NICVD becomes best cardiac hospital in world: Prof Qamar


Staff Reporter
National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases—NICVD, created history in cardiac healthcare by performing first ‘Focal Cry ablation’ procedure on 60-year-old lady (resident of Lahore, Punjab), by NICVD team led by Dr. AzamShafqat (Professor of Cardiac Electro physiology, NICVD).
Talking to media, Dr. Azam Shafqat told that the procedure was performed successfully without complication. The patient with heart rates of up to 200/per min, for a long time, had successful ablation of the abnormal focus, and now has a normal heart rate.
Most such cases are performed by heating the focus abnormal beat in the heart tissue by a catheter. In this case the abnormality was in such a location that heating could destroynormal tissue causing an excessively slow heart rate. For the first time in Pakistan a special catheter was used to freeze the focus of abnormality at -70 ºC without the risk of slow heart rate. This freezing was successfully performed without any complications. The patient permanently cured of this cardiac ailment. Appreciating NICVD’s team, Professor Nadeem Qamar (Executive Director, NICVD) said that NICVD has achieved another milestone by performing ‘Focal Cryoablation’ procedure first time in the country.

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