Surgery on the heart or vessels is often used to treat complications of heart disease when blood isn't reaching the organ tissue, to correct congenital heart disease or to treat valvular heart disease from various causes.
First of its kind procedures. Our skilled team of interventional cardiologists earned the reputation for offering cutting edge vascular care and treatment in the country. Conditions treated may include:
- Aneurysmal disease
- Cerebrovascular diseases
- Pelvic Congestive Syndrome
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Transcarotid Artery Revascularization(TCAR)
- Venous disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm(AAA)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis and legs becomes enlarged. This may be treated with a graft or an endovascular stent graft.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) results in narrowed arteries which can block the flow of blood. Left untreated, PAD can lead to amputation, heart problems, and even death. JKCI is at the forefront of the diagnosis, medical management and treatment of conditions such as acute limb ischemia. Our surgeons offer first of its kind technology to reduce the number of amputations in Tanzania.
Constant leg pain, tiredness or heaviness may be signs of a more serious condition, such as peripheral arterial disease or venous disease. Patients experiencing these symptoms may consider asking their doctor for a referral to see a vascular specialist at JKCI.
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization(TCAR)
For patients with carotid artery disease a stent will be implanted to stabilize the plaque and prevent future strokes.