The head of the Astan Quds Razavi Health Foundation, announced the presence of a 700 sub-specialists, specialists and heart surgeons at the second International Iran-Europe CTO-Caspian Congress at the Razavi Hospital.
According to Astan News correspondent, Dr. Mahmoud Shabestari, the head of the Astan Quds Razavi Health Foundation, today at a press conference on “The 2nd International Iran-Europe CTO-Caspian Meeting”, which was held at the Razavi Hospital stating that last year about 450 individuals participated in the first period of the congress said, “This year’s congress will host nearly 700 participants, including 500 sub-specialists, specialists and heart surgeons as well as 200 nurses involved in heart diseases.”
He pointed to the presence of about 35 outstanding foreign guests at the 2nd Iran-Europe CTO-Caspian Congress and added, “The presence of these prominent figures in the congress will lead to the scientific elevation of the region and the country.”
“There are four major European associations including CTO (treatment of chronic coronary artery disease), CSI (congenital, structural and heart failure diseases), EBC (treatment of coronary arteries and heart vessels diseases) and TOBI (treatment of complex coronary arteries diseases) with all of their management and executive bodies will be present at the congress,” Shabestari expressed.
“These congresses are held every year in different parts of the world, and in the Middle East, for the second consecutive year, two international congresses under the names of Iran CTO Meeting 2018 and CASPIAN Meeting 2018 will be held at Razavi Hospital this year,” he added, pointing out the capabilities of Iran’s medicine, in particular the position of Mashhad.
The scientific secretary of the congress referred to the promotion of treatment methods in the field of cardiovascular diseases and commented, “These scientific advances are of interest to physicians and people. For example, today, heart valves can be replaced without an open heart surgery.”
“Congenital and complex cardiac diseases also required long and several hours of operation in the past; however today, they are easy to do which is an interest to cardiologists,” he stated.
Shabestari, emphasizing that despite numerous volunteers, the lack of capacity for the 2nd Iran-Europe CTO-Caspian Congress has been announced, expressed, “The Congress is aimed at presenting the latest world-class technologies and treatments, scientific exchanges and the introduction of country’s capabilities and Mashhad will be the venue for the publication of these scientific achievements.”
“Furthermore, the congress outside the political sphere can also lead to rich communication with the world’s great scholars and the exchange of knowledge and science, as many experts from region’s countries such as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and countries around the Persian Gulf are also at the congress to benefit from the discussions,” the head of the Astan Quds Razavi Health Foundation remarked.