An international cardiologist delivers a presentation at the event (Photo: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) - More than 800 local and international cardiologists exchanged notes about the latest advances, new trends and innovative therapies for cardiovascular diseases at a congress on “New Trends in Management of Cardiovascular Diseases” in Ho Chi Minh City.

More than 20 leaders in cardiovascular medicine from the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam delivered updates on clinical practices in cardiology, chronic coronary artery disease, heart failure, interventional cardiology, aortic surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and management of acute coronary syndrome during the two-day event, which concluded on November 4.

The annual cardiovascular conference provide opportunities for local cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to share knowledge, and learn the latest techniques in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular diseases as well as expertise along with networking opportunities between a large number of medical professionals, according to Truong Quang Binh, deputy director of the University Medical Centre, the congress’s organiser.

According to the World Health Organisation, 17.7 million people die each year from  cardiovascular disease. More than 75 percent of cardiovascular disease occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

In Vietnam, cardiovascular disease takes the lives of around 200,000 people every year, an estimated 25 percent of all deaths nationwide.-VNA