Our Medical Services
Addis cardiac center is a EthioSwedish hospital established in 2007 with the intention of addressing cardiovascular problems in this country.it is the pioneer in introducing the most advanced cardiovascular lifesaving interventions in which otherwise people would travel to get these treatments.
The center is the first in implanting Pacemaker.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide and is increasing in this country. Addis cardiac center is well organized for this public health problem.
It provides inpatient and outpatient services with its well trained and experienced interventional cardiologists and other medical staffs. All of the cardiologists trained in Sweden.
Some of the services given at the center:
- Clinical services-both inpatient and outpatient patient evaluation with ECG, Echocardiography,24hrs blood pressure monitoring, holter(ambulatory) ECG monitoring, stress Echocardiography, laboratory and others. In patient monitoring for rhythm abnormality is also given.
- Coronary angiography and PCI- Doctors do coronary angiography to look at the arteries in a person’s heart. That way, they can see if there are any blockages in the arteries and how serious the blockages are. Stenting, also known as “percutaneous coronary intervention” or PCI, is a procedure that uses a flexible plastic catheter (thin tube) to dilate narrowed arteries in the heart. A metal stent is then placed at the site of a major blockage to hold the artery open. In this way, stenting helps to restore blood flow to the heart muscle.
- Pacemaker, ICD and CRT-Pacemakers are electronic devices that stimulate the heart with electrical impulses to maintain or restore a normal heartbeat. Normally, each person has a built-in electrical system in the heart that controls their heart rate. A person’s heart needs to beat at a normal rate in order to pump blood to all parts of the body. Sometimes, a person’s built-in electrical system does not work the right way. This can cause a person’s heart to beat too slowly or too fast.
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) –is a device that is inserted to the heart to treat cardiac arrhythmia which leads to sudden death.
- What is cardiac resynchronization therapy?
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a treatment for some people who have heart failure. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart does not pump as well as it should. When the heart pumps, the walls of the main pumping chamber of the heart (called the “left ventricle”) should pump at the same time. But in some people with heart failure, the walls of the left ventricle do not pump at the same time. This can make heart failure worse.CRT uses a special device called a biventricular pacemaker, also called a BiV pacemaker or BiV pacer. This device sends electrical signals to the heart to make the walls of the left ventricle pump at the same time.
What are the benefits of CRT?
- Improve symptoms of heart failure
- Keep people from needing to go to the hospital for their heart failure
- Help people with heart failure live longer
- Percutaneous mitral valvotomy-is a procedure that is performed to dilate one of the narrowed heart valves called mitral valve stenosis. It is performed using small wires and a balloon that can be inflated inside the narrowed valve. These devices pass via small opening of blood vessels and performed while the patient is awakening, talking and seeing to the doctors.
- Dr.Lula Ahmed.MD,consultant internist and interventional cardiologist
- Dr.Mussie Abera.MD, consultant internist and interventional cardiologist
- Dr.Natnael Taye. MD, consultant internist and interventional cardiologist
- Dr.Tewodros Fikremariam. MD, consultant internist and interventional cardiologist