India’s first International Coronary Congress Inaugurated by Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee

Day two of International Coronary Congress 2016 organised by Medanta


New Delhi, November 12, 2016:  Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the second day of International Coronary Congress, organised by Medanta The Medicity. The ICC 2016 is a three day event that began on November 11, 2016.

The ICC 2016 will be a first-of-its-kind comprehensive course on coronary artery disease management bringing together the most eminent cardiac surgeons and cardiologists from the world on the same platform for a comprehensive overview of the subject.

The objective of ICC 2016 is to break the stereotype mind set of individualistic approach of coronary artery disease management towards more broad-based approaches built on consensus. It is the most comprehensive course on updated coronary artery disease management to meet the unmet needs of young cardiac surgeons.

Highlighting the need of the hour, Dr Naresh Trehan,Chairman, Medanta the Medicity said “I was glad to be a part of the first ever ICC which was first held in New work last year directed by Dr David Taggart and Dr John D. Puskas. Inspired by the initiative, the Medanta team decided to introduce the one HEART TEAM concept in India for best treatment strategies for the patients.” “The ICC 2016 is successful with the presence of doctors from International and National faculty”, he added.

While addressing the audience at the first ICC 2016 in India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Hon’ble President of India said “Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of deaths globally. Among cardiovascular diseases, Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) has the largest stake in taking lives of the people. The precious assets of our nation – the young population – are becoming increasingly vulnerable to CAD and heart attacks. By 2020, India may account for 60 percent of the world’s heart patients.” “This international conference, to my mind, is a great platform where steps necessary to strengthen our healthcare system into one that is universally accessible, affordable and effective can be discussed,” he added.

Felicitating the guests at the event, Dr Praveen Chandra, Chairman, Division of Interventional Cardiology, Medanta The Medicity said, “ICC 2016 has given a platform to enhance scanning & implementation of best treatment. Today, none of the patients go out of India for complex surgeries such as Angioplasty and Bypass.”

This event has brought together the Cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, clinical cardiologists, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, Cath lab technicians, and other healthcare professionals with a special interest in the field of cardiovascular medicine.

About International Coronary Congress

ICC 2016 we are determined to make the first of its kind comprehensive course on coronary artery disease management where the platform is shared by most eminent cardiac surgeons and cardiologists from the world to give you a complete overview and meet all your unmet needs. The time has come to introspect, leave the controversies and egos behind, and change the mindset of individualistic approach of coronary artery disease management to more consensus-based approaches.  In the light of evidences from recent trials its proved that HEART TEAM is the way forward in the management of cardiovascular diseases be it coronary artery disease or structural heart disease. It is hopeful that this collaborated effort will translate into improved patient care.


About Medanta – The Medicity

Medanta – The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. It brings together an outstanding pool of doctors, scientists and clinical researchers to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary investigation, inspiring new ideas and discoveries; and translating scientific advances more swiftly into new ways of diagnosing and treating patients and preventing diseases. Medanta through its research integrates modern and traditional forms of medicine to provide accessible and affordable healthcare. For more information, visit