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Posted at: Nov 3, 2019, 8:06 AM; last updated: Nov 3, 2019, 8:06 AM (IST)

New technique of PGI’s Cardio Dept sent for copyright

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 2

A new technique of coronary intervention in complex case of chronic total occlusion (CTO), developed by the Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, has been sent for copyright registration.

The new technique has been named as ‘Y-P PGI Antegrade Technique for CTO’.

Talking about the technique, Dr Yash Paul Sharma, Prof and Head, Department of Cardiology, said the technique of coronary intervention in complex case of CTO by ante-grade approach (false lumen coronary angiography by chip injection with microcatheter) was done recently for the first time for CTO case, which was quite safe, novel and saved time radiation and contrast.

“In future, this will help in increasing the success rate and shall decrease the morbidity and mortality of coronary heart disease patients,” he said.

Dr Sharma had recently chaired a session as international guest faculty in Complex Cardiovascular Therapeutics (CCT-2019) held at Kobe in Japan.

The mission of the CCT conference was to contribute to medical services by innovative treatment techniques. The technique described by Dr Sharma was highly appreciated by Japanese Interventional Cardiologists who are expert in CTO intervention and led the whole world for CTO interventions. 

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