Siemens delivers angio system to Qatar hospital
Dubai, February 24, 2011
Siemens Healthcare has delivered the region’s first multi-axis angio system to aid in cardiothoracic procedures to Heart Hospital in Qatar, one of the largest healthcare providers in the region.
The specialised suite of cardiac care equipment solutions will enable physicians to treat heart diseases more efficiently.
“The new Heart Hospital will provide specialist treatment facilities for patients with cardiac conditions in Qatar and this will extend the range of specialist services provided by Hamad Medical Corporation,” said Mahmoud Al-Raisi, executive director of the Heart Hospital.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), mandated by the Ministry of Health in Qatar, currently provides more than 90 per cent of all hospital services throughout the country and employs approximately a staff of 16,000 medical professionals.
The angiography system delivered to the hospital is expected to become fully operational in April this year when the dedicated cardiovascular care facility, a part of the HMC group of hospitals, is due to open.
The Heart Hospital has been in the making for over six years as it plans to manage the country’s growing cardiovascular disease levels. Its vision is to set up a state-of-the-art medical cardiac and cardiothoracic healthcare facility which will be a stand-alone medical facility to integrate all cardiothoracic medical and surgical services in one building.
The Heart Hospital chose four Siemens Angio Suites, three of which include the Artis zee biplane system. The fourth suite is equipped with the Siemens Artis zeego in a hybrid OR environment: a multi-axis system used in cardiovascular procedures. The Artis zeego offer great benefits during cardiac surgery procedures as it enables surgeons to perform pre- and post-operative imaging in the same room.
This dual purpose room facilitates practices like catheter-guided procedures as well as open surgeries in the same room. Hybrid rooms help to achieve significantly improved results in an impressive range of surgical applications, improving workflow and simultaneously providing greater patient comfort.
“Using a hybrid room will enable the hospital to increase its capacity for minimally invasive treatment to achieve faster, safer results which means improved clinical outcomes for our patients. With the Siemens Angio Suite the Heart Hospital will represent the first ‘Hybrid Operating Room’ in the regionl,” added Maurice Faber, vice president, Healthcare Sector, Siemens.-TradeArabia News Service