Hyderabad, 28th July 2021: The three day 'TCT India South Asia 2021' - India's premier Interventional Cardiology Conference - organized by FACTS Foundation - a non-profit organisation of Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons, committed to newer research, innovation, education and training; in association with Apollo Hospitals and Cardiovascular Research Foundation, will be hosted virtually from July 29th, 2021. Mr Y Subramanyam, Regional CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; Dr A. Sreenivas Kumar, Founder Director, FACTS Foundation; & Sr. Consultant Cardiologist & Director Cardiology and Clinical Research, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; Dr Ravindra Babu, Asst. Director of Medical Sciences, Apollo Hospitals and Dr Rama Krishna, Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals; announced the details of the Virtual conference at a press conference, today at Apollo Hospitals. This event is being successfully conducted for the 12th year now in 2021, the maiden Conference was held in 2010.
Dr A. Sreenivas Kumar speaking on the occasion said, this is now the largest Conference of Interventional Cardiologists, with delegates from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, Sri Lanka and more countries are attending it. Several special techniques to deal with cardiac problems which hitherto needed cardiac surgery can be done today by interventional cardiology, through minor aperture, saving the patient from trauma, morbidity, and mortality. In the past when arteries were totally blocked, surgery was mandatory, now there are special techniques to clear the blocked arteries, several such new techniques will be demonstrated and deliberated in this conference. It’s difficult to get so much knowledge from the most eminent specialists, this platform brings all of them together and makes the knowledge available in a nutshell to the delegates. The live streaming of the Conference is happening at all the PVR cinemas across the country, the big screens help delegates to get a clear picture of the procedures and techniques and enables better understanding of what is being demonstrated. This conference has special sessions devoted to Covid Cardiology addressed by eminent specialists from across the world, who extensively dealt with Covid related cardiology problems. The conference overall will address and educate the delegates on the latest techniques beneficial to the patients in terms of speedy recovery and being inexpensive to the possible extent.
Mr Y Subramanyam said, more than 5000 delegates registered for this conference making it one of the biggest Interventional cardiology Conferences. Cardiologists from across the globe are immensely excited about the knowledge in store this Conference is going to impart.
The faculty at the Conference comprises world's eminent Interventional Cardiologists and several leading Indian cardiologists. The International faculty of World Renowned Interventional Cardiologists includes Dr Martin B. Leon, Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr Gregg W. Stone, Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, Interventional Cardiology Specialist, New York, NY; Dr. Gary Mintz, Senior Medical Advisor, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York; Dr Susheel Kodali, Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr Ajay J. Kirtane, Director, New York-Presbyterian Hospital; Dr Ziad A. Ali, cardiologist, New York; Dr Duane Pinto, Interventional Cardiology, Harvard Medical School; Dr Sanjog Kalra, Interventional Cardiologist, Columbia University Medical Center Education, New York; Dr Miroslaw Ferenc, University Heart Center Freiburg - Germany and Dr Ramesh Daggubati, Director Structural Heart Interventions, West Virginia University, WV, among others.
The Conference will have 24 Live cases to be streamed live to 4K projections across 9 Hubs, a first of its kind initiative in India, thereby multiplying the reach of the knowledge being imparted. Over 5000 delegates from across the country and abroad are expected to participate, making it one of the largest Interventional Cardiology conferences. The latest techniques used in performing complicated procedures, will be telecast live from leading cardiac centers abroad and across India. The eminent faculty will have the comfort to demonstrate the techniques from the Cath labs they function from, enabling them to be at their proficient best from familiar environs. Live Cases will be transmitted from USA, Germany & UK and 20 Centers across India, some of the Centers participating in the live transmission are Apollo Health City, Hyderabad; Apollo Hospitals, Chennai; Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru; Apollo Hospitals, Mumbai; Medanta, New Delhi etc.
The Conference will deliberate and demonstrate the latest advances in Interventional cardiology, including Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Railway Catheter & other newer Radial Access Devices & techniques, LAA Occlusion Procedures, Pharmacology for Interventionists, Antiplatelet therapy, How FFR and IVUS/OCT optimize patient outcomes, Mitra Clip, Transseptal Technique; etc., through live workshops and also throw light on topics like Role of Telemedicine & AI in tough Covid times, , “India has got Talent Sessions” – Young & Dynamic Interventional Cardiologists across India and Asia can showcase their talent.