Katra, December 3
A national seminar on Cardiac Sciences was held at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) today in which eminent cardiac specialists from various parts of the country participated and exchanged their knowledge and experience. The panel comprised Dr. Julius Punnen, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Pradeep Kaushik, Consultant Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon and Dr. Uday Khanolkar, Senior Consultant Cardiologist from Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bengaluru. The topics of discussion included heart transplants, surgical recommendations of congenital heart diseases and critical limb ischemia.
Also Dr. C P Srivastava, Chief Consultant Cardiac Surgeon from Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Jaipur shared an Indian perspective on using stents in Interventional cardiac procedures as against an open heart surgery, debating on the best treatment modality for patients.
Dr. Atul Anand Maslekar, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital Ahmedabad spoke about mitral valve repair and beyond while Dr. Mrinalendu Das, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon from Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS), Kolkata deliberated on the current approach to a patient with functional tricuspid regurgitation.
Speaking about organizing this one of a kind seminar for the cardiac fraternity, Dr. Shirish Dhoble, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, (Katra) said, “The heart enclave is a melting pot of knowledge-sharing in the area of cardiac sciences.”
With reference to the Health Enclave-National seminar on Cardiac sciences Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman -Narayana Health said, “Indians are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attack than Europeans. Indians develop Heart Attack at a much younger age than Caucasians. Apart from coronary artery disease, we produce the largest number of children with heart disease in the world. India requires close to 2 million heart surgeries a year, unfortunately all the heart surgeons of the country put together perform less than 120000 heart surgeries.