Current Issue Issue Vol 25, NO. 1-2, January, 2014
MILLION HEARTS PROGRAMME ---LESSONS FOR PAKISTAN
|Over the last couple of decades,atherosclerotic coronary artery disease has been at the|
front line in causing disability and death.Long term population based observational studies viz
The Framingham Heart Study carried out by William B Kannel has placed major risk factors
on a solid,valid scientific platform.
POSTOPERATIVE CHYLOTHORAX AFTER CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY IN CHILDREN: EXPERIENCE AT NICVD
|A definitive management strategy for postoperative chylothorax remains elusive.We reviewed our experience in the management of chylothorax in children after congenital heart surgery.|
INCIDENCE & PREDICTORS OF SUCCESS RATE & VASCULAR COMPLICATIONS OF TRANSRADIAL ACCESS FOR CORONARY INTERVENTION
|Vascular complications associated with femoral artery for interventional cardiological procedures may increase morbidity especially in patients receiving antiocoagulants,aspirin,clopidogrel and platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors.|
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND RISK STRATIFICATION OF SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE
|Management of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)is undergoing a radical change in direction.It is becoming increasingly appreciated that besides depressed left ventricular systolic function and the conventional risk stratification tools,new markers for plaque vulnerability|
MODIFIED BLALOCK-TAUSSIG SHUNT ----IN- HOSPITAL SHUNT OCCLUSION: EXPERIENCE AT NICVD
|The clinical variables leading to postoperative thrombotic occlusion of a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS)remain obcsure.In this study,we assess several peri-operative variables to determine association with postoperative in-|
hospital shunt occlusion.
FREQUENCY OF DIFFERENT BODY SIZE PARAMETERS AND THEIR RISK OF ADVERSE OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH CABG
|Objective:The WHO reported obesity to be an escalating worldwide epidemic.BMI is currently used in diagnosis and treatment of obesity,but multiple studies have shown that south-east Asia have a higher percentage of body fat at a low BMI. WC and WHR are now considered as better predictors in determining obesity,association and outcome in CVD patients.|
PREOPERATIVE CRP AS A PREDICTOR OF DURATION OF ICU STAY FOLLOWING ONPUMP CABG
|Elevated CRP is associated not only with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease but also for increased morbidity and mortality in patients with established coronary artery or cerebrovascular disease.Whether elevate CRP further increases the|
morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)remains unknown.
PREVALENCE OF RIGHT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
|Right Ventricular (RV)dysfunction has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Recent advances in diagnostic techniques have made it possible to assess RV function both qualitatively and quantitatively.|