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Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology

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Care system  Public/Government
Website  http://afic.gov.pk/
Founded  Pakistan Army
Number of beds  250
Emergency department  Coronary Care Unit
Phone  +92 302 5002553
Affiliated university  Army Medical College
Hospital type  Cardiology
Location  Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Address  MH Rd, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hours
Similar  Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Combined Military Hospital, Military Hospital, Armed Forces Institute o, Hearts Internatio Hospital

The Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (Urdu: مسلح افواج امراض دل ہسپتال‎, or AFIC) also known as the National Institute of Heart Diseases or NIHD is a government and military cardiac hospital located in Rawalpindi Cantonment, Punjab, Pakistan. This 250-bed cardiac health care institute is a major institute and hospital in Pakistan. The hospital delivering the heart diseases and health care services to people of Pakistan Armed Forces and fellow citizens of Pakistan.



According to history pages, initially this institute start working in 1970. In Pakistan Army Cardiac Service started in 1953 in Cardiothoracic Centre Rawalpindi. In this centre first angiography was done in 1969 and first open heart surgery was done in 1970. Lately, the Cardiothoracic Centre Rawalpindi was upgraded as Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in 1978. After 3 years, in 1981 the hospital extend their services to all Pakistani Citizens and upgraded to National Institute of Heart Diseases under the President of Pakistan's directions.

Departments and Units

The very busiest hospital equipped with following departments units.


  • Coronary Care Unit, 19-bedded
  • Surgical ITC, 19-bedded
  • Departments

  • Department of Echocardiography
  • Department of Exercise Tolerance Test
  • Department of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Departments of Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • References

    Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology Wikipedia

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