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Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology

The state of the art equipment in our custom-built heart centre, combined with an expert team of cardiac surgeons and nurses makes Mediclinic City Hospital leaders in our field in the Middle East.

Our highly experienced team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons are some of the most respected in the region, and the professionalism and experience of the support staff (which includes specialist anaesthetists) is equally impressive.

Heart disease is common in the Gulf, the result of a sedentary lifestyle, high level of fast food consumption and high instance of smoking and diabetes. The average age for patients presenting with heart disease in the West is 65-70 whereas it is around 55-60 here. Within this environment it is crucial to provide preventative measures to reduce the instance of heart disease, and also to have the expertise and facilities to efficiently treat patients to international standards.

Where once patients were inclined to travel abroad  to seek surgery, increasingly they find the expertise that is required right here on their doorstep – at Mediclinic City Hospital.

Endoscopic Vascular Harvesting at Mediclinic City Hospital

Mediclinic City Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the UAE which undertakes endoscopic vascular harvesting (EVP), a procedure which has revolutionised the post-operative recovery time for patients who undergo coronary artery bypass surgery.

EVP involves the removal of veins from the arm or leg to be used in heart bypass surgery through a very small (approx. 2.5cm) incision, compared to an incision which was once the longest in bypass surgery.  This means that patients can expect the same quality of veins to be used in their bypass surgery but with a better cosmetic result, reduced levels of post-operative pain and infection, reduced length of hospital stay, less risk to obese or diabetic patients and less time until they are back on their feet.

Synthes Matrix Rib Fixation

Mediclinic City Hospital’s cardio-thoracic unit has  recently introduced the latest Synthes Matrix Rib Fixation for multiple rib fractures, a procedure which  has revolutionised the earlier conservative way of treating fractured ribs. Synthes Matrix Rib Fixation offers rib fixation surgery with the following advantages: Decreased pain, Reduced incidence of lung complications because patient can tolerate more chest physiotherapy due to decreased pain, Less time on ventilator for flail chest, Early mobilisation, Earlier discharge from hospital.

Synthes Matrix Rib Fixation is conducted at Mediclinic City Hospital by our highly experienced cardiothoracic surgeons who have worked at Mediclinic Middle East for over 10 years.

Other available clinical services:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
    • On pump grafting 
    • Off pump grafting
  • Minimally invasive coronary artery surgery
    • Heart valve repair
    • Heart valve replacemen
  • Surgery for congenital heart disease
    • Patent ductus arteriosus
    • Atrial septal defects
    • Ventricular septal defects
    • Coarctation of aorta
  • Surgery for cardiac tumours
    • Atrial Myxomas
  • Surgery for pericardial diseases
    • Pericardiocentesis and open drainage
    • Pericardial window
    • Pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis
    • Pericardial cysts and tumors
  • Lung surgery
    • Open lung biopsy
    • Lobectomies and pneumonectomies
    • Excision of lung cysts
  • Surgery for pleural disease
    • Open pleural biopsy
    • Intercostal drainage
    • Decortication for empyema
  • Surgery for chest wall tumors
  • Surgery for mediastinal masses
    • Thymoma
    • Schwanomas
    • Retrosternal goiters
  • Surgery for diaphragmatic hernias
  • Surgery for chest trauma
  • Vascular surgery
    • Arteriovenous fistulae for dialysis
    • Embolectomies
    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • Aorto-femoral bypass
    • Femro-popliteal bypass
  • Pacemaker impants and percutaneous closure device implants
  • Cardiac re-synchronisation therapy, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, CRT, CRTD, ICD and ablation procedures
  • Fully equipped catheterisation laboratory where we carry out all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including complex coronary and peripheral percutaneous interventions (left main stenting, CTO, bifurcation etc.)
  • Electrophysiology clinic
    • Providing outpatient and inpatient consultation service for all patients with established or suspected heart rhythm disorders.
    • Invasive and non-invasive investigations for heart rhythm disorders with electrocardiography, holter monitoring and extended cardiac rhythm monitors.
    • Invasive electrophysiological procedures when required to diagnose arrhythmias and conduction disturbances and catheter ablation of these arrhythmias when appropriate.
    • Assessment of patients with syncope to exclude life threatening arrhythmias and genetic syndromes.
    • Assessment and management of patients who require implanted cardiac rhythm devices.
    • Follow up of patients with cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators or implanted loop recorders.
  • Post-operative care

Besides state of the art cardiac surgery, the cardiothoracic department at Mediclinic City Hospital provides excellent post operative ICU care as well as care in the ward after moving from the ICU.

  • Post operative follow-up and rehabilitation
    These services are offered to all patients who have undergone cardiac surgery.




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