Heart Specialist(s) in United Arab Emirates

About Heart Specialist in United Arab Emirates

Types of Heart Specialist/Cardiologist

A cardiologist can be of three types depending on the procedure they follow for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. These are:

  • Cardiac Surgeon
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Pediatric Cardiologist

About Cardiac Surgeon

A cardiovascular surgeon is specialized in the diseases, conditions and disorders of the heart using medical and surgical treatment procedures. Cardiac Surgeons work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary healthcare team while working on any case.

When should you visit a Cardiac Surgeon?

Your physician might recommend you to visit a cardiac surgeon if you experience any of the below symptoms on a frequent or regular basis:

  • Heart Pain
  • High Total Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure

What are the conditions/ diseases/ disorders a Cardiac Surgeon treats?

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Lung Canceresophageal
  • Cancer atrial Septal Defects
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • A cardiac or cardiovascular surgeon could treat:
  • Coronary artery disease or blockages of the arteries in the heart
  • Blockages in the heart valve(s)
  • Leaking heart valve(s)
  • Abnormal enlargement or aneurysms of the large arteries in the chest
  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation

Procedures Performed by Cardiac Surgeons in The United Arab Emirates

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • Septal defects (a hole between two of the heart’s chambers)
  • Aortic and pulmonary valve stenosis (where the valve is narrower than normal)
  • Transposition of the arteries
  • Surgery to repair or replace aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections
  • Arrhythmia surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
  • Heart transplant
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  • Left ventricular remodeling/surgical ventricular restoration
  • Myectomy/myotomy
  • Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)
  • Valvular surgery

About Interventional Cardiologist

An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist specialized in diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases, congenital (present at birth) and structural heart conditions through catheter based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting.

If your cardiologist advises you to undergo an angiogram test to understand in more detail about the blockages in your arteries, then you will have to visit an interventional cardiologist for the same.

Interventional Cardiology is the branch of medicine within the subspecialty of cardiology that uses diagnostic techniques to evaluate the blood pressure and flow in the coronary arteries and chambers of the heart. It also covers the technical procedures and medications to treat abnormalities that impair the function of the cardiovascular system.

An interventional cardiology provides treatment options for various heart and vascular conditions, such as:

  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Structural and non-valvular heart disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Resistant hypertension
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Patent foramen ovale

Procedures Performed by Interventional Cardiologist in The United Arab Emirates

  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty
  • Balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR)
  • Treatments for arteries
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting)
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization
  • Complex coronary intervention for chronic total occlusions
  • Heart defect repair
  • Atrial septal defect closure
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Reduction of stroke risk
  • Left atrial appendage closure

About Pediatric Cardiologist

Pediatric cardiologists are specialists who diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and help in prevention of the cardiac (heart) conditions in infants and children. They work with children even since before their birth, through childhood and into adulthood.

Pediatric cardiology is the branch of medicine with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the heart conditions in babies (including unborn babies), children and teenagers. Pediatric cardiology as a field has greatly evolved in the past few years and has helped thousands of children to lead normal lives today.

Pediatric cardiologists work with specialists and other healthcare professionals as well to provide a holistic care your child needs. For instance, he might consult and/ or work with cardiac surgeons, nurses, dieticians, therapists, anaesthesiologists and or other healthcare professionals.

If your pediatrician has queries related to your child’s heart then he or she may be advised to visit a pediatric cardiologist. Since a pediatric cardiologist specializes in the diagnosing and treating heart problems in children. Children who need heart surgery are treated by pediatric heart surgeons to determine the best course of action and treatment.

Procedures Performed by Pediatric Cardiologist in The United Arab Emirates

  • Atrial Septal Defect repair
  • Ventricular Septal Defect repair
  • Coarctation of Aorta repair
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus closure
  • Tetralogy of Fallot treatment
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Advanced imaging – CT/MRI
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic catheterisation
  • Exercise testing
  • Cardiac event recording
  • Chest x-ray
  • Balloon atrial septostomy
  • Paediatric cardiac transplantation
  • Ultrasound scans of the heart

About Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

A pediatric cardiac surgeon is a doctor specialized in providing medical and surgical treatment for cardiac (heart) conditions and disorders in children. Pediatric cardiac surgeons are trained and experienced to address both congenital (existing at the time of birth) as well as acquired heart problems in newborns, children and adolescents.

When should you consider visiting a Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon?

Your might consider taking your child for a visit with a Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon if you notice any of the one or more of the below warning signs:

  • Severe pressure, squeezing, pain and/ or discomfort in the chest
  • Pain or discomfort that spreads into the shoulders, neck, arms and/ or jaw
  • Chest pain
  • Chest pain combined with the following symptoms:
    • Sweating, cool, clammy skin, and/or paleness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Dizziness or fainting
    • Unexplained weakness or fatigue
    • Rapid or irregular pulse
    • Pain in the jaw, neck, upper back, and/or chest
    • Hoarseness because of pressure on the vocal cords
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Heart palpitations
    • Anxiety
    • Low blood pressure

Procedures Performed by Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon in The United Arab Emirates

  • Complete intracardiac repair
  • Defect closures
  • Heart valve repair and replacement
  • Staged reconstructive surgery
  • Absent Pulmonary Valve Repair
  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery Reimplantation
  • Aortic Stenosis Repair – Valvular
  • Aortic Stenosis Repair – Supravalvular
  • Aortopulmonary Window Repair
  • Atrial Septal Defect Repair
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect, Complete Repair
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect, Partial Repair
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair
  • Blalock-Taussig Shunt
  • Coarctation of the Aorta Repair
  • Coronary Artery Fistula Repair
  • Damus-Kaye-Stansel Procedure
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy Repair
  • Double Aortic Arch Repair
  • Double-Inlet Left Ventricle Repair
  • Double-Outlet Right Ventricle Repair
  • Ebstein's Anomaly Repair
  • Eisenmenger Complex Repair
  • Electrophysiological Defects Repair
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect Repair
  • Fontan Operation
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary Treatment
  • Hypertension, Systemic Treatment
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Repair
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Repair
  • Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair
  • Jatene Arterial Switch Operation
  • Kawasaki Disease Treatment
  • Marfan Syndrome Repair
  • Mitral Stenosis Repair
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Repair
  • Norwood Procedure
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Repair
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation & Division
  • Pulmonary Atresia Repair
  • Pulmonary Stenosis Repair
  • Ross Procedure
  • Sano Modification of the Norwood Procedure
  • Septal Myectomy
  • Single Ventricle Repair - Tricuspid Atresia
  • Single Ventricle Repair - Double Inlet Left Ventricle
  • Single Ventricle Repair - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Tetralogy of Fallot Repair
  • Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Repair
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries, D-Type Repair
  • Tricuspid Atresia Repair
  • Truncus Arteriosus Repair
  • Vascular Ring Repair
  • Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
  • Catheterization Interventions
  • Atrial Septal Defect Transcatheter Closure
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus Coil Embolization
  • Patent Foramen OvaleTranscatheter Occlusion
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries, Balloon Septostomy
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the 5 best heart specialist in Dubai?

Dubai flaunts a large number of heart specialists both physicians as well as surgeons.  Most of the heart specialists in Dubai are well-versed with exceptional knowledge and excellent skills since they are exposed to different types of cases from all across the world. Here are some of the best heart specialists in Dubai who are graced with the best reviews:

  • Dr. Pr. Abdelaziz Gomaa Ibrahim: Dr. Ibrahim has received his Board Certification in Cardiac CT scan, after successful completion of MD in cardiology. He is one of the most reputed cardiologists in Dubai who is enriched with more than 20 years of experience. His area of focus is complex angioplasty, coronary occlusions,  FFR, IVUS, Radial Access Procedures, cardiac CT, Dobutamine echocardiography, 3D Trans-esophageal echocardiography, and various other complex non-operative procedures.
  • Dr. Fayaz Shawl: Dr. Shawl is counted among the most trustworthy cardiologists all across the world. He has been crowned with prestigious degrees MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP and decades of experience. His clinical focus revolves around Valvuloplasty, Aortic Investigational, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Stenting, IVUS- Intra Vascular Ultra Sound PTMR, Intracranial Angioplasty, Distal protection, Acute stroke intervention, Alcohol Septal Ablation HOCM, Subclavian, Renal, Lilac, Superficial femoral artery, and many other procedures.

  • Dr. Fekry El Deeb: Dr. Deeb is one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists who is currently serving in the Zulekha Hospital. Enriched with degrees like MD, Ph.D., FESC, FACC, MBA, he has earned decades of experience and clinical expertise in Complex Coronary as well as Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting, Percutaneous Valvuloplasty, peripheral Angioplasty and Stenting, Directional Atherectomy, Rotoblation, and IVUS- Intra Vascular Ultra Sound.

  • Dr. Hassan Al Tamimi: Dr. Tamimi is one of the best heart specialists in Dubai who is currently serving in the Al Zahra Hospital. After successful completion of training, Dr. Tamimi had also served as a reputed lecturer in the University of London. His area of interest ranges from stress testing and stress echocardiography to heart failure, chest pain, arrhythmias, peripheral vascular disease, and many more.

  • Dr. Ghassan K. Nakad: Dr. Ghassan is one of the topmost interventional cardiologists in Dubai who has received a medical degree and residency training in cardiology from the prestigious Lebanese University. He has received intensive training in non-invasive diagnosis and treatment procedures that involve coronary CT scan, echocardiography, MRI testing et cetera. , his area of expertise resides in structural cardiac disease radial access procedures bifurcation and complex lesions angioplasty and diverse types of echocardiography.

Which are the best hospitals for cardiology related procedures in U.A.E.?

The United Arab Emirates is studded with several hospitals and multispecialty health clinics who have been offering lucrative packages for cardiology related procedures. These are also well-known for their tireless services towards the health and benefit of the candidates, thereby ensuring complete safety. Hence, some of the best clinics in Dubai are:

  • German Heart Centre Bremen FZ-LLC

  • KidsHeart Medical Center, Dubai

  • King's College Hospital - Dubai Hills

  • Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai

  • Mediclinic Hospital, Dubai

Are the cardiologists in Dubai familiar with the latest techniques?

The cardiologists in Dubai are well-trained with the latest techniques necessary for successful completion of the treatment or diagnosis. Medical science is witnessing progression almost every other day, with the invention of upgraded technologies and techniques that makes treating a particular disorder quite easy and efficient. Thus, the cardiologists are flexible enough to accommodate changes that are medically approved. 

What are the qualifications and expertise of Heart Specialists in Dubai?

A heart specialist acquires degrees and training as per their area of focus and expertise. Whereas, experienced specialists who are mostly globally acclaimed have enriched themselves with degrees like MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP. Along with this, a lecturer or a professor may also complete his Ph.D. from a reputed University. 

Which cities in U.A.E have the best Heart Specialists?

There are several heart specialists all across the United Arab Emirates, however, only a few major cities have stood out. Owing to their exceptional healthcare facilities and proficient specialists, some cities are globally appreciated. Some of the best cities in the U.A.E which flaunt the best heart specialists are:

  • Dubai

  • Jumeirah

  • Abu Dhabi

  • Umm Al Quwain

How do I schedule for online consultation with best Heart specialist in Dubai?

Dubai is known for an organized way of performance, which is why it has established a systemic way of booking appointments in a hassle-free way. The best heart specialists in Dubai are available for consultation in reputed hospitals and multispecialty health clinics all across the city. Most of such hospitals accept either in-person appointment or online bookings. In the case of the latter, the procedure mostly varies from hospital to clinic. Hence, in order to avail of necessary appointments with heart specialists in Dubai, one must thoroughly check the procedures and protocols listed by the website itself.

Which are the most popular procedures performed by a heart specialist in Dubai?

The hospitals in Dubai can perform advanced cardiac surgeries with a high success rate. Cardiothoracic specialists in Dubai are expert and experienced in minimally invasive cardiac surgeries. Following are some of the most popular cardiac procedures in Dubai:

  • Angioplasty: Angioplasty is a procedure that helps in widening the arteries. Angioplasty ensures the smooth flow of blood.

  • Heart transplant: A heart transplant is a procedure for replacing the diseased heart with a healthy heart. It is a complex surgery and is the last resort to manage heart damage.

  • Atrial fibrillation treatment: atrial fibrillation is a condition that involves abnormal heart rhythm. It is a serious problem and requires immediate medical intervention.

  • Heart valve repair: there are various valves in the heart that make sure unidirectional movement is possible. Sometimes, the valve damages leading to an improper flow. Heart valve repair surgery repairs or replaces the valve.

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery: this is also known as bypass surgery. This procedure is done when there is a blockage in the artery supplying blood to the heart. In this procedure, the doctor bypasses the flow of blood by avoiding the blocked artery.

Other procedures: other procedures performed by the heart specialists in Dubai are Laser Revascularization, Patent ductus arteriosus treatment, Infective endocarditis treatment, and Aneurysm treatment.

Why should you choose a Heart Specialist from Dubai?

When you are looking for the best heart specialists in the world, Dubai will be on your list. There are several reasons why you should consider Dubai as your priority destination for heart diseases. Some of the reasons are:

  • Huge Infrastructure: The hospitals in Dubai have invested huge amounts to improve their infrastructure. The idea is to attract medical tourists. The hospitals are equipped with the latest facilities, including the cafeteria, quality of services, and other facilities for the patients and their attendants.

  • Advanced Technology: The diagnosis and treatment of cardiac ailments are through advanced technology. Dubai is known for installing the latest technological equipment, such as 3D printing and the delivery of medicines through drones. The doctors perform cardiac surgery through the latest instruments. 

  • Experienced Doctors: The cardiologists at Dubai hospital are extensive experience and experts in treating various heart diseases. They are also able to handle complex cardiac cases. 

  • Trained Paramedical staff: Not only the doctors but the paramedical staff, including the nurses, are also trained. The staff is well-versed in various languages and provide excellent services to patients. 

  • Government initiatives: The Government proactively takes part in various initiatives related to the health sector. The initiations include promoting wellness tourism, establishing an Efficient Medical Tourism Portal, or establishing the International Centre of Cardiology.

  • Cost: the cost of treatment of cardiac diseases in Dubai is significantly less in comparison to developed countries such as the USA, the UK, and Canada.

What are the types of heart specialists which are present in Dubai?

Following types of heart specialists are present in Dubai:

  • Interventional Cardiologists: these cardiologists perform minimally invasive surgeries such as angioplasty and rotablator procedures to treat cardiac conditions.

  • Invasive Cardiologists: these cardiologists perform cardiac surgeries. The surgeries include heart transplantation, valve repair, and blocked artery management. 

  • Non-invasive Cardiologists: these cardiologists diagnose cardiac problems through electrocardiography, echocardiography, stress tests, and other procedures. 

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon: these surgeons are experts in the surgery of the thorax, lungs, and heart. They perform various procedures such as valve repair, managing chest aneurysms, and CABG.

  • Vascular Surgeon: vascular surgeons normally deal in the lymphatic system, arteries, and veins. They are specialized in managing peripheral vascular diseases. 

  • Pediatric Cardiologists: pediatric cardiologists manage various cardiological conditions in children. These include congenital conditions and the conditions acquired after birth. 

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