The Pediatric cardiology department at PIC Peshawar is the main dedicated center providing both medical and surgical facilities for entire province of KPK as well as to the patients from Afghanistan for diagnosis and treatment of both acquired and congenital heart defects in fetus, newborns, infants, children, young adults and adults with congenital heart defects (present by birth). We are the main center offering almost full range of pediatric cardiac care services in a child friendly environment with internationally established evidence based care.

This unit is fully supported by leading edge diagnostic technologies, imaging modalities like 2D, 3D, TOE and Fetal echocardiography, angiography units, operation theaters and state of the art pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. We provide 24/7 emergency services for referred patients as a single point tertiary care center along with an inpatient and outpatient facility. We provide highly individualized care for every patients as a team, to determine the best treatment options for your child, whether be it an open heart surgery or a minimal invasive procedure.

The fetal cardiac services provide services for diagnosing, counselling and management of prenatal cardiac diseases. The service has a unique role as an interface between pediatric cardiologist and obstetrician and maternal health units throughout KPK.

The purpose of catheterization laboratory is to gather evidence in the diagnosis of cardiac or pulmonary disease and to carry out interventional procedure for the non-surgical repair of congenital heart defects. Currently Procedures done in the cath lab are balloon atrial septostomy, pulmonary valvuloplasty, Aortic valvuloplasty, PDA device closure & stenting, ASD & VSD device closure, CoA ballooning & stenting and cardiac catheterization.

Pediatric heart surgeon at PIC Peshawar perform a variety of surgeries ranging from complex congenital to more common issues, all with children neurodevelopment in mind using up to date bypass techniques, thus reducing the length of stay.

Our aim is to provide close collaboration between clinical services and academia. So we are the only recognized unit in KPK by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) for the training of fellows in Pediatric Cardiology and thus provide the services at other parts of KPK as well.

Dr. Ijaz Husain

Associate Professor Peads Cardiology