The fourth global two-day conference on Integrated Approach to Delivery of Comprehensive Cardiac Care - Cardiomersion 2014 – concluded at Fortis Hospital Mohali today.Woven around the this edition’s theme - Heart Team Approach to Combat the Menace of Cardiovascular Diseases – the conference had renowned faculty and experts in respective fields of cardiac care sharing valuable knowledge, experience and exceptional skills to promote the team approach in comprehensive cardiac care.Additional Director Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Fortis Hospital Mohali and Founder of the group Cardiomersion, Dr Deepak Puri who has been organizing such events since 2011, said that the participants included cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthetists, cardiac intensivists and experts from other allied specialties, who are needed for care of heart patient as well as healthcare management professionals.
The executive director of cardiac surgery at Fortis Hospital Mohali and Chief Patron of Cardiomersion Dr T S Mahant said, “World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that India to soon become Coronary Capital of world. Indians are getting more severe form of coronary blockages that too 10 to 15 years earlier than the western population. It will greatly affect nation’s economy. Despite rapid progression in surgical and interventional techniques as well as futuristic techniques like minimally invasive and robotic surgery and hybrid procedures where cardiac surgeon and cardiologist joining hands to perform best suitable procedure for the patient, still there is no cure.”
Eminent cardiac surgeons who delivered lectures included Dr HK Bali, Dr GS Kalra and Dr RK Jaswal all Directors-Cardiology, Fortis Hospital Mohali, Dr U Kaul Head-Academics at Fortis Healthcare Ltd, Dr Rohit Manoj from PGIMER, Dr IS Virdi from Alchemist Hospital-Panchkula, Dr Yugal Misra from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute New Delhi, Dr KP Singh senior consultant-endocrinology, Fortis Hospital Mohali and others.The faculty from abroad included Dr Toshihiro Fujimatsu President of Hokuto Social Medical Corporation Obihiro City Japan. Dr Fujimatsu is an expert in aortic arch aneurysm surgery, which is considered very complicated and carries very high mortality. In India, no surgeon has reportedly been able to do this surgery successfully. The Japanese doctor educated participants about surgery.
Dr Puri said that in order to create awareness among masses and especially those associated with healthcare, first day of event was dedicated to lifestyle, stress, diet, nutrition, evidence-based cardiac rehabilitation and scientific basis of yoga in cardiovascular diseases. Various research studies on magnitude of heart disease in this region were also discussed.Dr Preethi Pradhan, Dean from Chitkara School Of Health Sciences spoke on improving compliance by increasing health literacy of cardiovascular patients, Dr. Pallavi Jassal talked about lifestyle diseases on rise in urban India, Dr Sonia Gandhi from Fortis Mohali spoke on recommendations for use of food supplements, Dr Madhu Arora from GMC Chandigarh spoke on current nutritional recommendations for diabetics and pre-diabetics, Dr Smita from Mumbai on role of unconventional therapies in cardiovascular diseases, Dr Prateek and Dr Shubhi Bhatnagar from Hyderabad talked on cardiovascular rehabilitation program, Dr H S Bedi CMC Ludhiana on scientific basis of role of Yoga in cardiovascular diseases, Dr Munish from Fortis Mohali spoke on workplace ergonomics and Dr Sonu Malhotra, Fortis Mohali on heart team approach – management perspective.
Dr Manpreet Sohal on updates on medico legal issues in cardiovascular diseases and Dr Rachna from Artemis Delhi spoke on impact of lifestyle and stress on cardiovascular diseases,
On concluding day today doctors presented updates and controversies in management of cardiovascular diseases. Dr Fujimatsu, Japan spoke on Indian Perspective by Surgical technique of Aortic Arch Aneurysm repair, Dr HK Bali Director Cardiology Fortis Mohali on updates in guidelines for cholesterol management, Dr M L Chawla on Updates in guidelines for management of hypertension, Dr. JS Grewal on updates in guidelines for management of coronary interventions, Dr I S Virdi on timing of surgical revascularization in ACS, Dr G.S. Kalra on intensive care in cardiac care unit, Dr RK Jaswal on trans radial PCI in ACS, Dr. U. Kaul on from balloon angioplasty to vanishing stents, Dr Rohit Manoj PGI Chandigarh on diagnosing congenital heart defects from bedside to lab, Dr Yugal Misra minimally invasive cardiac surgery, Dr Ambuj Chaudhary Technique and outcome of Re-Do OPCAB, Dr Rajeev Kumar on correction of ischemic mitral regurgitation-rationale towards more anatomic repair, Dr. Ravul Jindal on management of complex aortic aneurysm pathology, Dr V.P Singh DMC Ludhiana on Changing trends in Medico legal issues in Management of Cardiovascular Diseases,Dr Syed Junaid, Fortis Mohali on role of PET in assessing myocardial viability before coronary revascularization, Dr V Sarwal on OPCAB Based on PET makes inoperable operable with significant improvement in LV Function, Dr Rajat ,Fortis Mohali on Recognition and management of arrhythmias, Dr Sahoo, Fortis Mohali on ICU management in ACS with hemodynamic instability and severe LV Dysfunction, Dr K P Singh, Fortis Mohali on a hospital out-patient and in-patient based continuous subcutaneous insulin pump therapy-highly cost effective in management of severe hyperglycemia.