Qasim Zia's Story
“Because of my heart condition, I had to give up a well-paying job abroad. I was so sure I had finally reached a stage where I could secure my children’s future but I lost all of that because my health is too weak. I still go to work and try to bring a little something home but if I don’t take action for my heart condition soon, I could lose my life and my children would have nothing at all. That thought scares me and has prompted me to reach out for help.” – Qasim Zia
33-year-old Qasim Zia has been suffering from rheumatic heart disease for over a decade now. He started experiencing severe bouts of chest heaviness almost 13 years ago. When he was rushed to the hospital, his ECG was done which showed heart disease. He was recommended echocardiography for further investigation but since he couldn’t afford it then, he just relied on the medication the doctor gave him.
A few years after the start of symptoms, Qasim was posted in Saudi Arabia, working at a steel mill, when the chest pains started again. He was brought to Pakistan, admitted to a local hospital in Lahore, and was recommended cardiac surgery for the replacement of his aortic as well as pulmonary valves, but the hospital did not give Qasim an appointment for free surgery. Since then, he has been trying to find help with his surgery but has not had any luck so far. With only a salary of 15,000 PKR/month to support himself, his wife, and 2 daughters, he cannot afford to have it at a private hospital.
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Qasim Zia's Story
Qasim Zia, 33 years old, was suffering from rheumatic heart disease since the last 13 years. He was diagnosed with an aortic regurgitation (AR). The doctors suggested he get an aortic valve replacement. His open-heart surgery in which his aortic valve was replaced was done on 14-09-2020 by Prof. Dr. Tayyab Pasha at National Hospital, Lahore. He recovered well after the surgery. He remained admitted in the hospital for eight days after the surgery and was discharged in a stable condition. Slowly, Qasim Zia is returning to his normal way of living.