CME & Live Interactive Workshop
On Chronic Total Occlusion
The Department of Cardiology conducted a live interactive workshop & CME on 22 nd
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 gradutuates 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 program,
Saveetha University Chancellor Dr. N.M.Veeraiyan 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.