Addressing a press conference, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, said that Heart Care Foundation of India in association with World Fellowship of Religions is organizing the 4th Dil Ka Darbar at Talkatora Stadium on Sunday, 23rd September, 2012.

The Darbar will provide a unique opportunity for non-stop questions and answers between nurses, doctors, patients and cardiologists. The panel of doctors will include clinical cardiologists, preventive cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeon, Ayurvedic cardiologists, Homeopathic cardiologists, naturopathy cardiologists and Yoga experts trained in cardiology. These experts will give a joint opinion for medical queries. Free cardiac consultations will be available on the spot. Cardiologists from Apollo Hospital will also be available on Telemedicine. People can avail concessional cardiac investigations and procedural facilities on the spot.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, AYUSH Department will provide experts from Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Yoga. Apart, eminent Ayush experts from private sector will also be available. Cardiologists and experts from other specialities from various hospitals will be participating as Allopathy experts. A few of them include Dr. Z.S. Meharwal, Dr. Rajesh Malhotra, Dr. N.K. Bhatia, Dr. S.V. Tripathi, Dr. H.K. Chopra, Dr. Manju Gupta, Dr. Anupam, Dr. Praveen Chandra, Dr. Subhash Manchanda, Dr. Sameer Srivastava, Dr. Yugal Mishra, Dr. Praveen Bhatia, Dr. Sujay Shad, Dr. Neelam Mohan, Dr. Ajit Saxena, Dr. Saurabh Juneja, Dr. B.N. Sinha.

Dr N K Yadav, Director (Health) MCD South Zone, Prof. Manju Gupta, HOD Cardiac Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital and Dr. Deepak Khurana, HOD Cardiac Surgery, Max Heart & Vascular Centre, Patparganj in a joint statement said that a second opinion is also required as to when to intervene in patients with congenital and valvular heart disease. There may be situations when one needs to decide whether to go for angioplasty or bypass surgery. Replacement of aortic valve often requires a team opinion. Whether a patient needs a bare metal stent or a drug eluting stent too can be a matter of debate. The answer is – when in doubt go for a joint opinion and not for multiple opinions.

Ms Shibani Kashyap, noted singer, composer and celebrity said that when in doubt, one should go for second opinion either to the same doctor or for a joint opinion. The Darbar will be a unique opportunity to the people for the same. She further said that such concepts are unique and can provide forum for better patient-doctor understanding.


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