GKNM Hospital,
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

liveSURGE 2002

Surgical Options for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

When & Where?

9th and 10th November - 2002, Residency Towers, Coimbatore

Focus Area

Surgical Options for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

How many cases?


Faculty of liveSURGE 2002

Prof. Dr. Laas

About 5th liveSURGE..

The 5th Annual Live Cardiac Surgical Workshop was conducted on November 9th and 10th 2002, at GKD Auditorium. The topic for the workshop was Surgical Options for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. Visiting Faculty included Dr. A M  Patwardhan from Mumbai and Prof. Dr. Laas from Germany. A lecture on “Intraventricular Flow in the Normal heart and After Mitral Valve Replacement” was delivered by Dr. Laas. Dr. A M Patwardhan delivered two lectures – one on “The principles of use of Radio frequency and the advantage of the bipolar coagulation mode” and another on “Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation – Why, When and How?” The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Nemish A Shah, Mumbai. 

Continuing under the Auspices of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, Medical Education was conducted on 15th and 16th November 2003 for MCh and DNB post-graduates. This was inaugurated by Dr. (AVM) N B Amaresh. Dr. K M Rao delivered a lecture on “Staging and Management of Carcinoma Bronchus”, and another lecture on “Role of Surgery in Pulmonary Tuberculosis” was delivered by Dr. Rajan Santhosam from Chennai. Lectures were given on “Surgery in Tetralogy of Fallot” by Dr. P S Jairaj from Bangalore, “Techniques of CPB in special situations (Aortic Arch Surgery Dissection, Redo etc)” by Dr. Anil G Tendolkar from Mumbai. 

Other lectures delivered include “Indications and timing of Surgery in Valvular Heart Diseases” by Dr. S K Varma, “Choice of Heart Valve Prosthesis” by Dr. R Sundar, “Surgery in Acute MI and its complications” by Dr. P Chandrasekar, and “CT Thorax/MRI/Chest X-ray” by Dr. N Elango.

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Contact us

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ms. Rubha Priya


Mob: +91-63852 51581

Email: gknmlivesurge@gmail.com


Dr. Aayush Poddar

Conference Coordinator

Mob: +91-9994295646

Email: aayush100@gmail.com

About us

Dr. S Muralidharan
Founder, liveSURGE
Past President, IACTS
Founder - Cardiothoracic Surgery Department,
Dr. P Chandrasekar
Course Director, liveSURGE
Chairman, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department,

GKNM Hospital started as a mother and child Hospital in 1952 and has currently grown to a 630-bed multi-specialty center. It has as its core competence unit, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The specialty of cardiac surgery was started in 1974 and became fully operational with open heart procedures in 1986. It is currently a tertiary referral center performing all complex cases. The unit performs close to 1600 open heart procedures a year.

This department has been conducting the Annual workshops since 1998 focusing on one aspect of cardiac surgery each year. This meeting is acclaimed as the best in the country in terms of scientific content and conduct. Each year we have about 225 delegates participating and the numbers keep growing each year. The program is fully focused on the academic content and experts in that specific area are invited to address and demonstrate the skills and advances. We are one of the very few centres in the world that does live workshops headed by the masters, which we believe is the best form of learning and teaching.

Dr Chandrasekar, Course Director, is the architect of GKNM liveSURGE and has conducted 20 such live workshops since 1998. The annual event helps shape and advance the academics in the field of Cardio-thoracic surgery in the country.

This workshop is conducted under the auspices of Cardiac Surgical Academic and Research Trust.