Cardiology


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ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT
Welcome to the Cardiology Department of Ariana Medical Complex!
Ariana Medical Complex is proud to pioneer the establishment of the Professional Cardiology Department in 2008 in Afghanistan and has had significant achievements in diagnosing and managing Cardiovascular patients and training Doctors and other medical staff in this field for over ten years.
Our team of highly trained and experienced cardiologists, nurses, and support staff work together to provide a comprehensive range of services to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Our state-of-the-art facilities feature the latest technology and equipment, allowing us to diagnose and treat a wide range of heart conditions, from the most common to the most complex. We offer a full range of diagnostic tests, including echocardiography, stress testing, and cardiac catheterization, as well as various treatment options, including medication management, interventional procedures, and surgical interventions.

At the Cardiology Department of Ariana Medical Complex, we understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to care. That is why we work closely with other departments within the hospital, including cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition, and social work, to ensure that our patients receive the most comprehensive care possible.
We are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care that puts the needs of our patients and their families first. Whether our Patients seek care for a chronic heart condition or require emergency treatment for a sudden cardiac event, our team is here to provide the highest level of care and support.
Thank you for considering the Cardiology Department of Ariana Medical Complex for your cardiovascular care. We look forward to the opportunity to serve and help Our patients achieve optimal heart health.

The team also includes 5 senior, 10 Junior cardiologists, and 10 Cardiac technologists and Echocardiographers. The Cardiology Division of Ariana Medical Complex has modern electro-medical equipment and appliances which include 2 catheterization laboratories, a 15-bed Coronary Care Unit (CCU) to carry out all necessary procedures related to diagnostic & interventional cardiology.In addition to this, we have a 10 bedded Cardiac High Dependency Unit (CHDU).

AN OVERALL GLANCE AT OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES ARE  :

  • OPD
  • ECG
  • Trans Thoracic Echocardiography ( TTE)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE)
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiography ( ESE )
  • 24-48hours Holter Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM )
  • Exercise Tolerance Test by Treadmill ( ETT  & TMT)
  • Bicycle ergometer Exercise Tolerance Test
  • Emergency and Selective Cardioversion

THE SERVICES WE  PROVIDE AT INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY   INCLUDE :

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Peripheral Angiography
  • Primary PTCA
  • Selective PTCA
  • Temporary and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation   ( TPI &PPI )

CONSULTATION & APPOINTMENT

Cardiology Department provides consultation services in OPD on the 2nd  Floor through highly qualified and experienced Consultants from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. However our emergency cardiac services are available 24/7.

Cardiology


Cardiology
Cardiology is a medical specialty concerned with disorders of the heart. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Cardiomyopathies & Myocarditis,  valvular heart disease, and preventive cardiology. Subspecialties of the cardiology field include  Noninvasive Cardiology,  Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology,  nuclear cardiology, and Preventive Cardiology.

Cardiologists
Specialists in cardiology are called cardiologists. Cardiologists diagnose cardiovascular disorders by reviewing your medical history and perform a physical examination that may include checking your weight, blood pressure, heart, lungs,  blood vessels and using blood tests, Echocardiography ( the eyes of Cardiologist ) or Electrocardiography, Cardiac stress tests, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques. Your cardiologist may use Specific strategies to combat cardiovascular diseases include, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Heart Failure,  by recommending lifestyle changes, medicine or procedures such us Angiography &  Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary  Angioplasty,  Pacemaker, and other device Implantation.

Cardiology tests  include :

  • Echocardiogram:  Soundwave picture to look at the structure and function of the heart.
  • Vascular Doppler: Ultrasound based evaluation of Arteries and Veins to detect Pathologies such as occlusion, narrowing, and internal layer thickening.
  • ECG:  recording of the cardiac electrical activity, the most commonly used exam in the cardiology field.
  • Ambulatory ECG: a recording during activity to look for abnormal heart rhythms.
  • Exercise test: a study to measure your heart’s performance and limitations.
  • Cardiac Catheterization: a test in which a small catheter is placed in or near the heart to take pictures of coronary arteries, look at how the heart is working, check the electrical system, or place a pacemaker to relieve electrical system blockage.
  • Angioplasty: when plaque closes the arteries, it becomes difficult for blood to flow normally. Angioplasty is inserting a tiny balloon into the closed vessel and pushes the plaque against the walls, allowing blood to flow.
  • Stenting: Stenting is usually done in conjunction with angioplasty. a cardiac stent is a small metal coil that permanently holds a blocked vessel open.
  • Holter  Monitors:  Holter monitors are cardiac events recorder, records cardiac electrical events for a set amount of time. it is one of the important tools for detecting cardiac electrical disturbances.
  • Cardiac CT: by using high tech X-ray machine, cardiac structure particularly coronary artery,  being evaluated.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) : uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers or radiopharmaceuticals, a special camera and a computer to evaluate organ and tissue functions. By identifying changes at the cellular level, PET is used to detect cardiac cell viability.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cardiac MRICMR), also known as cardiovascular MRI, is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology used for non-invasive assessment of the      function and structure of the cardiovascular system. Cardiologists advise CMR for Diagnoses of congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, and diseases of the aorta such as dissection, aneurysm, coarctation, coronary heart disease, and it can be used to look at pulmonary veins.

Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker :
An artificial cardiac pacemaker ( sometimes just a pacemaker ) is a medical device, nowadays temporarily or permanently implanted, that generates electrical pulses delivered by electrodes to the heart’s chambers, either the upper atria or lower ventricles. Each pulse causes the targeted chambers to contract and pump blood, thus regulating the function of the heart’s electrical conduction system.
The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart’s natural pacemaker is not fast enough or because there is a male function or block in the heart’s electrical conduction system. Modern pacemakers are externally programmable, allowing cardiologists to select optimal pacing modes for individual patients.

Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation
In recent times, the focus is gradually shifting to Preventive cardiology due to increased Cardiovascular Disease burden at an early age. As per WHO, 37% of all premature deaths are due to cardiovascular diseases, and out of this, 82% are in low and middle-income countries. Clinical cardiology is the subspecialty of Cardiology which looks after preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation. Preventive cardiology also deals with routine preventive checkup though non-invasive tests specifically General Physical examination,  Electrocardiography,  Echocardiography, Vascular Doppler ( Flow-mediated Dilatation test, Carotid IMT, Ankle-brachial Index test  )  Stress Tests, Lipid Profile and to detect any cardiovascular diseases at an early age while cardiac rehabilitation is the upcoming branch of cardiology which helps a person regain his overall strength and live a normal life after a cardiovascular event. We perform all of these measures in the Ariana Hospital Cardiology department since 2008.

Dr. Abdul Wahed Sidiqi
Dr. Abdul Wahed Sidiqi
Dr. Abdul Wahed Sidiqi
Dr. Abdul Wahed Sidiqi
Dr. Atiqullah Majeedi
Dr. Atiqullah Majeedi
Dr. Atiqullah Majeedi
Dr. Walid Sartir
Dr. Walid Sartir
Dr. Walid Sartir
Dr. Walid Sartir
Dr. Asma Rahbeen
Dr. Asma Rahbeen
Dr. Asma Rahbeen
Dr. Asma Rahbeen
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