Heart Care Center
"Creating a Loving Person out of you…" Al-Ahli Heart Care Center is a tertiary care facility which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases. The department of Cardiology provides latest, cutting-edge technology in the diagnosis and treatment in all fields of Cardiology ranging from preventive, clinical, non-invasive and interventional Cardiology. The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery offers a comprehensive state-of-the art surgical therapy for all adult cardiac and thoracic diseases. The Heart Centre is run by a team of highly experienced European qualified Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgical Consultants and highly-trained Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Specialists. The centre is also staffed with a diverse team of ECG / Echocardiography Technicians, Cardiac Critical Care Nurses, General Cardiac Nurses, Physiotherapists and Respiratory Therapists who are all well qualified and have a vast experience internationally. We also have a specialized dedicated team of nurses and technicians in our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory as well as Cardiac Anesthetists and a Perfusionist for open heart surgeries. The Walk-in guests department offers specialized consultations in Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery and a number of non invasive investigations, outlined in "List of Services'. The In-House guests section of The Heart Care Center has a fully-equipped 5-bedded Coronary Care Unit, a 5-bedded Intensive Care Unit and a Step-Down Unit. Guests requiring admission for cardiac-related conditions will be admitted to one of the above depending on the severity of the underlying condition. The in-house unit is staffed around-the-clock by a team of cardiovascular specialists and nursing staff to provide a continuous 24 hour care and to cater for any cardiac emergency. The Emergency department is backed up by our team of cardiovascular specialists to provide a 24 hour coverage for any cardiac / cardiothoracic surgical emergency. There is a dedicated Chest Pain Unit in the Emergency Room which is specifically catered to provide immediate assessment and care of guests suffering from acute chest pain requiring urgent assessment / intervention. The Cardiac Catheterization Suite is equipped with an advanced state-of-the art Digital Cardiac Catheterization Angiography equipment. Diagnostic coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) with balloon / stenting, peripheral vascular interventions such as renal angioplasty and pacemaker implantations, amongst other procedures, may be carried out (undertaken) in this unit. A 24 hour acute Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) service has been set up to provide the best treatment for guests presenting with acute heart attacks at any time. The centre has a dedicated, state-of-the art cardiac surgical operating room where open heart bypass surgeries, valvular surgeries and other related complex heart operations are routinely performed by our dedicated cardiothoracic surgical team. You may rest assured that all members of our team are committed to providing you the best of care, focused on love and excellence.
Services Cardiothoracic Services: Open heart operations Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Valve repair / replacement: mitral / aortic / tricuspid Aortic dissection surgery Aortic aneurysm surgery Intracardiac repair of birth defects Coarctation of aorta repair Intracardiac tumor removal Redo operations Heart failure surgery (Mechanical device implantation) – LVAD Thoracic operations Pericardial surgery Epicardial pacemaker implantation Lung cancer surgery Lung /Pleura tuberculosis surgery Lung bullae surgery Chest wall tumor surgery Mediastinal tumor /cyst surgery Chest wall deformity (Pectus) reconstruction Sternal (breast bone) tumor surgery & reconstruction Chest trauma management Cardiac penetrating / gunshot injury repair Cardiac foreign body removal Aorta injury repair Chest wall penetrating / gunshot injury – exploratory thoracotomy Chest wall blunt trauma management Cardiology Services: Walk-in Guests 1. Specialized cardiology consultation 2. Walk-in Guests Investigations Electrocardiogram (ECG) 24 hour (up to 7 days) Ambulatory ECG recording (Holter) Event monitor (ECG) 24 hour Ambulatory blood pressure recording Exercise stress test (treadmill) Exercise Stress Echo Dobutamine Stress Echo (DSE) Transthoracic Echocardiography Transoesophageal Echocardiography 128 Slice MDCT Coronary Angiography (non invasive) Permanent Pacemaker Follow-Up and Programming In-House Guests 1. Procedures Coronary Angiography PCI (balloon angioplasty / stent placement) Pacemaker implantation Renal angioplasty Peripheral angiography / angioplasty Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) insertion 2. Coronary care unit 3. Intensive Care Unit