AKU’s (Aga Khan University) growing presence expands the horizons of healthcare in East Africa— The Ismaili org article by Nilufar Ramji

In the past, when an individual was diagnosed with cancer or heart disease, the options for treatment in East Africa were limited. But as the footprint of the Aga Khan University has expanded, new facilities and trained health specialists are making quality care accessible in the region. Cancer screening camps combine the resources Jamati institutions,…

Aga Khan medics devise heart analysis technique —The Star Kenya

DOCTORS at the Aga Khan University Hospital have devised a new technique for imaging the inside of blocked heart arteries. If fully rolled out, the latest initiative is expected to save patients with artery disorders as they will not have to undergo a rigorous surgical operation. Mzee Ngunga, one of the doctors in charge said…

Heart Disease Reduction Must Begin In Primary Schools – Coast week com News on Aga Khan University Nairobi heart symposium

Appropriate nutrition is a major problem, Occurrence of obesity and underweight depict nutritional transition Coastweek– Reducing the increasing risk of cardiovascular diseases caused by disorders of the heart and blood vessels such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure must begin in primary schools. This was the focus of a presentation by Professor Gerald…

Children with heart disease living actively – The Frontier Post News

KARACHI (APP): Diagnosis and timely treatment can markedly improve the chances of survival of the majority of children born with congenital heart disease, so that they can live active lives as adults.This was stated by Dr Babar Hasan, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). He was speaking at a public awareness session organised…

Heart disease responsible for 15m deaths worldwide’ – Khaleej Times

DUBAI — Coronary artery disease is the most common form of heart disease and is responsible for 15 million deaths worldwide — with nine million of these deaths taking place in the developing countries.   This was pointed out by Dr Sajid Dhakam, Head, Cardiology Section, Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi (AKUH-K), while talking about…

Reduce your blood cholesterol during National Cholesterol Week

Source: The Ismaili ***** Have you had your cholesterol checked recently? Now is the time. Cholesterol is the biggest single risk factor for heart disease, and cholesterol testing is a good way to highlight that risk. This week in the United Kingdom has been designated National Cholesterol Week (13 – 19 September), and national charity…

Nanodrug treats atherosclerosis – Press TV

A new nanodrug has shown promising results in treating hardened arteries also known as atherosclerosis and subsequent heart diseases, a new study finds. Balloons and stents are now commonly used to open blocked arteries and keep them open. The procedure, however, is associated with a high risk of a rapid re-growth of tissue around the…