Cardiology services include non-invasive investigations (including imaging modalities) and invasive studies and interventions.
Invasive Cardiology and Interventions
Our main invasive investigations and treatment are centred on the treatment of coronary artery disease. We perform a high volume of coronary angiograms and coronary interventions (angioplasty and stenting) annually. These procedures may be accessed from either the groin (femoral route) or from the wrist (radial route). We have maintained our competencies and often times our procedures are at the edge of technology.
We have a strong Electrophysiology (EP) Unit for treating patients with abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). We routinely implant permanent pacemakers for bradyarrhythmias (mostly dual chamber), cardiac resynchronisation therapy for patients with heart failure and radiofrequency ablation for tachyarrhythmias as well as atrial fibrillation
We also perform peripheral interventions of renal, lower and upper limb and carotid arteries by angioplasty and stenting. In addition to this we also offer endovascular repair for abdominal and thoracic aneurysms.
We have also embarked on new technologies such as the prevention of stroke using a left atrial appendage occluder device, renal denervation for resistant hypertension, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVI) for the treatment of aortic stenosis as well as the mitral clip device in the treatment of severe mitral regurgitation in patients who are at high risk for conventional surgery.
Non Invasive Cardiology Procedures & Imaging
We have modern equipment for imaging and these include echocardiography, multislice CT imaging, nuclear imaging and cardiac MRI. Well trained and experienced staff are involved in performing these procedures. We have highly specialised echocardiography services which include standard 2D echocardiography (with M-mode, colour flow imaging and Doppler), pulse-wave and color tissue Doppler imaging (TDI), 3D echocardiography, 2D-strain echocardiography (speckle tracking), 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography, dobutamine stress and treadmill stress echocardiography and intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography.
Apart from imaging, we also provide other important services such as electrocardiograms (ECG), treadmill stress testing, heart rhythm monitoring systems (24-hour Holter, ‘King of Hearts’ and rhythm cards).