LAHORE - Three-day international conference on cardiac diseases “Heart Talk” concluded at a local hotel yesterday.

Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) arranged the conference participated by specialists from the country and abroad. Cardiac surgeons from the US, Germany, UK, China, Japan, Poland and other countries delivered lectures and presented papers on the latest techniques and initiatives for the treatment and procedures.

Senior surgeons carried out angioplasty and stinting procedures with latest techniques at PIC which were telecast in the conference through satellite. On the conclusion the conference, Chief Executive PIC Prof Nadeem Hayat Malik informed that 45th annual meeting of Pakistan Cardiac Society was also part of the event.

He said that the purpose of holding annual meeting and the conference was to introduce latest advancement and techniques of surgery and other procedures to the young doctors for updating their professional knowledge.

Prof Bilal Mohyud-Din informed that 30 sessions were held and 150 speakers presented their papers, out of which 20 were from other countries. He said that experience and knowledge has been shared regarding the repair of cardiac hole without surgery, replacement of cardiac valves, new techniques of angioplasty and latest advancement in the treatment of pediatric cardiac diseases. He said that soon in Pakistan, the treatment of cardiac diseases without surgery would be possible which was already practiced in many developed countries.

Prof Bilal Zakriya Khan, Prof Shahid Amin, Prof Arshad Dar, Prof Abdul Waheed and a large number of cardiologists were present on this occasion.

University of Health Sciences results: The University of Health Sciences has declared the result of First Professional MBBS Part-I annual examination 2015 yesterday. A total of 5507 candidates of 34 medical colleges appeared in the examination out of which 4326 passed and 1075 failed. Overall pass percentage is 80.10 percent. Abdul Wahab and Muhammad Usama Javed of Punjab Medical College Faisalabad got first and second positions securing 514/600 and 510/600 marks respectively.

Fatima Shahab of Punjab Medical College Faisalabad and Hamza Waqar Bhatti of Rawalpindi Medical College shared the third position securing 507/600 marks. Supplementary examination will start on January 1, 2016.