Dr. Ashwin B. Mehta, Director of Cardiology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre and Consultant Cardiologist, Breach Candy & Lilavati Hospital, will discuss on interventional cardiology and whether angioplasty or surgery last longer. Coronary disease is a progressive illness and it is an aging process. As the age advances more and more blockages are developed. He further says that it depends upon how good care is been taken after the procedure. He will describe the various stages when angioplasty or bypass surgery is needed or the patient can be managed with medical treatment. Depending upon the age group, risk factors and the complexity of the blockages, the surgical procedure is decided.
Dr. Ashwin Mehta is a one of the best Cardiologist in Mumbai, with more than 38 years' experience behind him. Ashwin Mehta is Director of Cardiology at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai. During his academic career and medical practice, Dr. Ashwin Mehta has received innumerable awards and honours. Dr Ashwin Mehta is a recipient of the prestigious Padmashree National Award, which he was awarded in 2004. Ashwin Mehta has also been very active on the academic front throughout his career. Dr A.B. Mehta has taught hundreds of undergraduate, postgraduate and superspeciality medical students, currently at the DNB Board, and earlier for over 25 years as Hon. Professor of Cardiology at the University of Mumbai and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai. Dr A.B. Mehta has been an invited faculty at events in France, Japan, China, Italy, USA, Sri Lanka and Singapore, for demonstrating techniques of Angioplasty. Dr. A.B. Mehta has served as Examiner for the DM Cardiology examination at Pune, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, and other cities in India. Ashwin Mehta is recognised for his pioneering work in India in Cardiac Catheterisation and Angiography in newborn babies, and was also the first to introduce His Bundle Electrography in India and Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction with first systemic trial. Ashwin Mehta has performed/supervised more than 10,000 Angioplasties and over 50,000 Angiographies. Ashwin Mehta is much-published, and has organised numerous teaching seminars, conferences, symposia and meetings, where he has also actively participated in the presentations and deliberations.
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