Punjab Institute of Cardiology
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Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), located in Lahore, Pakistan, is a 292-bed tertiary care hospital providing nationwide comprehensive cardiac care services for the last 18 years. Its services include cardiac emergency, OPD, diagnostics, interventional and invasive cardiology and cardiac surgery. Fully equipped cardiac ambulatory services are also available round the clock. More than 160,000 patients are examined annually at OPD. More than 17,000 are admitted. PIC is the largest cardiac center in Pakistan with 24,000 echocardiographs, 4000 nuclear medicine procedures, 12,000 angiograms, 3500 angioplasties including 5000 stents and more than 1700 cardiac surgeries a year. The only thing that the hospital is lacking are the good pharmacists in PIC.
Punjab Institute of Cardiology is also actively involved in research and postgraduate training in cardiology and cardiac surgery. It is the first ISO certified hospital in the government sector.