Heart centre at Asiri:
New era in cardiovascular care begins
The new Asiri Heart Centre at the Asiri Surgical Hospital ushers in a
new era in patient-centred cardiovascular care.
Situated in a specially designed tower alongside the ASIRI Surgical
Hospital, this brand new state-of-the-art facility has three operating
theatres, two cardiac catheterization labs, a cardiac investigation
unit, two intensive care units and a 30-bedded cardiac ward in an
entirely dedicated cardiac centre of excellence offering the most
sophisticated imaging, diagnostic and treatment technology available. It
features attention to detail whilst enhancing the complete patient
experience as well as providing comfortable facilities for the families
Fill the vacuum
"The Asiri Heart Centre fills the vacuum that completes our group of
hospitals," said Ashok Pathirage Chairman Asiri Surgical Hospital. "The
combination of clinical expertise and the modern equipment in pristine
conditions at Asiri Heart puts us at the forefront of cardiac care in
Heading this new unit is Cardiovascular Surgeon, Dr. Vivek Gupta, who
has made a name for himself as an adult paediatric and vascular in the
Metro Heart Institute group of hospitals in India. Dr. Gupta performs
about 600 cases a year in adult cardiac, vascular, endoscopy and
paediatric patients. His commitment to the Asiri Heart Centre completes
the experienced team of surgeons and doctors available.
The new Operating Theatres are designed for hybrid surgeries with the
patients comfort and condition in mind.
Additionally, an eight-bed cardio thoracic intensive care unit (CTICU),
a 10-bed coronary care unit (CCU), an eight bed Angiography day care
unit and a 30 private bed progressive cardiac care ward is set out in a
most modern and pristine environment.
Dr. Anil Perera, Clinical Director, ASH says Asiri Heart hopes to
take every aspect of cardiovascular care to the next level and create a
new standard of excellence in cardiovascular care. "We are committed to
excellence in our facilities, technology and our staff. We believe that
in addition to our state-of-the-art facilities, education and research
are also important in prevention and treatment of heart diseases. We
hope to make available up to date information and resources to our
patients, their families and our staff when offering our patient centred
total heart care services at Asiri Heart."
The Asiri Heart also has a 24-hour chest pain centre located next to
the CCU offering fast-track diagnosis and specialized care, an
integrated preventative medicine wellness and cardiac rehabilitation
centre, a separate cardiac out patient consultation area on the 4th
floor with parking at the same level and an emergency cardiac ambulance
fleet with all the facilities to transfer critical patients.
In addition to routine services, Asiri Heart also offers heart care
services such as acute heart attack interventional program to
immediately open blocked heart arteries to restore blood flow to
affected areas, chest pain evaluation program to accurately and quickly
diagnose the cause of chest pain to direct patients to appropriate
physicians and preventive cardiology services including cardiac checks,
lifestyle management advice, customised nutrition advice, customized
exercise advice and counselling services.