American Heart Association Honors Dr H. Sahota
for his major contributions to interventional cardiology
NEWPORT BEACH, California, May 05, 2102
NRIpress News Services
The American Heart Association honored Dr H. Sahota here on May 5 for his cardiovascular science, medicine research and his significant contribution to Interventional Cardiology.
A video presentation followed where Dr. Sahota’s friends, colleagues and patients talked about him. Some of them were Sir Eldon Griffiths, former MP and Cabinet Minister in UK, Dr. K.V. Srinath, partner for 31 years and Dr. Pedram Mizani, CEO Advanced Colleges. Others who spoke were Dr. Nicholas Kipshidze, Chairman, Kipshidze Heart Center, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.
After the award presentation, Dr Sahota spoke about the good things done at various levels by AHA. At community levels it brought awareness about heart disease and its prevention. It also teaches CPR to the public. It has helped educate people the use of defibrillators placed at important public venues like airports and sports arena.
Someone in the U.S. dies every 3.3 minutes from stroke. Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death, responsible for 4.4 million, 9% of the total 50.5 million deaths each year. Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease. People with uncontrolled high blood pressure are seven times more likely to have a stroke than people with controlled high blood pressure.
In 1985, Dr Sahota invented the “Sahota Perfusion Balloon” FDA approved that is used in angioplasty surgeries all over the world.
He is also instrumental in introducing the procedure of Angioplaty in many countries such as India, Mexico, Ukraine and Moscow. He is a subject of many books including the biography ‘Hero of American Heart.’ He has served as Chairman of Orange County Medicine Commission for several years.
Over 450 business and community leaders came together for the American Heart Association function at Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, California. The ceremony began by introduction of Dr. Sahota by the Master of Ceremony Mr. Brett Wall.
It keeps the doctors informed about latest developments about drugs, devices and latest procedures by holding seminars and arranging CME. To the young aspirants who want to join the medical profession, it provides guidance and opportunities to do research by way of funds which so far amount to $ 3.3 billion.
The evening ended with dinner and dancing. The Indian Medical Association was represented by its President Dr. Vandana Agarwal along with with several of its members.