Department of Cardiology


Dept. data last updated on :23/12/2023

Centre of Cardiology was established at JN Medical College,AMU in 1980s by Prof Mohammad Ahmad ,who himself was an eminent Cardiologist.The basic idea to establish Cardiac Services at JNMCH,was his dream.

Cath lab was established by Prof Asif Hasan,eminent Cardiologist who is a gold medalist and topper of MBBS {1986 BATCH} and did DM Cardiology from PGIMER,Chandigarh.He played vital role to start Cath lab services at nominal prices on the lines of PGI,Chandigarh and AIIMS,New Delhi.He did the first angiography and angioplasty in 2016,when Cath lab was established under PMSSY Scheme.Dr Asif Hasan was the Director of Centre of Cardiology,at that time ,from 2016 to 2019.

The Department of Cardiology came into existence on 1.1.2020, with the upgradation of the pre-existing Centre of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research established in 1986. Prof. M.U.Rabbani was appointed as the first Chairman of the Department of Cardiology on its inception.

The Department of Cardiology has emerged as a premier centre for cardiovascular services in  western U.P., catering to thousands of heart patients. Non invasive Labs of the Department are equipped with state of the art Color Doppler Echo Machines, Treadmills, Holter, 24 hour Ambulatory B.P. monitoring system and HUTT. Cardiac Catheterization lab was established in November 2016 and since then, 5500 interventional procedures with excellent results have been performed. Complex angioplasties, advanced cardiac pacing including dual chamber pacing, ICD’s, CRT are routinely implanted. We are in the process of developing electrophysiology studies and radiofrequency ablation techniques to be done on routine basis. These outstanding achievements in a short period have been possible due to consistent and dedicated efforts of all the faculty members. Our cath data is routinely incorporated in National Interventional Council for strategic national planning.

In an outstanding achievement for the Department as well as for our Institution, National Medical Commission approved two seats for the prestigious superspeciality course of DM (Cardiology) to be run at Department of Cardiology. The clinical and academic standards, in the Department of Cardiology, have reached exemplary standards in the past few years and this benefit will now be passed on to the D.M. candidates. Two D.M. Cardiology residents have already joined the Department from January 2021 session. We are privileged to have Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi as Adjunct Professor in our Department.

The Department is making rapid strides in both clinical and academic fronts. The faculty members of the department have contributed many book chapters and published research papers and review articles in several high impact peer-reviewed national and international journals.

The Department of Cardiology, AMU, has a vision to expand Cardiovascular services and provide best facilities to cardiac patients including highly specialized and skilled procedures at affordable cost, which are available only at advanced centres for cardiac care. The Department encourages research and development at faculty and post graduate levels and holds a vision to further collaborate with apex cardiac Centres of the world to enhance cardiovascular research.

Till now,we have crossed 14000 cardiac interventions on wide spectrum and with successful outcome and good results

We plan to establish Advanced Cardiac Centre with all services under one roof in coordinated and comprehensive way

Prof Asif Hasan,present Chairman has started daily opd services in opd14 complex with two main Cardiology opds and speciality opds on arrhythmia,heart failure,rheumatic ,congenital and structural heart diseases with non invasive .

At present,we have four faculty teachers and six DM residents ie two per year with regular seminar schedule to upgrade  academics and cath lab training simultaneously