Heartbeat International Foundation (HBI), in partnership with The Publishing Firm announced that it has launched its new publication, One Heart Magazine, to coincide with World Heart Day on 29 September 2011. HBI is a charitable foundation dedicated to saving lives by providing cardiovascular implantable devices and treatment to people in need around the world.
In addition to providing cardiac devices and all related professional and medical services by doctors and hospitals at no charge to patients in need globally, HBI develops and provides continuing education programmes for healthcare professionals-and education and prevention programmes for the general population through their strategic alliances.
One Heart Magazine, the official new publication of HBI and the voice of the Global Cardiovascular Alliance, will highlight corporations, nonprofit organisations, individuals, and strategic alliances that are working to further their cause. Additionally the magazine will give readers a glimpse into the future of healthcare through the eyes of industry pioneers and leading experts, as well as spotlight key philanthropic supporters of world health and the programmes they support. The inaugural edition of One Heart Magazine has been supported by the World Heart Federation, World Health Organization, Biotronik, American College of Cardiology, and Johns Hopkins University.
The magazine, directed to international leaders in medicine, philanthropy, business and government, will be distributed to members of the American College of Cardiology, cardiovascular industry professionals, attendees of HBI events, leaders in the fields of healthcare and philanthropy, and government officials. One Heart Magazine will be released annually.
“One Heart Magazine will become a key global platform for HBI to develop strategic alliances and partnerships,” commented Benedict S Maniscalco, chairman and CEO of HBI. “One of our goals as we move into the future is to expand our mission to provide additional devices, equipment, expertise and personnel to the populations we serve worldwide-and this magazine is an important channel in our quest to fulfill that mission.”
World Heart Day, observed each year in September, was created in the year 2000 by the World Heart Federation to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives worldwide than AIDs and cancer combined-more than 17 million lives annually.