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Launch of the 12th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases 07 March 2022
Under the generous patronage of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al ‎Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and in scientific cooperation with the Gulf Heart ‎Association, the 12th Annual Case Based Approach to Controversies in Cardiovascular Diseases ‎was held from March 5th to 6th, 2022 at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Convention Center (Airport).‎
Talking about the conference, Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed, President of the conference said, "This ‎conference aims to consolidate the principle of interest in developing medical cadres and creating ‎an incubating environment for experts and specialists in an effort to develop health services ‎provided to all segments of society. One of the most important features of this conference is its ‎presentation of all topics in the form of realistic cases, which encourages participation and dialogue ‎among members. The list of speakers at the conference includes a number of specialists from ‎Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic in the United States of America, and a group of prominent ‎doctors in cardiovascular specialties from the country.”‎
‎ Among the most prominent topics discussed during the conference were the diagnosis and ‎treatment of coronary artery disease, as well as cases of left ventricular dysfunction and those ‎associated with multiple vascular diseases. The scientific program also included a review of current ‎recommendations for the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelets in various pathological conditions, ‎such as in the case of atrial fibrillation, islet thrombosis, and heart attacks, as well as the role of ‎preventive cardiology and emerging treatments for blood lipid disorders. This was in addition to ‎discussing new therapeutic interventions and their results in cases of heart disease, by presenting ‎the cases of mitral reflux patients and evaluating different treatment methods using surgery or ‎others. The meeting also discussed the results and complications resulting from the replacement of ‎the aortic valve by catheter and valve implants or the use of the mitral valve clip.‎
Among the important cases that discussed were peripheral vascular diseases, as well as the carotid ‎and coronary arteries, with special focus on valve diseases with the help of some cases related to ‎congenital diseases related to the circulatory system. Special focus was given on the treatment of ‎heart failure cases and the role of the medical teams' approach in dealing with these cases, in ‎addition to electrophysiology and pacemakers, as well as in cases of early ventricular systole.‎
The conference aimed to attract healthcare professionals who play a role in the care of patients with ‎cardiovascular diseases, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internal medicine specialists, ‎residents, physician assistants, nurses, and staff specialized in supportive medical services in the ‎care of cardiovascular patients.‎
H.E. Abdullah bin Souqat, Executive Director of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for Medical ‎‎Sciences, confirmed that supporting this conference stems from the Award’s commitment to ‎‎support all endeavors that would improve the performance of healthcare professionals. He added, ‎‎"The late Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum was keen on the continuity of this conference ‎since its inception and was receiving conference guests and lecturers every year and urging them to ‎work on publishing and circulating the results on all global, regional and local scientific platforms."‎