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SKMC Organizes a Public Health Talk About Heart Diseases

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (), managed by Cleveland Clinic organizes a public health talk about heart diseases on 26 January 2010 at auditorium from 07:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The health talk will include two presentations under the title of “How to prevent heart disease” and “Palpitations: causes and therapy”. The invitation is extended to the public and ’s patients. is owned and operated by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The health talk will be presented by world -renowned guest speakers from Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Walid Saliba and Dr. Wael Jaber, Cardiologists. The lecture will comprise of two presentations and then a question and answer session. It will cover all essential topics in fighting heart diseases and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Norbert Augustin, Chairman of SKMC’s Cardiac Sciences Institute said, “The invitation is directed to the public from all ages, and we highly encourage them to attend this gathering to help raise their awareness about healthy lifestyles and heart diseases prevention”.

“It is our mission to increase the awareness of the public about the heart in addition to providing advanced cardiac services that meets internationally recognized standards of excellence to the residents of the UAE”, stated Dr. Augustin.

Dr. Atul Mehta, Chief Medical Officer at SKMC said, “I believe this lecture will be well received by the audience. This unique and important lecture illustrates Cleveland Clinic and SKMC’s commitment to state-of-the-art treatment and promotion of and education. We host Cleveland Clinic’s physicians all year long, and we plan to organize such health talks to the public regularly”.

Dr. Jaber of the Cleveland Clinic expressed his eager to organize this health talk and said, “We are proud to join Abu Dhabi community in such a scientific educational session”.

Dr. Saliba of the Cleveland Clinic stated, “Cleveland Clinic and SKMC play an active role in the community by promoting health awareness about diseases and disease prevention such as cardiovascular diseases, which are among the leading causes of death in UAE and comprise 29.2% of total global deaths. Major cardiovascular diseases include coronary heart disease (heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease (strokes), hypertension, heart failure and rheumatic heart disease”.

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