Treatment Methods Must be Updated to Tackle Increasing Heart Diseases: Experts

Published: 05th October 2015 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2015 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As the heart diseases are registering constant growth across the world, cardiology experts vowed to use contemporary technology to improve the quality of treatment. Around 1,200 experts who participated in the two-day international cardiology conference and live workshop on interventional cardiology, conducted by the Yashoda Hospitals here felt that the treatment methods must be frequently updated. 

The conference titled ‘Basics and Beyond 2015’, which concluded on Sunday, gave insights to the participants about the recent trends in heart diseases and the treatment methods. Around 1,200 delegates from various countries attended this two days conference and provided inputs in the field.  

The participants held discussions on future genetics in cardiovascular diseases such as CT coronary imaging, Pitfalls in chest pain diagnosis, newer anti-platelet therapy, adapting minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Apart from this, the conference also featured live cases of coronary stenting by using latest imaging modalities like IVUS (Intracellular Ultrasound), optical coherence tomography (OCT). They were jointly performed by cardiologists from Yashoda Hospitals and international faculty at the Hyderabad International Convention Center on the second day of the event. The participants also got to interact with the faculty on the latest bio-absorbable stent using OCT guidance, according to a press release.

Addressing the gathering, Dr GS Rao, managing director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals, said, “The objective of this workshop is to improve the quality of care using contemporary technology by bringing together all the experts in the field at single platform for knowledge exchange. As expected, the workshop provided all the cardiologists, clinicians and fellows on the options available for treatment of complex coronary problems.”

Dr K Pramod Kumar, Senior Cardiologist at Yashoda Hospitals and the  chairman, Scientific Committee of the workshop said, “Keeping in view the needs of day-to-day practice and the increasing burden of Coronary Disease, ‘Basics and Beyond’ continues its primary objective of in-depth discussion of coronary risk factors, current insights into therapies besides showcasing live, illustrative surgical demonstrations in collaboration with expert international faculty.”

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