Founded in 1952, The Israel Heart Society in Haifa, claims to have about 750 active members. The aims of the society include enhancement of professional and technical knowledge of therapy and prevention of heart diseases in Israel. Israel Heart Society (IHS) is a formal society of the Israel Medical Association, and also acts as a formal representative of the cardiology community as it has been recognized by its scientific committee.
IHS is also a formal member of the World Heart Federation, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and The Israeli Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). 7 of the members in ESC are from IHS. It also organizes joint sessions with ACC and association joint session with American Heart Association (AHA). The number of deaths in Israel due to Cardiovascular diseases is (15%) of the total deaths, whose ratio stands to approximately 1/3, nearly 100% PPCI for Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), and IHS is the biggest force to combat this menace.
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