Kisubi Hospital Heart Centre

KHHC is a semi – autonomous in – house hospital unit that is tailored to attend to the heart or cardiac related Non Communicable Disease / NCD conditions associated / linked to modern lifestyles. Disorders of both heart rhythm and structure, – their predictors and prognostic outcomes can be identified managed fluently at KHHC.

KHHC boasts of a state of art ambulance as part of our Emergency response service {ERS} that boasts of Cardiac trained nurses and doctors. Our first responder ERS team can be reached on customer care Telephone: +256-776-237-512 | +256-702-040213. to stabilize and transport your cardiac – critical patient to our unit. The unit also runs the following on hospital campus

Daily Cardiology / Heart out patient’s clinic: – at which heart related screening services, patient follw – ups and inquiries are done. The clinic is manned by cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiology fellows on scheduled appointment weekdays {Monday – Friday}. The following diagnostic services are also available:

Electrocardiogram [ECG]: – The ECG is a plot / sketch of mili – voltage representing the flow of natural electric current thorough the heart muscle – in real time.. It is the main test / tool that helps medical workers detect abnormalities ranging from heart rhythm to structural problems. To perform the test, the doctor places electrodes on the patients skin over their heart to detect electric mili – coltage flow through the heart. The test is painless, quick and easy to perform. At KHHC, we offer both rest and stress ECG tests.
Echocardiography [ECHO]:– ECHO is a technique of examining heart structure and function using ultra – sound. It is a quick, safe and painless procedure that provides detailed information regarding actual measurements of heart function.
Coronary Angiography: = Disease of vessels of the heart e.g Myocardial Infartions / heart attacks are diagnosed by running a dye / radiologically fluorescent substance that is viewed by CT scan / flouroscopy to identify areas of obstruction so as to aid the interventionist to unblock the vessels to restore vitality to the diseased heart muscle.

Percutaneous

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Under an e a guiding technique called fluoroscopy, the interventional cardiology passess / pushes a device mounted on an intra – luminal vascular wire to the identified area of vessel disease and performs a pre – determined curative technique usually to unblock a vessel blocked by a cholesterol plaque / thrombus i.e clot. Severe maneuvers can be performed this way, and include the following: –

Needle fibrinolysisDuring this manouever, a clot – breaking drug is directly injected at a clot obstructing the vessel so as to unblock the vessel. This is performed within thirty minutes of occurance of heart attack or myocardial infarction / heart attack.
Percutaneous Transluninal Coronary Angioplsty [PTCA]= During PTCA, block heart vessels are reopened by cutting / removing the diseased potion of the vessel to mininise chances of future heart attacks because of blockade at that same position. The following techniques are performed at the hospital.

Cutting ballon angioplasty — is a device with three to four longitudinal atherotome blades that produce sharp, clean, longitudinal incisions, leaving the interincisional segments of the untreated segment intact.

Excimer Laser Angioplasty [ELCA] — The excimer laser produces monochromatic light energy to cause ablation / targeted burning of plaque by generating of heat and shock waves.

Imtracoronary stent Revascularization [ISR]: – In this technique, a small hollow metallic vessel in – dwelling tube is mounted on a catheter and placed inside a coronary / heart vessel in an identified specific position of obstruction so as to re – open or unblock the vessel. We offer both Bare Metal Stent {BMS} and Drug Eluting Stent [DES]

Cardiac Services

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
CRT is a method of treatment during which the electronic devices are placed in connection with the heart to:

Correct life-threatening abnormalities of heart rhythm / irregularities in heart beats
Improve the pace / speed with which a diseased slow heart beats
Manage very severe heart failure for which medical treatment has failed

In so doing, CRT improves functional measurements of heart failure i.e decreases New York Heart Association (NYHA), improves quality of life (QoL) scores and exercise tolerance. It also decreases re – hospital admissions and chances of death due to heart failure.

At KHHC, we offer ICD [Intra – Cardiac Device] – based CRT. In this method, pacemaker devices are place in connection with the heart and programmed to resynchronize / correct life – threatening rhythm problems and/or severe heart failure in dysynchrony.

Coronary Care Unit [CCU]

Our 4 bed CCU, provides cardiac intensive care life support services with around the clock close monitoring and case – by – case tailored interventions.

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