NICVD performs Pakistan's first 'HIS Bundle Pacing' procedure successfully

Published: January 14, 2020
The main National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Karachi. PHOTO: NICVD

The main National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Karachi. PHOTO: NICVD

The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has made a history in cardiac healthcare by performing the first “His Bundle Pacing” procedure in Pakistan.

Speaking to the media in Karachi on Tuesday, Dr Azam Shafquat, Dr Faisal Qadir and Dr Rehan Karim of NICVD said that the procedures were performed successfully without any complications.

Noor-ul-din aged, 45, and 80-year-old Shamim Baig were admitted to NICVD for heart failure and slow heart rate and they had “His Bundle Pacemaker” implanted successfully, they said.

Both patients are recovering fast and will be discharged soon, the doctors added.

The NICVD doctors further explained that the heart has an electrical system that makes it contract regularly. If the electrical system is damaged the heart muscles becomes very uncoordinated and weak, they added.

Under the procedure, the doctors placed a wire into the natural electrical system of the heart and connected it to a pacemaker battery so that the natural electrical system starts working again and heart muscle becomes coordinated and stronger, they said.

“We hope that the patients’ heart function will improve after this procedure.”

Appreciating the team’s work, executive director of NICVD Professor Nadeem Qamar said that institute has achieved another milestone by performing “HIS Bundle Pacing Procedure for the first time in the country history.”

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