Fellow’s Interactive Case Presentation
More than just a heart ache

MANDALUYONG CITY, Aug. 24, 2016 – PHA held its monthly Cardiology fellows-in-training Interactive Case presentation, this time reaching-out to fellows-in-training in Cebu via teleconference at the Unilab Bayanihan Center, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City.

The case discussion titled “More than just a Heart Ache” tackled the thought-provoking case of a 20-year-old female with palpitations whose other symptoms mimicked myocarditis, food poisoning and acute gastroenteritis, among others. After a series of tests, it turned out that the palpitations and other discomfort of the patient were triggered by a small but virulent adrenaline mass.

The case was presented by Dr. Alexander Reyes from the UST Hospital while the reactor was Dr. Banisadar Mukaram from Chinese General Hospital. Dr. Elaine Cunanan, an endocrinologist from the UST Hospital was the clincher in this particular case.

The Interactive Case Presentation is a program of the Sub-CEPC committee chaired by PHA Board Director Dr. Gilbert Vilela.
This particular activity gathered well-respected names in local cardiology -- PHA President Dr. Raul Lapitan, former training officer, Makati Medical Center; Dr. Milagro Yamamoto, head, Cardio Section, UST Hospital; Dr. Orlando Bugarin, PHA director/CEPC chair; and Vilela, department manager for Education, Training and Research, Philippine Heart Center.

The topic and presence of clinician-academicians par excellence made the night doubly challenging and stimulating, said Lapitan and Bugarin.

Vilela took the fellows to a virtual tour of the whole-year fellows-in-Training activities (Refresher Course, Real World Practice) and for his parting words, he said “the Board would like to say we are with you in your review.“

In attendance were 120 fellows-in-training from Philippine Heart Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Medical City, UP-PGH, UST Hospital, Manila Doctors Hospital, Makati Medical Center, Chinese General Hospital, University of Perpetual Dalta, DLSU Medical Center, Mary Mediatrix and Angeles University Foundation.

At the Quest Hotel in Cebu, the participants were fellows from Perpetual Succour and Chong Hua Hospital. This was the first attempt at enjoining other fellows outside Metro Manila via teleconferencing for the PHA’s regular conference for cardiology fellows who are still in training.

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