Coastweek — Dr. Neil Brass, an interventional cardiologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Canada, carried out the first balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty procedure at the Catheterization Laboratory of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.
He was assisted by Dr. Harun A. Otieno, an interventional cardiologist at the Hospital.
Dr. Harun Otieno, a Cardiologist, at the Aga Khan University Hospital , Nairobi , explained, “There are four valves in the heart.
The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi cardiologists are working in partnership with the Canadian cardiac doctors from the Royal Alexandra Hospital and University of Alberta to develop the first regional radial arterial access laboratory in Kenya.
This will provide state of the art care for patients with cardiac illnesses.
By the second quarter of 2010 a second cardiac catheterization laboratory and comprehensive cardiac surgery operating theater and intensive care unit will be housed in a 40 million dollar heart and cancer centre which is under construction at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi.