Peshawar Institute of Cardiology (PIC-MTI) became the first national health facility in Pakistan to launch the new Rotapro system.
PIC Spokesperson Riffat Anjum said on Friday that it is single operator smart device which can help in shaving off the calcium within coronary arteries.
She added that an expert team of PIC cardiologists operated upon a 60-year-old patient with Rotapro, a latest treatment method.
Dr Abidullah, head of the cardiology department PIC, said that latest ROTAPRO therapy in Pakistan is another advanced treatment procedure where minimum complication rate and high efficiency is combined. He said that Rotational Atherectomy is a novel technique to treat calcified coronary lesions.
It is a tool for complex PCI procedures, which help in plaque modification and vessel preparation, for stenting.
This technology is used to treat patient with the hard narrowing in the heart arteries causing chest pain and potential heart attacks, said Dr Abid.
With the collaboration of Boston scientific company, PIC-MTI has achieved this remarkable success.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2023.