Virtual Conference

Sadia Nasim

, Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Pakistan
Title : FREQUENCY OF CORONORY ARTERY DISEASE IN PATIENTS OF RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE UNDERGOING VALVULAR SURGERY

Abstract

Rheumatic Heart Disease is one of the most commonly occurring heart diseases in developing countries. It accounts for almost one quarter of heart failure cases in these areas. This cross sectional study was done to determine frequency of Coronary Artery Disease in patients of RHD undergoing valvular surgery. It is important because it changes management strategy and outcome. 50 patients of age 15 – 16 years were included in the study. Most of the patients that came were between 35 and 45 years of age. 64 slice MDCT was used to exclude coronary artery disease because of its noninvasive nature, less side effects, relatively low cost and high sensitivity and negative predictive value. Concomitant coronary artery disease in patients of RHD varies in different parts of the world. Much data is not available in this regard. However, it came out to be 18% in our study population

Biography

Dr. Sadia Nasim completed her post-graduation (FCPS Cardiology) in 2015, at the age of 32 years from college of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. She is serving as Senior Registrar Cardiology at Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Pakistan. She is a keen research worker. Few of her studies have published and many are under process