NEWSLETTER Official Newsletter of Bangladesh Association of Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons (BACVTS) 7 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.