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Paediatric Cardiology | Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College

Paediatric Cardiology

Paediatric Cardiology is a highly specialized subspecialty of Paediatrics, due to its complexity and the acuity with which patients present. The importance also emerges from the high incidence of congenital and acquired disorders of the cardiovascular system found in children. Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Intensive care are integrated into a Paediatric cardiac program.

The Paediatric Cardiac Program at LNH aims at providing high quality exemplary care to children and adults with congenital heart diseases. Paediatric Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Paediatric Cardiac Intensive care and Paediatric Cardiac Anesthesia constitute the core group of this service at LNH. Other services are also an integral part of this program including Paediatric Cardiac Nursing, Cardiac Perfusionist and Operation Room technicians. The team of Paediatric Cardiologist, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon and Paediatric Cardiac Intensivist comprised of senior faculty members who have pioneered in their respective fields. The service gets referrals from all over the country as well as from the neighboring countries.

Services

Paediatric Cardiology

Paediatric Cardiac Service is a comprehensive service that encompasses diagnostic and therapeutic aspects or routine and emergency care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents with cardiac diseases as well as adults with congenital heart diseases. Scope of work demands a close linkage with several subspecialties that come together to offer a comprehensive care, a state of art precision that is life saving for children.

Paediatric Cardiac Service is a comprehensive service that encompasses diagnostic and therapeutic aspects or routine and emergency care of neonates, infants, children and adolescents with cardiac diseases as well as adults with congenital heart diseases. Scope of work demands a close linkage with several subspecialties that come together to offer a comprehensive care, a state of art precision that is life saving for children.

Specialized services offered by this specialty include:

  • Interventional Cardiology for Paediatric patients
  • Interventional Cardiology for Adult Congenital heart diseases
  • Adult congenital Cardiology (PKU)

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

This service offers congenital heart surgery to neonates, children and adolescents as well as adults with congenital heart diseases. Range of surgical workload ranges from simple to complex heart defects. Surgery is also performed for acquired heart diseases like Rheumatic heart disease and Infective endocarditis.

Education & Training

The Service has an active Post graduate training component with a Fellowship program in Paediatric Cardiology underway. Paediatric Cardiology Crash courses are also organized for Paediatric residents from all over Sind. Nursing Course in Paediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Post-operative ICU care are done regularly. An Advanced training in Paediatric Echocardiography for technologists with special interests is also a part of the education. CME programs for doctors and awareness programs for general public is regularly conducted.

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Faculty

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Prof. Dr. Mehnaz Atiq Ahmed
Head of Department

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Dr. Muhammad Kamran Younis
Assistant Professor

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Contact

Please call us on 021-34412474.