CSI Karnataka chapter was started in the year 2002, before this there was only one CSI Bangalore Chapter Bengaluru. Some interested senior cardiologists of the state met and discussed the formation of state chapter. The need for state chapter was stressed and senior central CSI members of the state decided to form the state chapter and Dr.A.S.Chandra Shekar Rao was nominated as interim president and Dr.B.G.Baliga as interim secretary . They were authorised to form a Executive Committee by nominating interested members to EC.
The Executive Committee was authorised to start processing the formalities. Since its inception in 2002 CSI Karnataka chapter is organising state level conferences of cardiology every year. First annual state conference of csi Karnataka Chapter was inagurated by then hon’ble chief minister of karnataka Sri S.M.Krishna.
Till date 13 state conferences have been organised which were success. Free heart check up camps in rural areas of the state have been organised and even many accredited CME’S have organised CSI Karnataka Chapter has three local chapter under it, CSI-Bangalore Chapter, CSI-Mysore Chapter, CSI-North-West Chapter-Hubballi.
CSI Karnataka Chapter is also giving preference to the research and there is research committee headed Dr.Prem Pais & Dr.S.S.Iyengar and has stalwarts in cardiology as its permanent members and it has various Sub Committee’s.
CSI-Karnataka Chapter has successfully involved itself in various research projects like one hypertension( Mid-Trimister fall in bp) in association with JSS medical college Mysuru, Stemi , CVD registry of Karnataka in association with our members who are with various hospitals in Karnataka .
CSI Karnataka Chapter has instituted various orations & guest lectures like CSI Karnataka Chapter president oration, K.S.S.Appa Memorial Oration, P.M.Nayak Memorial Oration, children heart foundation-CSI Oration, Smt.Vinaya & V.G.Nadagouda honour guest lecture, Hulkul Muniswamappa best paper award are given away to eminent cardiologists who have done outstanding work in the various sub-specialties of the cardiology.
So CSI Karnataka Chapter is looking for more meaningful work in the field of cardiology. Even csi karnataka chapter has started coaching for Medical PG students who want to pursue D.M(Cardiology) & D.N.B(Cardiology) in association with various hospitals like M.S.Ramaiah-Narayan Hrudayalaya heart center, Bengaluru, Sri Jayadeva Institute of cardio-vascular sciences Bengaluru, Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences Bengaluru, Indian academy of echocardiography-Karnataka Chapter.
CSI Karnataka Chapter has brought out various publication for use of public and doctors like CPR(Cardio-Pulmonary Resusctitation) by Dr.S.T.Yavgal one of the senior member of the society .