Cardiologists discuss current, future therapies
Sep 3, 2012, 05.12AM IST
CHANDIGARH: What is the latest in medicine for heart diseases? Which is the best approach to open blocked arteries? All these questions formed the thrust of deliberations of a cardiology summit held here on Sunday. A private city-based heart centre organized, “Indian Cardiology Summit ’12,” at a hotel near Industrial Area where discussions about best practices and latest advances in the field of cardiovascular diseases were held. The summit saw cardiologists from different hospitals deliberating on current and future therapies for managing cardiovascular diseases.
During the sessions, the participants shared best practices from their wide array of experiences and focussed in depth on the best approaches for preventing and treating cardio-vascular diseases of various aetiologies. Dr Ajay Bahl of PGI highlighted the challenges faced in treating complex intricate cases of heart failure. He emphasized on the use of biventricular pacing in this condition.
Dr Bishav Mohan, a Ludhiana based cardiologist shared his experience of treating acute internal bleeding conditions with catheter-based embolotherapy. The newer and more effective drugs for management of heart attack were discussed by Dr Anurag Sharma, a senior consultant at a private hospital in Mohali.
Dr H K Bali, another city-based cardiologist shared his perspective on treating very complex coronary diseases with angioplasty. Dr S K Sharma, a local cardiologist highlighted clinical conditions that resemble heart attack. Other experts brought out the significance of diagnosing and timely treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition that in most patients is fatal.