Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Cardiology department has state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities with the latest echocardiography machines, treadmills, 24 hour cardiac rhythm and blood pressure monitoring, TILT table test for diagnosis of variety of cardiac conditions, in addition to the stat of the art invasive interventional catheter lab suite

Noninvasive cardiology department:

  • Trans-thorathic Echocardiography and trans-esophageal echocardiography
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • 24 h heart rhythm monitoring
  • Tilt testing for diagnosis of syncope
  • Advanced state of the art CT cardiac and coronary arteries
  • Advanced cardiac MRI for diagnosis of myocardial ischemia and congenital cardiac abnormalities 
  • Echocardiography for congenital heart disease 

Department of invasive and interventional cardiology:

In addition, the department of invasive and interventional cardiology has state of the art catheter lab suite which is fully equipped with modern technology to enable doctors to diagnose and treat simple and very complex cardiac conditions.

Servicies include:

  • Coronary angiography from radial and femoral approach
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting from radial and femoral approach
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) with latest and most modern Volcano machine
  • Measurement of coronary flow with pressure wire (FFR)
  • Treatment of acute heart attacks and emergency percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Rotablation Atherectomy for calcified coronary arteries
  • Coil implantation for intra-cardiac shunts and fistulas
  • Invasive treatment of Valvular heart disease
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemaker
  • Implantation of intra cardiac defibrillators (ICD)
  • Implantation of Bi-ventricular pacemaker (CRT)
  • Peripheral diagnostic angiography
  • Peripheral angioplasty and stenting
  • Implantation of IVC filter
  • Endovascular removal of IVC filter by snaring

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mediclinic Airport Road’s heart centre, with state-of-the-art equipment and an expert team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, specialist anaesthetists and nurses, offers the minimally invasive cardiac surgery in line with the  highest international standards.

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) is one of the most popular innovations in the world of surgery, because it allows surgeons to perform interventions on the heart and its nearby structures while minimising the trauma and stress for the patient. Different techniques are used depending on the disease: video-assisted surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, endovascular procedures, transcatheter procedures – all of which entail less blood use, less scarring and a quicker recovery time, with the same quality and safety than the conventional approach.

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery is mainly performed in the following disease according to the patient’s condition:

  • Coronary artery bypass: MIDCAB, Hybrid technique
  • Heart valve repair / replacement: Mitral, Aortic, Tricuspid
  • Cardiac tumours: Atrial Myxoma, Fibroelastoma
  • Repair of congenital defects: ASD, VSD, Abnormal pulmonary return
  • Pericardial disease: surgical window, biopsy
  • Epicardial leads in resynchronization for heart failure
  • Transcatheter valve replacement (TAVI, TAVR)

Cardiac surgery with conventional approach is also available and the team has extensive expertise in following procedures:

  • Total arterial coronary bypass grafting: off-pump, on-pump
  • Heart valve repair: Mitral, Aortic, Tricuspid
  • Aortic root surgery with valve sparing procedure (David / Yacoub technique)
  • Cardiac surgery in Marfan syndrome
  • Myomectomy in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

THORACIC SURGERY

Thoracic Surgery is a key service at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, accepting patients from within our own hospital and other Mediclinic facilities in Abu Dhabi, as well as other private and government hospital when they need a thoracic surgery intervention which they cannot provide. 

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) is the new standard and is performed according to the patient’s condition. The following procedures are carried out:

  • Chest tube insertion 
  • Pleural / Lung biopsy: VATS / open technique
  • VATS / Posterolateral thoracotomy (classical) for:
    • pneumonectomy 
    • lobectomy 
    • segmentectomy 
    • wedge resection 
    • decortication
  • Mediastinal tumor: Thymoma, Goiters
  • Surgery for chest trauma
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Rib resection /  Thoracocenthesis
  • Fibro-optic bronchoscopy under local anaesthesia 
  • Thoracoscopy / mediastinoscopy under general anaesthesia

Trans-bronchial biopsy /  rigid bronchoscopy

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