SKIMS Conducts Live Workshop On Complex Heart Diseases

SRINAGAR: The two-day live workshop was conducted at Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences(SKIMS),Soura by the department of CVTS  in collaboration with department of cardiac surgery, Max hospital, New Delhi on complex heart diseases.

A spokesperson of SKIMS in a statement said that three patients were diagnosed with complex coronary artery disease with valvular heart disease and severe LV dysfunction.

All the patients were successfully operated during the live workshop by Dr.  Rajesh Malhota, Prof G.N.Lone, Dr.Ratna Mallik Dr Ab. Majeed,  Dr Farooq Ganie, Dr. Zubair Ashraf, Dr. Nadeem-ul-Nazeer,  Dr. Haroon Naqshi  and other team members.

“The Anesthetic backup was provided by Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Majhi (Max, Hospital), Prof  Showkat Gurkoo,  Dr. Iqra Nazir (SKIMS) and their other team members,” the spokesperson in a statement said.

She said that the team was technically assisted by Lateef Kurpal, Firdous Ahmad, Asif Ahmad, Shameem, Meema, Mehak, Shakeela, Sabzar, Bilal, Rafia, Lekhraj, Irfan and others.

Head CVTS informed that all the three patients were operated at the cost of approximately Rs. 1.5 lacs which is  much lower than the cost incurred in other cardiac centers of the country. All the 3 patients are doing fine and will be discharged within a few days. Dr. Lone has expressed his gratitude to administration, all his team members, ministerial staff and supportive departments like cardiology, anesthesiology and others for their support during the workshop,” the spokesperson said in a statement.


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