Monday, 6 Feb 2023
Badr al Samaa Hospital, Ruwi launches first private sector Cardiac MRI in Oman

Badr al Samaa Hospital, Ruwi launches very first private sector Cardiac MRI in Oman

“We are honoured to launch the most advanced Cardiac MRI technology available in the private healthcare sector in the region. At Badr al Samaa, we have always kept up with technological advancement that helps to meet one of our major goals of patient satisfaction. The new MRI installation has the ability to provide state of the art MRI investigations while having extremely patient friendly features. We will always be committed to bringing medical technological advances to the sultanate,” mentioned Abdul Latheef, Dr V T Vinod and P A Mohammed, the Board of Directors, Badr al Samaa Group of Hospitals.

An typical heart beats (without having a break or upkeep) around 115,200 occasions per day, which translates as 3363.8mn occasions in a individual who lives to be 80 years old. The most typical health-related situation of the heart is a outcome of decreased blood provide to the heart due to narrowing of blood vessels. This is referred to as myocardial infarction or heart attack. Other situations affecting the heart are infection (myocarditis), heart muscle abnormalities (cardiomyopathy), tumours and valve difficulties. Cardiac MRI also plays a big function in assessing cardiac function and pathology in individuals with hypertension. 
Another extremely crucial function of cardiac MRI is to assess the percentage of living tissue and scar tissue in the heart right after a heart attack. Scar tissue is dead tissue and such locations will not regain function right after angioplasty or bypass operation. Cardiac MRI can undoubtedly recognize living tissue from dead scar tissue and properly predict the usefulness of undergoing angioplasty or bypass surgery in a offered patient.

Cardiac angiography and CT are outstanding in visualising blood vessels that provide the heart. But each these methods can not assess the heart tissue. Cardiac MRI (CMR) is a cutting-edge technologies that assists the physicians to see the muscle tissues of the heart, cardiac perfusion or blood provide, heart functioning and the heart valves. Patients with chronic hypertension have adjustments in the heart which are clearly demonstrated with cardiac MRI. Also, in individuals who can not undergo anxiety echo (obese and movement restricted individuals), cardiac MRI is of irreplaceable worth.

Peter McMurray who had undergone CMR was complete praises for the technologies. He mentioned, “I was diagnosed with a cardiac tumour but the radiology and cardiology team at Badr al Samaa categorically ruled out the tumour after performing the CMR. It was an amazing experience to see for myself the videos of my normal beating heart.”

Dr Benny Panakkal, senior consultant, Interventional Cardiologist at Badr al Samaa Hospital, Ruwi, validated cardiac MRI as an indispensable tool. He mentioned, “CMR is playing a very big role in cardiac treatment strategy across the world. We had multiple patients here in Badr al Samaa who presented with diagnostic dilemma in which CMR gave us clear answers.”

Dr Nevin Majeed, radiologist at Badr al Samaa Hospital, mentioned, “We are happy to have performed more than 15 cardiac MRI studies at our centre. Although initially, we faced a lot of challenges due to the complexity of performing CMR, the radiology-cardiology team with the strong support of Philips Healthcare has made it a resounding success.”

Apart from Cardiac MRI, the new MRI unit also has the capability to execute complete physique cancer screening, producing it incredibly advantageous, as MRI does not have radiation. Although complete physique screening with DWIBS can not replace PET scan, numerous research have showed it to be a valid expense efficient approach in cancer screening. Cardiac MRI requirements around 30-60 minutes to total. Not all individuals can undergo CMR, particularly with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators. Coronary artery illness (calcific plaque of blood vessel supplying the heart) can not be assessed with CMR (angiography is the aim normal). “This new facility will go a long way in providing quality healthcare to people of Oman,” added directors Mohammed, Dr Vinod and Latheef. For Cardiac MRI appointment, contact 93321319.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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