KOCHI: The state has set a model by providing primary angioplasty to patients through a network of cathlabs, observed the annual state meet of the Interventional Cardiology Council of Kerala (ICCK). “Last year, more than 8,000 primary angioplasties were successfully completed in 84 cathlabs across the State,” said Dr P P Mohanan after inaugurating the two-day meet here on Saturday.
“In Kerala, primary angioplasty facility is available to everyone, within one hour of cardiac emergency, which is a model for all the other states,” he opined.
“At the meet, the registry of studies on 31,382 angioplasties done in various hospitals in the State was discussed. The meet will also discuss 50 complicated treatment procedures,” said organising committee secretary Dr Vinod Thomas. Scientific committee chairman Dr Rony Mathew, ICCK secretary Dr Stigi Joseph and treasurer Dr Louie Fisher also spoke.
More than 200 experts are participating in the annual meet.