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January 19, 2019

First Lady opens new lab for heart conditions in Aga Khan, Mombasa

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta cuts a ribbon to open the new cath-lab at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa yesterday /PSCU
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta cuts a ribbon to open the new cath-lab at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa yesterday /PSCU
The latest technology in the treatment of cardiac complications is now locally available and Kenyans with heart problems can seek help without having to travel abroad.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday unveiled the state-of-the-art digital flat-panel detector and fluoroscopic X-ray system at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, in the refurbished catheterisation laboratory. She also inaugurated the hospital’s cardiology programme during the ceremony, which was also attended by Aga Khan Health Services Board executive committee  chairman Princess Zahra Aga Khan, French Development Agency regional director Bruno De Prince and several cardiologists and other project partners.
The cath-lab, the latest in Kenya and the first of its kind outside Nairobi, can offer more than 20 heart-related services and has the capacity to handle 15 patients with cardiac problems per day.
Patients requiring further evaluation for heart failure, valvular heart diseases and pulmonary hypertension will also be assisted, as will those with inferior vena cava filter placement problems.
“I’m confident that together we will find the right approach to increase public awareness and develop practical and sustainable solutions to treatment of cardiovascular diseases,” Kenyatta said.
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