The official opening ceremony of the 8th International Congress "Baku Heart Days" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev was held in Gulustan palace, APA reports.
Cardiologists and cardiosurgeons from more than 20 countries of the world participated in the congress.
The event began with the playing of the National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and a video dedicated to the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev was shown.
Then the address of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to the participants of the congress was made.
Zaur Aliyev, chairman of the State Agency for Compulsory Health Insurance, Vugar Gurbanov, Acting Head for the Management Union of Medical Territorial Units of Azerbaijan (TABIB), Ahliman Amiraslanov, the Chairman of Committee on Health of Milli Majlis, and other guests spoke at the event and pointed out that cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, and talked about the work done in the field of cardiology in Azerbaijan.