Cardiologist Niranjan Nisty has said that advances in the field of biomedical engineering had helped in providing quality treatment to patients.

He was inaugurating a three-day national conference on ‘Recent advances in biomedical electronics engineering and their impact on society’, organised by the Department of Instrumentation Technology under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQUIP-II), at the Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering here on Thursday.

Dr. Nistry said that these advances had also helped reduce treatment time for patients.

He said that earlier, patients had to spend at least six weeks prior to the operation as the stabilisation period and undergo several tests. But now, if a person suffered a cardiac arrest they are directly taken to the cath lab for surgical procedure and discharged in a short time due to the advances made in the field of medicine and biomedical engineering.

He said that introduction of the stem cell therapy had brought in a sea change in the treatment procedure for many ailments.

Innovative procedures with the help of biomedical engineering, including biorobotics, telemedicine and improved surgical equipment, had come a long way in achieving nearly 100 per cent success in performing operations.

Vice-president of the Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society Baburao Mangane was present.

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