Ending Medical Tourism in Cardiac Care: CardioCare Hospital Sets a New Standard in Nigeria

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Nigeria, known for its significant outbound financial flows in medical tourism, especially in cardiology, is witnessing a transformative shift as Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital Abuja, a member of the Limi Hospital Group, takes strides to stem this tide. The hospital’s ultramodern complex and cardiac Cathlab center, commissioned by the Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, exemplify their commitment to revolutionizing cardiac care in Nigeria.

Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital Abuja, a leading institution dedicated to providing state-of-the-art cardiac care, proudly announces the launch of its Discounted Cardiac Device Outreach Program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to extend crucial cardiac device services to financially incapacitated Nigerians in need of life-saving treatment. Since its inception, Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital Abuja has conducted over 20,000 consultations in the fields of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care, successfully carrying out over 500 interventional cardiovascular procedures.

Cardiovascular diseases remain a major health concern in Nigeria, affecting individuals from all walks of life. Heart diseases constitute one of the top three leading causes of death worldwide, and Nigeria is not exempt from this statistic. Common symptoms of heart disease range from chest pain, excessive tiredness, swollen legs, and breathlessness to sudden collapse and cardiac death. Recognizing the need for advanced facilities and interventions, including cardiac cathlabs and intensive care units, CardioCare Hospital is committed to offering life-saving interventional procedures that significantly improve morbidity and mortality rates.

Unfortunately, financial constraints often prevent individuals from accessing the advanced cardiac devices that could significantly enhance their quality of life and increase their chances of survival. In response, CardioCare Hospital has taken the initiative to bridge this gap and ensure that cardiac devices are accessible to all, regardless of their financial capabilities. The Discounted Cardiac Device Outreach Program offers a wide range of cardiac devices, including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, at significantly reduced prices. Through strategic collaborations, CardioCare Hospital can provide these life-saving devices at affordable rates to qualified individuals.

Dr. Olalekan, Chief Cardiologist at CardioCare Hospital, expressed his enthusiasm about the Cardiac Device Outreach program, stating, “Our primary objective at CardioCare Hospital is to save lives and improve the cardiac health of Nigerians. The Discounted Cardiac Device Outreach Program allows us to extend our expertise and resources to those who may not have had access to advanced cardiac devices due to financial constraints. We firmly believe that financial limitations should never be a barrier to receiving life-saving treatment.”

During the program, Dr. Oyindamola Awofisoye, Medical Director of Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital Abuja, highlighted the positive impact of providing these services within Nigeria. He remarked, “By offering these services locally, we have significantly reduced the incidence of sudden death, disability, and morbidity from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, heart failure, and ischemic heart diseases. Our state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated medical professionals are ensuring that timely and life-saving interventions are readily available to our patients.”

Dr. Iseko Iseko, Group Medical Director of the Limi Hospitals, including Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital, acknowledged that while high-tech, world-class healthcare can be costly, it is now accessible in Abuja, Nigeria. This availability marks a significant milestone in delivering high-end cardiac care to Nigerians with cardiovascular and kidney conditions in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Dr. Iseko hopes that this initiative will stimulate much-needed investment in both private and public healthcare infrastructure, specifically in cardiovascular care and other fields.

The Cardiocare Hospital complex, equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a cardiac Cathlab and intensive care units, ensures that Nigerians can receive immediate interventions and life-saving procedures within hours. The hospital’s strategic location in Abuja makes it easily accessible to the rapidly increasing population, enabling more lives to be saved through prompt and comprehensive cardiac care.

Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital and Pace4Life, a UK-based charity dedicated to repurposing pacemakers and expanding access to affordable cardiac care in developing countries, have collaborated to provide discounted cardiac devices and transform the landscape of cardiac care in Nigeria. This partnership represents a significant step forward in addressing the healthcare challenges faced by Nigerians and demonstrates the collective commitment to improving cardiovascular health in the region.

About Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital:

Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital is a renowned cardiovascular and multispecialty hospital in Nigeria and a member of the Limi Hospital Group. With over 41 years of patient-centered care, the hospital provides a wide range of services, including cardiac catheterization, angiography, dialysis, stenting, pacemaker insertion and interrogation, and other cathlab procedures. Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Nigerians through innovative and comprehensive cardiac care.

About Pace4Life:

Pace4Life is a UK-based charity with a mission to make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of people in developing countries. The charity is dedicated to repurposing pacemakers and expanding access to affordable cardiac care by rescuing and redistributing pacemakers that would otherwise go to waste. Pace4Life’s collaboration with Cardiocare Multispecialty Hospital aims to provide life-saving cardiac devices to financially incapacitated Nigerians in need of cardiac care.

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