ISLAMABAD: A cardiology expert today advised people with heart problems to take extra precautions during the winter season.
Heart patients have been asked to consult their cardiologists, particularly in determining the proper timing and dosage of their medications in order to avoid complications. The renowned cardiologist Major General (retired) Dr. Azhar Mahmood Kayani, in an exclusive interview said a large number of people die of heart attacks due to a lack of awareness. He expressed his concern and said that the people were not properly aware of the nature of heart diseases which they can ward off easily by taking a number of steps.
He said that one of the factors of the rising number of IHD was the consumption of contaminated cooking oil and their special penchant for consumption of meat in their daily diet while excessive use of vegetables and fruits were highly recommended. Dr. Kayani strongly recommended the masses to keep the tablets of disprin in their homes which averted the heart failure instantly and worked well till the patient is removed to the hospital. A heart attack happens when a blood clot suddenly and completely blocks one of the heart arteries, starving the part of the heart muscle of oxygen. This usually causes permanent damage to the heart muscle, he explained.
He said during the winter season, children and the elderly are especially at special risk because they have lower levels of subcutaneous fat and may not be as aware of temperature levels. Symptoms can include mental confusion, shivering, sleepiness and slowed reactions. So your heart is already working hard to keep you warm and if you now add into the mix sudden exertion through activity and you may exacerbate any heart-related conditions, he added.
He said heart disease is number one killer in the world and 80 percent of these deaths occur in South Asia only as arteries of people living in this part of the globe are narrow. Dr said categories of heart diseases include arteries blockage, valves blockage, heart muscles damage and problem in the electrical system of the heart.
Dr. Kayani said that heart diseases can occur at any age due to smoking, mental stress, obesity, and diabetes. He said damages caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking obesity, lack of exercise, high cholesterol and stress he said than learn to say no to a diet that causes heart problems, learn to laugh loud, apologize on the mistake and count up to 10 before exploding due to anger.
Chaman: 800 patients treated gratis
QUETTA: Local administration & Health Dept. have set up a day-long free medical camp here at Tuba Achakzai Dobandi, Killa Abdulla District today.
Some 800 women, children, and men also received free medicines in the camp that was held on special directive of CM Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal and Health Minister Naseebullah Marri. Deputy Commissioner Chaman Shafqat Shahwani visited the camp and also monitored facilities of the free medical camp and inquire after the patients.
Local people including tribal leader and patients appreciated the health department on arranging free medical camp for needy patients and hoped that free services of treatments would be continued in other respective areas of the province by Health sector for the betterment of common people’s health.
Big achievement in Robotic Surgery workshop
KARACHI: A successful robotic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient hailing from Baluchistan carried out with the removing of her uterus on the concluding day of international multi-disciplinary “robotic surgery” workshop here today.
She had intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusion. The procedure called “hysterectomy in medical parlance was performed at, a 55-year-old lady patient. The patient will be discharged after 24 hours. The benefit of this new type of surgery Robotic surgeons team comprising Prof.Shamim Khan of King’s College London and Dr.Kankipati Shanti Raju from Guys and St Thomas Hospitals London performed the procedure along with a team of highly trained support staff. The robotic technique used during surgery was the first of its kind in the country.
Medical experts have described the successful procedure as a major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery in Pakistan particularly in the field of gynecology. They said this success will open new vistas of robotic surgery in the country. SIUT had arranged here three-day international workshop discussing the impact and benefit of robotic surgery in the field of urology, general surgery, and gynecology. The three fields were exclusively discussed during the workshop in which live surgery was also conducted for three days and live telecast from OT Complex, Civil Hospital Karachi. The workshop was participated by a team of visiting surgeons from Britain along with surgeons from SIUT and Civil Hospital Karachi.
Surgeons during the workshop also discussed the initial high cost this state of art surgery but were of the opinion that keeping in view parameters of less pain, less loss of blood and a faster recovery as compared to traditional surgery which became cost effective in long run underscores the need for greater use of robotic surgery in the highly selected centers in Pakistan shared amongst several specialties.
International Pharmaceutical symposium to be held on Jan 30
FAISALABAD: Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organize one-day 2nd International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences here on January 30.
A spokesman of university told APP here Saturday that GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasir Amin will grace the occasion as chief guest whereas foreigner speaker Associate Prof Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant Director Phytomedicine & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excellence Center Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand will deliver keynote lecture, he added.