New technology for cardiac treatment was the focus of recently-concluded 12th Annual International Transradial Intervention Course (TRICO) in Ahmedabad, which saw physicians participating from as many as 12 countries.
Discussion were centred around use of complex interventions and new technology including IVUS, FFR, OCT and Rotational Atherectomy through Transradial access.
Stressing that not learning new techniques can ultimately lead to stagnation, Dr. Tejas Patel, Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist of the Apex Heart Institute, said, India, now, proudly is involved in reverse outsourcing of innovative technologies in Transradial Intervention.”
Prof. Fazila Tun Nesa Malik, Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Foundation hospital and Research institute, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh said that course was a great platform if one wants to know anything about transradial practices, “from the very basic to the most intricate information”. Innovations have become an essential tool, he added.
Innovations create excitement and interest among doctors as well enhanced levels of safety and confidence among patients.
India has become a major hub for training physicians from across the globe and treat patients with state-of-the-art technologies. Indian physicians are taking a lead in understanding new innovative technologies, have access to them mostly ahead or at par with the Western nations and are establishing India as a Centre of Excellence in developing new treatment protocols and techniques.