Research & Publications

Research Projects

 

  • Anaesthesiology

–              Role of Digoxin in IABP dependent Post CABG patients.

–              Role of sildenafil in children with Pulmonary Hypertension and VSD closure.

  • Cardiac Surgery

–              Off pump CABG and intra-operative safety experience at AFIC.

–              Coronary end-artrectomy – a safe alternative

–              Effect of remote Ischemic preconditioning in patient undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

  • Cardiology

–              ‘Assessment of risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with mitral valve prolapse’. A study based on high-resolution signal-averaged electrocardiography, heart rate variability analysis and QT interval dynamics. AFIC-NIHD Rawalpindi.

–              ‘Wavelet-transform analysis techniques for frequency-domain analysis of high resolution electrocardiography.’ Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, AFIC-NIHD and Department of Computer Sciences, NUST Rawalpindi.

–              ‘Body surface electrocardiography mapping with three dimensional reconstruction of cardiac electrical activity’. Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, AFIC-NIHD and Department of Computer Sciences, NUST Rawalpindi

–              ‘Arrhythmia detection and classification using rhythm origin and heart rate variation’. Department of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology,  AFIC & NIHD and Department of Computer Sciences, NUST Rawalpindi

  • Paediatric Cardiology

–              Role of seldinifil in advanced pulmonary hypertension.

–              Role of pericardial made grafts used as RV – PA Conduit.

 

 

Research Publications

PAFMJ AFIC SUPPLEMENT 2016:

  1. Outcomes of patients with poor LV function in off pump (OPCAB) and on pump (CCAB) coronary artery bypass grafting
  2. Effect of preoperative incentive spirometry in prevention of post operative pulmonary complications in cardiac surgical patients
  3. Surgical management and early outcomes of infective endocarditis: a descriptive study at a tertiary care cardiac hospital
  4. Outcome of Percutaneous mitral valve commissurotomy on mitral valvearea, pukmonary hypertension an dyspnea class
  5. Hemodynamic effects of simple hand pump exercise supplementation to adenosine stress protocol on TC-99m sestamibi imaging
  6. Effects of continuous ventilation during cardiopulmonary bypass in preventing post operative pulmonary complications in open heart surgery
  7. Comparison of signal averaged ECG parameters in patients with and without left ventricular hypertrophy
  8. An outcome of 200 cases of |primary PCI – a single operators experience of a tertiary care center
  9. Anatomy of the left atrial appendage in patients undergoing CT coronary angiography for evaluation of coronary atherosclerosis
  10. Radiofrequency catheter ablation for the management of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias: experience at AFIC&NIHD
  11. Comparison of ECG algorithms for identifying accessory pathway ablation site in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  12. The effect of reusable versus disposable surgical drapes on implantable cardiac electronic device infections
  13. Effect of age and gender on heart rate variability in patients with heart failure
  14. An update on procedural outcomes of primary PCI in patients with STEMI and its impact on in-hospital mortality at a tertiary care cardiac center
  15. Comparison of hydralazine and labetalol in the management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
  16. The QT dispersion: a cursor of effective reperfusion after coronary angioplasty
  17. Clinical and procedural predictors of no-reflow in patients with acute myocardial infarction after primary PCI
  18. Evaluation of risk scores for predicting maternal complications in pregnant cardiac patients in AFIC&NIHD; WHO versus CARPEG score
  19. Chronic total occlusion of native coronary arteries – Percutaneous coronary intervention still a safe and effective option
  20. Perception, knowledge and awareness of coronary artery disease among patients presenting to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology
  21. Comparison of B-lynch suture versus syntocinon infusion for postpartum hemorrhage prophylaxis in cardiac patients undergoing cesarean section: a randomized controlled trial
  22. Acute MI clinical data registry: an effort to promote clinical feedback and quality improvement for acute MI
  23. Assessment of health literacy in a selected population of Rawalpindi cantonment, Pakistan
  24. Effectiveness of carotid artery stenting in patients with carotid artery stenosis
  25. Impact of aortic clamp time on surgical outcomes in elective CABG surgery
  26. Outcomes of off pump (OPCAB) versus on pump (CCAB) coronary artery bypass grafting for ischaemic heart disease in patients over seventy years of age
  27. A reappraisal of infection control in the cardiac catheterization lab; impact on cardiac device infections
  28. Impact of pre-operative anemia on post-operative outcome on patients undergoing cardiac surgery
  29. Nutritional requirements of patients in cardiac surgical intensive care unit and reasons for under feeding
  30. Job satisfaction in nurses; comparison of public and private hospitals of Rawalpindi
  31. Coronary CT angiogram in the assessment of suspected acute coronary syndrome
  32. Relationship Between Radial & Femoral Artery Pressures in Children Presenting For Surgery with Cyanotics and Acyanotic Congenital Heart diseases: Is  One Trace/ Number Better than the Other?
  33. Impact of international collaboration on improving pediatric cardiac services at AFIC/NIHD, Rawalpindi
  34. Fast tracking in paeds cardiac anesthesia – a quality improvement initiative at tertiary cardiac care center
  35. Outcomes of fast tracked and non fast tracked patients in adult cardiac surgery intensive care unit
  36. Management of infective endocarditis at a tertiary cardiac care hospital
  37. Technical considerations and challenges encountered during transcatheter occlusion of ductus in infants
  38. Health risk behaviours in school youth of Rawalpindi
  39. Balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in isolated pulmonary valve stenosis versus dysplastic pulmonary valve in children presenting late with RV dysfunction and arrhythmia
  40. Short communication: Integrating research into clinical care: A window of opportunity
  41. A case report: Unususal large braincyst in neurofibromatosis
  42. A case report: Endomyocardial biopsy – a novel technique through femoral approach
  43. A case report: Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect with largest fenestrated device
  44. A case report: Primary PCI in a saphenous vein graft
  45. A case report: A case of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy misdiagnosed as aortic stenosis
  46. A case report: Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion; first ever case in AFIC
  47. A case report: Anaesthesia management of a case of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
  48. A case report: Ellin Van Creveld syndrome polydactyly with re-operation after primary repair of partial atrioventricular septal defect with common atrium due to patch dehiscence

PAFMJ AFIC SUPPLEMENT 2015:

  1. Carotid artery stenting AFIC&NIHD registry study
  2. Effect of noise on identification of ventricular late potentials
  3. Vein grafts to left anterior descending in emergency coronary artery bypass grafti of elderly – does it merit?
  4. Coronary artey dominance: CT angiographic findings in 1000 patients
  5. Pilot survey of patient satisfaction towards outpatient services at a tertiary care cardiac hospital
  6. Impact of pulmonary hypertension on surgical outcomes in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease
  7. Influence of macronutrients intake on nitrogen balance in critically ill patients
  8. Trends of serum Creatinine levels of post-operative CABG patients
  9. Active surveillance for asymptomatic colonization with multiple drug resistant gram negative bacilli in pre-operative paediatric congenital cardiac disease patients
  10. A comparison of three different technique to perform bi-directional glenn shunt
  11. Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion: experience at AFIC
  12. Coronary perforation during Percutaneous coronary intervention; experience at AFIc
  13. Difference in mortality between acute STEMI patients treated with thrombolysis and primary PCI
  14. Basal bolus insulin therapy vs sliding scale insulin in the management of type 2 diabetes patients in a coronary care unit
  15. Enhancing cardiac operation theater efficiency by using quality control tools in cardiac surgery
  16. In hospital mortality in elderly patients undergoing primary PCI with acute STEMI at AFIC
  17. Managing pregnant cardiac patients in a tertiary care cardiac unit improves fetomaternal outcome
  18. A randomized controlled cross-over trial of standard Italian protocol versus front loaded glyceryl trinitrate  head up tilt test
  19. Validation of diagnostic accuracy of leads AVR an V1 in atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
  20. Outcomes of patients on ventilator support in coronary care unit; a study at AFIC
  21. Application of TIMI risk score in patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI
  22. In hospital mortality rate and trend in door to balloon time in primary PCI in patients with STEMI at AFIC
  23. Survey of patients perception of hospital food services at AFIC
  24. Community cased health promotion intervention for non communicable diseases; a narrative review of global evidences
  25. Blood culture contamination rates at a tertiary care hospital; impact of continuing medical education medical education and feedback
  26. Spectral analysis of heart rate variability in patients with coronary artery disease
  27. Major adverse cardiac event (MACE) during congenital catheterization; a retrospective analytical study
  28. Trans-catheter device closure of huge patent ductus arteriosus with prior balloon occlusion for estimation of size and reversibility of pulmonary artery pressure; immediate an medium term results
  29. Analysis of key performance indicators and quality objectives of a tertiary care cardiac center
  30. Adult cardiothoracic surgical site infection registry; a preliminary analysis and quality improvement initiative
  31. Management if single ventricle anomaly: the AFIC protocol and audit
  32. Special communication: ventricular late potential
  33. Case report: protein C presenting as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  34. Care report: idiopathic hyperaldosteronism presenting as resistant hypertension
  35. Case report: Situs inversus, bicuspid aortic valve, sub aortic membrane and aortic stenosis; a rare combination

PAFMJ AFIC SUPPLEMENT 2014:

  1. Early detection of doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity and its prevention by alpha-tocopherol
  2. Relationship between intraocular pressure and BMI
  3. Frequency of enterococcus faecalis in saliva and root canal in treatment failure
  4. Subcutaneous versus subcutaneous and intraperitoneal local anaesthetic in the management if post appendectomy pain
  5. The effect of metformin on endometrial hyperplasia in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome
  6. Swine flu: experience at a tertiary care hospital Rawalpindi
  7. Frequency of different cases of GI bleeding using endoscopic procedure at a tertiary care hospital
  8. Frequency of positive CT scan findings in minor head trauma based on NICE guidelines
  9. Sub fertility: the tragedy of military life style
  10. IgA nephropathy, its seasonal variation and clinic-pathological profile in local patients
  11. Comparison of frequency of recurrence following aspiration and injection of steroid versus surgical excision in the treatment of risk ganglion
  12. Delayed referral of lower limb amputees for rehabilitation: an audit
  13. Free medical camps in rural areas of Azad Kashmir
  14. Comparison of hydrocolide with conventional gauze dressing in prevention of wound infection after clean surgical procedure
  15. The effect of olive pomice oil on different blood parameters in streptozotocin induced diabetic rats
  16. Clinic-pathological review of gynecological hysterectomies: local experience
  17. Doppler ultrasound for assessment of pulsatility index variation of middle cerebral artery in intrauterine growth retardation
  18. Closed reduction and Percutaneous fixation with crossed k-wires in displaced supracondylar fractures of humerus
  19. Assessment of the immunization status of children between 1-3 years of age, coming to OPD of military hospital
  20. Frequency of different causes of pyrexia of unknown origin on bone marrow examination in a tertiary care hospital
  21. Early asymptomatic decline in left ventricular ejection fraction in adult cancer patients receiving doxorubicin
  22. Role of beta carotene on histomorphology of rat kidneys in subacute APAP induced renal damage
  23. Association of vitamin D deficiency with tuberculosis in adult patients reporting to a tertiary care hospital
  24. Etiology of lower GI bleeding in paediatric patients by colonoscopy
  25. Maternal perception of fever in children by tactile technique: how valid it is?
  26. Low serum HLD-C levels: a hidden threat to patients with spinal cord injury
  27. Reporting time of ischemic stroke patients with the time window for thrombolysis in a tertiary care hospital
  28. Case report: Large prolapsing urethral polyps in female children
  29. Case report: Rapunzel syndrome; a rare case of upper gastrointestinal obstruction
  30. Case report: experience of primary amoebic meningeocephalitis in ICU, PNS Shifa, Karachi

 

PAFMJ March 2012 EFFECTS OF HOT SHOT (NON CARDIOPLEGIC BLOOD BASED) ON CARDIAC CONTRACTILITY AND RHYTHM AS PARAMETERS OF MYOCARDIAL PROTECTION IN CABG SURGERY
AsifMahmoodJanjua, Muhammad AfsheenIqbal, Nasir Ali, Azhar Rashid, Muhammad Bakhsh, Rashad Siddiqui
PAFMJ March 2012 ACCELERATED 2 HOUR REGIMEN OF STREPTOKINASE FOR PULMONARY EMBOLISM
AsimJaved, Jahanzeb Ali, AzharMahmoodKayani, Ali Nawaz Khan, AsifNadeem
PAFMJ March 2012 MULTISLICE COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF MUSCLE BRIDGING OF LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING ARTERY AND THEIR RELATION TO ATHEROMATOUS CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
FarhanTuyyab, Muhammad YahyaNaeem, TahirIqbal, Faheem Hassan
PAFMJ March 2012 DOUBLE STICK APPROACH FOR CHRONIC TOTAL OCCLUSION OF CORONARY ARTERIES
Ali Nawaz Khan, Sohail Aziz, ZafarUl Islam, Jahanzeb Ali
 
PAFMJ March 2012 COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS OF ARTERIAL CANNULATION IN PAEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGICAL PATIENTS
Syed MuzaffarHasan, ShahabNaqvi, Iftikhar Ahmed, AqeelHussain, Rashad Siddiqui
 
PAFMJ March 2012 A COMPARISON OF DIRECT TECHNIQUE WITH THE LIQUID STYLET TECHNIQUE OF RADIAL ARTERY CANNULATION IN PATIENTS PRESENTING FOR CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING
UmairYounus, Iftikhar Ahmed*

 

 

PAFMJ March 2011 TRANSULNAR ACCESS FOR CORONARY ANGIOGRAOHY AND INTERVENTION
AsimJaved, Sohail Aziz, Jahanzeb Ali, AzharMahmoodKayani
 
PAFMJ June 2011 EXPERIENCE OF FONTAN SURGERY AT ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE OF CARDIOLOGY /NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEART DISEASES (AFIC-NIHD)
Syed ShahidNafeesZaidi, Kamal Saleem, Inamullah Khan, NausheenBakht, Iftikhar Ahmed
 
PAFMJ June 2011 EFFECTS OF PAPAVERINE AND SODIUM NITROPRUSSIDE SOLUTION AS TOPICAL VASODILATORS FOR INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY
Imtiaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Muhammad AfsheenIqbal, Muhammad Ahmad, Azhar Rashid

 

PAFMJ September 2011 LEFT RADIAL ARTERY APPROACH FOR CORONARY ARTERY INTERVENTION
ZafarUl Islam, TahirIqbal, AsimJaved
PAFMJ September 2011 DUAL SOURCE MULTISLICE COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FOR PULMONARY EMBOLISM: INITIAL EXPERIENCE AT AFIC/NIHD RAWALPINDI
FarhanTuyyab, Azhar Mahmud Kayani, TahirIqbal, Atif Main, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, AsimJaved, WaqarAhm
 
PAFMJ December 2011 INITIAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE NOVEL MGUARD STENT SYSTEM FOR PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION AT AFIC – NIHD
SajjadHussian, AzharMahmoodKayani, RubabMunir, Nadir Khan
 
PAFMJ December 2011 AWARENESS DURING CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING SURGERY
Rashad Siddiqi, ShahabNaqvi, Safdar Abbas, Muhammad Bakhsh, Iftikhar Ahmed
JAMC Feb 2011 DIGOXIN AS RESCUE DRUG IN IABP AND INOTROPE DEPENDENT PATIENTS     
ShahabNaqvi, Iftikhar Ahmad
 
JCPSP Oct 2011 SCHOOL CHILDREN TRAINING FOR BLS
ShahabNaqvi, Rashad Siddiqi