New certifications program in Middle East aims to improve heart attack care
Chest Pain Center certification launched by American Heart Association and Emirates Cardiac Society
DALLAS, June 8, 2021—According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, in 2019, ischemic heart disease rose to be the top cause of death in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), while stroke remained as third and diabetes, an underlying cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) stayed at fifth. Additionally, hypertensive heart disease climbed from tenth to seventh in the top causes of death in the UAE. The leading three risk factors for death and disability remained high BMI, high blood pressure and tobacco use – all factors that contribute to CVD. Responding to the need for CVD interventions, the American Heart Association and the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) have launched hospital certifications in the Middle East for high quality, guideline-directed care to improve outcomes for patients suffering from acute STEMI heart attacks.
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11TH ANNUAL ‘FEEL THE BEAT’ HEART HEALTH CAMPAIGN
Twelve Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls to participate in 11th annual ‘Feel the Beat’ heart health campaign
Complimentary heart health testing will be provided for women across the regional shopping malls to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease Dubai, UAE; 12 September 2019: Majid Al Futtaim today launched its annual heart health awareness campaign ‘Feel the Beat’ across 12 malls in the region in collaboration with the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and Emirates Cardiac Society. For the 11th consecutive year, the initiative will offer complimentary heart-health screening for women in malls across the UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. Running throughout September and October, the campaign coincides with World Heart Day on September 29 and will this year be led in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Burjeel Hospital.
ECS is finally affiliated by ESC
On the 27th of august 2018, in ESC congress held in Munich, German, the Emirates Cardiac Society has signed an agreement with the European Society of Cardiology stating that ECS has been affiliated cardiac society to ESC. The aim of creating the status as an affiliated cardiac society is to extend the reach of the mission of the European Society of Cardiology, to express the fact that the affiliated cardiac society shares general views and ideals of the European society of cardiology, to foster scientific and educational exchange and collaboration between the two societies and to communicate the spirit of collaboration externally
Winning the bid to host Asian Pacific Society of cardiology 2023
Dr. Abdullah shehab attended APSC2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. There, He as the ECS president presented a bid to host ASPC2023 to be held in Dubai, UAE. ECS won the bid to host the conference. Congratulations to all Cardiologists in UAE.
Get With The Guidelines Quality® Improvement Program
The American Heart Association’s hospital quality improvement program, Get With The Guidelines, works to improve treatment for, and prevention of, cardiovascular and stroke events through consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. For more than 15 years, Get with The Guidelines has transformed patient care for heart and stroke patients in the U.S., helping hospitals and providers learn the correct treatment, translate guidelines into practice and report the results. This program has saved lives and resulted in more than 375 scientific publications that advance cardiovascular health.
The Emirates Cardiac Society is pleased to support the expansion of this science based program to the United Arab Emirates and look forward to the improved healthcare for our community in four categories:
Heart Failure, AFIB, Resuscitation, Stroke, ACS.
Agreement between ECS and AHA was signed last March 2017 during ACC congress in Washington DC
Go Red for women
The World Heart Federation (WHF) and American Heart Association
(AHA) signed an agreement with Emirates Cardiac Society to collaborate on the issue of women and heart disease through the promotion of Go Red For Women (GFRW) as a global campaign. As part of this campaign, WHF and AHA will encourage and support WHF members in developing campaigns in the United Arab Emirates part of this WHF/AHA collaboration effort, AHA provided license to GRFW marks for use by Emirates Cardiac Society This year, Majid Al Futaim wanted to use the Go Red for Women branding in UAE and as it is now launched along with the Emirates Cardiac Society after signing GRFW MOU in 2017 with AHA, it will be done in collaboration with Emirates Cardiac Society.
Feel the beat campaign
Majid Al-Futaim Feel the Beat Campaign is kicking o_ this weekend insha’ Allah. This year’s campaign is targeting to screen around 13,000 women for risks of Cardiovascular Disease in 19 MAF Malls in 5 MENA countries: UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon. UAE screening has been arranged with DHA for the Emirate of Dubai 6 MAF Malls and with Zulekha Hospital for the Northern Emirates 7 MAF Malls where medical staff from both facilities will be arranged to conduct the screening for the malls visitors.
As 29th September is the World Heart Day, and from 27-29th September the campaign will be held at 4 locations, one of them is the Mall of the Emirates.