PGIMER added one more milestone to its ever-growing kitty of achievements, when a complex coronary angioplasty procedure was transmitted live from the catheterization lab, Advance Cardiac Center (ACC) to a reputed interventional cardiology conference held at Orlando, USA. A complex coronary angioplasty case was beamed live from PGI to 13th Annual Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3) conference held at Orlando, USA. C3 conference is one of the prestigious and recognized global interventional cardiology meeting in the world, which is attended by about 1500 experts from all over the world.
Professor Dr Rajesh Vijayavergiya from the cardiology department performed a complex and technically challenging coronary angioplasty of a 60-years old lady, who got admitted with complaint of recurrent chest pain at cardiac center. Prof. Vijayvergiya commented that the left main coronary angioplasty which got transmitted live in this particular case, was technically challenging and required great technical skills along with the use of advance hardware. Since left main is one of the most important and main vessel to supply heart, treating the same is always a battle of nerves, said Prof Vijayvergiya after the successful stenting of it. A lot of interventional cardiologists in the meeting at USA could learn various tips and tricks to perform such complex cases after this live case transmission on the screen. Prof. Vijayvergiya commented that PGIMER, Chandigarh is amongst handful centers in India, where such kind of complex procedures are successfully performed on regular basis with use of advanced imaging modalities like intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). He commented that PGIMER is the only center in north India which had performed live transmission of such a complex coronary angioplasty case to USA. This clearly establishes the leadership of PGIMER as one of the tertiary care institutes in India, which is at par with leading international institutes in interventional cardiology field.