Surgeons to Chart Registry of Hearts
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16 February 2011
Cardiac surgeons from across the country will meet this Wednesday in the city for the fourday annual conference of the Indian society of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, which will also plan a national database that would be able to give data on the number of bypass surgeries, valve replacements and valve repairs.
"It’s not just for the numbers," said association president Dr James Thomas. "We need to know how well we are doing our surgeries. Such registries can tell us what procedures aren’t good enough or which ones need modifications and which ones need to be abandoned." Such registries are maintained by most of the developed countries.
At the four–day conference, more than 1,500 doctors will update themselves on newer technologies such as hybrid surgeries.
Speakers at the conference will arrive from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The conference will focus on problems such as abnormal widening of the blood vessels, aneurysm, valve diseases, and minimally–invasive surgeries. Several post–graduate students will be trained by experts during the conference.