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Heart Institute

Heart Institute

DDH Heart Institute
Contact Us: (6382) 222-8000 loc. 8150
Location: Second Floor, Main Hospital Building

Conceived in 2002 with the vision of making available in Davao City facilities and services to accurately diagnose heart abnormalities and ailments, treat and manage such coronary ailments thru the same, if not better, technology and professional competence available in Manila, at costs lower than there prevailing. The Institute employs comprehensive, holistic approaches to heart health ranging from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

The Institute brings under one roof the following services:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab)
  • Cardiac Diagnostic Center (CDC)
  • Cardiovascular Surgery Unit (CV OR)
  • Nuclear Medicine Department
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Coronary Care Unit (CCU)

All the Units and Departments are individually managed by specialists in their respective disciplines and staffed by personnel who continually update themselves with the latest research and trends in the medical field through technical trainings and fora.

Services

  • Cardiac Diagnostic Investigations
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Exercise stress testing
  • 24-hour Holter (EKG) monitoring
  •   Tilt table testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) (multi-plane)
  • Exercise echocardiography
  • Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (for patients unable to exercise on a  treadmill)
  • Nuclear cardiology (including stress thallium test)
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization (coronary angiogram)
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Electrophysiology testing (arrhythmia)
  • MRI angiography
  • Carotid angiography
  • Cardiac Treatment
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA): balloon angioplasty
  • 24-hour emergency cardiac intervention (PTCA): Within 30 minutes to allow immediate intervention to reduce the effects of an acute heart attack.
  • Valvuloplasty (balloon valve treatment)
  • Coronary artery stenting
  • Electrophysiology (arrhythmia) treatment including ablation
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • AICD (automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator)
  • Carotid angioplasty
  • Congenital heart disease treatment
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) open heart surgery
  • Valve replacement surgery
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Ventricular septal defect (VSD): closure
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD): closure
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA): ligation
  • Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF): complete repair of all four heart defects
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart/lung transplant
  • Abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Cardiac anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • International standard cardiac monitoring
  • Remote telemetry unit
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • External (temporary) pacemaker



Facilities

  • Outpatient Consultation Center
  • Non-invasive Cardiac Testing Center
  • Two cardiac catheterization laboratories
  • Electrophysiology laboratory
  • Two cardiac surgery operating theaters
  • Fourteen-bed dedicated coronary care unit (CCU)
  • Cardiac telemetry monitoring unit
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • MRI