Debate on Bypass Surgery held at Aligarh Muslim University

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Vice-Chancellor presenting memento to Prof.M.U.Rabbani at the Debate on Bypass surgery at JN medical CollegeALIGARH, April 22- The Department of Medicine and Centre of Cardiology, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University organized a debate on “Bypass Surgery versus Angioplasty in Heart Disease.

Professor M U Rabbani, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Director of Centre of Cardiology and organizer of the programme, introduced the theme. He said that bypass surgery was introduced about ten years earlier than angioplasty, which made it mandatory for most of the patients to undergo a bypass surgery. He added that the technological innovation and introduction of medicated stents support angioplasty instead of bypass surgery.

Dr Subhash Chandra, Senior Cardiologist, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, discussed the advantages of coronary angioplasty for patients having blockage even in all the three coronary arteries. He said more and more patients preferred to have angioplasty rather than going for surgery.

Dr O P Yadava, Director and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, strongly defended bypass surgery and provided evidences that patients undergoing bypass surgery had better quality of life.

A panel discussion following the debate, resolved that both the techniques were complementary to each other and a proper and ethical selection of patient was the key issue.

The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt Gen (Retd) Zameer Uddin Shah, Professor Shahjahan Bano, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Professor Tariq Mansoor, Principal, J N Medical College felicitated the guest speakers with memento.

Professor Mohammad Shoaib Zaheer, Department of Medicine, proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Sarah Alam conducted the programme.

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