Zulekha Hospital Dubai Tackles Heart Disease With Open Heart Cardiac Center

By Inga Louisa Stevens, Contributing Writer

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai with the recent inauguration of an Open Heart Cardiac Center at the new facility.

With the WHO reporting that 30 per cent of deaths in the UAE are caused by Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs), there is an urgent requirement for advanced cardiac facilities in the UAE.

The Cardiac Center of Excellence, which offers comprehensive end-to-end cardiac care and is equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments, is one of the few facilities with both medical and surgical interventions under one roof.

It is also the only private facility with two catheterisation laboratories available.

As Taher Shams, Managing Director at Zulekha Healthcare Group explains:

“Our investments in acquiring the best technologies demonstrates our on-going commitment to strengthening our technology offering, so that we are able to continue to provide the most advanced and best-in-class healthcare services to those in the UAE.

"This comes in line with the UAE government’s Vision 2021 to achieve world-class healthcare, in which technology plays a crucial role.”

Since the inception of the inaugural Open Heart Cardiac Center in 2017 at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, the facility has successfully accepted and treated 40 high-risk cardiac patients and have now consolidated their capabilities as it gear up to support more cardiac patients looking for expert intervention in cardiac emergencies within the UAE.

According to Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Helmy, who is an Open Heart Surgeon at Zulekha Hospital Group, Zulekha Hospital is seeing over 50 people per day who require minor to major cardiac treatments of some sort.

“This figure highlights the need for essential specialist treatment and Zulekha Healthcare Group’s Cardiac Center of Excellence is contributing positively to this ongoing requirement,” he says. “One can access world-class treatments and care locally and at an affordable price.”