With Bahrain becoming an affluent nation, we have seen a marked change in the socio – cultural pattern. Calorie and cholesterol consumption has risen dramatically to alarming proportions. This combined with a more sedentary lifestyle has contributed to an increasing incidence and prevalence of Heart diseases. As a result, Coronary Heart Disease is ranked as the No.1 cause of death in Bahrain and further ranked 64th in the world.
To address the local burden of the disease, and the possible reduction in local incidence of coronary morbidity in the future, BSH has partnered with Apollo Hospitals from India, who have a proven track record of running this service both within their own facilities and across other operated centers. Apollo Heart Institute have performed over 500,000 Cardiac Interventional Procedures, over 116,900 Cardiac Surgeries at 99.6% success rate along with several successful Heart Lung Transplants.
Apollo has a team of over 7,000 doctors and is India’s No 1 multi-specialty hospital ranked by Times Health Survey, all India multi specialty hospital ranking 2019. Apollo Hospitals Group has over 12,000 beds across 71 hospitals; 3,400 pharmacies; over 150 diagnostic centers; more than 90 primary care clinics; over 110 telemedicine centers; global projects consultancy; more than 15 medical education centers and research foundations. In addition, Apollo’s wide network provide a natural back-up for services such as cardiac surgery and transplant for cases which require more attention and care than what are locally available. Bahrain Specialist Hospital is the market leader with respect to the complexity of care being delivered across multiple specialties in the private sector for almost 17 years.
Grand opening footage of BSH Apollo Heart Center
The aim of this center is to prevent and treat cardiac diseases with better clinical outcomes for improved quality of life in patients having complex heart problems. The advanced infrastructure at the BSH Apollo Heart Center consisting of third generation Cath Lab, Cardiac Critical Care Units, Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room for Endovascular Therapy and Cardiac Surgery including a Cardiac Rehabilitation Center will support the complex nature of the cardiac care provided.
This will be supported by our experienced cardiologists and postoperative care teams to offer the best cardiac care in the country. The BSH Apollo Heart Center is launched by Bahrain Specialist Hospital under the operations and management of the Apollo Hospitals Group. The center will provide treatment for all aspects of adult cardiology ranging from interventions to cardiac surgery. The team of doctors, nurses, technicians and paramedics has been deployed from the Apollo Heart Institute to serve the Bahrain population.
The center is setup with the support and patronage of His Excellency Lieutenant General Doctor Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health and Dr. Mariam Adhbi Al- Jalahma, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Regulatory Authority.
Bahrain Specialist Hospital’s Cath Lab was the feature of Bahrain TV show Health Hub on 6 September 2020. The episode follows the story of Mohammed who felt a crushing pain in his chest and was rushed to BSH.
Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Abdul Azeez Mohammed was on the scene to diagnose Mohammed at the Cath Lab and later opened three blocked arteries via Cardiac Catheterization.
The Cardiac Cath Lab of BSH Apollo Heart Center facilities offer advanced technology for procedures performed in a safe and comfortable environment and meeting the highest international quality and safety standards putting you back on your feet in no time. The facility has met all licensing standards of The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) an independent regulatory body which regulates the provision of healthcare in Bahrain to ensure appropriateness, continuity, efficiency and safety in delivering health services, both in the governmental and private sector.