Labaid Cardiac Hospital has organised the 3rd International Conference on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery and 1st Dhaka Live 2009. The two-day conference including live surgery has been inaugurated yesterday in a local hotel in the city.
Renowned cardiologists from home and abroad, doctors and other healthcare professionals congregated at the conference to exchange knowledge and shared updated information on heart health.
Eminent cardiologist of India, Dr Ashok Seth spoke on new technique of heart valve replacement. Innovative procedure called percutaneous heart valve replacement is an advancing field in interventional cardiology.
It is a minimally invasive and convenient procedure to repair and replace defective heart valves removing the need of open heart surgery. A synthetic valve is transported to the heart through a small hole usually made in the groin (femoral artery). This procedure can be compared to that of placing a stent or performing balloon angioplasty.
Dr Seth stressed on adopting the technique for the greater benefit of the patients.
Source: The Daily Star, November 21, 2009