The Medical City Iloilo (TMC Iloilo), the ‘Heart Care Capital of Western Visayas’, launched the “Finest in Heart Care” campaign which officially kicked off on February 15 at SM City Iloilo.
The event was highlighted with “HeartSpiration”, stories of hope, resilience, and victories which featured five inspiring stories of TMC Iloilo patients who have undergone heart procedures.
The featured patients include Leaonardo Yap, Mark Lester Estapon, Jaime Dueñas, Nilo Plantinos and John Trompeta.
The said heart patients were awarded with TMC Iloilo HeartSpiration Badge which served as a testament of the challenges that they have surpassed because of their strong will to win against heart disease.
In his response speech, TMC Iloilo HeartSpiration John Trompeta thanked TMC Iloilo on behalf of the other HeartSpirations for being an instrument for them to have a second life. He also highlighted that being healthy is not a guarantee for someone to be spare from heart diseases. Anyone can be a victim thus, early symptoms should not be taken for granted.
“Finest in Heart Care” Campaign will have series of events aside from the “HeartSpiration”. These include the “Right Heart Care Provider, Right Here” regionwide roadshow and the “Heart Warrior”, a CPR roadshow to different groups and organizations.
FINEST IN HEART CARE
According to World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally with an estimated of 17.9 million deaths each year. Of the said number, 85% are due to heart attacks and stroke.
In Western Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) Region VI 2018 data revealed that Hypertensive Cardiovascular Diseases (HCVD) is the leading cause of mortality in the region which accounts to 1,033 deaths.
TMC Iloilo, being the “Heart Care Capital of Western Visayas” is the only private hospital in the region that has a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. This facility enables cardiovascular specialists to perform procedures such as angiogram, angioplasty and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).
With nine years of experience in handling various cardiovascular procedures and with 2,803 cases and counting, TMC Iloilo’s Cath Lab Team boasts its 99.42% Procedural Success Rate which is the highest in the region.
Aside from the modern facilities, TMC Iloilo has also a team of expert Cardio Specialists and nurses who are trained specifically for the treatment and management of different cardiovascular cases.
With the availability of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and heart specialists at TMC Iloilo, Ilonggos and those who are living in the nearby provinces will no longer need to go to Manila or Cebu for the treatment of their heart problems. This means also more convenience and financial and time savings on their part as these procedures are now made available locally through TMC Iloilo.
Know more about the different heart services being offered at TMC Iloilo. Call (033) 500-1000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or on www.themedicalcityiloilo.com for updates.