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Structural Heart Disease Specialty Unit

Structural Heart Disease Specialty Unit

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Structural heart disease can be present at birth or develop with age. It refers to defects in the heart’s valves, walls, or chambers.
Historically, open-heart surgery has been the common method for treating valvular and structural heart disease. However, percutaneous procedures to fix heart defects now provide a viable alternative to patients for whom conventional surgery is considered too risky and offers the potential benefits of less scarring, less blood loss, less pain, and a quicker recovery.

Conditions treated

Aortic Stenosis

It occurs when the heart’s aortic valve narrows. This obstructs blood flow into the aorta and the rest of the body, causing the heart to work harder. Eventually, the heart muscle weakens and symptoms develop. If left untreated, aortic stenosis can lead to serious heart problems.

Mitral Valve Stenosis

Mitral valve stenosis also called Mitral Stenosis is a narrowing of the heart’s mitral valve. This abnormal valve doesn’t open properly, blocking blood flow into the main pumping chamber of your heart (left ventricle). Mitral valve stenosis can make you tired and short of breath, among other associated problems.

Bicuspid Aortic Valve

A Bicuspid Aortic Valve is an aortic valve that has two flaps (cusps) instead of three. It may cause a narrowed aortic valve opening (aortic valve stenosis), making it difficult for the heart to pump blood into the body’s main artery (aorta), or it can cause valvular leakage, leading to an enlarged heart and weakened heart muscle over time.

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Also known as a click-murmur syndrome, Barlow’s syndrome, balloon mitral valve, or floppy valve syndrome, is the bulging of one or both mitral valve flaps (leaflets) into the left atrium during the contraction of the heart.

Mitral Valve regurgitation

Mitral valve regurgitation can occur due to mitral valve prolapse, mitral leaflet flail, or secondary to increased annular dimension or enlarged heart. Mitral valve regurgitation can make you tired and short of breath, among other problems.

Signs and symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Chest discomfort (pain may get worse with activity)
  • Cough (possibly bloody)
  • Breathing problems when exercising
  • Becoming easily tired
  • Feeling the heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Weakness or dizziness with activity

Procedures, Tests and Services provided: & tests include:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • CT scan
  • Echocardiogram (TTE and TEE)
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Laboratory tests
  • Physical Exam
  • Frailty Testing
  • Pulmonary Functional Testing
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Breathing Test
  • Transcatheter or surgical valvular repair or replacement
Patent foramen Oval (PFO)

PFO is an acquired structural abnormality. It is a small opening between the two upper chambers of the heart, the right, and the left atrium.

Most patients with a PFO do not have any symptoms. However, the condition may play a role in migraine headaches and it increases the risk of stroke, transient ischemic attack, and heart attack.

Associated procedures & tests include:

  • Echocardiogram (echo)
  • Transesophageal echo (TEE)
  • Transcatheter device closure
  • Bubble study: This is done during an echo or TEE. An IV filled with agitated saline is placed in your arm. The saline makes bubbles that the doctor watches to see if they move from one side of the heart to the other
  • You may need other tests to check your heart rhythm, nervous system, and to test for conditions that increase your risk of blood clots (hypercoagulable state)
Atrial septal defect (ASD)

An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall (septum) between the two upper chambers of your heart (atria). The condition is present at birth (congenital).

Small defects might be found by chance and never cause a problem. Some small atrial septal defects close during infancy or early childhood. Larger defects can lead to enlargement and increased pressure in the right-sided chambers of the heart. Larger defects need to be closed before the irreversible rise in pulmonary pressure occurs.

Signs and symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Shortness of breath, especially when exercising
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling of legs, feet, or abdomen
  • Heart palpitations or skipped beats
  • Stroke
  • Heart murmur, a whooshing sound that can be heard through a stethoscope

Associated procedures & tests include:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery
  • MRI
  • X-ray
  • Transcatheter device closure or surgical closure
Ventricular Septal defect (VSD)

VSD is a birth defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall (septum) that separates the two lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. Small defects usually are asymptomatic and can be left. Larger defects might lead to the left chamber of the heart being enlarged and therefore might require closure.

Associated procedures & tests include:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Chest X-rays
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • Transcatheter device or surgical closure
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

HCM is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood.

Signs and symptoms may include one or more of the following:

  • Chest pain, especially during exercise
  • Fainting, especially during or just after exercise or exertion
  • Heart murmur, which a doctor might detect while listening to your heart
  • The sensation of rapid, fluttering, or pounding heartbeats (palpitations)
  • Shortness of breath, especially during exercise

Associated procedures & tests include:

  • Ablation therapy
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
  • Genetic testing
  • Holter monitor
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)
  • MRI
  • Pacemaker

What Do we offer you at our Structural Heart Disease Specialty Unit?

With a team of devoted and expert physicians, nurses, and support staff, the Structural Heart Disease Unit at Aman Hospital provides patients with the ideal treatment plan for heart disease and vascular conditions. Using highly pioneering technologies, with the minimum invasive approaches, our team is a leader in treating heart disease.

Through the Structural Heart Disease Unit , the patient is evaluated by an interventional cardiologist. The appropriate diagnostic testing is typically performed on the same day to determine the best treatment plan.

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What should I bring to my first appointment?
You will also need to have the following information with you when you check in:
  • Qatar ID / valid passport
  • Insurance card
  • Laboratory studies (in case available)
Is my insurance accepted at Aman Hospital /How much will this procedure/test cost me?

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For insurance and price inquiries, please contact our call center at +974 4400 4400 between 8 am to 10 pm.

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I need directions to the unit, where do I park?

The Structural Heart Disease Specialty Unit in Aman Hospital is located at the following address: Ground Floor, Outpatient 1.

We recommend you allow enough time to park to ensure you arrive on time. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Our valet parking is here to assist you, take your car and park it safely in our underground parking.

Can my family member or friend attend my appointment?

Always feel free to bring someone with you to your appointments. A family member or friend can help ask questions, remember the information your care team gives you, and provide support.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

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Please call our call center at +974 4400 4400. They are available from Saturday to Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm to help you reschedule or cancel your appointment.

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  • Dietary services will guide you and your family regarding healthier food choices in case of dyslipidemia, diabetes, obesity and hyperuricemia. For any inquiry, please contact +974 4400 4400.
  • Pharmaceutical services will guide you regarding your medications and/or biologic treatments: administration mode, timing, side effects, management in case of infection and address any question that may arise. For any inquiry, please contact +974 4400 4400.
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  • Healthcare practitioner who will coordinate all your appointments and make sure to schedule the appointments at your convenience. For any inquiry, please contact +974 4400 4400.
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Ms. Wazne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Lebanese American University in 2011 . She completed her Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the Lebanese University. Ms. Wazne has worked at the American University of Beirut Medical Center for more than ten years. Ms. Wazne has given a variety of oral presentations to nurses, and pharmacists on local and national level . She has been certified from Harvard Medical School in Immuno-oncology and Cancer Genomics. She is an active member in the Order of Pharmacists of Lebanon. Her professional interests include medication safety and research.

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Sirine Abou Al Hassan is a US. registered clinical dietitian with extensive experience in nutritional management of chronic and diet-related diseases. Previously, Sirine worked as clinical dietitian specialized in obesity weight management, Child and Maternal Health and Eating Disorders. She graduated from University College London with a masters of science in Clinical Nutrition and Eating Disorders; Following on from a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics-Coordinated Program from the American University of Beirut, both with distinction

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