First Valve Implantation in Pakistan at Army AFIC Rawalpindi


President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday inaugurated International Conference on Cardiovascular diseases ‘ChaIlenges in Cardiology (CIC 2015) organised by the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) and National Institute of Heart Diseases (NIHD).

As many as 46 delegates from all over the world mainly from USA, UK, Turkey, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and from across the country are participating in the conference.

It may also be mentioned that last week first ever Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Pakistan has been carried out in AFIC & NIHD, where a 76 years old lady has been operated successfully. It is a technology which allows physicians to fix a severely narrowed aortic valve without opening up the chest of the patient.

This is the procedure, which was done in the developed world and Pakistan has also succeeded in doing this type of surgery. President appreciated the efforts made by the team of doctors of AFIC towards development in the advanced medical technology.