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Saveetha University

CME & Live Interactive Workshop On Chronic Total Occlusion, Patients were happy on by- pass surgery was avoided.

The Department of Cardiology conducted a live interactive workshop & CME on 22nd may 2015 on interventional management of chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries in Saveetha medical college.Three cases of CTO (CTO of CAD,CTO of RCA,CTO of Instent Stenosis) was successful all patients were discharged on 26 th and all the patients were happy on by- pass surgery was avoided.

Since interventional management of chronic total occlusion of coronary arteries requires technical expertise and extensive training Department of cardiology decided to do a CME and live interactive workshop on this.The invited expert was Dr Surya Prakasa Rao is HOD & consultant interventional

cardiologist in Apollo hospital Hyderabad. He live demonstrated interventional management of Chronic total coronary occlusion.  Dr Ravi HOD of Cardiology MMC, Dr Kannan HOD of cardiology Stanley medical college, Pradeep Nair HOD cardiology of Chettinad medical college and Mr Nagamony of Global Hospitals Participated in this CME and live workshop. The DM cardiology postgraduates from Madras medical college, Stanley medical college were invited to participate in this Workshop. Totally nine DM post graduates from both the colleges attended the workshop.

A Workshop on chronic Total Occlusion of the coronary arteries, it is a major challenge to the interventional cardiologists. This workshop & CME helps in increasing the cardiologists existing knowledge in management of the patients. The HOD of cardiology, Saveetha medical college Dr Asha moorthy and Dr Narayanaswamy welcomed every one who attended the programme,Saveetha University Chancellor Presided the inauguration of the Live workshop and CME. After lighting the Kuthuvillakku chancellor gave an excellent speech about the workshop and cardiology team. Dr vinod Kumar Assistant professor gave vote of thanks. Dr Surya Prakasa Rao conducted the CME & live workshop, totally three patients were operated on that day, Patients were provided consumables & medicines free of cost. The Procedure was transmitted live from cath lab to seminar hall ( solai) by Audio visual arrangements. Totally 101 participants both internal and external participated in the Live workshop and CME.

“Say Yes to Life and No to Tobacco”

The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 people are exposed to second-hand smoke.  Unless we act, it will kill up to 8 million people by 2030, of which more than 80% will live in low-and middle-income countries. The alarming rise of the tobacco epidemic demands as immediate clarion call to raise public awareness.  It is now highly evident that tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. In recognition of the World No Tobacco Day on May 31st , Department of Public Health Dentistry,Saveetha Dental College organized an ‘Anti tobacco ‘public awareness rally named “Say Yes to Life and No to Tobacco”, as a part of it an “Anti Tobacco Awareness And Screening Campaign” at kuthampakkam village, Thandalam ,Chennai on 30 th may 2015.