The Austrian Heart Foundation sadly announces that its Founder and Honorary President Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fritz Kaindl died on September 13th, 2015 at the age of 94.
In 1964 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fritz Kaindl was appointed Professor of Cardiology and Angiology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna. In 1968 he became director of the first Department of Cardiology in Austria and was the pioneer of cardiology in this country. He set milestones in the development of cardiology in Austria.
He established the Austrian Heart Foundation in 1971 and initiated many health campaigns on cardiovascular diseases.
Prof. Dr. Kaindl was a great cardiologist, pioneer, teacher, mentor, leader and tireless fighter for the discipline of cardiology.