Specialty Hospital Launches Full-Fledged Cardiac Sciences Department on World Heart Day 2022
In line with the theme for World Heart Day 2022, “Using the Heart for Every Heart”, the Specialty Hospital announced the launch of a fully integrated Cardiac Sciences Department. For the first time in Bangalore, a complete cardiac team, cardiology and cardiovascular sciences are offered under one roof. The eight-member Heart Strong team is led by Dr. Tameem Ahmed (MS. Mch AIIMS), Director of Cardiac Sciences, Specialty Hospital and Alumnus of Indian Institute of Medical Sciences. Other key members of the team include Dr. Prashanth, Dr. Vijay, Dr. Suresh, Dr. Amit Lal and Mr. John Patrick from leading institutions in the country, having worked in high volume centers. As part of the launch, the specialist hospital has announced a 75-point cardiac check-up until September 30, 2022, at a special price of Rs. 999/- including complete blood count, lipid profile, function tests hepatic, among others. An additional 50% discount is also offered on ECG, ECHO and TMT procedures.
Commenting on the new service, Dr AM Shafiq, Director and CEO of the Specialty Hospital, said: “We have seen that there is a lack of cardiac care in this area of Bangalore as the most urgent care loved ones were about 10 to 12 kilometers away, which could prove detrimental in an emergency. It is therefore one of the most requested services in this region and it is what triggered the formation of the first cardiac science team – cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and their support staff in a cardiac team, in a hospital from Bengaluru.
Heart problems among Indians have nearly doubled in the past ten years and are now affecting even younger people. Available data suggests that more than 30% of people under 40 with no history of heart disease have suffered from heart problems.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Tameem Ahmed, Director of Cardiac Sciences at the Specialty Hospital, said: “Over 80% of cardiac deaths can be prevented or delayed with prompt intervention. With this cardiac team, Specialist is one of the best hospitals equipped to treat any kind of heart disease. The team is highly trained, with many having performed complex cardiac procedures. The department is fully equipped with an advanced catheterization laboratory and an operating room. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care, using state-of-the-art technology, an interdisciplinary approach and versatile resources. The entire team, including doctors, technicians and nurses, also has extensive experience in cardiac care.