Al Qamzi said that, according to a DHA study, 30 per cent of the Dubai population are prone to cardiac diseases and most of them, 3 out of 9, are ignorant on their health conditions. So the main task is to educate people and he hoped that events like the ScaleHeart will help educate people.

    Interventional Cardiologist and Head of Department of Cardiology at Al Garhoud Private Hospital, Dr Brajesh Mittal, who is also the chairman of the Scale and organising secretary for ScaleHeart 2016 told the Gulf Today that this conference is second in a row. “This is dealing with the world’s number one killer disease with the aim of ‘saving deaths and damages from heart attacks. “Besides prevention- there is immense need for early recognition and correct action if somebody suffers from heart attack,” he said.

    This needs education of all those involved in heart attack care. Besides, the population must be informed for early presentation to the hospital after chest pains and to encourage them to utilise the ambulance rather than by private transport.

    The day-long conference was also an eye opener for many would-be patients whose life can be saved or prolonged with early detection and , most importantly, timely action.