Prof. Samad presented Life Time Achievement Award at Preventive Cardiology Conference

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Prof. Samad presented Life Time
Achievement Award at Preventive
Cardiology Conference

GAMBAT: Organizers of the 6th Preventive Cardiology Conference held at Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences on March 9th 2019 honoured Prof. Abdus Samad a renowned interventional cardiologist and former Secretary of Pakistan Cardiac Society with the Life Time Achievements Award in recognition of his services to promote the discipline of cardiology and cardiac care in Pakistan. Prof. Saeed Sangi the chief organizer of the conference had specially invited Prof. Zainab Samad, the elder daughter of Prof. Samad, herself consultant cardiologist who has recently returned to Pakistan from America and joined as Chair Dept. of Medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital to present this award.

Speaking at the occasion Prof. Zainab said that Baba had five siblings and three of them became cardiologists. He has trained a large number of cardiologists as well. I love my parents and the family that that is what has attracted me back to Pakistan. It requires a lot to become responsible citizens of the world. Baba, she further stated, is a kind individual who is never upset with his children. He loves telling stories and adds his own flavour to these stories. He believes that we all are children of Adam hence related to each other in one way or the other.


Organizers of Preventive Cardiology Conference held at Gambat Institute of Medical Sciences
honoured Prof. Abdus Samad an eminent interventional cardiologist with Life Time Achievement
Award at the conference held on March 9th 2019. Prof. Zainab Chair Dept. of Medidcine at AKU,
herself a noted cardiologist who is the elder daughter of Prof. Samad was specially invited
to present this award. Picture also shows Prof. Saeed Sangi in the center.

Preventive cardiology she further stated is extremely important because it is the No. 1 cause of morbidity and mortality the world over. Studies have shown that IHD is the No.1 cause of death in China and almost 29% of all deaths globally are attributed to cardiovascular diseases. This is a lifelong disease which requires lifelong treatment. Most of the people between the ages of 30-70 years suffer from hypertension or other cardiac diseases. We need to correct this trend by promoting the preventive cardiology. We have a youth population and we need to tackle the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases like dyslipidemias, diabetes, hypertension and smoking. Women’s health issues also need to be highlighted because at present women’s health is paid much less attention. To prevent cardiovascular diseases we need to create awareness about these diseases, do advocacy and change our attitudes, she remarked.

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