LGMC to air live cases for TV feed



LAFAYETTE, LA – Drs. Nick Cavros, Raghotham Patlola, John Patterson and Kalyan Veerina will be performing case procedures throughout a live TV feed from Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) June 6-8.  The broadcasts will air during the largest peripheral vascular conference in the United States in New Orleans this summer.

New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH), a multidisciplinary meeting focused on Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI), will take place June 6-9 at The Marriot Hotel in New Orleans. This four-day meeting will attract interventional cardiologists, vascular physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and other industry professionals worldwide. During NCVH, new methods and data will be unveiled for the first time in the United States.

Entering its 13th year, NCVH will concentrate on limb salvage and amputation prevention techniques for patients suffering from PAD and CLI.  The conference will draw more than 1,500 attendees and 100 exhibitors. One of the most unique aspects of the conference involves 24 live and intricate interventional cases transmitted from eight different sites around the world. Led by a prestigious group of physicians, the live cases are a distinctive teaching method focusing on advanced techniques that will result in safe, effective and superior outcomes for patients.

"We are honored to be one of a handful of worldwide facilities selected to actually partake in this tremendous conference,” says Lafayette General President and CEO David L. Callecod, FACHE.  "Our inclusion demonstrates that Lafayette General remains at the forefront of technologically-advanced medical care.”  Callecod will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s gathering.

This conference will offer a wealth of knowledge to the field of peripheral arterial interventions including discussions about the economic impact of peripheral arterial disease and new state-of-the-art equipment. PAD currently affects 12 million Americans and that number continues to grow each year.

"The field of peripheral and cardiac interventions is ever-changing with patients having progressively better outcomes. Our program provides actionable clinical insights in leading-edge interventions, state-of-the-art technology and advanced educational tools to support optimal outcomes for patients with PAD and CLI,” said Dr. Craig Walker, founder of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and chairman of NCVH. "Through our multispecialty approach, we create an environment that embraces clinical collaboration resulting in a stronger continuum of care for the patient.”

The conference and CIS were both founded by Dr. Walker. CIS remains nationally recognized as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation provider for NCVH.  CIS partnered with LGMC in 2011 to provide a comprehensive cardiovascular care center to Lafayette and the surrounding Acadiana communities. This alliance brings world-class physicians, state of the art diagnostic capabilities and the latest technology to detect and treat heart and peripheral vascular disease to LGMC.

Other live case sites will include:
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Park Hospital, Leipzig, Germany
Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX
St. Johns Hospital in Detroit, MI
Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ
Springhill Medical Center in Mobile, AL
Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN

About NCVH:
New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) is attended by more than 2,000 physicians, scientists, allied professionals and industry professionals from around the world. The meeting takes a multidisciplinary approach to limb salvage and amputation prevention techniques, offering comprehensive educational programs for each specialty. Live limb salvage case demonstrations are an integral part of the meeting. NCVH is presented by the South Louisiana Clinical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. NCVH offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for physicians, CPME credits for podiatrists, CNE credits for nurses, AAFP prescribed credits for family practice physicians, ASRT credits for catheterization lab technologists, PT credits for physical therapists and CEU credits for allied health professionals.  For more information, visit www.ncvhonline.com.

About Lafayette General Medical Center:
Lafayette General Medical Center, a 353-staffed bed facility, is the largest full-service, acute care medical center in the nine-parish area of Acadiana.  LGMC provides families with comprehensive medical services at every level of care, from severe emergency trauma to the common cold.  Lafayette General evolved from Lafayette Sanitarium, a six-bed facility that opened in 1911, and has been a leader in health care throughout its existence. Over the years, LGMC has expanded its services and facilities to meet the community's growing needs.
Lafayette General Medical Center is recognized by both federal and state tax laws as a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation. Although the hospital generates money by billing for its health care services, it does not pay out any revenue to shareholders, as for-profits do. Any net revenue is reinvested into the organization for new equipment, facilities, and technology to better care for the people we serve.
As the region’s only community-owned and managed hospital, all decisions are made locally by an experienced administrative team and a volunteer Membership Corporation and Board of Trustees.  At LGMC, you can count on us to stay one step ahead of the changing face of health care. For general information, call (337) 289-7991.

About CIS:
CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine.  With a team of nearly 500 dedicated team members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 13 clinics.  CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care.  This mission has guided the institute for nearly 29 years of service to south Louisiana.  For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit www.cardio.com.

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