Welcome to Advanced Cardiovascular Institute!
Thank you for choosing ACI and placing your trust in our capable team. ACI is a specialist cardiovascular and electrophysiology services unit providing cutting edge heart care and general blood circulatory services, covering the full spectrum from acute care, diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation of all diseases involving the cardiovascular system.
We pride ourselves in providing technological and procedural sophistication that is on par with the most advanced centres in the world, right here in Trinidad and Tobago. At the same time, we never lose focus on the human touch, providing the highest level of care to nurture our patients back to good health.
ACI is the only private facility that is equipped with two state of the art cath labs. Both labs use industry leading General Electric angiography systems with all-digital flat detector technology which are capable of performing angiograms on any part of the body.
The Labs are described as “Combo” labs since they are equally proficient at doing angiograms of the heart as well as angiograms of any other part of the body. One of the added features of the lab is the ability to do Digital Subtraction Angiograms whereby any images of bones or other body structures may be removed from the images to give the best view of the blood vessels. The system is also able to do a three dimensional angiogram whereby the X-ray images can be taken while the detector is rotating so that blood vessels can be seen from various angles while it is being filled with dye.
ACI carries the largest stock of catheters, balloons and stents including several brands of the most advanced and clinically proven drug eluting stents which have revolutionized the treatment of heart disease.
HEART ATTACK CENTRE
In conjunction with West Shore Private Medical Hospital, ACI has established Protocols for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients with a heart attack utilizing angioplasty to reopen the blocked heart artery. The procedure called primary angioplasty is the internationally recognised preferred treatment for heart attacks proven by certain ECG changes and when done in a timely manner results in the least damage to the heart and lowest rates of complications and death from the heart attack.
ACI’s heart attack centre is the leading facility for heart attack treatment because of the fact that it has a) the most experienced team, (b) multiple teams for 24/7 rostered response and (c) two cath labs for widest possible cath lab availability. Very few facilities in Trinidad and Tobago have this level of heart attack treatment.