Silent Coronary Heart Disease:
Some people who have coronary heart disease have no symptoms of the disease.
Why Test for "Silent" Coronary Heart Diseasse? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary heart disease refers to heart disease resulting from the buildup of plaque (collection of cholesterol, calcium, and other materials) in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart
Common symptoms of coronary heart disease include chest pain and trouble breathing, especially with activity. Many people who have coronary heart disease do not have any symptoms and therefore do not know they have problems with their heart. As a result, they do not take the proper medications that could help prevent a heart attack, stroke, or death. In these people without symptoms, testing for coronary heart disease may still be useful.
Who Should Be Tested?
As a general rule, in people without any symptoms only those with a high risk of having heart disease should be tested for it. These people are said to have high cardiovascular risk. Knowing which people are in this high-risk category is important. Several risk assessment tools are available to help doctors decide who should get tested.
Examples of some risk assessment tools include the Framingham Risk Score, the Pooled Cohort Equations, and the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE). These tools take into account risk factors for heart disease such as older age, smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight or obese, diabetes, high cholesterol, and a family history of heart disease. They also help doctors decide who should be treated with certain medications, such as statins for high cholesterol.
Types of Tests:
In people without symptoms, basic testing for coronary heart disease involves checking for the above risk factors as part of a general medical examination.
But there are also several other kinds of tests available that have not been studied enough to say that they are useful for everyone. Your doctor can guide you on whether these tests may or may not be
right for you.
They include * Blood tests
Imaging tests Ultrasound, CT
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
BAKHTAWAR AMIN Memorial TRUST
MIAN MUHAMMAD RASHEED
I bow my head in gratitude to the Almighty who has given us the opportunity and the means through the Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust to bring a life changing improvement in the lives of children born with cleft lip, poor families with the sole breadwinner afflicted with Hepatitis C and families who can least afford treatment whose members fall victim to deadly diseases which require expensive treatment. The hospital established by the Bakhtawar Amin Medical Trust in 2008 has now grown into a modern 500 bed teaching hospital with a focus on providing first class health care to those in need, either free or at affordable cost. None of these developments would have been possible without the unflinching support of the Trustees and donors. I feel privileged to place on record my deepest appreciation and gratitude to them. I would also like to welcome the next 100 medical students to the Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College, with prayers that this would be the beginning for you, of a glorious and rewarding career in medicine.
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MESSAGE FROM the Chairman Board of Governors
On behalf of the Board of Governors, Principal. Faculty, Medical Consultants, executives and staff of the BAMDC as well as the Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust Hospital. I would like to welcome you as medical students to the BAMDC family, where we shall do our best to make your dreams come true. Upon the launching of the College we had declared a firm resolve to aim for excellence in the academic and clinical training program provided by us. I am happy to state that we have delivered on this commitment, for which the credit goes to our highly professional and dedicated faculty, a group of educators and clinicians who would be the envy of any institution. On account of the commitment of the Trustees and the hard work and professionalism of the college faculty, the BAMDC has progressed rapidly from relative anonymity to perhaps the finest medical schools in the private sector in South Punjab. We remain committed to continuing this journey towards even greater excellence.
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MESSAGE FROM the PRINCIPAL
PROF. DR. AZHAR JAVID
I feel immense pleasure in introducing Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College Multan to prospective students & their parents. It's a privilege for me to join this wonderful Institution as a Principal. I was attracted to Bakhtawar Amin because it is full of opportunity and is advancing with confident steps towards a bright future.
I bring to Bakhtawar Amin Medical & Dental College the benefit of over 22 years of clinical experience. I like to be directly engaged with students, faculty, and parents both as a mentor in clinical studies and as an administrator. I look forward very much to meeting as many as possible of the faculty, staff and students of Bakhtawar Amin in the weeks and months ahead.
I would like all members of the college to feel valued and respected as we learn and grow together. Professionalism is expected from all and will be evaluated. These evaluations provided by peers, patients, superiors, and subordinates will be used to improve performance. It is my firm belief that guidance with understanding and encouragement, offered with warmth and optimism will bring out the best in everyone. What I expect from faculty and staff is that they're committed to the college.
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Spacious pharmacy store is available round the clock for OPD, IPD and walk in patients. Computerized inventory and billing system with all latest medicine are available in the store for the use of patients who are prescribed medicines by the Bakhtawar Amin doctors. The central Pharmacy procures drugs and equipment from manufacturers through the distributors. Qualified pharmacists supervise the pharmacy at each step. The Pharmacy is connected to the Pharmacology department headed by the pharmacology HOD with the facilities of Pharmacopoeias, National Formularies, important text books & journals.
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DR. MUHAMMAD ASLAM ABBASI
HEAD OF PHYSIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Dr. Muhammad Aslam Abbasi MBBS, M. Phil physiology is professor and head of physiology department. He has solid educational foundation and involved in medical education for nearly three decades. He is adept in academic evaluations, and plans being an examiner and member of board of studies in national universities of Pakistan. He has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is Due to his ability to work effectively as part of a team he is proficient in interdepartmental coordination. He possesses a combination of technical expertise and strong problem-solving skills. As an efficient medical teacher, he is certainly a valuable addition to this organization.
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DR. KHALIL AHMED SHAHID
HEAD OF THE COMMUNITY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT
Dr Khalil Ahmed Shahid, MBBS (Punjab), MCPS, M. Sc. is Associate Professor and Head of the Community Medicine department. He completed his MBBS in 1989, from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur. He did his MCPS (Community Medicine) from College of Physician & Surgeons Pakistan in 2008. He has also done M. Sc. in 2010. He has worked as HOD Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal in 2012. Worked as Associate Professor, Islam Medical College, Sialkot up to 2015. 10 Research Papers published in PM&DC recognized Journal. He is paper Assessor and External Examiner in UHS and SZABU University, Islamabad. He is also coordinator of different programs of WHO.
Community medicine is the field concerned with the study of health and disease in the defined community. Its goal is to identify the health problems and needs of people (community diagnosis) and to plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of health care system.