TCT is the world’s largest educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine

Dr. Nirat Beohar, (far right), and his team in the Mount Sinai cath lab help ensure that Mount Sinai has the best heart attack survival rate in Florida

Mount Sinai Medical Center will broadcast a complex coronary intervention procedure in front of an international audience at this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, which will be held for the first time ever in Miami Beach, Florida. Mount Sinai’s case will be one of 20 transmissions, broadcast in highdefinition, from around the world that will be featured at the medical conference.

TCT 2012 is the annual Scientific Symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and co sponsored by the American College of Cardiology. It will take place October 22 – 26 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Every year, TCT features major medical research breakthroughs that lead to advancements in interventional cardiology practices and patient care. The conference gathers leading medical researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest evidence- based research developments in interventional cardiovascular medicine. This has never been more important as cardiovascular disease remains one of the most significant health risks for people around the world. Now in its 24th year, TCT brings state-ofthe- art techniques and training to interventional cardiologists around the world.

In addition to research presentations, TCT selects the top centers in the world to broadcast live cases, which provide a step-by-step approach to basic and advanced interventions, as well as new techniques to improve care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Dr. Nirat Beohar, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, will be performing a complex interventional coronary procedure for the live broadcast.

Dr. Beohar has devoted his career to the use and development of catheter-based therapies for the treatment of heart disease. He has extensive expertise in performing multivessel coronary interventions that generally require coronary bypass, even for calcified left main coronary disease, and treats “holes in the heart” without open surgery. He is also among a select group of physicians experienced in utilizing transradial percutaneous coronary intervention to open obstructed coronary arteries. In this procedure, he accesses the heart through a small incision in the wrist, rather than using the traditional means of reaching the heart through the femoral artery located near the groin.

“Our goal is to take care of each patient in the safest and least traumatic way that will provide the most durable and best results,” Dr. Beohar explains.

Advancements in the area of interventional cardiology can be lifesaving, such as in the event of a heart attack. The Mount Sinai Heart Institute offers patients the best heart attack survival rate in the state. Mount Sinai’s academic affiliation with New York’s elite Columbia University, a driving academic force behind the TCT conference, is the only Ivy League partnership of its kind in South Florida and recognizes the outstanding, results-driven cardiac care delivered by Mount Sinai physicians, many of whom hold professorships at Columbia University.

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