Tue 08-02-2022 22:27 PM
DUBAI, 8th February, 2022 (WAM) — The Cardiology Department at Rashid Hospital received 8000 referrals in 2021, said a high level official.
The department is one of the busiest after the Trauma and Emergency Department. It has consistently enhanced its diagnostic and therapeutic services in line with the latest and best international practices and protocols keeping patient-centered care at the heart of their practice.
Dr. Fahad Baslaib, Consultant Cardiologist and CEO of Rashid Hospital, highlighted that DHA pays great emphasis to enhancing patient care and experience across all health facilities and specializations.
He said the cardiology department at Rashid Hospital provides integrated and world-class specialized services and has adopted the latest technologies and smart solutions.
Moreover, protocols are in place to ensure minimum door to needle and door to balloon time because in cases of heart attacks time is of vital importance not only to save lives but also to preserve heart muscle and minimize complications.
The Joint Commission International (JCI) has granted a disease-specific certification in Acute Coronary Syndrome to the cardiology department in the hospital for the best practices followed in dealing with patients suffering from heart attacks and other cardiac disorders.
The accreditation body has also put up some practices followed by the department on their best medical practices website to encourage other hospitals around the world to follow the same standard.
The department received the JCI accreditation in 2012, making it the first department to receive such an accreditation. It has been regularly reaccredited in line with international protocols by JCI reflecting the highest standards of cardiac care.
The hospital is a pioneer in treatment of various cardiac disorders including heart rhythm disorders. More than 30 per cent of the cardiology department’s patients have benefited from treatments for heart rhythm disorders.