The 4th Asia Pacific Vascular Interventional Course was inaugurated at The Oberoi Delhi.
The conference is organized by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and The International Society for Endovascular Specialists. Addressing a press conference in a joint statement, Dr. Jacques Busquet from France, President of International Society of Endovascular Specialists, Dr. NN Khanna, Course Chairman, Sr. Cardiologist Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Dr. E. Diethrich, Chairman, International Society of Endovascular Specialists, Founder President, Dr. C. Buckley, Senior Cardiologist Texas Heart Institute, Chairman, Dr. Jacques Busquet, President, ISES, Dr. T.J. Collins, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention and Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India, said that: 1. Advanced cardiovascular surgery in India today is at par with any other centre in the world.
2. Vascular intervention without surgery can be done in any vessel from head to toe.
3. In patients with erectile dysfunction, after failure of Viagra, pudendal artery stenting can be done.
4. In patients with chronic lack of blood supply to the limbs, in 30% of cases, amputation can be prevented by autologous bone marrow stem cell transplant.
5. In acute paralysis, it is possible to suck out the clot by putting a stent in the brain artery and even dissolving the clot by drugs.
6. For varicose veins, a walk-in procedure is now available using radiofrequency or laser procedures.
7. Patients with resistant high blood pressure can now be treated with renal artery denervation.
8. It is possible to occlude the left arterial appendix chamber in patients with irregular heart rhythm to prevent paralysis.
9. It is possible by catheters to remove clot from lung vessels.
10. Aortic aneurysm can be cured by new cover stent graft with or without surgery.
11. There are only 4,000 endovascular procedures done in India as against the need of 4 lakhs.
12. Multilayered flow diverters are a new advancement in endovascular interventions where surgery can be avoided.