International Seminar on “Recent Advances in Interventional Cardiology”

Department of Medical Education, UMDC in collaboration with Department of Cardiology, MTH organized an international seminar on “Recent Advances in Interventional Cardiology” in Health Sciences Campus on February 8, 2018.

Prof Dr Tanzeela Khalid, Director, Medical Education in her welcome address told about the purpose of the seminar.

Guest Speaker, Dr Muhammad Raza, Director Cardiac Cath Lab, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland and Consultant Cardiologist, Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA, gave a comprehensive lecture on “Advances in structural heart disease interventions: The new gold standard”. He spoke about various cardiac interventions for aortic stenosis, mitral regurgitation and other congenital heart diseases. He stressed on the multidisciplinary team approach in the field of interventional cardiology. Dr Muhammad Raza shared his work experience in USA with the audience and informed them that risk of complications of these interventional procedures has decreased over the years.

Chief Guest of the event Prof Dr Anjum Jalal, Executive Director, Faisalabad Institute of Cardiology said that prevalence of structural abnormalities of heart has increased in Pakistan and these should be repaired through interventional strategies for better patient survival and outcome.

Dr Naeem Asghar, Head of Cardiology Department, MTH gave presentation on “Interventional cardiology services at Madinah Teaching Hospital “. He informed the audience that MTH has fully equipped and functional cardiology unit.

In concluding session, Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Principal UMDC and Pro Rector TUF (Health Sciences Campus) threw light on the importance of topic for young doctors.

Prof Dr Naeem Aslam, former Head of Cardiology Department, Allied Hospital, Faisalabad was the guest of honour. Renowned cardiologist, Prof Dr Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry and Dr Abdul Razzaq Mughal, paediatric cardiologist also graced the occasion.