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Cardio vascular and cardio thoracic surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Congenital Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   i wanted to know what is cardio vascular
User :   and what is cardio thoriac
Doctor :   in terms of surgery?

User :   s
Doctor :   well frankly there is very little difference
Doctor :   vascular generally means
Doctor :   relating to blood vessels
User :   ok
Doctor :   so vascular surgeons perform surgeries on blood vessels, treating things like aneurysms in blood vessels
Doctor :   thoracic relates to chest
Doctor :   however in terms of surgery
Doctor :   whenever someone csays they are cardio thoracic or cardio vascular surgery
Doctor :   the focus is on heart (cardio)
User :   ok
Doctor :   actually the degree tht they get as surgeons is CTVS
Doctor :   which is cardio thoracic vascular surgery
User :   so u say the basic differnce is blood vessels and the chest.. mainly conneted to heart
Doctor :   its just people call themselves
Doctor :   either they call themselves cardio thoracic surgeons or cardio vascular surgeons
User :   k

Doctor :   the specialty is one and the same
Doctor :   CTVS ie....
User :   are u practising doctor?
Doctor :   are you looking for something specific?
Doctor :   in cardiac surgery
Doctor :   general practitioner
Doctor :   please restrict yourself to medical queries
User :   can i come down and meet you at your clinic?
Doctor :   we have a queue of patients waiting
Doctor :   we do not encourage that
User :   is it ok.. thanks..
User :   sorry for holding you for such a long time
Doctor :   we are looking at building a different model for delivering healthcare
Doctor :   this chat is meant for solving your minor porblems
Doctor :   take care
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