We are happy that the JSS Medical College in association with World Heart Academy (WHA) International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, USA (ISCU), American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin, USA (AACIO), CSI Delhi Branch, Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE), J.S.S University, Defence Research and Development Organization, Govt. of India (DRDO), World Wellness Foundation, (WWF), ASSOCHAM and SCOPE is organizing World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology and Imaging- 2013 at JSS Hospital & Shri Kshetra Suttur Math, Mysore on 2nd- 4th, Sept. 2013. In ancient India, our Rishi Munis lived longer than 100 years, because of their pious lifestyle. Today with the impact of urbanization and globalization, our lifestyle has changed resulting in increased incidene of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and heart attack. Death due to heart attacks and complications OF diabetes is on the raise in India. The country may need to spend an astronomical amount to fight these deadly diseases. There is an urgent need to change the lifestyle and the dietary habits of people. The right knowledge of science, right practice of spirituality and yoga are of paramount importance in this direction.
The incidence of cardiac diseases is increasing globally. During the last four decades, it has reportedly increased by four fold. According to WHO experts, the incidence of death due to cardiac problems is around 30% of all reported cases. The overall burden is on the rise globally and also in India.
We believe that the right combination of Vidnyaana(Science) and Tatvadnyaana(Spirituality) is essential for a healthy life. The role of yoga, dhyana, sasyahara and satvik lifestyle is very important in preventing premature deaths from heart disease. The Narayana Suktha(before the vedic period) says that the heart is the abode -"Avasasthana of Brahma, Vishu and Maheswara". Hence it becomes our duty to take necessary steps to protect the hearts of millions of Indians. World Congress on Clinical, Preventive Cardiology and Imaging- 2013 that is being convened at Sri Kshetra Suttur will have perfect blend of spirituality and health. The body-mind-heart axis is extremely important, and, an understanding in this direction will help play a major role in decreasing the stress and improving the health.
We hope that this Convention will help several care-providers and the public to understand and appreciate the important link between Spirituality and science. We wish all the best for the deliberations and the delegates.
His Holiness Jagadguru
Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji, Chief Patron, J S S M V P