Current Issue      Issue Vol:24, January, 2013
Contents

Editorial

ROLE OF CARNITINE IN MYOCARDIAL ENERGY METABOLISM AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS: A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD?

L Carnitine is a trimethyl amino quaternary ammonium compound synthesized in
thehuman body (1.2 micro mol/kg of body weight) from amino acid lysine with the help of
methionine as well as ferrous and ascorbic acid. This synthesis occurs primarily in the liver
and to some extent in kidneys.1 The major exogenous source of L Carnitine

Original Articles

PERCUTANEOUS TRANSMITRAL BALLOON COMMISSUROTOMY [PTMC] PROCEDURAL SUCCESS AND IMMEDIATE RESULTS

Back ground: Percutaneous trans-mitral balloon
commissurotomy for stenosed mitral has been
practiced with good results in Cath Lab of
department of cardiology Lady Reading Hospital
Peshawar.

FREQUENCY OF HIGHER DEGREE AV BLOCKS IN PATIENTS ADMITTED TO CARDIOLOGY UNIT

Objective: To know the frequency of higher degree AV blocks in patients admitted to cardiology unit PGMI, LRH Peshawar

FREQUENCY OF CORONARY ARTERY DILATATION – ANEURYSM AND ECTASIA – IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING CORONARY ARTERIOGRAPHY

Objective: Coronary artery dilatation-ectasia and aneurysm- are frequently unrecognised incidental finding on coronary arteriography in-patient with coronary artery disease. Due to scarcity of local data ,the study was conducted in patients underwent for coronary arteriography.

EFFECTS OF SERUM VITAMIN D3 DEFICIENCY ON HEART RATE, SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE AND RATE PRESSURE PRODUCT (RPP)

Objective: There were scarcy of local data regarding the association of deficiency of vitamin D3 on
cardiac function. This study was conducted to assess the effects of vit –D3 deficiency on cardiac function.

COMPARISON OF INCREMENTAL PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF GATED AND NON-GATED SPECT MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING: DOES GATING MATTERS?

Objectives: Gated Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) yocardial
perfusion imaging (MPI) has better diagnostic accuracy than non-gated SECT MPI. The objective of this study was to evaluate prognostic strength of gated and non-gated SPECT MPI in same patients’ population.

RISK FACTOR OF ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE IN PATIENTS PRESENTING WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME TO A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF BALOCHISTAN

Objective: Our study evaluates the most commonly implicated risk factors associated with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in Pakistani patients presenting to a tertiary care facility.

SURGICAL REPAIR OF MODERATE TRICUSPID REGURGITATION HAS BETTER OUTCOME; EARLY HOSPITAL RESULTS

Objective: To assess the effect of surgical repair on progression of moderate functional tricuspid regurgitation.

INTERRUPTED VEIN HARVESTING TECHNIQUE WITH SKIN BRDIGES LEADS TO DECREASE INCIDENCE OF LEG WOUND INFECTION AS COMPARED TO OPEN LONG INCISION VEIN HARVESTING TECHNIQUE IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING

Objective: Open saphenous vein harvesting (OVH) with long incisions can be associated with wound complications like infection, incision pain, prolonged convalescence, and poor cosmetic results. Vein harvesting by multiple incisions with small skin bridges (interrupted) (IVH) method has been used for prevention of these problems. This study aims to compare the outcome of OVH versus IVH for coronary artery bypass grafting at the National
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi.
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