First international Cardiac Imaging Symposium at Clemenceau Medical Center reveals latest breakthroughs
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, June 05 - 2012 at 16:17
- PRESS RELEASE
A "Cardiac Imaging Symposium" was hosted by Beirut-based Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI).
Dr. Mounes Kalaawi, chief executive officer of Clemenceau Medical Center commented: "This specialized symposium confirms CMC's commitment to be at the forefront of the health care innovation in Lebanon and the region. It also marks a significant step towards improving the quality of health care in this part of the world, which is a vital part of the CMC's mission. We are also pleased that our efforts are supported by the expertise of our colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medicine".
Dr. Stefan Zimmerman assistant professor in the department of radiology and radiological science at The Johns Hospital University School of Medicine said: "I am delighted to be invited to participate in the symposium and grateful to have the opportunity to meet with our valued colleagues at the Clemenceau Medical Center. In recent years, cardiac CT and MRI have become powerful tools for the non-invasive assessment of cardiac disease. Their role in the patient management will continue to expand, and a basic understanding of this rapidly evolving technology is essential to ensure that all practitioners use this technology appropriately and effectively".
Dr. Mary Concetta Corretti, associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, director of echocardiography at The Johns Hopkins Hospital: "This cardiology symposium is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet our colleagues in Lebanon, and to present and share the latest Hopkins research and the latest clinical best practices in the prevention and care for cardiovascular disease, which is one of the most urgent health care problems both in the US and in the Middle East."
Dr. Jon Resar, associate professor of medicine and cardiology, the director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, director of the International Cardiology Training Program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine mentioned: "Medicine is a worldwide enterprise and knowledge exchange events like this symposium are vital to enable all of us to provide the best possible care to our patients. One of the areas that will be discussed at the symposium is transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR, for short. It is an exceedingly important topic for cardiologists around the world, because this procedure allows for the treatment of patients with aortic stenosis who would otherwise not be candidates for surgery. We are delighted to have this opportunity to share our latest advancements and clinical best practices with our colleagues."
The symposium served as a platform to facilitate the know-how exchange between health care practitioners and to encourage the academically-driven innovations in clinical service, medical education and research- a role CMC assumes to play for the region.
Articles in this section are primarily provided directly by the companies appearing or PR agencies which are solely responsible for the content. The companies concerned may use the above content on their respective web sites provided they link back to http://www.ameinfo.com
Any opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information expressed in this section of the AMEinfo.com Web site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Mediaquest FZ LLC. Mediaquest FZ LLC is not responsible or liable for the content, accuracy or reliability of any material, advice, opinion or statement in this section of the AMEinfo.com Web site.