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The Philippine College of Cardiology (PCC) Specialty Board of Pediatric Cardiology (SBPC) announces that four examinees passed the pediatric cardiology specialty board written and practical examinations held in March 2016.

Chicago, USA, April 2, 2016

In yet another landmark meeting where thousands of the world's cardiovascular and medical professionals and allied specialists came together to get the cutting-edge science and practice-changing updates in cardiovascular care, two renowned Filipino cardiologists were among the distinguished faculty during the 65th Annual Scientific Session and Expo of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Maribeth delos Santos and Dr. Maria Teresa Abola presented their local experience in the management of peripheral vascular diseases during the sessions on Vascular Pathology: International Perspectives from the Philippine Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Delos Santos, the Chief of the Training Division of the Philippine Heart Center Department of Education, Training and Research, delivered her talk entitled “Surgical Outcomes of Aortic Dissection: Philippine Heart Center Experience 2006-2015”.

Abola, a past President of the Philippine Heart Association, gave her talk on “Takayasu Arteritis: Patient Profile and Outcomes”.

They were joined by two other speakers from Indonesia, Iwan Dakota who shared his experience on “TEVAR Procedures for Aortic Dissection: Indonesia Perspective”, and Doni Firman who talked on “Microvascular Obstruction in Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Indonesian Data”.

The forum was moderated by Dr. Aaron Kugelmass of the ACC, Dr. Alex Junia, president of the PHA, and Dr. Sunarya Soerianata of Indonesia.

The Philippine College of Cardiology (PCC) Specialty Board of Adult Cardiology (SBAC) announces that a total of 64 out of 96 examinees (66.67%) passed the adult cardiology specialty board written and practical examinations held on April 23, 2016 at the St. Luke's Medical Center Global City.

The Philippine Heart Association, the Philippine Lipid and Atherosclerosis Society, and the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, collaborated to develop the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia in the Philippines (2015 CPG). The main objective for this document is to develop clinical guidelines in the management of Filipino patients who are diagnosed with elevated cholesterol.

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