Doctors urged to focus on ‘preventive cardiology’

Published: July 2, 2018
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Various aspects of heart diseases and their treatment in Pakistan and around the world were discussed.

PHOTO: FILE

Various aspects of heart diseases and their treatment in Pakistan and around the world were discussed. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Cardiologists have urged their colleagues to work on ‘preventive cardiology’ and to treat patients with dedication and spirit.

This was stressed at the 19th Annual Cardiology Conference, organised by the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in collaboration with Pakistan Cardiac Society in Islamabad.

The three-day conference saw over 300 senior cardiologists from all around Pakistan and from abroad participate and presented over 80 papers and presentations.

Various aspects of heart diseases and their treatment in Pakistan and around the world were discussed.

Pims Executive Director Dr Amjad Mehmood extolled their services and how their cardiac centre had become a centre of excellence in heart disease after acquiring the latest equipment and patient management systems.

He further elaborated how they were providing angioplasty and treatment for acute heart conditions to patients at the centre. He said the management is working hard to complete extension block of cardiac centre so that more patients can be treated.

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Pakistan Cardiac Society President Prof Naeem Aslam emphasised the role of preventive cardiology while Prof Sheharyar Sheikh from Lahore said that the cardiology community must treat the ailing humanity with dedication and spirit.

Prof Bashir Hanif from Karachi talked about latest techniques in angioplasty. Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology Executive Director Gen Azhar Kiani highlighted how acute brain attacks causing stroke must be treated by cardiologists and neurologists together like angioplasty in heart attacks.

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Prof Muhammad Ashraf from the US pointed out that the use of new and emerging techniques in the field could be used more extensively in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2018.

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