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					                                              NEWSLETTER
 Official Newsletter of Bangladesh Association of Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons (BACVTS)
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Medical Jokes                                                                                                          QUIZ
Laughter the best medicine                                                                              Q-1 : What is Velocardiofacial syndrome?
                                                                                                        Q-2 : Where is Mayo Clinic?
A motor mechanic was removing a cylinder head from
a motorcycle when he spotted a well known heart                                                         Q-3 : Which country does Christian Cabrol belong to?
surgeon in his shop.                                                                                    Q-4 : Who performed first off pump CABG in Bangladesh ?
                                                                                                        Q-5 : Where did first heart transplant of the subcontinent
The mechanic straightened up and asked, "So, Doc,
look at this engine. I open its heart, take valves out, fix                                             tak     e place?                     (Answer -Page : 3)
'em, put 'em back in and when I finish, it works just like                                                       What's human body made of ?
new. So how come I get such a small salary and you
get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing                                                                                   ElementA               verage in
                                                                                                                                                          70 kg person
basically the same work?"                                                                                                Ca++        Oxygen43 Kg
The surgeon smiled and whispered to the mechanic …                                                          C                        Carbon16 Kg
"Try doing it with the engine running!"                                                                                              Hydrogen7 Kg
                                                                                                                                     Nitrogen1.8 Kg
                                                                                                                                     Calcium1.2 Kg
                                                                                                                                     Phosphorous780 gm
Ques. What is a double-blind study ?                                                                                            N    Sulphur140 gm
                                                                                                         Na+
Ans. Two orthopaedician reading an ECG                                                                                               Potassium110-140 gm
                                                                                                                                     Sodium100 gm
                                                                                                                                     Chlorine95 gm
                                                                                                                                     Magnesium25 gm
An 87 year-old man went to the doctor to get a physical                                                                              Iron4 gm
                                                                                                                                Fe
check up.                                                                                                       O2                   Zinc2.3 gm
A few days later, the doctor saw the man walking down                                                                                Silicon1 gm
the street with a gorgeous young lady on his arm.
A couple of days later, when the patient had an                                                         TOURISM TIPS
appointment with the doctor again, the doctor said, 1. Jamuna resort is a wonderful place for weckend tours from
"You're really doing great, aren't you?"               Dhaka. Two hours by road from the capital, on the bank of the
                                                                                                          river Jamuna near the mighty bridge, three is nice arrangement
The old man replied, "Just doing what you said doctor,                                                    for accommodation, meals, holding conferences, picnic, river-
"Get a hot mama and be cheerful."                                                                         cruise and visiting reserve forest. A trip here would cost Tk
The doctor said, "I didn't say that!...                                                                   2000-3000 per person per day. It would be a charming
I said you have got a heart murmur. Be careful!"                                                          expeince to visit this resort with friends and family taking out
                                                                                                          a day or two from busy schedule.

  Forthcoming events                                         2. Some call it the heavan on earth, but political conflict has made
                                                                everything uncertain. Despite this troublesome situation,
                                                                Kashmir remains a prime destination for tourists. From Dhaka
      5 - 8 June 2008, San Diego, CA United States              one can reach kashim via Delhi. It takes an hour and fifteen
      2008 Vascular Annual Meeting                              minutes to fly from Delhi to Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir.
      Additional information: www.VascularWeb.org               By train its upto Jammu Tawi and then 10-12 hours
                                                                picturesque journey by road. On the foothill of the Pirpanjal
      19 - 21 June 2008, Montreal, PQ Canada                    range, there are many houseboats to reside along the Dal and
      World Summit on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery    Nagin lakes at Srinagar. There ane some charming destinations
      Additional information: www.wspchs.org/                   for a day trip from Srinagar, namely Gulmarg, Pahelgaon,
                                                                Shonmarg. The next annual conference of Indian Association
      11 - 13 July 2008, Parumala, Kerala India                 of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons will be held at
      Eurasian Workshop on Valve Repair                         Srinagar from 11 to 14 May 2009. Those who are willing to
      Additional information: www.frontierlifeline.com          travel inspite of risk, for them Kashmir is the unique
                                                                destination.
      10 - 13 September 2008, Budapest Hungary
      XI. World Congress of ISDE                             3. Thousand island dressing is a very popuular salad dressing. It is
      (International Society for Diseases of Esophagus)         made of Mayoannaise, Chilli Sauce, tomato ketchup, boiled
      Additional information: www.isdecongress2008.com          eggs and pickled onions.
                                                                                                        4. London Heathrow (LHR) is the busiest international airport of
      13 - 17 September 2008, Lisbon, Portugal
                                                                                                           the would. But London has 4 other airports as well, these are
      22nd EACTS Annual Meeting
                                                                                                           London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton and London
      Additional information: www.eacts.org
                                                                                                           City airport.

				
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