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8th edition of IJCTO concludes in Haryana

The summit demonstrated revolutionary techniques and advanced medical procedures for treating CTO

India’s biggest forum for in-depth knowledge on the latest cardiovascular (CVD) surgery developments, the Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (CTO PCI), recently concluded in Gurgaon, Haryana. The event was inaugurated by the Haryana Health and Family Welfare Minister, Anil Vij.


The surgeries were transmitted live to the participants to demonstrate and share the latest techniques and advanced medical procedures for treating CTO by Indian and international experts. The annual summit was attended by over 350 top cardiologists from India and those from Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, the UK and the US. 

The IJCTO Club took shape with the prime objective of offering greater learning opportunities about CTO. Its faculty comprises Dr Prathap Kumar N, Organising Secretary & Course Director; Dr V Surya Prakash Rao, Course Director, Professor PK Goal; and Dr AV Ganesh Kumar, Course Director. The team of experts will share their experiences and guide discussions on topics related to the field.  

Talking about the agenda of this year’s summit, Dr Prathap Kumar N, Organising Secretary, Course Director & Chairman, Meditrina Group of Hospitals, said, “IJCTO is a collaborative effort by Indian & Japanese interventional cardiologists to collectively share their knowledge and experience regarding CTO PCI. This year’s live summit is organised to offer opportunities for greater learning in this field for all. With the advent of scientific innovations in the field of CTO PCI, we aim to ensure that the cardiologists are well-equipped with user-friendly precision hardware that results in good clinical outcomes.” We want younger cardiologists to benefit from such programmes. 

Dr V Surya Prakash Rao, Course Director said, “IJCTO is a platform to gain in-depth knowledge of CTO PCI for the young budding interventional cardiologists interested in the field. I believe that this collective effort will bring evolution and growth in the field and will help to treat complex cases with precision.”   

Professor Goal, Course Director said, “CTO interventions are quite challenging. It’s a niche field and requires a lot needs more research and development. IJCTO is a platform to exchange new learnings and overcome current challenges on the subject. We look forward to this year’s conference.”  

Dr AV Ganesh Kumar, Course Director said, “This is a platform from where we can teach, and train younger cardiologists about advanced techniques linked to CTO PCI. We strive to spread the knowledge and skills across the country so that more patients can be benefitted. It’s our constant endeavour to do the best for the patient in the safest possible way.” 


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