Cardiology | Departments | Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College

Department of Cardiology

Department of Cardiology caters to a huge number of heart disease patients with simple to complex conditions on a daily basis. Such patients often have multiple co-morbid conditions and usually require multidisciplinary patient care. Since Liaquat National Hospital is a tertiary care hospital, the cardiac patients have the facility of being looked after by the consultants from various disciplines. Likewise, well trained cardiology consultants provide cardiac facilities to patients who are admitted in other medical and surgical disciplines. We have one of the largest private Coronary Care Unit in Karachi.

Faculty

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Dr. Hafeez Ahmed
Head of Department,
Associate Professor

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Prof. Dr. Mehnaz Atiq
Unit Head of Paeds Cardiology

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Dr. Faisal Ahmed
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Imran Khan Sandeelo
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Kaleemullah Shaikh
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Najia Aslam Soomro
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Saima Mangi
Assistant Professor

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Services

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Department of Cardiology runs a state-of-the-art Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit in collaboration with Department of Physiotherapy. Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social capability. The goal is to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular diseases. Rehab programs include exercise, training, education on heart healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help in returning to an active life.

Chest Pain Unit (Emergency room unit)

Our Accident and Emergency department has a skillfully trained team of paramedics, nursing staff and doctors to deal with any cardiac emergency. The team is present round the clock to manage the patients having heart diseases such as myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and arrhythmias (rhythm disturbances) which can pose a serious threat to patient’s life.

Non-invasive Diagnostic Labs

The non-invasive diagnostic lab consists of Trans-Thoracic Echocardiography (TTE), Stress Echocardiography, Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE), Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT), ambulatory ECG (Holter) monitoring, and Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring. In addition, exercise related ischemia, abnormality of cardiac rhythm and blood pressure are easily diagnosed in the non-invasive lab.

CATH LAB

1. Coronary Angiography

We are well-equipped with machines with latest technology. Hence, our catheterization labs safety record is comparable with any state of the art laboratory facility around the globe.
Analyzed by skilled and qualified physicians, this diagnostic procedure accurately quantifies the nature and extent of coronary artery disease and helps in selecting medical treatment, PCI or Bypass Surgery.

2. Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary artery angioplasty is skillfully performed by our experts. The primary or rescue angioplasty (emergency angioplasty) is available round the clock.

Electrophysiology

Our department is among the pioneers to offer permanent pacemaker implantation. Latest and modern pacemakers are being implanted proficiently.

Education and Training

We are recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for FCPS training in Cardiology. Department is actively involved in training the young doctors who are interested in cardiology.


Contact information

Please call us on 021-34413019 & 021-34412386.