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National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Karachi

General Information

  • Address:

    National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases Rafiqui (H.J.), Shaheed Road

  • City: Karachi
  • Postal Code: 75510
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Phone: 02199201271-5
  • Type of centre:University
  • Number of Cath labs in your centre: 9
  • Number of Cath operators working in your centre: 36
  • Number of interventionists in your centre: 30
  • Additional comments: 2018 data

PCI Procedures

  • Number of cath procedures performed each year in the centre: 25789
  • Number of PCIs performed each year in the centre: 4286
  • 24/7 Primary PCI service in the centre?: Yes
  • Number of Primary PCIs performed per year in the centre: 8198

Techniques and Quality

  • Techniques available in the centre:
  • Subtechniques available in the centre: TAVI, Other adult congenital heart disease procedures, IVUS, Volume of radial activity, Lower limbs interventions, CTO PCI, Primary PCI, Rotational atherectomy, FFR/iFR, Coronary angiography, Stress echocardiography, Atrial septal defect/Patent foramen ovale/Ventricular septal defect closure, Cardiac computed tomography
  • Centre affiliated to a quality insurance programme: Yes
  • Centre participate in scientific studies: Yes
  • Centre participate in national/international registries: Yes, both national and international
  • Centre participate in randomised clinical trials:


  • Centre has Peer reviewed scientific publications?: Yes
  • Number of articles related to interventional cardiology published by the centre in the last 5 years: 15
  • Scientific fields of interests: Management of Percutaneous Intervention Complications

Fellowship programme

  • Number of local fellows in interventional cardiology who attend the centre: 45
  • Number of international fellows accepted by the centre (per year): 20
  • Type of fellowship offered by the centre: Both
  • Possibility to develop a thesis during the stay: Yes
  • Does the centre have a specific fellowship program with defined objectives?: Yes
  • Language(s) used to perform clinical activity: English, Urdu

Person in charge of the Fellowship programme:

  • First name: please check website
  • Last name: Website:
  • Email address:
  • Phone number: +92-21-99201271-5