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Wheeling Hospital physicians make presentation to Rome conference

ROME REPORT — Wheeling Hospital cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Haybron, seated, and Dr. Bipin Shrestha have returned from Rome, where they presented a case report they co-authored at the annual meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. Shrestha is a family medicine resident at the hospital. -- Contributed

WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Haybron and family medicine resident Dr. Bipin Shrestha presented a case report at the annual meeting of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.

The annual meeting was held in June in Rome.

Haybron is one of the founding members of the society, which was formed in 1997.

Haybron and Shrestha co-authored a paper on cardiac failure in patients who have stress.

Stress cardiomyopathy is rare, but can be fatal in 5 percent of patients who suffer from the condition.

“It can happen in a scenario when another issue is already occurring with the heart — that issue being coronary artery disease, which is very commonly treated,” Haybron said. “So the question becomes, how best to optimize treatment plans based on someone who presents with both conditions simultaneously.”

Shrestha said the study the physicians conducted, a case report, is a “unique type of research” that involves a detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of an individual patient. Case reports may contain a demographic profile of the patient, but usually describe an unusual or novel occurrence.

Haybron earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Hawaii. He received a medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed a residency in general surgery at UCLA, residency in thoracic surgery at OSU and clinical associate fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

He is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the Ameri

can Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Shrestha, who is entering his third year of residency at Wheeling Hospital, earned an undergraduate degree in biological sciences with university honors at the University of Maryland and a medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine.

His focus is in geriatrics.

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