Coastweek-- The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa (AKHM)
formally launching its Cardiac Electrophysiology Program and
Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Wednesday 2nd May 2018
and the chief guest was the County Executive for Health, Hon.
The Cardiac Electrophysiology is a
procedure done in the Catheterization Laboratory where doctors
pass long wires through the groin to particular areas in the
heart and run specialized tests to locate the source of abnormal
Once identified the source is burned
to reverse the abnormality.
The patient is thereafter observed for
several hours before discharge.
AKHM also launched the first one of
its kind in the country - 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging
which has an up-to-date clinical application software that
enables us to achieve a higher quality of diagnostic care for
It is superior in early diagnosis of
brain and spinal cord/nerve root problems (Acute stroke,
brain/spine masses and chronic back pain).
With cancer being the third leading
cause of mortalities in Kenya, this machine will boost in cancer
diagnosis and staging, enabling early initiation of treatment
and longer life expectancy.