Ashok Seth joins Escorts, to head cardiology team

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New Delhi, Aug 25 (UNI) Renowned cardiologist Ashok Seth who has been featured in the 'Limca Book of Records' for conducting the highest number of angiograms and angioplasties in the world, has joined the premier Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd (EHIRCL), here.

This announcement was made by Mr Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, EHIRCL.

Dr Seth, who had earlier been associated with the institute for 16 years, will lead the 'Comprehensive Cardiac Programme' at the Escorts, which includes adult, paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, minimally invasive and robotic cardiac Surgery.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh said, ''Dr Seth has played a key role in building up this institution and bringing it at par with the best institutions in the world. We have always valued his contribution and are delighted to have him back with us.'' Dr Seth is the first cardiologist in India to use Directional Coronary Atherectomy and Stents and more recently the 'Drug Eluting Stents' in treating heart blockages, a step that has revolutionised the treatment of coronary artery disease, said a EHIRCL statement.

He is also the first person in Asia to perform ANGIOSCOPY and Angiojet Thrombectomies and among the few cardiologists in the World to perform Percutaneous Myocardial Laser Revascularization.

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