Interventional Cardiology

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Interventional cardiology is the subspecialty of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter- based treatment of heart diseases. The field includes the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, vascular disease and acquired structural heart disease. As opposed to preventive or non-invasive treatments such as lifestyle changes and most imaging techniques, interventional cardiology deals specifically with more invasive treatments, often through catheters and stenting. It also helps to avoid surgery with treatments like angioplasty and valve repair or replacement. Non-invasive cardiology is not always sufficient to address cardiac conditions and in most cases, patients are referred to an interventional cardiologist who then focuses on the diagnosis and treatment abnormalities in the arteries and chambers of the heart by resorting to a procedure called cardiac catheterization.

The specificity of cardiac catheterization is that, instead of resorting to “open” surgery, the interventional cardiologist inserts a long thin tube called a catheter into an artery or vein through a small incision. Cardiac Catheterization is much less invasive than open surgery, which has four main benefits:

  1. The procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia.
  2. The recovery time is cut down from weeks to a few days at most.
  3. The risk of complications is reduced dramatically.
  4. Scarring is minimal or even absent.

These procedures are performed in our well-equipped Digital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and the Department of Interventional Cardiology has advanced facilities backed by a team of highly-qualified interventionalists who are well experienced in all the relevant interventional techniques. Our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has for the last decade helped a large volume of patients, performing minimally invasive tests and procedures on high spec equipment to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. The hospital ensures comprehensive patient care during and after the procedure with latest monitoring facilities and one to one nursing in the Cardiac Care Unit.

The unit is managed in collaboration  with Tristate Healthcare System led by Prof. Karma Adeleke

Dr Ogadinma Mgbajah

Dr Ogadinma Mgbajah

Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon

Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon
Dr Ogadinma Mgbajah is the first and only female Cardio- Thoracic Surgeon in Nigeria and West Africa at large. She is expirience in Adult Cardiac surgery, Adult and Peadiatric thoracic and vascular surgery. Dr Mgbajah has both indeginous and international exposure and training, spanning countries like India(Yashoda specialist hospital) , USA(Texas children’s hospital, MD Anderson Houston texas), Korle- Bu Teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana.
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Dr Augustine Jeremai Olugbemi

Dr Augustine Jeremai Olugbemi

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon.

(B.Sc, MBBS(Lagos), FWACS(CTh), FMCS(CTh) Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon.
Dr Augustine Jeremai Olugbemi is a seasoned Nigerian and South African trained Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon, with a wealth of experience from a leading South African Quartenary hospital, the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH), Durban, South Africa; National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana and Duke University (Division of Thoracic Surgery), Durham, North Carolina, USA. read more

Mr Ariyo Idowu

Mr Ariyo Idowu

Chief Cardiovascular Perfusionist (CCP)

Mr Ariyo Idowu, United Kingdom trained Certified Clinical Perfusionist and a member of the Society of Perfusion Scientist of Great Britain and Ireland. He had his secondary education at St Gregory’s College, Ikoyi. read more

Dr. Bassey Udom

Dr. Bassey Udom

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr Olumide Bassey Udom MBBS, FCA (Ireland), Certificate of Advanced Training in Intensive Care Medicine (Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine-UK). A Nigerian citizen, is a General Anaesthetist and Intensivist- trained and worked at various NHS Hospitals in United Kingdom including - The University of South Manchester Hospitals read more

Dr. Michael Sanusi

Dr. Michael Sanusi

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Medical Director, Babcock TRI-STATE Heart & Vascular Centre Dr. Sanusi is an Adult and Pediatrics Cardiothoracic Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons as well as the West African College of Surgeons. He obtained his MD in 1990 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. read more

Prof Paul Davis

Cardiology

Prof Paul Davis is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Tristate Cardiovascular Institute. read more

Professor Kamar Tayo Adeleke

Professor Kamar Tayo Adeleke

President/CEO, Tristate Healthcare System

M.D., F.A.C.C., S.F.N.L.I.
Professor Adeleke is a US trained Medical practitioner with over 34 years’ experience as a consultant physician & interventional cardiologist. He founded the First State Diagnostic Center, Peninsula Medical Associates and Wilmington Cardiovascular Associates, all reputable industry brand leaders. readmore

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