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The Healthy Heart Initiative By The CSI In Kolkata Is The First Step In Ensuring A Healthy Future
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<a href="https://in.linkedin.com/in/dr-h-k-chopra-20bb90b6">Dr. HK Chopra</a>

Chairman, National CSI Affairs

Dr. Santanu Guha

President, CSI - 2016, Senior Cardiologist

Nightingale Hospital, Kolkata


<b>In an interview with past president of the CSI, Dr. Santanu Guha explains the rationale behind the paper authored by him and published in the recent issue of the Indian Heart journal.</b> <b>The healthy heart initiative project, spearheaded by Dr. Guha is aimed at educating school children, especially in rural areas about the dangers of smoking and diabetes to the heart.</b>

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Dr. HK Chopra

</b> It is really a great honor and privilege for me to be here on the platform of <a href="https


Dr. Guha

</b> Actually, this was a joint project of <a href="https


Dr. HK Chopra

</b> I think Santanu it is a brilliant idea according to me if the CSI create a sensitization in the school children whether the urban, semi-urban, or rural, some kind of awareness. I think it is just a beginning. (05


Dr. Guha

</b> It is not one, you know it is the entire block, we visited several villages.


Dr.Chopra

</b> So, you visited several villages, for the first time a hitech CSI has gone to such a status..


Dr. Guha

</b> As I told, it is not only CSI, I was from CSI but it was actually a collaborative study of <a href=" www.medicalcollegekolkata.org/">Kolkata Medical College</a> and <a href="https


Dr.Chopra

</b> On the contrary, I personally feel it is CSI as a national body and a Tufts University make it a global approach. It is a global initiative. I think in my opinion, it is an excellent initiative. We should modify the protocol. We should make it more easy, (06


Dr. Guha

</b> Actually, myself and a past student of mine who is presently in Tufts, we are in collaboration on various papers and while discussing, it came to our mind and we decided to go for this. Our objective was little different and this can be magnified in a meaningful way. So, we do not have any national program on school health. Regarding the awareness of the commonly occurring diseases particularly the non-communicable diseases, there is hardly any program which is going on in the schools at a national level. (07


Dr.Chopra

</b> I think I really need to compliment Dr. Santanu Guha, the president of CSI because it is something new which is happening in CSI this year. We can call this program as a CSI School Healthy Heart Initiative. This is going to be great. It is going to create a huge impact. The name of CSI will come because you are doing it and School Healthy Heart Initiative is a positive way. If we go for risk stratification for CAD or a heart attack, it gives a negative meaning. But, talking of a Healthy Heart Initiative with CSI will be brilliant and I am sure in the EC or in the General Body Meeting, let us make it a big momentum and I am sure it is going to catch up the (08


Dr. Guha

</b> We can certainly discuss this thing in our executive committee meeting.


Dr.Chopra

</b> Thank you very much.



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