The Cath Lab https://www.southcityhospital.org Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:26:59 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dr Khalid Ahmed Khalil https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/408-dr-khalid-ahmed-khalil https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/408-dr-khalid-ahmed-khalil Dr Khalid Ahmed Khalil

Dr Khalil is an adult invasive cardiologist. After graduating from Dow Medical College, Karachi (1973), he undertook training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester and at the University Of California San Francisco, as a visiting physician. He has also worked at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi.

His special interest has been echocardiography and he is one of the pioneers in introducing non-invasive cardiology Echo, ETT, and Holter Monitoring Lab in the private sector. He has over 35 years of experience, which includes serving as the chief of medical services in several public sector organisations.

He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiology and the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.

 

 


 

 

 

Dr Khalid Khalil
Dr Khalid Khalil
MBBS, Diploma Cardiology, FACC
Consultant Cadiologist

Clinic:
Wednesday & Friday
Timing: 3pm to 5pm

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

To make an appointment please contact:
Yaqoob at (+92)300 397 5590
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Dr.Faisal Ahmed https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/531-dr-faisal-ahmed https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/531-dr-faisal-ahmed Dr.Faisal Ahmed

Dr Faisal Ahmed graduated from SMC in 1994-95 and after doing his house job,proceeded to the British isles to undertake post graduate qualifications and training in the field of Cardiology.He had the good fortune of passing all his post graduate exams in the very first attempt,which enabled him to undertake specialized training in the field of Interventional Cardiology,as prescribed by the Royal Colleges,at the earliest.Having finished training he served as locum Consultant Cardiologist in a number of Regional and Teaching hospitals before returning to Pakistan in 2003.Since his return he has been working as a Consultant Cardiologist in Liaquat National Hospital and the Tabba Heart Institute,with a stint as the Medical Director at the Baqai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.For the past 7 years he has been working as the Head of the Department of Cardiology at the Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College,and for the last 11 years as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Tabba Heart Institute.Under his leadership the Cardiology department at the LNH has posted success academically,and otherwise,like never before in its more than 35 year history.

He is the author of a number of papers published in renowned Medical Journals.He is an accredited supervisor for Cardiology training for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan and also an examiner for the CPSP conducted exams in Cardiology.In addition he is a member of the Pakistan Cardiac Society and the Pakistan Society for Interventional Cardiology.

He is an expert at diagnostic angiography,coronary angioplasty and permanent pacemaker implantations.he is also renowned as an empathetic and conscientious clinical doctor.

 

 


 

 

 

Dr Khalid Khalil
Dr.Faisal Ahmed
MBBS, MRCP (Ireland & UK)


Clinic:
Wednesday & Saturday
Timing: 6pm to 9pm

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

To make an appointment please contact:
Mustafa at (+92)300 920 1993
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Dr Nadeem Rizvi https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/409-dr-nadeem-rizvi https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/409-dr-nadeem-rizvi Dr Nadeem Rizvi

Dr Nadeem Rizvi is one of the top cardiologists in Pakistan. Aside from being highly qualified, the sheer volume of his work has earned him a reputation as one of the best interventional cardiologists. To date he has done more than 15,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and 5,000 coronary interventions, over 100 Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomies, 150 peripheral interventions and 100 permanent pacemaker insertions.

He is certified in CT angiography (to visualize arterial and venous vessels throughout the body) from Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, in Nuclear Cardiology from NICVD, in Coronary Angioplasty or the Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), a minimally invasive procedure to open up blocked coronary arteries, and the adult echocardiography from the British Society of Echocardiography. Part of his specialist training is in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, valvular, congenital and coronary interventions.

Dr Nadeem Rizvi has worked in the UK and in Pakistan. He was a clinical research fellow in cardiology and honorary registrar at Ealing and Hammersmith Hospitals Trusts, London. He was involved in a large research project titled, “Premature coronary arterial disease in British Asians” at Ealing Hospital. He has worked as a consultant cardiologist at Barnsley District Hospital, and he trained at the East Cheshire Hospitals Trust, Macclesfield, UK in non-invasive and invasive (pacemaker implantation and right heart studies) implantation, cardiac biopsies and interventional coronary procedures.

He is a member of the British Society of Echocardiography, a founding member of the Pakistan Society of interventional Cardiology, a member of the Pakistan Cardiac Society, a member of the Civil Aviation Medical Board and an examiner for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He has been the editor of the Pakistan Heart Journal’s interventional section since 2012. He has taught, lectured and been an examiner for post-graduate trainees and residents. He has supervised the non-invasive cardiac lab (ECG, ETT, Holter, Transthoracic and Trans-esophageal echocardiography).

Procedures:
Transthoracic Doppler and Echocardiogram
Transoesophageal Doppler and Echocardiogram
Treadmill stress and dobutamine stress echocardiogram
Exercise treadmill test
Ambulatory ECG / Holter monitoring
Ambulatory Blood pressure monitoring
Cardiac Multi-slice CT
Myocardial perfusion imaging
Central Venous Cannulation
Temporary Pacemaker Insertion
Pericardial Aspiration
Diagnostic left and right heart cardiac catheterization (Radial, Femoral and brachial access)
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty; Stenting, including use of devices – Fractional Flow Reserve (to measure the severity of blood flow blockages), Intravascular ultrasounds (IVUS) (to see inside an artery in real time) and aspiration atherectomy and rotablation
Percutaneous Transmitral Commisurotomy (PTMC) using mostly multi-track balloons
Pulmonary valvotomy using a single balloon
PTA of renal and peripheral vessels

Dr Nadeem Rizvi
Dr Syed Nadeem Hassan Rizvi
MBBS, DipCard (Lon), MRCP (UK), FRCP (E), FACC, FSCAI
Consultant Cardiologist

Clinic
Monday & Wednesday: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 2pm to 4pm

Phones:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03 
(+9221) 353 740 72 to 75

Appointments:
(+92) 333 236 4767
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Dr Shahid Sami https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/410-dr-shahid-sami https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/410-dr-shahid-sami Dr Shahid Sami

Dr Sami has worked as a consultant cardiac surgeon at the Wessex Cardiothoracic Center Southampton General Hospital, UK. His specialization is cardiothoracic surgery and his research interests are coronary surgery, surgical complications from myocardial infarction and aortic surgery. He is a member of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and the Pakistan Association of Cardiothoracicvascular and Thoracic Surgery. 


 

 


 

 

 

Dr Shahid Sami
Dr Shahid Sami
MBBS (SMC), FRCS (Cardiothoracic), Royal College of Surgeons of United Kingdom & Ireland, 
FRCS Ed, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Clinic:
Friday 10am to 1pm

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301-03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5
Ext. 347

Appointments:
Faqeer Mohammad at
(+92) 303 209 2245
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Dr Sajid Dhakam https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/407-dr-sajid-dhakam https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/407-dr-sajid-dhakam Dr Sajid Dhakam

Dr Dhakam has over 15 years’ experience as an expert in cardiovascular disease. He has worked at institutions affiliated with Yale University’s School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut and New York Medical College. In Pakistan, he is currently serving as the director for Cardiac Services at The Indus Hospital and has worked as the Head of Cardiology at The Aga Khan University for six years. In addition to lecturing and holding workshops, he has published research widely in esteemed peer-reviewed medical journals. He has also presented nationally and internationally at scientific meetings and has been awarded for his work done in coronary interventions.

Dr Dhakam is known for being one of the best cardiologists in Pakistan.

Dr Sajid Dhakam
Dr Sajid Dhakam
MD, FACC, FSCAI
American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases & Interventional Cardiology
Consultant Cardiologist

Clinic
Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm to 2pm
Saturday: 9am to 11am

Appointments
Abid
(+92)321-207 78 39
(+92)333-311 4294
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Dr Najeeb Basir https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/406-dr-najeeb-basir https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/406-dr-najeeb-basir Dr Najeeb Basir

Dr Basir is a cardiologist who performs, among other procedures, cardiac catheterization, percutaneous coronary interventions, temporary and permanent single chamber pacemaker insertion, transoesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.

 

 


 

 

 

Dr Najeeb Basir
Dr Najeeb Basir
MBBS, FRCP (Ireland)
Consultant Cardiologist

Clinic
Tuesday (9am to 1:30pm)
Thursday (9am to 4:30pm)

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

Appointments:
(+92)301 823 8366
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Dr.Imran Iftikhar https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/526-dr-imran-iftikhar https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/526-dr-imran-iftikhar Dr.Imran Iftikhar

Dr. Imran Iftikhar got trained in best centers of Pakistan. He did his residency in Internal Medicine from Shifa International Hospital and his residency in Adult Cardiology from the Aga Khan University Hospital. After attaining fellowship in Adult Cardiology, he did his Interventional Cardiology training at The Indus Hospital. Dr. Iftikhar has been working as a Assistant Professor & Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Indus Hospital , where he also heads the Non-Invasive Cardiology section.

Dr. Imran Iftikhar joined The Kidney Centre as visiting Consultant Cardiologist and has been working there since 2013 and specialized in managing Kidney patients with Coronary artery diseases.

Dr. Imran Iftikhar has a keen interest in providing resuscitation training to physicians and nurses and has been leading these training session for the last 10 years throughout Pakistan. He is a certified American Heart Association Instructor, and also Heads The Emergency Response Committee at The Indus Hospital.

Dr. Imran Iftikhar is a blend of Interventional and non-interventional cardiology with expertise in Stress Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography , Pacemaker insertions and Percutaneous interventions.

 

 


 

 

 

Dr Khalid Khalil
Dr.Imran Iftikhar
Bsc, MBBS, FCPS (Cardiology)
Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology (TIH)


Clinic:
Monday & Friday
Timing: 6pm to 9pm

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

To make an appointment please contact:
Sonia at (+92)333 944 4673
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info@jumpactivations.com (Super User) The Cath Lab Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:36:31 +0000
The Cath Lab: Open 24 hours https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/414-the-cath-lab-open-24-hours https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/414-the-cath-lab-open-24-hours The Cath Lab: Open 24 hours

Our Cardiology section provides complete and comprehensive care to patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. These services include the provision of state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, evidence-based treatment provided by highly trained physicians and quality care by experienced technicians.

Our section consists of a six-bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU) which admits critically ill cardiac patients where they are given intensive medical care and cardiology outpatient clinics where a full-time cardiologist is available throughout the week.Cardiology Consultants (alphabetical order)

Dr Najeeb Basir
Dr Sajid Dhakam
Dr Azhar Farooqui
Dr Nadeem H. Rizvi
Dr Abdus Samad

At South City Hospital our cardiology services are provided by the following units:
1. The Chest Pain Unit
2. The Cath Lab
3. The non-invasive lab

Chest pain unit
Location: ER (ground floor)
Timing: 24 hours
We pride ourselves on generally averaging a less than 60-minute ‘door-to-balloon’ time, which refers to how quickly we can move someone with cardiac chest pain from our Emergency Room to be treated at the Cath lab. (The international standard is 90 minutes.)

The consultant cardiologists are also available 24 hours to treat the patient in the ER, if needed. They are assisted by an experienced cardiology team that will investigate the initial complaint. Whether it is resuscitation or defibrillation, the chest pain unit doctors are well trained to pick up on ischemic problems (referring to the blockage of the blood supply).

The chest pain unit assesses whether the patient needs to be admitted. If that is the case, then they can also be also taken to the Critical Care Unit (third floor) which has eight dedicated beds for cardiac patients. Safe and quick movement in the hospital is our priority in such cases.

In the case of a heart attack, the standard used to be to provide pharmacotherapy. But today the norm is to immediately move the patient to the Cath lab for an Angiogram or Angioplasty. “This is no longer state-of-the-art,” explains consultant cardiologist Dr Nadeem Rizvi. “The primary angioplasty is the accepted standard now.”

Our combination of experienced interventionists and infrastructure means that South City Hospital’s Cardiology unit is able to manage these cases swiftly and expertly.

The Cath Lab
Location: 2nd floor
Timing: 24 hours for emergencies
For routine procedures: 8am to 10pm
Tel: (+92) 213 587 8638
Extension: 353 & 354
Manager: Dr Ramesh Kumar
Email: manager.cardiac@southcityhospital.org:

South City Hospital has a 24-hour Cardiac Catheterisation laboratory, which works in close coordination with our Emergency Room and Critical Care Units. The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is a state-of-the-art digital facility, which provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to adults patients suffering from various cardiovascular problems. The Cath Lab is a facility where diagnostic imaging equipment is used to assess the condition of the heart’s arteries and any abnormalities. Our cardiologists perform procedures such as the Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty here. The interventional cardiology service is available 24 hours a day and does emergency interventions to patients presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarctions.

Procedures performed:
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Angioplasty
Flow Friction Resistance (FFR)
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD)
Inferior Vena Cava Filter
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IAoBP)
Peripheral angiography/angioplasty
Permanent Pacemaker
Primary Angioplasty (24hrs)
Temporary PacemakerThe Cath lab is run by Abdul Samad with his team of technicians. They tackle emergency cases and for elective procedures care for the patient from the pre-op stage to the post-procedure, which includes all forms of counseling and advice.

The Non-Invasive Lab
Location: 2nd floor
Timing: 8am to 8pm
On the second floor, the cardiology unit has a non-invasive lab for scheduled daycare procedures for out- and in-patients. It is here that the following investigations are carried out, such as:
Trans-thoracic Echocardiograms
Trans-oesophageal Echocardiogram
Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
Dobutamin Stress Echocardiogram
Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT)

Dr Najeeb Basir
Dr Najeeb Basir
MBBS, FRCP (Ireland)
Consultant Cardiologist

Clinic
Tuesday (9am to 1:30pm)
Thursday (9am to 4:30pm)

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

Appointments:
(+92)301 823 8366
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info@jumpactivations.com (Super User) The Cath Lab Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:15:58 +0000
Coronary Angiography: X-raying the arteries https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/412-coronary-angiography-x-raying-the-arteries https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/412-coronary-angiography-x-raying-the-arteries Coronary Angiography: X-raying the arteries

A coronary angiography is a test that uses dye and special x-rays to show the insides of your coronary arteries. The coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart.

A waxy substance called plaque can build up inside these arteries. The buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries is called coronary heart disease (CHD).

Over time, plaque can harden or rupture (break open). Hardened plaque narrows these arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. This can cause chest pain or discomfort called angina
If the plaque ruptures, a blood clot can form on its surface. A large blood clot can mostly or completely block blood flow through a coronary artery. This is the most common cause of a heart attack. Over time, ruptured plaque also hardens and narrows the coronary arteries.

Overview
During a coronary angiography, a special dye is released into your bloodstream. The dye makes your coronary arteries visible on x-ray pictures. This helps doctors see blockages in the arteries.

A procedure called cardiac catheterization is used to get the dye into the coronary arteries.

For this procedure, a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in your arm or groin (upper thigh). The tube is threaded into your coronary arteries, and the dye is released into your bloodstream. X-ray pictures are taken while the dye is flowing through the coronary arteries.

Cardiologists (heart specialists) usually do cardiac catheterization in a hospital. You're awake during the procedure, and it causes little or no pain. However, you may feel some soreness in the blood vessel where the catheter was inserted.

What to expect during a Coronary Angiography
During a coronary angiography, you are kept on your back and awake. This allows you to follow your doctor's instructions during the test. You'll be given medicine to help you relax. The medicine might make you sleepy.

Your doctor will numb the area on the arm or groin (upper thigh) where the catheter will enter your blood vessel. Then, he or she will use a needle to make a small hole in the blood vessel. The catheter will be inserted in the hole.

Next, your doctor will thread the catheter through the vessel and into the coronary arteries. Special x-ray movies are taken of the catheter as it is moved into the heart. The movies help your doctor see where to place the tip of the catheter.

Once the catheter is properly placed, your doctor will inject a special type of dye into the tube. The dye will flow through your coronary arteries, making them visible on an x-ray. This x ray is called an angiogram.

If the angiogram reveals blocked arteries, your doctor may use a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as coronary angioplasty, to restore blood flow to your heart.

After your doctor completes the procedure(s), he or she will remove the catheter from your body. The opening left in the blood vessel will then be closed up and bandaged.

A small sandbag or other type of weight might be placed on the bandage to apply pressure. This will help prevent major bleeding from the site.

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information & PubMed Health

Dr Nadeem Rizvi
Dr Syed Nadeem Hassan Rizvi
MBBS, DipCard (Lon), MRCP (UK), FRCP (E), FACC, FSCAI
Consultant Cardiologist

Clinic:
Monday & Wednesday 4pm to 7pm
Saturday 2pm to 4pm

Landlines:
(+9221) 358 62 301 to 03
(+9221) 353 740 72-5

To make an appointment please contact:(+92) 333 236 4767
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info@jumpactivations.com (Super User) The Cath Lab Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:12:14 +0000
Coronary angioplasty: Opening blocked arteries https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/413-coronary-angioplasty-opening-blocked-arteries https://www.southcityhospital.org/index.php/diagnostic-services/cath-lab/item/413-coronary-angioplasty-opening-blocked-arteries Coronary angioplasty: Opening blocked arteries

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as coronary angioplasty or simply angioplasty, is a procedure used to open blocked or narrowed coronary (heart) arteries. The procedure improves blood flow to the heart muscle.

Over time, a fatty substance called plaque can build up in your arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. This condition is called atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis can affect any artery in the body. When atherosclerosis affects the coronary arteries, the condition is called coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease.

Angioplasty can restore blood flow to the heart if the coronary arteries have become narrowed or blocked because of CHD.

Angioplasty is a common medical procedure. It may be used to:

  • Improve symptoms of CHD, such as and shortness of breath. (Angina is chest pain or discomfort.)
  • Reduce damage to the heart muscle caused by a heart attack. A heart attack occurs if blood flow through a coronary artery is completely blocked. The blockage usually is due to a blood clot that forms on the surface of plaque. During an angioplasty, a small balloon is expanded inside the coronary artery to relieve the blockage.
  • Reduce the risk of death in some patients.

Stents
Stents are small mesh tubes that support the inner artery wall. They reduce the chance of the artery becoming narrowed or blocked again. Some stents are coated with medicines that are slowly and continuously released into the artery. The medicines help prevent the artery from becoming blocked again.

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information & PubMed Health

Dr Sajid Dhakam
Dr Sajid Dhakam
MD, FACC, FSCAI
American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases & Interventional Cardiology Consultant Cardiologist

Clinic:
Tuesday & Thursday: 5pm to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 11am

Appointments:
Abid (+92)321-207 78 39
(+92)333-311 4294
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