Cardiac surgery study day to take place in Galway

The Saolta University Health Care Group in consultation with the RCSI will host a cardiac surgery study day at the Medtronic Customer Innovation Centre in Galway on Friday, November 24.

Leading specialists in cardiothoracic surgery from the UK, Ireland and America (Mayo Clinic ) will attend and provide an update to attendees on the innovations and developments taking place in their service.

The study day will provide lectures covering contemporary topics on cardiac surgery and updates on the latest technique in cardiac surgery delivered by distinguished national and international faculty. The day will also include a demonstration on the research and production of a coronary stent and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI ) procedure.

Commenting, Alan Soo, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at University Hospital Galway said they are delighted to welcome some of the most experienced specialists in Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery to Galway to share their knowledge.

“The day is aimed at health professionals who are involved in all stages of care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery and to further improve the understanding of cardiac surgery.

“A wetlab demonstration of CABG and aortic valve replacement led by consultant cardiac surgeons will be available for those keen to attain hands on experience in performing these procedures.

“This is a very exciting time for cardiac surgery and I am looking forward to hearing from our colleagues about the developments in their services and the benefits these bring to patients.”

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