Heart And Vascular Center

The Department of Cardiology at American Hospital Dubai aims to improve quality of life through the latest innovations and advanced techniques in cardiology. It offers medical and surgical management for all types of cardiovascular diseases along with expert services.

Cardiology is a subdivision of the medical field that focuses on the illnesses of the heart and other areas of the circulatory system. Cardiology is a vast field that encompasses the diagnosis as well as treatments of diseases such as heart failure, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, and congenital heart defects.

Though every physician has studied in-depth about the heart and its disorders, adult and child heart-related diseases are looked at separately and require different training for adult and pediatric cardiology respectively. The surgical domain for cardiology is also separate and a specialization in cardiothoracic surgery is required for surgeons to operate.

Common Cardiac Issues and Symptoms:

Heart problems do not always have apparent warning signs. However, there are certain cases when the risk of heart disease increases significantly especially for people who are over the age of 60, for those with obesity or other health issues. Some of the symptoms of heart-related problems can be:

- Nausea
- Indigestion
- Heartburn
- Stomach pain
- Chest Discomfort
- Lightheadedness
- Jaw or throat ache
- Pain in the left arm
- Exhaustion
- Snoring
- Sweating
- Persistent cough
- Swollen legs, feet, and ankles
- Irregular heartbeat

There is also not one particular type of heart condition and cardiac diseases can appear in many forms. Some of the most common heart-related issues are:

- Coronary heart disease
- Angina
- Unstable angina
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Arrhythmia
- Valve disease
- High blood pressure
- Congenital heart conditions
- Inherited heart conditions

Although it can be worrisome to be diagnosed with heart disease, it is important to seek the right doctor who can provide you with a treatment plan that is best suited to your health and will ensure a good recovery.

Clinical Expertise and Services Offered:

The Heart and Vascular Center at American Hospital is home to some of the top cardiologists in Dubai, who integrate their extensive skills and experience to diagnose and treat heart, lung, and chest-related conditions. Specialists at the Center focus on cardiology, interventional cath lab procedures, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Apart from adult cardiology, the Center also has some of the best pediatric cardiologists in Dubai who specialize in pediatric cardiac care and surgery.

Our team of expert physicians employs advanced techniques and technology to diagnose and treat a number of heart conditions including invasive and non-invasive cardiology procedures, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery as well as rehabilitation services. Keeping up with advanced surgical procedures, our doctors at the Heart and Vascular Center use utmost precision to perform complex procedures such as advanced aortic arch procedures, minimally invasive heart surgeries, heart valve repairs and beating heart bypass surgeries. Patient care is our top priority so let the best cardiologists in Dubai take care of you.

Why is a Healthy Heart so Important?

The health of your heart is central to your overall health and well-being. The heart is the center of the cardiovascular system and is responsible for pumping blood rich in nutrients throughout your body. Without a good functioning heart, the oxygen in your body cannot be efficiently supplied and the removal of toxins and waste is hindered.

An unhealthy diet and poor lifestyle choices can cause damage to your heart and promote cardiovascular disease. Research suggests that depression can also be caused by heart problems since narrowed blood vessels limit the supply of blood traveling to the brain.

Smarter life choices can easily prevent the risk of developing heart disease. Here are some ways that you can promote good heart health:

- Maintaining a healthy diet
- Exercising regularly
- Keep a healthy weight
- Quit smoking
- Drinking alcohol in moderation
- Managing stress

Why Choose American Hospital?

If you are experiencing any signs of cardiovascular disease, you can come to visit our Cardiology Unit at American Hospital or get in touch with us by booking an appointment through the form provided on our website. Our team of cardiac consultants and staff are well-equipped at diagnosing and treating a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and ensure that patients are provided with quality healthcare services.

Increased salt intake can increase blood pressure in some people which is why doctors often recommend for salt intake to be in moderate amount.

Yes, stress can significantly increase a persons’ risk of developing heart disease. Research suggests that sudden emotional stress can be the cause of an angina or heart attack.

Certain factors such as age and family history can increase your chance of developing heart disease, however, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and exercise can significantly lower the risk.

Heart disease can affect you at any age especially if you have an unhealthy lifestyle. Medical conditions such as obesity and diabetes can also risk a person’s chance at developing heart disease.

There are certain risk factors for coronary artery disease that can be controlled and those that cannot. Women past menopause, people over the age of 60 and family history of coronary artery disease are all factors that cannot be controlled. Risk factors such as smoking, obesity, diabetes, stress, high cholesterol can all be controlled and managed.

Symptoms can differ for both men and women when experiencing a heart attack. Often women do not feel chest pain when having a heart attack but rather may experience nausea, dizziness, pain in the arm, jaw, or stomach.

Eating a nutrient-rich diet that consists of vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains can promote good heart health. Saturated fats should be cut out from the diet and simple carbohydrates should also be limited. A healthy diet should consist of foods that do not increase cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. Maintaining a healthy weight is also necessary to reduce heart disease which is why exercising is also important along with eating healthy.

Heart disease has been found to be a major cause of death in women who are over the age of 40 and experiencing menopause. Younger women who have undergone surgical menopause also have a much higher chance of developing heart disease. Obesity, smoking, diabetes, and family history are also risk factors for heart disease in women.

Smoking is one of the major causes of heart disease. Nicotine found in cigarettes can cause less oxygen to travel to the heart, raise blood pressure and heart rate, cause blood clotting and damage coronary arteries as well as other blood vessels.

No, all heart attacks cannot have the same type of symptoms. Symptoms of a heart attack can differ for each person. Some may even experience a heart attack suddenly and not have any symptoms prior to it. Similarly, pain levels of symptoms can also be mild or severe depending on the person.

Heart problems can often be traced back genetics. If a persons’ first-degree relative has had a history with heart disease, the chances of having a heart condition are much higher. In case of genetic heart disease, it is important to reduce environmental risk factors and check in with your doctor regularly to avoid aggravating your condition.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood can build up in the arterial walls which can cause atherosclerosis. The clogged arteries become narrowed and proper blood flow towards the heart is blocked.

You can schedule a consultation with a Cardiologist or a Heart Specialist at American Hospital by using our secure online form or calling us at +971 43775500.

Doctors Panel of Heart And Vascular Center

Ali Kazem

Specialist Cardiologist

English, Farsi

Aws Sarmed Alfahad

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Arabic, English

Eyad Hassan

Consultant Cardio-Vascular Surgeon

Arabic, English, German

Firas Raouf Alani

Director of Interventional Cardiology & Chief of American Hospital Academic Institute , AME Speciali

Arabic, English

Heidar Arjomand

Director of Heart Center- Consultant Interventional / Structural Cardiologist

English, Farsi

Jalal Bin Saeid

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Arabic, English, French

Mohamed Gantri

Cardiothoracic Specialist

Arabic, English

Mohamed Salem

Consultant Interventional Cardiology & Endovascular Medicine

Arabic, English

Mohamed Sulaiman

Consultant Pediatric and Fetal cardiologist

Arabic, English, Spanish

Mustapha Shaaraoui

Consultant Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Arabic, English, French

Salwa Elkholy

Specialist Cardiology, Aviation Medical Specialist

Arabic, English

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