UIC Global Health Colloquium: Reducing Global Heart Disease Burden

Date / Time

January 10, 2018 - January 10, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Reducing Global Heart Disease Burden: A Model for Early Access to Heart Attack Care in India
Presented by Terry Vanden Hoek, Professor & Head, Department of Emergency Medicine.

Learn about:

  • Global Trends in cardiovascular disease morbidity & mortality
  • Hybrid model of private/public hospital partnership for emergency care
  • Opportunities & Challenges for STEMI care in India

Overview: More than half of the world’s acute myocardial infarctions and cardiac arrests will occur in India over the next 20 years, posing an enormous disease burden described as a global non-communicable disease (NCD) epidemic with many of those affected less than 40 years of age. particular challenge relates to the lack of capacity of the emergency medical system to respond to emergency calls related to possible ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

This presentation will highlight the objectives of the HeartRescue India Project as one model of heart attack emergency care starting implementation in Bangalore, India in 2018.

Sponsored by:

College of Medicine, College of Nursing, School of Public Health, College of Applied Health Sciences

College of Pharmacy & College of Dentistry


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