At Emirates Hospital, our Cardiology Department is one of the most advanced Specialty Departments in the region. We offer a fully functional Cardiac Department catering to both Interventional and Non-interventional Cardiology needs. These include full diagnostic procedures such as angiography of the heart, pulmonary and coronary arteries as well as advanced diagnostic testing like intra-vascular ultrasound OR Doppler to evaluate the flow or blockages in all suspicious cases of the coronary arteries. Our 24/7 Cardiac Cath lab is always ready to intervene on any level of cardiac patients needing immediate intervention whether for heart attacks, rhythm abnormality, structural heart disease, or carotid and vascular interventions. Our doctors are well experienced and trained in US and Europe. The nursing staff are specially trained to handle all level of cardiac patients and provide care to patients with the highest standards in Cardiac Care without compromising on Patient Safety.
Emirates Hospital, Department of Cardiology, offers full continuum of cardio-medical care for patients across all age groups. Our dedicated team of internationally trained & experienced cardiology professionals provide high-quality care for all our patients.
Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab)
Our state-of-the-art Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab) at Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah is fully-fitted to handle complicated cases & treatments such as an Ablation, Angiogram, Angioplasty, and Implantation of pacemakers and ICD’s. With one of the few 24/7 Cath Labs, many of the most complicated cases have been treated at our cardiac center.
The lab uses an intelligent flat screen system and advanced digital and Doppler technology that is capable of accommodating all kinds of cardiovascular procedures like opening a blocked artery in the heart or brain or down in the foot.
An X-ray imaging test is done to see if there are any restrictions in blood flow going to your heart. This is the most common test to help doctors diagnose heart conditions. During coronary angiography, a small catheter or tube is inserted through the skin into an artery in the groin or the Hand. Through a special x-ray viewing instrument, the catheter is moved to the opening of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart. A small amount of solution containing iodine is injected into each artery. The images that are produced are called the angiogram which accurately reveals the blockages.
Depending on the severity of the blockage in the artery, our experts prescribe the insertion of a stent during the angiography itself. A stent supports the artery walls to prevent them from narrowing again after the angioplasty. Our cardiologists at Emirates Hospital are highly proficient in performing a stent procedure that requires a fine eye for detail, assisted with high precision instruments with a patient’s comfort as the priority.
An Angioplasty means a surgical, endovascular procedure that is minimally invasive and is used to widen obstructed or narrowed blood vessels (arteries and veins) around the heart in order to restore the natural flow of blood. In pathological terms, angioplasty is called percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI. Angioplasty can help relieve symptoms of blocked and clogged arteries is often performed immediately after a heart attack. Coronary angioplasty procedure uses a small balloon catheter to open up the clogged heart arteries, in turn improving the blood flow to the heart. Sometimes, this process is clubbed with the placement of a metal stent in the artery to help keep the coronary artery wall open.