Muscat Private Hospital organises Cardiac Symposium to mark World Heart Day

Roundup Sunday 29/September/2019 17:55 PM
By: Times News Service
Muscat Private Hospital organises Cardiac Symposium to mark World Heart Day

Muscat: Leading healthcare brand and the Sultanate’s first JCI-accredited hospital - Muscat Private Hospital (MPH), recently organised a Cardiac Symposium to mark World Heart Day.

Held at the W Hotel, the event aimed at increasing heart health awareness among attendees, by shedding light on various cardiovascular diseases (CVS), their causes, and prevention methods.

Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September annually across the globe to create a universal awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including heart ailments and stroke which highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD.

It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80 per cent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.

“Cardiovascular diseases are emerging as the leading cause of mortality and disability globally. They affect one in four people in the Gulf. Unfortunately modern day lifestyles put people at greater risk. Smoking, stress, junk food and lack of exercise are among the leading causes of heart-disease which affect patients in the gulf 15 years earlier than in the West”, said Sandeep Kumar, CEO of UME, the international hospital management group that manages Muscat Private Hospital.

Highlighting the specialties provided by the hospital’s cardiology department, Subba Rao, hospital director said, “Our cardiology department offers world class standards of treatment and care to heart patients in Oman. With a combined multidisciplinary team of highly skilled heart specialists focusing on cardiology, and vascular surgery, we integrate our team’s skills and experience to treat conditions of the heart, lungs and chest.

"Our staff uses the latest innovations and advanced techniques in cardiology, and are capable of diagnosing, monitoring and treating all types of heart conditions. ”

In support of World Heart Day, MPH has also introduced “Healthy Heart Packages” which offer special offers for heart checkups to customers.

That’s not all - the hospital’s social media pages are also abuzz with information and initiatives surrounding CVS and strokes, the significance of adopting a healthy lifestyles and practicing exercises in order to avoid heart diseases.

“Heart disease is a major problem in Oman,” mentioned Dr Amr Hassan, Senior Consultant Cardiologist at MPH. “Many people either claim not to be aware of the risk factors or simply ignore their symptoms. The only way we can help reduce the number of deaths due to poor cardiovascular health, is by making people aware of their cardiac health status.”


The largest JCI accredited healthcare facility in Oman, Muscat Private Hospital is managed by UME, an international hospital management group with more than 43 years of experience. The hospital provides comprehensive care in all major specialties including 24-hour Emergency Services, a Diagnostic Centre with ultra-low-dose 128 Slice CT Scan with cardiac capability and the latest MRI, state-of-the-art Cath Lab complemented by latest Diagnostic services.