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Times of India
09 May 2009
By Pune Mirror Team
Pune, India

Dr. Shirish HiremathDr. Shirish Hiremath
Grant Medical Foundation’s Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune is all set to organise a cardiology summit and a workshop at Amby Valley city in Lonavala. The summit will provide a platform to share the experiences and challenges faced by cardiologists while performing coronary intervention procedures such as angioplasty.

Highlighting WHO finding that India would become the world diabetic capital by 2010 with a substantial increase in coronary artery diseases, director Cath Lab & CCU Ruby Hall Clinic, Dr Shirish Hiremath explained that since coronary intervention had started in 1977, a satisfactory technological development had been witnessed. He said, “This forum will create a platform where operators in this part of the country will get an opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills by sharing experiences and expertise in handling newer generation challenges.”

This forum will discuss the latest trends and technological breakthrough in drug eluting stents, challenging coronary intervention cases and live demonstration of cases which will be telecast through satellite link between Ruby hall Clinic hospitals cath–lab and a select group of cardiologist at Amby valley city. The workshop will see Dr Hiremath and director Cardiology of Max Devki Devi Hospital of Delhi, Dr Pravin Chandra give live demonstrations of use of latest generation coronary drug eluting stents. The stent system, BioMatrix, comprises of a biodegradable polymer coating and the latest drug Biolimus A9.

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