Burjeel offers latest technology in cardiac surgery
Abu Dhabi, July 15, 2014
Burjeel Hospital, a leading tertiary care facility in Abu Dhabi, has launched ‘eSVS Mesh in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery,’ one of the latest and most advanced technologies in cardiac surgery.
According to the World Heart Federation, globally heart diseases are the leading cause of death in both men and women, and in the UAE one in five deaths are attributed to heart attacks.
The eSVS Mesh is a device put around the veins to make them stronger. With this system in place, the expectation is that it will extend the time that patients need to come back for a second surgery. The doctors hope it will completely eliminate the need for a second surgery.
Dr Manny Villafana, CEO, KIPS Bay and the inventor of the eSVS Mesh technique, said: “The eSVS Mesh technique will change the way all cardiac surgeries are done. The technique helps all cardiac patients to have a longer and healthier life without the need to worry about heart failure. I am confident that this revolutionary technique will be implemented not just in the UAE and the Middle East region, but across the world as well.”
Prof Dr Uwe Klima, a cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgeon at Burjeel Hospital is the first surgeon worldwide to implant this device in human patients in 2007. He is also the first to perform this surgery in the Middle East and holds the exclusive rights for the medical device and treatment in the region, said a statement.
“This technique was developed to increase the time span of the relapse. We hope that patients undergoing this procedure might not have to come back for a second round of surgery for at least 15 years after their first surgery. We even hope for eliminating the need for a second surgery,” said Prof Dr Klima. - TradeArabia News Service