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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

December 14, 2013


A Two day International Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases with a focus on the Current Trends in Cardiac Surgery,organised by the department of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Prasanthigram,commenced today.The conference is being attended by eminent cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons from around the world 

Among the faculty who attended the conference include, Dr. K.M. Cherian, the founding chairman Frontier Lifeline Hospitals, Chennai. Dr. Cherian is stalwart in the field of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery who has been awarded the Padma Shree by the Government of India.  Among other faculty were Dr. I .M Rao, Chariman Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, KIMS, Hyderabad; Dr. D. Prasad Rao, Director, Indo-US Hospital, Ameerpet, Hyderabad; Dr. Suresh G. Rao,  Director Chidren’s Heat Centre,  Kolilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai and Dr. K.S. Iyer, Director, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi.

International faculty included Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon, University of Chicago, the USA; Dr. Sunjay Kaushal, Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore, the USA. 

A total number of 120-130 delegates participated in the program.

The topics for presentation ranged from the history of Cardiac Surgery in India and its future to the new approaches of Tissue Engineering in Cardiac Surgery.

In his welcome address the Director of SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram, Dr. Choudary Voleti ,commenting on the Hospital said that  the IT enablement of the hospital  is at level 6, the highest level being 7, a distinction which only 0.1 per cent hospitals in South and South East Asian region have been able to achieve.  


Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

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