APCNA Projects and Work:
APCNA is dedicated to its mission and in the last 6 years has developed some of the very important projects to further its mission. In doing this, APCNA has partnered with various organizations in USA and Pakistan. Following are some of the project APCNA has been able to accomplish.
APCNA Pacemaker Bank Project
APCNA Basic Life Support Training
APCNA Donations of Cardiovascular suupplies for poor.
APCNA Cardiology Survay in Pakistan
- APCNA Work in first five years
APCNA Pacemaker Project - An Introduction
Healthcare for many people in Pakistan is quite limited. There are never enough
resources available for the multitudes who may need care. Government intuitions are stretched to the limits. Many Charitable Hospitals and Clinics are doing a remarkable job trying to meet the shortfall. It is a credit to the physicians and healthcare workers in Pakistan who are able to provide care for these millions of patients with the limited resources available. The care for cardiac patients is even more difficult and most often not affordable for the poor. There are hundreds of patients who need permanent pacemakers and defibrillators but cannot afford them. Last year Dr.. Suleman and I visited a major Cardiac Center in Pakistan where they had 10 temporary pacemakers, all were in use. They often wait weeks for a permanent pacemaker to become available. It is commendable that there are many cardiologists who are trying to provide free services and obtain pacemakers from various philanthropic sources. There was a dire need to provide these patients professional and financial assistance to make pacemakers available for them. Imagine a deserving patient in Pakistan who can now get a Permanent Pacemaker and Implantable Defibrillator at no cost to the patient! No charge to the patient from the physician, No charge for the device, No charge for the follow up. >>> More
APCNA Basic Life Support Project
Pakistan in many ways is a land of opportunity for the prepared. Although the basic health care delivery system is quite extensive, major gaps exist in basic life support systems. No structure exists in the country for formal training of basic life support (BLS) in Pakistan such that hundreds of lives are lost due to lack of know how and equipment. >>> More
APCNA Donations of Cardiology Supplies
and other charitable activities both in Pakistan and North America.
APCNA Colloboration for Preventive Cardiology in Pakistan
These are a set of diseases that include Cardiovascular, Cerebrovascular, Type II Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Disease, and Certain Cancers. Common to all these diseases are three risk factors such as improper diet, lack of exercise and smoking.
NCD has over taken infectious diseases as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world (47% of global disease burden). This epidemic, which was considered to be common in the affluent countries, is impacting the developing countries far more. >>> More
APCNA Initiative to establish first cardiovascular survey in Pakistan
for exchange of ideas between cardiologists of different backgrounds and fields of expertise in cardiovascular disease.
APCNA Didactic Lectures and Workshops
and basic science research in cardiovascular diseases in the United States and Pakistan.
APCNA Ongoing Work
More than 200 didactic lectures at Pakistan’s institutions.
More than 50 workshops, > 200 PTCA cases with local faculty
Echo and TEE workshops:
Annual workshops > 100 cases and lectures.
More than 2 million dollars worth of donations for patients.
First Pacemaker Bank in Pakistan:
Hundreds of Pacemaker for the deserving non-affording patients in Pakistan.
First PVD Workshop:
First hands on workshop in Peripheral Vascular Disease in NWFP.
Colloboration with Societies:
Five annual winter cardiology conferences academic hospitals across Pakistan.
Interventions for the Deserving Pts.
More than 300 cases performed for poor patients by the visiting APCNA members in Pakistan
APCNA in AHA Heart Walk
Participation of local youth in AHA Heart Walk 2007, raised $1000 for AHA by APCNA youth.
First IVUS use in NWFP:
Transfer of expertise, first IVUS use at the Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar
Nuclear Cardiology Workshop:
Transfer of expertise, Nuclear cardiology workshop Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar
CCU teaching rounds.
Annual sessions at various medical colleges in Pakistan
BLS training for healthcare workers.
Support of BLS training in Pakistan under APCNA members.