Chest Pain Units

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases – NICVD has introduced a new era of heart healthcare with the inauguration of “Chest Pain Unit” to serve the nation at their quick approachable areas. This service is one of its kinds and is available for 24/7 throughout the year.

Chest Pain Units are launched for speedy access and fast diagnosis with early initiation of treatment of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), which will prevent muscle damage and ultimately enhance quality of life of the patient. This program will also educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they have symptoms of an AMI, such as chest pain, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, syncope and regarding risk factors for coronary artery disease, particularly smoking.

Chest Pain Units are well-equipped facility and has the appropriate diagnostic testing available to identify patients with an acute heart attack and is also equipped to resuscitate patients who become unstable. CPUs are functionally design for providing preliminary emergency care to heart attack patients. After providing initial treatment, the patient will be shifted immediately to the tertiary care setup at NICVD Cath Lab.

Since establishment of this facility in May 2017 till August 31, 2021, approximately 616,495 people have been treated at our chest pain units and saved over 13,182 lives. These units are functionally designed for providing state-of-the-art initial emergency care to heart attack patients and teams of all these units are diligently working to save lives round the clock.

Currently, we have our Chest Pain Units at different locations of Sindh province to facilitate the citizens.

NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Gulshan Chowrangi Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Qayyumabad Chowrangi Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Malir Halt Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Nagan Chowrangi Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at I.I. Chandrigar Road, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at Landhi, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Karimabad Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit in Ghotki
NICVD Chest Pain Unit in Tando Bago (Badin)
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at Orangi Town, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Gizri Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at New Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at Moosa Lane Lyari, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit under Manzil Pump Flyover, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit in Jacobabad at Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at Cantonment General Hospital, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit in Umerkot at Faqeer Abdullah Dialysis Centre
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at Keamari
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at ASF Medical Centre, Karachi
NICVD Chest Pain Unit in Tando Allahyar
NICVD Chest Pain Unit at Malir Cantonment, Karachi (CBM Health Centre)