Mashad to host 2nd Razavi Intl. Cardiovascular Surgery Congress

MASHAD, July 4 (MNA) -- The 2nd Razavi International Cardiovascular Congress is to be held in Razavi Hospital, Mashad, , Khorassan Razavi Province, from July 22 to 24, 2009.

Sponsored by the Euro-Asian Bridge, the Iranian Society of Cardiac Surgeons, and the Iranian Heart Association, the congress is to update physicians, specialists, general practitioners, and nurses on the cardiovascular diseases, scientific secretary of the congress said at a press conference in Mashad on Tuesday.


According to Ahmad Rajaii Khorassani, more than 50 international medical figures from 20 countries around the world, including India, Canada, Turkey, Britain, France, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Switzerland, Rumania, Croatia, the U.S. and Germany are to attend the three-day event.


Presided by the Iranian Society of Cardiac Surgeons’ Director Mohammad-Ali Yusefnia, the congress is to be taken part by Director of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Sotiriose N. Prapas from Greece, Inventor of Batista Procedure Randas Jose Vilela Batista from Brazil, and Head of Iran Heart Association Fereidoun Nouhi. All of them are to give lectures to the congress.   


Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Colorado University in the U.S. Fredrik L. Grover, Surgery Professor at University Hospital in Switzerland Marko Ivan Turina, Professor of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University of Texas Houston in the U.S. Hazim J. Safi, Federico Benetti from Argentina, and Raphael de Geest from Belgium are among other international members to deliver lectures to the congress.


Khorassani described hybrid aortic surgery, current problems in heart transplantations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, surgery of heart failure, surgical treatment of complex and complicated thoracic aneurysms, surgical treatment of aortic arch aneurysms as the main topics of the incoming congress.  


Putting stress on the importance of preventing heart diseases, Khorassani lamented, “There is still 20% of heart patients in the world die of heart attacks before reaching hospitals.”


KHorassani, who is also head of heart department at Razavi Hospital, called for concerted efforts to reduce the rate in the near future.


The congress is to introduce the newest methods of cardiovascular surgery and the science of care and rehabilitation of heart disease patients to the participants, Razavi Hospital Manager Saeed Abdolhosseini told reporters.


The newest methods of diagnose and treatment of heart diseases will also be exchanged among the attendees of the congress, Abdolhosseini added.




Some workshops for surgeons in training heart surgery in OPCAB method and some others for rehabilitation staff and percussionists as well as a total of 6 panels, alive heart surgeries and video conferences are among the sideline programs of the congress, the hospital manager explained.


The resurgence of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery is rapidly changing surgical practice. After an initial phase of ‘healthy skepticism’, the impetus of some developed countries toward OPCAB surgery is remarkable.


Hardly any OPCAB procedure was carried out before 1995 in the U.S., however, by 1999 more than 11 000 (10%) coronary operations were performed on the beating heart. It is estimated that this percentage to reach over 75% by 2010 worldwide.


The First Razavi International Cardiovascular Congress was held in the Razavi Hospital, Mashad, Khorassan Razavi Province, from December 11 to 13, 2008.


Attended by about 20 medical figures from about 15 countries around the world, the first congress emphasized just on aortic diseases.


And compared to the last year, there was a 100% increase in number of articles sent to the secretary of the congress, Abdolhosseini said, referring to the tremendous welcome given to the 2nd Razavi Int. congress by the surgeons from around the world. 






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