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Vietnam, India step up cooperation in cardiology

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Indian Consulate General in HCMC, in collaboration with the HCMC Medical Association (HMA) and the HCMC Cardiovascular Association (HCVA), has recently organized the Vietnam–India Cardiology Workshop in District 1, HCMC.

The hybrid event, titled “Optimizing the treatment of Cardiovascular diseases”, was expected to promote the knowledge and experience exchange among colleagues in cardiology of Vietnam and India, said Prof. Dr. Dang Van Phuoc, vice president of the Vietnam National Heart Association and chairman of HCVA.

The event was attended by leading cardiology experts, association representatives and medical professionals in the two countries. More than 150 local doctors and specialists in cardiology took part in the workshop, in addition to over 200 Vietnamese participants joining the event virtually.

“Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of mortality in Vietnam; the death rate due to cerebrovascular accidents has been recently reported as 164.9/100,000 population,” said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Dung, president of HMA.

The workshop served as a platform discussing a broad range of topics related to the management of cardiovascular diseases in medical practices, such as optimal treatment of hypertension, heart failure treatment update, and management of coronary heart diseases in clinical practice.

Madan Mohan Sethi, consul general of India in HCMC, suggested HMA organize additional continuing medical education (CME) in various clinical subjects to benefit doctors of both countries.

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