Aster Launches Advanced Heart Clinic in UAE

The Advanced Heart Clinic welcomes patients falling into various categories, including those with known heart failure and experiencing symptoms such as breathlessness, swelling of feet, and fatigue…reports Asian Lite News

Cardiovascular diseases pose a significant global health challenge, impacting over 500 million individuals and contributing to approximately 20.5 million deaths in 2021, accounting for nearly one-third of all global fatalities. The encouraging aspect is that as many as 80% of premature heart attacks can be prevented through proactive measures.

Among the various cardiovascular conditions, Heart Failure stands out as a widespread issue, affecting more than 64 million people worldwide. This ailment occurs when the heart muscles are unable to effectively pump the necessary volume of blood to satisfy the body’s demand for oxygen and nutrients. Regrettably, the initial symptoms, such as shortness of breath and fatigue, often go unnoticed by patients until the disease has advanced to a critical stage. At this point, the consequences can be dire, resulting in diminished functional capacity, a reduced quality of life, and substantial financial costs, sometimes culminating in fatal outcomes.

Recognizing the urgency of addressing this global health concern, efforts to mitigate the social and economic burdens associated with Heart Failure have gained prominence as a pivotal public health objective. Timely detection and appropriate management of this condition hold the potential to empower patients to lead fulfilling lives marked by improved symptom control and enhanced overall well-being.

As there aren’t many specialized management facilities available for heart failure in UAE, Senior Cardiology Specialists from Aster have joined hands to launch The Advanced Heart Clinic with an aim to help patients with heart failure better manage their condition by providing comprehensive care ranging from accurate diagnosis, appropriate management through medication, timely intervention and surgical care as required.

Over the last two years, around 9500 patients were treated for cardiovascular diseases at Aster Clinics and around 5300 at Aster Hospitals. Conveniently located at two key Aster Hospital branches— Aster Hospital Mankhool and Aster Hospital Qusais—The Advanced Heart clinic ensures accessibility for patients throughout the region.

Commenting on the need for such a specialized service, Dr. Naveed Ahmed, Consultant Interventional Cardiology, Aster Hospital Mankhool, said, “From our experience here at Aster Hospitals, we have seen that majority of the heart failure cases, if detected early and managed well, can benefit the patient by slowing disease progression, appropriately managing the comorbidities and early intervention by specialists as required to prevent serious complications. As patients are getting detected at an advanced stage and in a younger age group, it is even more critical for them to maintain better quality of life and manage the disease appropriately to save lives.”

Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, Chief Executive Officer, Aster Hospitals and Clinics in the UAE, Oman, and Bahrain, said, “On this World Heart Day, I am delighted to announce a momentous milestone in our journey towards better healthcare and improved patient outcomes. Today, we proudly unveil our latest initiative, the Heart Failure Clinic. This initiative is a significant step forward in our commitment to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to those affected by heart failure. Heart failure is a condition that touches the lives of countless individuals and families around the world. It can be a daunting and challenging journey for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals alike. At Aster Hospitals, we recognize the importance of addressing this condition with the utmost dedication, expertise, and innovation. We believe that our expert team and state-of-the-art facilities will make a substantial impact on the well-being of our community.”

The Advanced Heart Clinic welcomes patients falling into various categories, including those with known heart failure and experiencing symptoms such as breathlessness, swelling of feet, and fatigue. The clinic’s goal is to provide comprehensive evaluations to establish accurate diagnoses and initiate personalized treatment plans to achieve optimal heart health and overall well-being. The Advanced Heart Clinic would be led Dr. Sachin Upadhyaya, Specialist Cardiology at Aster Hospital Mankhool and Dr. Abdul Rauoof Malik, Specialist Cardiology at Aster Hospital Al Qusais and supported by Dr. Naveed Ahmed, Consultant Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Razi Ahmed, Specialist Cardiology, Dr. Krishna Sarin, Specialist Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Negin Molazadeh, Specialist Cardiology, Dr. Anil P. Kumar, Specialist Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Debabrata Dash, Consultant Interventional Cardiology and Dr. Yogeeswari Vellore Satyanarayanan, Specialist Cardiology.

The Advanced Heart Clinic’s launch marks a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against cardiovascular diseases, aligned with Aster’s commitment to making advanced quality care easily accessible for patients.

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