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Cardiovascular Division

At present we are actively working to make the Cardiovascular Division at the RHUH fully operational by July 2005.

It will be fully equipped with the state-of-the-art equipments and technology and will be staffed with highly trained personnel to monitor and meet patient’s medical needs around the clock.

We are planning to offer patients a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic services that are considered among the best in the region with very affordable prices that will be the lowest among all hospitals in the region.

Basically the cardiovascular division will be composed of the following units

Noninvasive cardiology unit: A team of expert cardiologists will be running this unit using the latest techniques, equipment, and procedures to evaluate the nature and extent of all forms of cardiac disease and to develop a treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each patient. The following tests or procedures will be conducted in this unit.
  • Stress testing lab:
  • Treadmill exercise test.
  • Stress echocardiography.
  • Echocardiography lab:
  • Transthroracic echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • Dobutamine echocardiography
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Radionuclide stress testing:Thallium/Sestamibi Stress Test.
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
  • Autonomic Challenge (Tilt Table Test).

Invasive cardiology unit: This unit consists of two laboratories: The cardiac catheterization / interventional cardiology laboratory and the electrophysiology laboratory. It will be equipped with high-tech equipments and experienced highly specialized personnel in order to deliver the best medical care to patients through performing the following procedures:

  • Cardiac Catheterization and interventional cardiology laboratory: 
  • Right Heart Catheterization.

  • Endomyocardial Biopsy. 

  • Selective Coronary Arteriography. 

  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty.

  • Coronary Stenting.

  • Intracoronary Brachytherapy.

  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty.

  • Electrophysiology laboratory:
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Study and the mapping of the heart.

  • Radiofrequency Arrhythmia Ablation.

  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation.

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).

Preventive Cardiology unit: This unit will provide risk factor assessment and management for patients with heart disease and those at an increased risk for cardiovascular disorders. The unit’s staff is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of cardiologists, pharmacists, nurses, registered dietitian and other health professionals. Expert advice and care will be provided for 
  • Individual dietary/nutrition counseling for weight loss and lipid management.
  • Group and individual counseling for smoking cessation.
  • cardiac rehabilitation exercise program 
  • Stress management, including individual counseling, emotional assessment and counseling as needed.

Cardiac Arrhythmia clinic: This clinic will be specialized for evaluation and treatment of patients with all forms of cardiac arrhythmias, including those requiring pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Heart failure and Heart transplantation program.