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Pfizer holds Cardiovascular Summit

International speaker called ahead of World Heart Day 29 September, 2014

Pfizer Pakistan Limited, 29 September, 2014: Pfizer Pakistan conducted a large scale Cardiovascular (CV) Summit ahead of the World Heart Day that is celebrated every year on September 29 to create awareness about CV and Heart Diseases. The Summit aims to effectively communicate the latest developments in the field of CV medicine to the local healthcare community by bringing together national and international experts.

CV Summit 2014 provides a platform to share knowledge and best practices within the field of cardiology to improve care that meets the needs of patients in Pakistan diagnosed with heart diseases. Prof. Kausik Ray, a professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at St. George’s Hospital NHS Trust in the UK kindly consented to be the chief guest and expert speaker at this summit.

“Pfizer Pakistan conducts seminars on Cardiovascular Diseases on a regular basis, creating awareness for the local specialists and doctors about the challenges we face today in order to understand the disease better and how to create a general awareness for the common man. They need this information to cope with today’s challenges and to know how one can take better care of themselves to have a healthier lifestyle and reduce heart and stroke risk,” said Professor Ray.

At this occasion, Pfizer Pakistan’s Country Manager, Dr. Farid Khan appreciated the efforts of the team and thanked Professor Ray for attending the summit in Pakistan, “It is refreshing to see experts from around the world coming and sharing latest advancements in the field of cardiovascular medicine to aid capacity building of the local healthcare professionals. Pfizer is committed to advance disease awareness for the benefit of both patients and doctors in Pakistan.”

Heart disease and stroke are world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year. It is also estimated that 80% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol – are controlled.


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