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Rajan Joseph Manjooran, director of Pushpagiri Heart Institute, Thiruvalla, has been elected president of the Indian College of Cardiology, said a statement from the Pushpagiri Medical Society here on Saturday.

Dr. Manjooran is the first Keralite to occupy the post.



KOCHI: The 15th annual conference of the Indian College of Cardiology, ICCCON 2008, began here on Thursday with sessions starting with cardio-diabetology. The presentations focussed on the need to look at cardiac problems with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Lectures by experts Prof. Hein Wellens and Dr. Nelson Schiller on interpreting various data available with cardiologists were the highlights. The conference will beinaugurated by Dr. P. Venkatarangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham on Friday evening.



May 23, 2009, 04:55 PM Last Edit: Jun 22, 2009, 05:18 PM by sajiv
Cardiology symposium

MYSORE: The Cardiological Society of India (CSI) Mysore chapter is organising a symposium on "Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation" at Rajendra Auditorium, JSS Hospital, M.G. Road on May 24, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for doctors and postgraduate students. H. Basavanna Gowdappa, principal, JSS Medical College will inaugurate the symposium.

C.B. Patil, president, State CSI chapter, K.N. Bhaskar, cardiologist and Shyam Prasad Shetty, cardio-vascular surgeon, will be the main speakers at the symposium, said a release.


Jun 21, 2009, 03:18 PM Last Edit: Jun 22, 2009, 05:19 PM by sajiv
Free cardiac camp

Prime Hospitals is organising a 10-day free cardiac camp from Sunday at its two hospitals located at Ameerpet and KPHB Road No.1, Kukatpally. As part of the camp, people can avail of a free cardiac consultation.


Jun 22, 2009, 03:53 PM Last Edit: Jun 22, 2009, 05:18 PM by sajiv
Free cardiac camp on July 3

WARANGAL: Yashoda Reddy Cholleti Memorial Trust, an NGO, is conducting a free cardiac consultation camp at Parinaya Gardens at Jangaon on July 3.

Texas-based cardiologist and Trust founder Dr. Rajanarender Reddy Cholleti said a team of leading cardiologists across Andhra Pradesh would offer free consultation services .

During the formal unveiling of the Yashoda Reddy Cholleti Memorial Trust on 3 July, Dr. Cholleti will present monetary awards to the SSC topppers in Jangaon.


good info..

but based on the posts, change the topic name..

1st you have posted regarding symposium, then y sympoisum need for camp..

it's an suggestion Mr.Sajiv



How to prevent cardiac failure in endurance athletes

Atrial fibrillation still poses a huge death threat to endurance athletes. Now, experts have shed light on how to prevent cardiac arrhythmias and even sudden death in sportspersons.

Atrial fibrillation, which represents one of the major cardiovascular reasons for hospital admission, is common among cyclists, marathon runners and other athletes with a long history of endurance training.

Dr. Luis Mont, from the Hospital Clmnic de Barcelona in Spain, says that atrial fibrillation is more frequent in middle-aged individuals who formerly took part in competitive sports and continue to be active, or simply in those involved in regular endurance training without having actually participated in competitive sports.

"So we have to look at the effects of endurance or athletic training with a more open view," he added.

Dr Mont says that circumferential pulmonary vein ablation (CPVA) is a recently introduced technique, which identifies the signals causing the atrial fibrillation, and isolates their source in the pulmonary veins from the left ventricle of the heart.

It has been successfully used in routine patients with atrial fibrillation and, according to new data; it is now as effective.

Another study using mouse model showed that deconditioning reverses expression of cardiac fibrosis markers in endurance training.

Mont showed that those with a history of arrhythmias following endurance training may benefit from a period of "deconditioning" following their efforts.

The study showed that endurance exercise causes cardiac structural changes, which may play a role in the development of arrhythmias.

Anti-hypertensive drug losartan might also help in preventing the heart fibrosis induced by endurance exercise. (ANI)


Free cardiac camp

Prime Hospitals is conducting free cardiac camps on Thursday at its two branches in Ameerpet and Kukatpally from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Public attending the camp can avail free cardiologist consultation, electrocardiogram and echocardiogram, said a press release. For registrations and details contact: 66775656


Training for cardiologists in complex angioplasty

HYDERABAD: Global Hospitals will offer a fellowship programme to train cardiologists in 'complex coronary angioplasty,' a treatment without bypass surgery for patients with complicated blocks in the blood vessels of the heart.

Disclosing this to mediapersons here on Wednesday, Managing Director Ravindranath said that cardiologists of the hospital had undergone training in the technique pioneered by the Japanese and had been practising it successfully for the last four years.

The three-month fellowship programme in Trans-Radial Interventional and Chronic Total Occlusion techniques was to train more cardiologists in the procedure.

Dr. V. Surya Prakasa Rao, Coordinator, Interventional Cardiology, said that blocks in heart blood vessels could be recent (a few weeks to months) or chronic (more than a few months to years).

While recent blocks were soft and not difficult to treat by balloon angioplasty, chronic total blocks contain hard cholesterol, calcium and fibrous material.
Japanese tachnique

Under this technique, special material procured from Japan would be used to drill hardened blocks and to place drug-coated stent without surgery.

A Rs. 3-crore intra-vascular ultra sound facility available only with Global would guide the cardiologist to do the intervention, Dr. Rao explained.


Cardiologists' meet gets under way GUNTUR: The 14th annual conference of the Cardiological Society of India, A.P. Chapter, began on Saturday at NRI Medical College and General Hospital with cardiologists from all over the world deliberating on various aspects of the Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

With India expected to carry half of the world's burden of people suffering from Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) by the year 2050 and a large proportion of people in the high-risk group, the conference was expected to find better ways of prevention and management of heart diseases. The conference also discussed about the lacunae in the existing health insurance covers offered by the government and private players and recommended several suggestions.
Cardiac transplantation

Vice-Chancellor of NTR University of Health Sciences A.V. Krishnam Raju set the tone for the two-day conference by urging doctors to spend more time with patients and their families, guiding them through the prognosis of the patient. He also asked them to aim for excellence and fine tune the "art of practising medicine" and aim to become "super physicians."

Medical Director, Centre for Heart Transplant and Assist Devices, Advocate Christ Medical Centre, Illinois, USA, Geeta Bhat, a world renowned heart transplant surgeon, presented a paper on Management of Advanced Heart Failure.

An UNOS certified transplant cardiologist, she said that though cardiac transplantation could improve the survival and quality of life in patients with severe heart failure, it has its limitations on the donor availability.

Chief Cardiologist of Ramesh Cardiac and Multi-speciality Hospital, Vijayawada, P. Ramesh Babu, who talked on Primary PCI Vs Fibrinolysis, said that the primary 'prcutaneous coronary interventions' would play a greater role in the management of patients suffering from Acute Myocardial Infraction (AMI).
A myth

Cardiologists from Guntur - R. Murali Babu Rao and K. Srinivasa Reddy - also spoke. Dr. Reddy said that the myth of having High Density Levels of cholesterol was good for the person is wrong and said that even HDL should be kept under control.

The conference also discussed about an important aspect in the health delivery system, that of medical insurance. Senior cardiologist, KIMS Hospital, V. Dayasagara Rao, while speaking on Insurance and Arogyasri Scheme - Challenges and Opportunities, called for raising awareness levels on health insurance (just 3 per cent of population in India is covered under health insurance), collecting a data pool on the demography of diseases and standardisation of cost of treatment and providing tax benefits to health insurance providers.

Society president Meeraji Rao, organising secretary Ravi Chandra and convener and HoD, Cardiology Department, K. Gopala Krishna, were present.


Free cardiac camp

Bangalore: BGS Global Hospitals will conduct a free cardiac camp on July 23 at Government Higher Primary School at Jaraganahalli on Kanakapura Road. Patients can avail consultation and ECG free of charges at the camp that will be held from 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. A blood donation camp has been organised. For details, call 9448076727.


Seminar on interventional cardiology

KOCHI: The eighth annual meet of the Interventional Cardiology Council of Kerala would begin on Saturday at Ramada Resorts, Aroor.

Addressing a press meet here on Friday, the organising secretary of the conference, Dr. Manu Varma, said that there had been a 100 per cent growth in primary angioplasty treatment which has brought down the fatality rate of heart attacks from 5-7 per cent to 1-2 per cent.

It is the basic treatment done at cathlab centres that help remove the blocks in the arteries that lead to heart attacks.

With 34 cathlab centres in Kerala, the procedure has also become accessible to people.

About 10,000 angioplasty procedures are being done in a year here. This means that the people have accepted primary angioplasty as part of the cardiac treatment, said Dr. Varma. According to a study by the Varkala ICDS block, 38,000 people in the State die due to cardiac problems. About 1.5 lakh people every year are getting some kind of cardiac disorder and the main reasons are diabetes, high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol and smoking. The two-day meet that would be a platform to exchange ideas and technology would also be a training ground for technicians and nurses in the cathlabs. Dr. V. Ramakrishna Pillai, president of the Cardiology Council, would inaugurate the programme.

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