Care Hospitals to host workshop on cardiology

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Hyderabad, Sep 23 (UNI) CARE Group of Hospitals will hold a series of Master Class session on cardiology, cardiac surgery and various operative and interventional procedures, its Chairman B Soma Raju said today.

Talking to newspersons here Mr Raju said the inaugural session on ''Tetralogy of Fallot''(blue baby syndrome) would be held on September 27 and 28.

For the first time, those dealing with subspecialities in treatment of children with heart diseases would meet to discuss strategies for management of ''Tetralogy of Fallot'', he said.

Internationally-renowned surgeons, including Dr K M Cherian from Chennai, Dr G Suresh Rao from Kochi, and Dr Savithri Srivastava from New Delhi would take part in the workshop, Care Hospitals Cardiothoriacic Surgeon B R Jagananath said.

Master Class sessions in Tetralogy of Fallot would comprise didactic updates and live demonstrations, various operative and interventional procedures to treat ''blue babies''.

Eight to ten cases covering whole spectrum of ''Tetrology of Fallot'', a combination of four types of birth defects in the heart namely a ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, override of Aorta, right ventricular hypertrophy would be domonstrated and discussed, he said, adding ''we plan to hold at least two such workshops in a year, one on heart diseases in children and one on heart diseases in adults.'' UNI SM VA AKM 1527

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