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National Nurses Week.

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Never before have we admired and appreciated our wonderful nurses that we do right now in 2020! Their selfless acts of empathy, caring and love are the central driving force in quickly nurturing patients back to good health. Now in 2020 they do so at great risks to their own health, yet they remain steadfast and committed to their vocation.

Nurses deserve all of our praise and gratitude because they are the cornerstone of our healthcare system. We at ACI are especially lucky and blessed to have nurses who exemplify all that is good about their profession. Thank you from the bottom of hearts for all that you do! Have a look at this video and see why we are so very proud of each and every one of them.  Happy Nurses Week 2020!  #CelebrateNursesWeek #ACICares #SuperheroesWithScrubs #StayHome #StaySafe



Perfusion Week 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

We cannot do open heart surgery without them yet few people know what they do.  Their role is to keep our patients safe during heart surgeries. We are talking about our perfusionists. Their job is to operate the equipment that takes over the function of the heart and lungs during certain surgeries. They are the quiet heroes behind the scenes.

We recently celebrated Perfusion Week 2020 which was from April 27-May 1.  As part of the celebration, ACI made this video to honour these fearless, caring and dedicated professionals. We appreciate them and the amazing work that they humbly and skillfully do. #PerfusionWeekTrinidad #GirlPower #TnTProud #BestRightHere #ACICares 



We Salute our Heroes!

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Thank You! We sometimes forget to say thank you.  However now, more than ever, we have to take the time to thank our hardworking healthcare professionals. In particular we are grateful for those brave soldiers at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. We treasure you, we admire you and and we pray for your guidance and protection.

ACI also wants to take the opportunity to express our gratitude for our own heroes working with us. We are honoured to have such dedicated, skilled and caring professionals on our team.  Keep flying our flag high! We did this ‘thank you’ video for the National Applause Initiative on April 9th 2020.

 



Don’t neglect your heart in fear of COVID-19.

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

We know that hospitals may seem like a scary place right now. However, the truth is that the medical professionals at hospitals are the most trained and equipped for keeping you safe with infection control protocols.  So the last thing you should do is ignore symptoms of a heart issue or avoid coming in to check your heart because of this fear.  Responding to a heart attack in the quickest possible time gives you the best chance of successful treatment with the fastest recovery and least amount of long term effects. Don’t ever delay in acting on heart symptoms.  To help you act now we have published the following notice for more information. We’re here for you!



Pacemaker

Friday, April 12th, 2013

A Pacemaker is a small, artificial, electrical device placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. Pacemakers steady patients’ heartbeats by regulating Sinoatrial node contractions. A Pacemaker is used to treat Arrhythmias and can help patients resume a more active lifestyle.

Pacemakers consist of two major parts: the generator and the leads. The generator is essentially a tiny computer (along with a battery and other electronic components), housed in a hermetically sealed titanium container. Most modern Pacemaker generators are roughly the size of an American 50-cent coin, and approximately three times as thick. More



Heart valve surgery

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. During heart valve surgery, the surgeon trims, shapes, or rebuilds one or more of the leaflets (flaps that open and close the valve). Valve repair is best for the mitral and tricuspid valves. The aortic valve is usually not repaired but replaced. Replacement means your diseased valve is removed and a new valve is inserted in its place. Most valve replacements involve the aortic and mitral valves. The aortic valve separates the left ventricle (your heart’s main pumping chamber) and the aorta (the major artery that carries blood to your body). More



Heart disease

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that impair normal functioning of the heart. It may be structural or functional abnormalities of the heart or of the blood vessels. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include: More



Arrhythmia

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms that make the heart beat in a way it should not, either too fast, too slow or erratically. They occur when the heart’s electrical impulses which coordinate the frequency of heartbeats, do not work properly. More



Angioplasty

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Angioplasty is a procedure done during cardiac catheterization to repair/expand a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery.

Arteries can become blocked for a number of reasons, the most common of which is atherosclerosis, a disease characterized by the accumulation of plaques in the arteries. As you age, a waxy substance called plaque can build up inside your arteries and this condition causes the ‘hardening of the arteries’, and it is influenced genetics, environmental factors and also by lifestyle factors including smoking and high-fat diets. More




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