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Thai Hospital Transmits Live Heart Op. to Euro Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

Siriraj Hospital was the only hospital in Asia picked to send images of heart surgery to a conference of over 15,000 doctors, nurses and technicians which has been taking place in Paris, France.

Siriraj Hospital was chosen to transmit a live percutaneous coronary intervention to the EURO Palais de Congres 2006. The live procedure will be broadcast between 2pm and 3.30pm on Friday 19 May.

The EURO-PCR 2006 has chosen only 14 live transmission centres, and has included Her Majesty's Cardiac Centre in the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok.

Dr Damras Tresukosol, heads the endovascular-intervention unit at the centre, which during the past year alone, has treated 1,400 heart patients - the most in the country.

Dr. Tresukosol is also working with TheraVitae in conducting a clinical trial using autologous adult stem cells from peripheral blood to treat angina pectoris in patients suffering from ischemic heart disease. The interim results of this trial were presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Dallas last year.

The May 17th edition of Thailand's Nation newspaper carried the full story.


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