Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation with the support of Taarey Zameen Par Trust held the first day of their Advanced Pediatric Cardiac Intervention Workshop at Children Hospital Complex, Multan.
Renowned international doctors, Dr. Younes Boudjemline, Pediatric Cardiologist and Dr. Saif Ur Rehman, Pediatric Anesthetist arrived at Multan in the early hours of the morning at 0730, they were very warmly received by CEO of TZP along with her team.
The team of doctors anxious to get to work, had a light breakfast and arrived at Children Hospital Complex, Multan at 0930. After a brief introduction session with Dean children’s hospital, Prof. Mukhtar Hussain Bhatti and Executive Director Prof. Rana Altaf and Head of Cardiology Dr. Sohail Ashraf, our team of doctors began with their first case of ASD.
Over the course of the day, 5 children, ages ranging from 2 years to 13 years, with CHDs were treated by Dr. Younes Boudjemline and his team. A total of 4 ASDs and 1 VSD were treated using device closure/interventions. These cases ranged in complexity from moderate to severe.
One of the more difficult cases was that of a child who along with an ASD also had Pulmonary stenosis. This case had to be treated in two parts, first by resolving the Pulmonary valve stenosis by Pulmonary valvuloplasty and secondly closing the ASD. During this case some issue arose with the placement of the device in the second part, but the experienced and calm Dr. Younes Boudjemline led his team with authority and competency and resolved the issue and completed the treatment.
Pediatric cardiologists at Children Hospital complex were trained in the use of new techniques and internationally practiced protocols were shared between all persons involved. The first of its kind at Children Hospital Complex Multan, MFO (Multi Functional Occluder) device closure was carried out by Dr. Sohail Arshad under the expert guidance of Dr. Younes Boudjemline.
Dr. Younes, Dr. Saif and their team will be carrying out treatments of deserving children at Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi Institute of Cardiology along with training of C.P.E.I.C. staff.
In the evening Dr. Younes visited the local sweet shop and was very excited to taste delicious Fig Halwa.
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