Int J Angiol 2015; 24(04): 304
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1566287
In Memoriam
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Dr. Fritz Kaindl (April 19, 1922 to September 13, 2015)

A Tribute
Otmar Pachinger
1   Austrian Heart Foundation, Wien, Austria
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Publication Date:
23 November 2015 (online)

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Dr. Fritz Kaindl 1922 to 2015

In 1964, Univ. Prof. Dr. Fritz Kaindl was appointed as the Professor of Cardiology and Angiology of the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna. In 1968, he founded 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 founded the Austrian Heart Foundation in 1971 and initiated many health campaigns on cardiovascular diseases.

Until recently, Prof. Dr. Kaindl was the honorary president of the Austrian Heart Foundation. He was a great cardiologist, pioneer, teacher, mentor, leader, and tireless fighter for the discipline of cardiology.