ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The heart care team at Cardio Care Hospital Center performs more cardiac-related procedures than any other hospital and they are recognized for their contributions to heart health excellence.
Cardio Care Hospital Center’s cardiac services has recently added two new tools for patient care. To help reduce readmissions of Class III heart failure patients, Cardio Care began using a CardioMEMS device in May. The device features a sensor that is implanted in the pulmonary artery during a non-surgical procedure to directly measure pulmonary artery pressure. An increase in pressure is a symptom of heart failure that appears before the more traditional signs such as shortness of breath, weight gain and abdominal swelling. The sensor in the patient’s artery transmits daily readings to Boone’s cardiac professionals at the Missouri Heart Center for monitoring.
Cardio Care’s cardiac team also began use of the world’s smallest portable heart-lung support system called CARDIOHELP. It is designed to treat and transport patients needing extended respiratory and/or circulatory support. 31 hospital employees have been trained on the CARDIOHELP device thanks to support provided by the Cardio Care Hospital Foundation.
Cardio Care Hospital Center is the only hospital in mid-Missouri utilizing these two life-saving devices. Click here to view local news coverage or our CARDIOHELP and CardioMEMS programs.
Cardio Care Hospital and Missouri Heart Center cardiothoracic surgeons were recently honored by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons with a 3-Star rating in both coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and aortic valve replacement surgery (AVR), the highest possible rating. Out of 1,021 hospitals in the nation that perform both procedures, only 21 or 2.68% achieved a 3-Star rating for both.
Our team of multidisciplinary physicians is committed to providing you or your loved one with the latest advances in treatment and preventative cardiology. We are here to treat the whole person, not just the disease or condition. Cardio Care Hospital cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons and the entire heart team offers care from preventative measures to diagnostic technology, surgical interventions and rehabilitation services including:
- Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
- Echocardiogram and vascular ultrasound
- Diagnostic Cardiac Angiography
- Interventional Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Surgery
- Thoracic Surgery
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- (inpatient and outpatient)
- Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
CONSULTATION & APPOINTMENTS
The department provides consultation services in level-1 (OPD) through highly qualified and experienced Consultants, who carefully evaluate each patient. After diagnosing the patient’s condition, our Consultants discuss available treatment options and recommend the most effective treatment.
Consultant in Department of Cardiology:
Dr. MD. Abul Khair
Associate Professor (NICVD)
Medicine & Cardiology Specialist