Successful angioplasty of 83-year-old woman without contrast injection for the first time in the history of the country
Peshawar: Peshawar Institute of Cardiology has received a historic award. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, angioplasty was made possible for patients with heart and kidney diseases without contrast injection.
According to PIC spokesperson Rifat Anjum, for the first time, doctors successfully implanted an 83-year-old female patient with kidney disease through a contrast injection ultrasound. Dr. Qaiser Aleem, Interventional Cardiologist, PIC, said that it is important to use contrast medicine while performing angiography and stents. Contrast injections during such procedures can lead to kidney failure in patients.
Dr. Qaiser Aleem said that doctors are often reluctant to perform angiography, angioplasty and bypass of complex kidney patients, however, a team of PIC specialists made this possible for the first time in the country.