Hospital opens heart centre in city

DUBAI — A new full-time US accredited regional Heart Centre was inaugurated on Monday at the American Hospital Dubai by Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Department of Health and Medical Services.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 12 May 2005, 10:10 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:25 PM

The new cardiac facility would enhance the American Hospital's capability of treating complex cardiac conditions and performing high risk advanced surgical procedures.

Among others who attended the inaugural function were Yousef Al Mulla, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, American Hospital Dubai, Buti Al Mulla, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Directors, American Hospital Dubai, Michael French, CEO of the American Hospital Dubai, Dr Persha Nayak, Medical Director and the Heart Centre Physicians team including Drs Khaldoun Taha, Emad Dodin and Fouad Azoury and US Consul General Jason Davis.

"Heart disease is recognised as one of the major healthcare issues in the Middle East. The Heart Centre marks another milestone in our delivering better health-care for cardiac patients in the region.

“The Heart Centre offers world class facilities and US-trained and Board-Certified cardiologists. Now there is an outstanding cardiac physician team based right here in Dubai," Michael French said.

Besides a Cath Lab, the Heart Centre comprises a six-bed coronary care unit operated by a Western-trained cardiac nursing staff and a renovated operation theatre dedicated for cardiac surgery.

The unit will provide in-patient and out-patient catheterisation and interventions, peripheral angiograms and interventions; nuclear medicine using radioactive isotopes injected into the patient to aid diagnosis, cardiac/carotid/ peripheral sonography and Lipidology.

He said the Heart Centre's strong and trusted credentials had prompted signing of several insurance agreements with the area's top medical insurance companies to cover heart procedures at the American Hospital Dubai including Mednet, Nextcare and Neuron.

He expects other insurance companies to follow suit soon.

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