THIS WEEK: 11 patients with abnormal heartbeat treated at Mulago
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors at the Uganda Heart Institute corrected heartbeat anomalies in 11 patients in a medical procedure known as Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). RFA is a medical procedure where part of the electrical conduction system of the heart, tumor or other dysfunctional tissue is ablated (remove by melting) using heat.
Dr John Omagno, the executive director of the heart institute said all the patients worked on were discharged. Dr Joselyn Rwebembera, the lead cardiologist on the team said during the Electrophysiology studies (EPS), various specialized wires are inserted into the blood vessels in the groin and advanced up to the heart with the visual aid of special x-ray cameras.
Minister of Health Jane Aceng lauded Uganda Heart Institute on the feat saying it will reduce on the number of patient referrals abroad.