Preventive Cardiology Department inaugurated at PIC


LAHORE: Being set up with the collaboration of Imperial College London, Preventive Cardiology Department was inaugurated at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on Tuesday.

Professor John Chambers inaugurated the department on behalf of Imperial College.

Addressing the gathering of doctors and paramedics on the occasion, PIC Chief Executive Prof Nadeem Hayat Mallick and Prof John Chambers emphasised the importance of prevention of heart diseases and highlighted that heart attack incidents had decreased to 80% in the United Kingdom by following prevention protocols alone.

This pilot project has been initiated at PIC Lahore and later will involve other institutions as well with an ultimate goal of having a community, health workers, nutrition specialists visiting door to door and advising prevention of heart diseases.