The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society’s prestigious 2018 Young Investigators Award has been given to an innovative and youthful Pakistani cardiologist Jaffar Khan.
This award has been given after the cardiologist steered first successful set of surgeries on humans using Jaffar’s technique.
“LAMPOON” which stands for ‘laceration of the anterior mitral valve leaflet to prevent outflow track obstruction’ is the procedure which the cardiologist had used.
“LAMPOON is a procedure I invented at the National Institutes of Health in America. It is a ‘keyhole’ cardiac surgery technique that resects heart tissue for the first time using minimally invasive techniques,” stated Jaffar.
The concept was tested on animals and translated into human for which the concept has got international acclaim.