Web Desk: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has done wonders in the last few years by providing state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to individuals totally free of cost.

With tremendous extraordinary efforts of Professor Nadeem Qamar (Executive Director, NICVD) and endless support of Sindh Government, the NICVD has been transformed into one of the best cardiac tertiary care hospitals in the world, the spokesperson for NICVD in a statement issued here on Wednesday said.

He said that NICVD Karachi received 1,123,633 cardiac patients with 3847 cardiac surgeries. A record number of 8197 Primary Angioplasties, 4286 Angioplasties, 9052 Angiographies, 20 TAVI Procedures, 3434 Thallium and 55258 Echo were performed in 2018. A record number of 410,175 cardiac patients visited our OPD, a huge number of 326,587 patients have been treated in emergency and more than 60,000 patients had been admitted and done their procedures in the last year.

It is a matter of great pride that NICVD Karachi has performed more than 120 Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

Regarding Satellite Centers, he told that NICVD’s satellite centers throughout Sindh Province have been providing state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to the native at their doorstep totally free of cost. NICVD Sukkur, NICVD Larkana and NICVD Tando Muhammad Khan have started open heart surgeries and it is a great achievement of NICVD Sukkur by performing 130 open heart surgeries with zero mortality.

Spokesperson further said that in NICVD Sukkur, a total number of 137,702 cardiac patients treated; in NICVD Tando Muhammad Khan, 160,028; in NICVD Larkana, 43914; in NICVD Nawabshah, 38345; in NICVD Hyderabad, 33431; in NICVD Sehwan, 22436; in NICVD Khairpur, 27689 and in NICVD Mithi 13831 cardiac patients have been treated.

Professor Nadeem Qamar said that 10 more chest pain units will be placed within next two months. NICVD Karachi and its satellite centers cater to population not only from Sindh but also Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab Province as well. The professor said that NICVD is committed to providing state-of-the-art cardiac treatment to every patient at their doorstep totally free of cost.