The division of adult cardiology provides tertiary services for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of adult cardiovascular diseases. The team is headed by a senior consultant cardiologist, two consultant cardiologists and 6 cardiology fellows who are physicians training to super specialize in cardiology. The Division conducts clinics on daily basis on week days from Monday to Friday with exceptions of public holidays.
Adult Cardiology services
The division is mandated with provision of diagnostic, inpatient, outpatient and interventional procedures.
The division oversees diagnostic services including echocardiography, resting ECG, stress ECG, Holter ECG and coronary and peripheral arterial angiography.
The division oversees the bulk of patients seeking care at the UHI.
Majority of patients admitted at the UHI are adults and various patients are admitted and treated for various cardiac related illnesses. The average length of stay in hospital is 5 days.
This division conducts procedures such as coronary and peripheral arterial angiograms, Percutenous coronary interventions (PCIs), balloon valvuloplasties, permanent pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemakers implants. Most of these are emergency procedures which not only save life, but also save money which could have been spent on expensive interventions abroad
The division actively implements its mandate of providing technical support supervision in regional referral hospitals countrywide and oversee visits in the 13 Regional Referral Hospitals.
Skills transfer camps:
The division hosts and takes part in skills transfer camps with teams from institutions across the world and region for example; Case Western Reserve University in the United States and Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. These camps are targeted at enhancing the
capacity to carry out a variety of services.
The division is very actively involved in research locally and in collaboration with international partners. Current projects include; the Rheumatic Heart Disease Registry, the Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Registry, the Myocardial Infarction Registry and Atrial Fibrillation.
Members of the division actively attend local and international conferences aimed at continuing professional education.