India's Largest TAVR (Heart Valve Replacement without Surgery) Conference Held in Chennai, Presided by Union Minister of Health
~ More than 800 heart specialists from
across the country participated in the 3-day conference
On the occasion, Kauvery Hospital announced the launch of Hybrid Cath Lab, for
the very first time in India and is now officially recognized as the centre of excellence for advanced heart
8th September 2019: India's largest trans-catheter valve replacement (TAVR)conference,
India Valves 2019 was conducted at ITC Grand Chola between 6th and
8th of September 2019, Chennai where more than 800 senior heart specialists and
surgeons across the country gathered together to share their knowledge and be
updated on the latest heart valve treatments without surgery.
With Chennai being the origin of TAVR and
valve surgeries, it was chosen as the destination for hosting the third edition
of the conference. The conference organiser and course director Dr. A. B.
Gopalamurugan, Chief Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist and Chief of Trans
Catheter Valve Therapies Kauvery Hospital, Chennai said, "It is an honour to host India Valves 2019
at Chennai. It is delightful to see so many heart specialists gather together
to stay updated on the latest technology of heart valve surgeries. This is a
collective effort of a large team of heart specialists across various parts of
the country. Through this conference we hope awareness on heart valve
replacement without open surgery will spread widely among patients and
clinicians to help us serve our patients towards better quality of life after
their Heart Valve Replacement Treatment."
At the conference, statistics and evidences
on how Chennai and Tamil Nadu have emerged as the birth places for TAVR and
many valve replacements without open heart surgery in our country were
presented. Along with Dr. A. B. Gopalamurugan,
the other senior heart specialists who organised the conference included Dr.
G. Sengottuvelu, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai,
Dr. Praveen Chandra, Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Chairman for
Cardiology at Medanta Medicity, Delhi, Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman for
Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi and Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao,
Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Eternal Heart Centre, Jaipur.
During the conference, 2 live surgeries were
performed at Chennai, Kauvery Hospital and various other hospitals were live-streamed,
which enabled many heart specialists to learn and keep themselves abreast on
the latest medical techniques. Among the six surgeries, two surgeries were
performed by Dr. A. B. Gopalamurugan, a national expert in heart valve
treatments wherein he performed India's first heart valve treatments, from
state-of-the-art facilities at Kauvery Hospital.
At the conference, Kauvery Hospital was acknowledged
as the only hospital in the entire state of Tamil Nadu to be equipped with a
hybrid operating room. This hybrid operating room is an exclusive facility
where cutting edge treatment for heart related treatments without open heart
surgery can be provided thereby delivering the best outcome for patients.
Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar, Health Minister,
Government of Tamil Nadu
said, "It is a great opportunity
for Tamil Nadu to host such a national conference on very highly specialised
heart treatments. We are very fortunate to have people like Dr. A.B. Gopalamurugan
who is an international and national leader in heart treatments and who has
contributed significantly to heart treatments in this country. We are also
proud to announce that we have partnered with Kauvery Hospital and Dr. A.B.
Gopalamurugan and have recently become the first State Government in the entire
country to offer TAVR treatment free of cost at Tamil Nadu Government
Omandurar Multi Super Speciality Hospital."
During the conference, Dr. Ashwini Kumar
Choubey, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, unveiled and
inaugurated the national Trans catheter valve registry. This will be an online
registry where every single heart valve implantation in the country "TAVR
implantations" will be entered into a national database whereby every procedure
will have accountability and will help the Government to have follow-up on
At the inauguration, Dr. S Manivannan,
Managing Director, Kauvery Hospitals and Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive
Director, Kauvery Hospital, spoke on how they have put in a lot of
resources towards advancing heart care treatments in the country and towards
Chennai and Tamil Nadu becoming the hub for the latest and cutting edge heart
treatments in the country. They were also pleased to announce that it has now
become a reality that Kauvery Hospital Chennai has the most advanced heart
treatment facility, namely hybrid operating room which is not available
anywhere in India. As a result, Kauvery
Hospital has been officially labelled as a centre of excellence for advanced
heart treatments and a training centre for many cardiologists.
About Kauvery Hospital:
Kauvery Hospitals is 'A new Age Family Hospital' with
Multi Specialty Clinical Expertise and a pioneer in the 'HealthCare Provider' industry, making healthcare affordable. Kauvery is one of the few corporate
hospital chains to successfully integrate operations into Tier 1 cities after
launching into Tier 2 cities. It is also one of the few hospitals founded by
Medical experts and managed by business professionals with a keen focus on
delivering personalized and specialized health care with warmth.
Kauvery Hospitals is currently a 1200
bed hospital group with presence in Chennai, Trichy, Hosur and Salem in
addition to planned entry in new markets.
Apart from having diverse
Multispecialty tertiary care expertise, Kauvery Hospitals house one of three 'Cardiac Centers of Excellence in South India' and the only one in
In today's times where the healthcare
industry is more and more commoditized, Kauvery Hospitals stands tall with its
promise of making medical expertise and technology truly affordable with
empathy and care at every stage of a person's healthcare needs.