Students – School of Medicine Tan Tao University report on research on Myocardial Infarction at the ACC Asia 2023 Conference, Manila, Philippines


From September 28 to 30, 2023, Student Dinh Vu Nhat Xuan – School of Medicine, Tan Tao University attended and reported on research on Myocardial Infarction (MI) in very elderly patients at the ACC Asia Conference 2023 co-organized by the American College of Cardiology and the Philippines Heart Association in Manila, Philippines.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Transforming Global Health Together”. Organizing committee members include: Professor Fred Kusumoto, electrophysiologist, Director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Eugene Yang, Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington … with many experts from all over the world.

ACC Asia 2023 conference with the theme Transforming Global Health Together is held in Manila, Philippines

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, research and treatment of cardiovascular diseases still pose many challenges. With the orientation of being a research university, the School of Medicine and Tan Tao University always create opportunities for students to research and contribute their intelligence to solving global health problems. Therefore, lecturers at the School of Medicine – Tan Tao University regularly support students to participate in research and take them to conferences around the world.

This time, student Dinh Vu Nhat Xuan together with lecturers from the School of Medicine attended and reported at the ACC Asia conference. This is a place for cardiologists from the US and Asia to sit down, learn together and find ways to improve the health of patients.

From left to right: Dr. Vu Tri Loc, Dr. Thao Le, Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, Dr. Jennifer – Cardiology expert from the Philippines, 6th year student Dinh Vu Nhat Xuan, School of Medicine, Tan Tao University , student Ho Phuong Thanh from Ho Chi Minh City National University (AI research)

At this conference, Dr. Vu Tri Loc, School of Medicine, Tan Tao University and student Dinh Vu Nhat Xuan (6th year Medical student) participated and reported 4 research articles.

Student Dinh Vu Nhat Xuan reported on the study “Myocardial Infarction In Very Elderly Patients”, roughly translated “Myocardial Infarction in very elderly patients”. This study focuses on diagnosis, treatment and patient monitoring after discharge from the hospital in patients with myocardial infarction over 80 years old. In addition, Dr. Vu Tri Loc also reported studies on flow restoration after percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

SStudent Dinh Vu Nhat Xuan (6th year School of Medicine Tan Tao University)

Nhat Xuan said that Myocardial infarction (MI) is a common cardiovascular disease and can cause serious consequences, or death, for the patient’s health. Especially in the elderly, MI becomes a more challenging problem due to risk factors and age-related decline in health. This study focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients over 80 years old with MI after hospital discharge.

The research was conducted with specific objectives:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of MI treatment methods in the elderly.
  • Research on appropriate treatment methods for elderly people with MI.
  • Post-treatment monitoring to assess patient’s quality of life and major cardiovascular events after discharge from the hospital.

For many years, Tan Tao University has created conditions, encouraged and supported students to carry out their research projects. With an ideal learning and research environment, the school’s students have been completing many highly applicable research topics.

Dr. Vu Tri Loc took a photo with Dr. Zang (left) and Dr. Hongzhao (center), two cardiovascular experts from Beijing, China. Dr. Zang’s research team won an award for one of the three best research studies at the conference. At the farewell party, Dr. Zang shared specific research with the research team of the School of Medicine – Tan Tao University.

Students of the School of Medicine – Tan Tao University not only go global (Go Global) to exchange and learn, but also participate in research reports at major conferences in many countries around the world such as China, Korea, Europe, America… When attending the conference, in addition to gaining scientific research skills, students can also participate in Networking sessions to meet and exchange and seek cooperation opportunities with experts around the world.

In recent years, students of the School of Medicine – Tan Tao University have regularly presented research at major conferences such as the Great Wall International Cardiovascular Conference (China); Coronary Revascularization Conference (Korea), European Cardiovascular Conference (ESC), American Heart Association Conference (AHA) … This is a way for students to develop and affirm their intellectual contributions. Vietnamese intelligence with world science.