Imtiaz Akhtar's Story
Imtiaz Akhtar, aged 14 years, used to rapidly get tired while playing football with his brothers. His nails and lips used to turn blue and he would become breathless on mild exertion. His parents took him to a doctor when he was 6 years old. There, in an ECHO report, Imtiaz was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor advised surgical correction of Imtiaz’s congenital cardiac defect. For this purpose, he was admitted to The University of Lahore Teaching Hospital and his open heart surgery for ASD closure was performed by Dr. Faiz Rasool on 28.02.2021. He stayed in the hospital for four days and was discharged in a satisfactory condition. Imtiaz’s overall health has improved a great deal after his open heart surgery.