Shahid Rajaee Heart Center
Shahid Rajaee Heart Center
Heart disease is one of the world’s major health issues, every year, 600,000 heart bypass surgeries are performed, worldwide.
The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center is an acute care, general medical/surgical hospital whose mission is to provide high quality International standard healthcare that meets the needs and exceed the expectations of the people of Tehran, the Iran and the surrounding countries.
The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center at the Tehran is the regional center of excellence for cardiac care, providing International standards of care to patients in the Iran and the region. The The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center is capable of treating all types of cardiac conditions and performing advanced interventional and surgical procedures.
The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center and it’s comprehensive cardiac program marks the hospital’s further shift into tertiary healthcare, offering a greater breadth and depth of service and care to patients in communities across the region. It will offer everything from cardiology diagnostic tools to the ultimate in cardiac surgery procedures. A cardiac catheterization laboratory (Cath Lab), including nuclear medicine as part of the new diagnostics package.
The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center includes interventional cardiology and surgery. The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center is one of a select group of medical centers worldwide, capable of undertaking advanced interventional and surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive cardiac surgery and beating heart bypass surgery. The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center is introducing new, advanced techniques such as endoscopic procedures, as they become available.
The Shahid Rajaee Heart Center is well equipped with the Cardiac Cath lab; 600 bed and 150 bed Cardiac Intensive Care unit (ICU), (PICU), (NICU), (CCU) operated by Board Certified Physicians Perfusionist and cardiac nursing staff, with a newly renovated surgical operating room dedicated to cardiac surgery, supported with an advanced radiology unit including the 64 multi-slice CT scanner and nuclear medicine that provide the utmost cardiac care around the clock.
The unit provides inpatient and outpatient catheterization and interventions, peripheral angiograms and interventions; nuclear medicine -using radioactive isotopes injected into the patient to aid diagnosis; cardiac/carotid/ peripheral ultrasonography; and Lipidology.
As the name suggests, beating heart surgery means that the surgeon does not stop the heart while he is operating, which is safer for the patient, reduces the trauma of the operation and ensures a quicker recovery. It is a technically challenging procedure and requires immense skill from a highly trained and experienced physician. Beating heart bypass surgery can be used safely for procedures involving all areas of the heart, including multi-vessel procedures.
The procedure reduces the risk of kidney and lung failure, as the patient maintains better cognitive function, which in turn reduces the risk of stroke – important issues for high-risk patients who may suffer from other health problems such as kidney failure or breathing disorders.