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International Faculty visited Metro Hospital, Faridabad

Early in the month of June only, renowned German Cardiologist Dr Heribert Schunkert visited Metro Hospital, Faridabad and delivered a lecture on "Increasing ACS survival with newer OAPs (Oral antiplatelets)". Dr Schunkert is Professor and Director of German Heart centre, Munich, Germany. He gave information on use of blood thinners during the time of heart attack and otherwise for their optimal benefits. He has done lot of research work on genetic and molecular basis of Antiplatelet effects and optimum application of their usage and his work has been widely published in many international journals.

Guest lecture was followed by a lecture of Dr S.S.Bansal, Managing Director and eminent cardiologist of the city," Practical guidelines for surgeons on operating patients who are on antiplatelets". He gave valuable information for those who are heart patients and are on drugs like Aspirin, Clopigrel etc with or without history of stenting. Such patients when are planned for any emergency or elective operation should follow certain protocols which will make procedure safe and with minimal risk of adverse effects.

In the month of June, 2014, Dr Yuji Hamazaki, Associate professor and cardiologist, Showa University school of Medicine visited Metro Heart Institute with Multispecialty, Faridabad to share his vast experience in opening of chronic total occlusions of coronary arteries with the team Cardiology.

Dr S.S.Bansal and Dr Hamazaki operated few cases of CTOs together and exchanged their experiences. Chronic total blocks of heart arteries are those lesions which are long standing, badly calcified. They usually are long lesions and otherwise taken for open heart bypass surgery, which is a major procedure. Generally opening CTOs are real challenge for cardiologists as these blocks are very hard and extremely difficult for navigation. More over this is an operator dependant stenting methods and needs high skill to accomplishes, informed Dr Bansal. He added our centre is dealing with many CTO cases and thus bypass can be avoided in many cases.