NEWS DESK: Jaffar Khan, a Pakistani cardiologist, has secured the prestigious 2018 Young Investigators Award of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society.
He conducted first successful set of surgeries on humans using a procedure he came up with, reported a TV channel. He used a procedure that is medically described as ‚Äėlaceration of the anterior mitral valve leaflet to prevent outflow track obstruction,‚Äô nicknamed with the acronym ‚ÄúLAMPOON‚ÄĚ.
‚ÄúLAMPOON is a procedure I invented at the National Institutes of Health in America. It is a ‚Äėkeyhole‚Äô cardiac surgery technique that resects heart tissue for the first time using minimally invasive techniques,‚ÄĚ Jaffar said, according to the report. ‚ÄúI am now the clinical lead for an FDA approved clinical trial together with Dr Robert Lederman, head of the cardiovascular intervention branch at NIH.‚ÄĚ
Story first published: 28th January 2018