Research & Publications



  1. Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) A Case Series At AFIC/NIHD

  2. Clinical Features of Patients With Coronary Artery Ectasia Compared With Stenotic Coronary Artery Disease

  3. Short Term And LongTerm Outcomes of Left Main PCI At AFICNIHD

  4. A Study of Risk Factor Profile of Atrial Fibrillation Applying HA2DS2VASC Score

  5. Frequency And Risk Factors of Left Ventricular Geometric Abnormalities in Hypertensive Patients: A Study Based on The Updated Classification System of Left Ventricular Geometry

  6. Management of Hypertensive PDA

  7. Comparison of Hemodynamic Stability With Cisatracurium And Atracurium in Patients With Low Ejection Fraction Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  8. Comparison of Intravenous Versus Intr-Arterial Heparin For The Prevention of Radial Artery Occlusion During Transradial Coronary Artery Cathetherization

  9. Early Mortality& Morbidity in Mitral Valve Replacement With Total Sub Valvular Apparatus Preservation, Partial Preservation and No Preservation-A Comparative Study

  10. Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation in Patients Undergoing Endocardial Leads Placement

  11. Comparison of Incidence of Sternal Wound Dehiscence After Simple Interrupted Sternal Closure Vs Figure-o-Eight Sternal Closure in Patients of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

  12. Frequency of Unidentified Diabetes Mellitus in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

  13. Evaluation of Orthostatic Hypotension By Using Hutt

  14. Frequency of Right Ventricular Infraction Among Patients Presenting With Acute Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction

  15. Outcomes of Transradial Approach in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention For Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

  16. Amna Rashdi, Ayaz Ahmad, Jahanzab Ali, Ahmad Usman, Syed Khurram Shahzad, Atiq Ur Rahman

  17. Anesthetic Concerns in Paeds Cardiac Catheterization At Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology / National Institute of Heart Disese

  18. Effect of Modified Ultrafiltration on Hemodynamics in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery At Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology/ National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC/NIHD)

  19. Decision iMaking For Device Closure in Adults With ‘Hypertensive PDA’–Non-Invasive Critera: Immediate Result

  20. Anticoagulation Control Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

  21. Frequency of Compliance To Guideline Recommended Treatment in Heart FailurePatients With LVEF <40%

  22. In-Hospital Early Complications in Diabetics Vs Non Diabetics With Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Age Group 30-70 Years

  23. Outcome of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Arriving in Army Cardiac Center Lahore

  24. Association of Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Risk Score With Extent of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Unstable Angina And NSTEMI

  25. Comparison of The Effect of Antegrade And Antegrade/Retrograde Cardioplegia on The Outcome of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery For Severe Coronary Artery Disease

  26. Anticoagulation Control Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

  27. Immediate Results of Percutaneous TransMitral Commissorotomy in Juvenile Mitral Stenosis

  28. Fetal Echocardiography: 12 years Experience at AFIC /NIHD

  29. Beating Heart Mitral Valve Replacement. Experience At A Tertiary Care Hospital

  30. Incidence And Different Risk Factors of Cardiac Surgery Associated Acute Kidney Injury

  31. Does Auto Transfusion of Unprocessed Residual Blood in The Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuit Lead To Unfavorable Outcomes?

  32. Prevalence of Congenital Heart Disease in Umerkot

  33. Frequency of Acute Kidney Injury Among Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography

  34. Prevalence of Congenital Heart Disease in Umerkot

  35. Comparison of Intracoronary Verapamil Vs Adenosine For Restoration of Coronary Blood Flow Post Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Patients With No Reflow

  36. Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Healthcare Workers During Pandemic; An Experience At A Tertiary Cardiac Care Set Up

  37. Comparison Between Hemodynamic Changes of Atracurium And Cisatracurium in Patients Undergoing CABG Surgery

  38. Frequency of Right Ventricular Infarction And In-Hospital Outcome After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) in Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction (MI)

  39. Comparison of Effect of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Streptokinase in Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) on Left Ventricular Function After 3 Months

  40. In Stent Restenosis (ISR) in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) For Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

  41. Implantable Cardiac Device Infection A Clinical Audit

  42. Incidence And Characteristics of Coronary Artery Ectasia In Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography At Army Cardiac Center Lahore

  43. Surgery of Tetralogy of Fallot-15 Year Experience At AFIC-NIHD Rawalpindi

  44. Demographics And Major Indications For The Warfarin Use, The Compliance Rate And The Factors Contributing in Non-Adherence Among Patients Presenting To A Tertiary Cardiac Center of Pakistan

  45. Clinical Outcome of Patients Admitted With Acute Anteriorversus Acute Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction

  46. Validation of Maximum Oxygen Consumption (VO2MAX) with Society of Thoracic Surgeon (STS) Risk Score in Preoperative Assessment of Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery: A Pilot Study

  47. Longest LAD endarterectomy recorded and documented till date in AFIC/NIHD

  48. Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm (SOVA): A case report

  49. Mediastinal Thymic CYST in a 50 year old Male

  50. Double Aortic Arch-A Case Report

  51. Transcathetar venus P value Implantation at pulmonary position-post T of repair with severe Pr-initial case in Pakistan



  1. Comparison Of Troponin I With Ck-Mb And Ecg For Predicting Clinically Significant Myocardial Injury After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  2. Transcatheter Device Closure Of Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defect From Right Ventricular Approach Without Arterio- Venous Loop

  3. Experience Of Atrial Septal Defect Device Closure In Patients More Than Fifty Years Of Age

  4. Risk Scoring And Outcome In Pregnant Cardiac Patients In Aperipheral Tertiary Care Centre

  5. Outcome Of Coronary Endartectomy Of The Left Anterior Descending Artery: Open Versus Closed Technique. Comparison At A Tertiary Cardiac Care Facility

  6. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI) Vs Transthoracic Echocardiography For The Assessment Of Cardiac Volumes & Regional Function: A Comparative Study

  7. Preservation Of Pulmonary Valve Through Transatrial And Transventricular Approach In Primary Repair Of Tetralogy Of Fallot (TOF); A Single Centered Retrospective Analysis

  8. Positive Predictive Value Of Exercise Tolerance Test In Patients; Taking Angiographic Findings As Gold Standard

  9. Use Of Covered Cheatham-Platinum Stent In The Treatment For Coarctation Of The Aorta

  10. Transcatheter Occlusion Of Aneurysmal Subaortic Ventricular Septal Defects By Means Of NIT-OCCLUD (PFM) Detachable Coils- Primary Experience In A Tertiary Center

  11. Prevalence Of Emotional Disturbances Among Cardiac Patients: A Comparative Analysis

  12. Heart Failure In Patients With Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Primary PCI And Its Association Withischemic Time

  13. Effectiveness Of Maximum Functional Capacity As An Assessment Tool For Preoperative Assessment For Cardiac Surgery: An Initial Analysis

  14. Evolution Of Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) For Critically ill Cardiac Patients At AFIC; Easier Said Than Done

  15. Clinical Manifestations Of Right Ventricular Infarct In Patients Of Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction

  16. Risk Factor Assessment In Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography At Army Cardiac Centre Lahore

  17. Utility Of J-CTO Score In Predicting The Procedural Outcomes In Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: An Experience At AFIC/NIHD

  18. To Evaluate The Effects Of Pitavastatin On Glycemic Control In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Hypercholesterolemia Who Were Previously Being Treated With Atorvastatin

  19. Efficacy Of Tissue Plasminogen Activator, Heparin And Streptokinase In Patients With Sub Massive Pulmonary Embolism In A Tertiary Care Cardiac Hospital: A Case Series

  20. Comparison Of Survival Times Amongst Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pharmaco-Invasive And Thrombolytic Therapy For Acute St Elevation Myocardial Infarction In A Tertiary Care Hospital: A Survival Analysis

  21. Complications Of Tetrology Of Fallot During Cardiac Catheterization Angiography: Two Year Study At AFIC & NIHD

  22. Long QTc In ECG Of Patients Presenting With Acute Hemorrhagic And Ischemic Stroke

  23. A Study of Clinical And Echocardiographic Outcomes of Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy For Mitral Stenosis

  24. Comparison of In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction With and Without 3rd Degree AV Block

  25. Assessment of Right Ventricular Function By Echocardiography In Patients With Sub Massive Pulmonary Embolism in A Tertiary Care Cardiac Hospital: A Case Series Study

  26. Patent Ductus Arteriosus Device Closure in Grown Up Patients

  27. Outcomes of Successful Versus Unsuccessful Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Chronic Total Occlusions: A Two Year Study

  28. Success of Elective Cardioversion in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Patients With or Without Diastolic Dysfunction As Assessed By Left Atrial Volume Index

  29. Unprotected Left Main Stem Stentingan Experience From Our Centre

  30. Frequency of Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation And Risk of Stroke in Patients With Pacemaker Device Implantation

  31. Comparison of Short-Term Outcomes of Staged Versus One-Time Multivessel PCI in Elderly

  32. Persistence of Pulmonary Hypertension After Percutaneous ASD Closure – Therapeutic Option

  33. Pentalogy of Cantrell With Ectopia Cordis: A Rare Congenital Abnormality

  34. Right Subclavian Artery Aneurysm With Coarctation of Aorta Presnting With Horner’s Syndrome in an Adult

  35. Post Operative Steven Johnson Type Reaction Secondary To Piperacillin

  36. Ablation of Incisional Atrial Flutter Using The Rhythmia High Density Mapping System

  37. Pleuro-Pericardial Effusion as Sole Presentation of Hypothyroidism


 Ongoing Research Projects

  1. AFIC-F-6105 Cardiac Surgery “Follow- Up Form”.

  2. AFIC-F-6106 Cardiac Surgery “Registry Data base”.

  3. AFIC-F-6107 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) Registry

  4. AFIC-F-6108 MI Registry Adult Cardiology

  5. AFIC-F-6109 Post Cath in hospital follow up

  6. AFIC-F-6110 LVF registry Adult Cardiology

  7. AFIC-F-6150 Primary Percutaneous Coronary intervention (PPCI) Registry

  8. AFIC-F-6149 ECHO Registry

  9. AFIC-F-6111 Cardiac Anaesthesia registry

  10. AFIC-F-6113 Congenital Cardiac Surgery Registry

  11. AFIC-F-6114 Paediatric Cardiology Cath registry

  12. AFIC-F-6115 Paediatric Cardiology OPD Data

  13. AFIC-F- 6134 Paeds cardiac surgery Outcome registry

  14. AFIC-F-6116 Head Up TILT test registry

  15. AFIC-F-6119 EP Ablation registry

  16. AFIC-F-6121 ICD registry

  17. AFIC-F-6122 Adult cardiac surgical site infection (SSI) registry

  18. AFIC-F-6123 Pediatric cardiac surgical site infection (SSI) registry

  19. AFIC-F-6126 Atrial fibrillation registry

  20. AFIC-F-6127 Implantable Cardiac Device Infections registry

  21. AFIC-F-6128 Pregnant Cardiac Patients registry

  22. AFIC-F-6130 Sudden cardiac death registry

  23. AFIC-F-6131 Infective endocarditis registry

  24. AFIC-F-6132 Effectiveness of maximum functional capacity (VO2 Max)


  26. AFIC-F— LA Occlusion Registry

  27. AFIC-F—EVAR Registry

  28. AFIC-F-6154 Serving Personal Registry