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Current Status of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Source Name: Annals of King Edward Medical University


Saad Javed, Tajamal Hayat Bajwa, Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa, Syed Salman Ahmed Shah

Pakistan has a prevalence of approximately 60,000 births with Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) each year. With a population of 200 million and only 17 paediatric cardiac surgeons in Pakistan, the current ratio is 0.08 surgeons/milllion. This review outlines the current status and defines the need for significantly more investment in human resources and infrastructure of paediatric cardiac surgery to meet the needs ofpopulation.

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