15 06, 2019

NICVD establishes Chest Pain Unit in Ghotki


National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) would establish more Chest Pain Units (CPUs) at every district of Sindh, which would be linked with already functioning the eight satellite centers of NICVD in different cities of the province and urged the Sindh health department to cooperate with them in taking over cardiology units at the civil [...]

15 03, 2019

Electrophysiology Lab and Cath Lab inaugurated at NICVD’s Sukkur


National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) established an Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) Lab at the NICVD’s Sukkur Satellite Centre. To mark the first anniversary of NICVD Sukkur, Prof. Nadeem Qamar, Executive Director, NICVD inaugurated Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) lab. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Nadeem Qamar said that these new facilities [...]

15 08, 2018

Cholesterol Management


By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist/Counselor, Pakistan Red Crescent, Punjab Branch, Lahore Cholesterol is both good and bad. At normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body. However, if concentrations in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts people at risk of heart attack. Cholesterol is found in every cell [...]

15 06, 2018

80% of world’s smokers live in low and middle-income countries – HDF


According to Human Development Foundation (HDF), more than 80 percent of the world’s smokers live in low and middle-income countries, where diseases caused by tobacco use are further exacerbated by a lack of access to health care. On World No Tobacco Day 2018, HDF joined hands with World Health Organization (WHO) and has asked the [...]

15 06, 2018

NICVD signs MoU with Aman Foundation to provide integrated health system to Sindh


National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aman Foundation to provide integrated healthcare system across Sindh with its state-of-the-art facilities as the Hub. The MoU was inked by Amin Hashwani, Trustee, NICVD Welfare Trust and Dr. Saadia Quraishy, Trustee Aman Foundation in the presence of management of the two [...]

15 09, 2016

Smoking has broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome


Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's smoking history, and could provide [...]

15 02, 2016

NICVD embarks new projects for ailing humanity


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that under the 18th amendment the Sindh government was competent to fix the prices of medicines despite the fact the  federal government is still exercising these powers by setting aside the ground reality, plight of the poor people. This he said while addressing the media after [...]

15 02, 2016

NIMRA marks World Cancer Day Modern lifestyle helps cancer rates rise worldwide


The Nuclear Institute of Medicine & Radiotherapy (NIMRA) Jamshoro in collaboration with Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences arranged a "Cancer Awareness Walk" followed by a Seminar, to observe the World Cancer day on Thursday. Addressing the participants, Director NIMRA Dr Naeem Ahmad Laghari said that the latest cancer statistics from the World Health [...]

15 04, 2012

Recalls Threaten Public Confidence in Vaccines and Immunoglobulins


Quality defects and donor tissue history must be more carefully monitored to increase public acceptance if the biologics market is to succeed, according to a new report by business intelligence experts GBI Research. The new report* refers to the emerging pattern emerging in drug recalls over recent years, which shows that vaccines and immunoglobulins, in [...]

15 07, 2011

Rationale for FDC in the management of Diabetes and Hypertension


NEXT Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd as a part of Continued Medical Education (CME) Program organized a lecture on “Rationale of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) in the management of DM and HTN” at a local hotel in Karachi. Prof. Dr. M. A. Ebrahim, Consultant Endocrinologist was the Guest Speaker while Physician & Heart Specialist, Prof. [...]

15 07, 2011

Speakers emphasized the benefits of combination therapy in hypertension & diabetes


Hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and a steep rise in the prevalence of these risk factors explains the CVD epidemic world over.  According to WHO, Pakistan is one of the 10 countries in the world with the highest prevalence of diabetes and has one of the fastest increase in the [...]

15 06, 2011

Clinical data on Cardiovascular and related conditions shared with physicians


In keeping with its practice of sharing key statistics and results of clinical studies with Physicians, Sanofi-aventis Pakistan limited organized a Cardio-Thrombosis Poster Session titled “Heart-to-Heart” recently at its Head office in Karachi. It was attended by a large gathering of leading Physicians, Cardiologists, Diabetologists and Family Physicians from across the country. The event saw [...]

15 06, 2011

Reducing climate change is good for your health


More 'climate-friendly' investments in transport, energy and housing could help prevent significant noncommunicable disease, WHO review finds Greener investments in transport, housing and household energy policies can help prevent significant cardiovascular and chronic respiratory disease, obesity-related conditions and cancers. These are among the findings of a new global World Health Organization series that looks systematically, [...]

15 05, 2011

New WHO report: Deaths from noncommunicable diseases on the rise, with developing world hit hardest


Noncommunicable diseases are the leading killer today and are on the increase, the first World Health Organization (WHO) Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) launched today confirms . In 2008[1], 36.1 million people died  from conditions such as heart disease, strokes, chronic lung diseases, cancers and diabetes. Nearly 80% of these deaths occurred in [...]