B.Sc Cardiac Perfusion

B. Sc. Cardiac Perfusion Technology (CPT) is an Undergraduate Program offered by NUMS.

Cardiovascular perfusion is the science of providing extracorporeal circulation in order to  artificially support and temporarily replace a patient’s respiratory and circulatory systems. Clinical Perfusionists are expert members of the cardiac surgical team, and provide life saving support of patients requiring extra corporeal circulation, including but not limited to major cardiothoracic, vascular and transplant surgeries, as well as support of the critically-ill patient.

Cardiovascular Perfusionists are important members of the open-heart surgical team whose primary role is to conduct cardiopulmonary bypass using a heart-lung machine and other ancillary equipment. They closely monitor the patient's blood flow and other vital signs during open heart surgery and are also responsible for administering intravenous fluids, blood products and anesthetic drugs. Perfusionists are also experts of other life support equipment such as ventricular assist devices and intra-aortic balloon pumps. The primary aim of B.Sc Cardiac Perfusion Technology is to academically and clinically prepare the cardiovascular perfusion student for professional practice. The curriculum focuses on developing a strong knowledge base in cardiothoracic anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, as well as pharmacology, fetal and neonatal cardiac development and perfusion science.

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria for admissions in B.Sc Cardiac Perfusion is as follows

  • F.Sc(Pre-Medical ) / A Level or Equivalent qualification
  • Minimum score 50% aggregate marks.
  • Passed NUMS Entrance test
  • Open merit from all over Pakistan
Commencement of Session:

Tentative Schedule for commencement of session are as follows:


Tentative Date

Admissions start


Merit List display

Oct / Nov

Commencement of Academic year

1st week of January

Institutes Offering this course:
  • AFPGMI/AFIP ,Rawalpindi