Heart And Vascular Center

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Heart And Vascular Center

The Heart and Vascular Center at the American Hospital Dubai is distinguished as regional leader of excellence in cardiology. The Center provides American standards of treatment and care to heart patients in the United Arab Emirates, as well as those attending from neighboring areas.

The Center integrates the extensive skills and experience of its multidisciplinary team to treat conditions of the heart, lungs and chest, with specialists focusing on cardiology, interventional cath lab procedures, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

Staff at the Heart and Vascular Center employ the latest innovations and most advanced techniques in cardiology to diagnose, monitor and treat all types of heart conditions. These include invasive and non-invasive cardiology procedures, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery, supported by advanced rehabilitation services.

The Center is one of a small, select group of medical centers worldwide capable of undertaking advanced....
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Commonly referred to as heart disease, cardiovascular disease is a label used to portray a range of illnesses and conditions that directly affect the heart. These include blood vessel diseases like coronary artery disease, arrhythmia and genetic heart defects, among others. If left untreated, blocked or restricted blood vessels can cause heart failure and cardiac arrest, angina or even a stroke. Cardiovascular conditions can involve various parts of the heart, from the arteries to valves and the muscle itself, and require heart specialists to administer treatments or surgeons to perform elaborate operations in the case of advanced heart disease.

While they may vary from one patient to another, the most common symptoms of heart disease are:

  1. Chest pain (angina) in the arm, neck and/or back
  2. Breathlessness
  3. Profuse sweating
  4. Acute nausea
  5. Heartbeat irregularities

The diagnosis of a heart disease requires the patient’s medical history and records, as well as physical examinations, blood tests and internal scans. Cardiac specialists at American Hospital Dubai strictly advise against self-diagnosis and urge all patients to seek medical expertise should they experience any unusual symptoms.

Heart disease treatments depend upon the severity of the condition. They include not only prescribed medicine, medical treatments, surgical procedures and post-surgery cardiac rehabilitation, but also lifestyle changes and dietary modifications.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND DIETARY MODIFICATIONS:

  1. Smoking: Heart specialists have always advised against smoking. In cardiology, the use of tobacco can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or worsen existing symptoms. Even secondhand smoke can cause severe damage to your health.
  2. Healthy diet: Diets that include a lot of fat can cause a strain on the vascular muscle and lead to blocked blood vessels. In order to prevent heart diseases or to rehabilitate your body after you have suffered a cardiac episode, it is important to adopt a healthy diet that includes vegetables and fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products and protein-rich foods, such as lean meats, nuts and seeds.
  3. Physical activity: A well-planned physical activity routine can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess weight diabetes. After a cardiac episode, our heart specialists recommend that patients follow a workout routine that fits their physical needs and limitations.
  4. Weight maintenance: Obesity and weight conditions can often lead to heart disease and failures. Daily calorie intakes should be regulated or limited, depending on the patient’s needs. As a cardiology hospital, dietary plans are an important element in our treatment options.
  5. Stress and depression: Stress, anxiety and depression can lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms,  such as excessing drinking, smoking or even food bingeing. This, in turn, can lead to heart diseases and cardiac arrests. Learning how to manage stress and cope with mental conditions is essential to improve physical and emotional health.

MEDICAL TREATMENTS:

When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, American Hospital Dubai’s specialists will prescribe medical treatments to alleviate your symptoms and improve your condition. These will help to reduce your heart workload, relieve the symptoms, decrease the chances of ulterior heart episodes and cardiac arrests, lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, prevent blood clots and, in some cases, delay the need for procedures or surgeries. It is essential that patients follow the instructions of their doctor and take all of their medicines as prescribed.

Patients in an advanced stage of cardiovascular disease may require a surgical procedure to treat their condition. You can trust that our team of skilled and experienced heart specialists maintains the best cardiology center in Dubai. Your doctor will take the time to explain and discuss your options and to determine the right treatment and procedure for your specific condition.

American Hospital Professional Physicians

American Hospital Panel of Doctors

Our Physicians are all American Board Certified or of equivalent, supported by western trained Perfusionist, Nurses and support staff.

Eyad Hassan

Consultant
Heart And Vascular Center

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Firas Raouf Alani

Consultant - Chief of Heart & Vascular Center
Heart And Vascular Center

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Heyman Luckraz

Consultant
Heart And Vascular Center

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Khaldoun Sayed Taha

Consultant
Heart And Vascular Center

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