One of the chief missions of the Cardiology chapter of IAP has been to provide opportunities for paediatricians, obstetricians, pediatric cardiologist to incessantly refine their clinical appreciation of heart diseases in population, and keep abreast of the latest developments in the field. How far we reached after adopting a 5 point program in year 2008? Let's Discuss the current concerns and their addressing tools of interventions what we have done till now.

Clinical research in the field of pediatric cardiology is a turtle walking slow, yet it has enormous implications for cardiovascular care and long-term benefits .So, question is, when we will decide to adopt a comprehensive research agenda that identifies the most-needed studies to bring forth the informational necessities to formulate policy on cardiac care and who will organize, supervise and fund the overall financial and scientific efficiency of research? Targeted research efforts only can tailor truly customised evidence-based practice guidelines, and more rapid and safer development of drugs. Then, another big task is to get cost effective lab to identify genetic markers. We need potential breakthroughs in areas such as development of epidemiological investigation tools, genetic screening, biomarkers, cardio-protective strategies, long-term monitoring technologies. Also, we need to understand influence of digital technology on upgradation of tertiary care in the field. IAP and PCSI has developed teaching modules through internet and regular informative lectures are being delivered. more...

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Tori Amos


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