Philippine Heart Center

Nearly a million children and adults afflicted with heart disease and related ailments have been treated at the Philippine Heart Center since it opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1975. The center is organized to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients of every age with every kind of cardiovascular disorder. Diagnostic support services include a hemodynamics cardiovascular laboratory, computed tomography (CT), electrophysiology, nuclear medicine, hemodialysis, and radiology. The Noninvasive Cardiac Laboratory provides complete cardiac diagnosis through inter-related noninvasive methods and procedures, such as 2D echocardiogram with color Doppler and stress (treadmill) testing. The Diagnostic Radiology Laboratory provides radiological services to patients, including fluoroscopic contrast examinations, tomogram of specific organs or structures, portable radiography and fluoroscopy, and diagnostic (noncar-diac) ultrasound. The Pulmonary Medicine Laboratory diagnoses, evaluates, and manages patients with problems in the respiratory system.

The center’s three main units are the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Department of Allied Medical and Surgical Specialties. The hospital has six operating suites with facilities and support staff for five simultaneous open-heart procedures plus one additional simultaneous closed-heart, thoracic, vascular, or general surgical procedure.

Philippine Heart Center East Avenue Quezon City, Philippines 1100

Date Founded: 1975

Specialties: Cardiology

Last updated on 11 January 2011