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The nation has been facing relentless burden of cardiovascular problems for a long time while the epidemiological pattern of some of the cardiac diseases are showing epidemic trends. The economic load of these diseases are enormous both at individual and national level. The nation had been struggling for the need of specialized service centre and manpower. With these backgrounds, the Government of Bangladesh established the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in 1978.

The cardiovascular field has been observing worldwide rapid expansion in the recent years. The Institute is showing all efforts to keep pace with this development and there is notable improvement in the field of investigations and management.

Clinical Cardiology- NICVD is providing both indoor and outdoor services from the very beginning.

Interventional cardiology-Five Cath Lab are now functioning. Interventional procedures like PCI, coronary and peripheral stenting, valvuloplasty are done.

Electrophysiology - Electrophysiological studies and radio frequency ablation are well established. One fully equipped EP cath lab is functioning at the moment. Permanent cardiac pacing , bi—ventricular cardiac pacing  and ICD implantation are done randomly.

Cardiac surgery- There are five well equipped operation theatre for cardiac surgery. Closed heart and open heart surgery have been well established. Open heart procedures for Valvular, Congenital Heart Disease and CABG are increasing day by day,

Vascular surgery- Number of vascular surgery has increased. Emergency vascular OT is functioning for last few years. NICVD is providing the only emergency vascular service in the country. Recently a separate vasculary surgery department has been established in NICVD under the direction of Honourable Health Minister.

Nuclear cardiology- Nuclear cardiology department with modern gamma camera is functioning for last few years.

Noninvasive cardiology-The Institute always provides the latest technical facilities for the non-invasive diagnostic procedures (Transthoracic, Trans oesophageal and stress echocardiography, ETT and Holter monitoring). A central diagnostic laboratory & blood bank - gives 24 hours service.

Pediatric cardiology- NICVD developed the first pediatric cardiology department of the country. It is providing the inpatient, outpatient and emergency services. NICVD is providing both invasive and noninvasive services. Closure of ASD, PDA with closure devices are done for last few years at a very cheap rate.

Telemedicine- NICVD has recently established telemedicine service. It is supporting the doctors and patients at the remote parts of the country with expert opinion.

Manpower development-In addition to the service, the Institute has another commitment for the development of manpower in this field. In Iuly 1982 the Institute started its academic programme by introducing MD (Cardiology) course under Dhaka University. Subsequently Diploma in Cardiology was started in Iuly 1984 and MS (CVTS) course in July 1985. Meanwhile 166 doctors have obtained MD (Cardiology), 99 doctors obtained MS (Cardiovascular & thoracic Surgery) and 178 doctors obtained D. Card (Diploma in Cardiology) from this Institute and presently engaged in providing specialized cardiac care services in different Govt. & Non Govt. Hospitals in Bangladesh and abroad.

This Institute has experience of conducting training progrmme for the nurses (CCU, ICU, Cath lab. OT ) along with the training of other supporting technologist . We also give training to the non—govt. doctors to provide better service to the community.

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