Professor Nicholas Ossei-Gerning is Euracare Ghana’s Medical Director and Interventional Cardiologist. A dual Ghanaian & British national, Prof. Ossei-Gerning is an internationally-renowned expert in interventional cardiology and pudendology. After his initial medical training at University College Hospital in London and Cardiology training in the Yorkshire Heart Centre, he completed an Interventional Fellowship at the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to joining Euracare Ghana in 2017, he was Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the University of Wales and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Spire Cardiff Hospital. He has also served on the Executive Board of Welsh Cardiovascular Society and as a member of British and European Cardiac Interventional Societies. A leading authority on Vasculogenetic erectile dysfunction, he is also a member of the International Societies for Sexual Medicine and of the International Consultation for Urology Diseases.
Full Range of Non-Invasive Cardiac Diagnostic Equipment
Non-invasive cardiac testing focuses on the detection of heart disease through safe, external methods. It allows the cardiologist to diagnose and assess a number of heart conditions and diseases, including:
- Heart arrhythmia
- Cardiac arrest
- Coronary artery disease
- Valve disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction, coronary occlusion or coronary thrombosis
Euracare is equipped with a full range of sophisticated non-invasive equipment, including:
Advanced Siemens Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for Interventional Cardiac Diagnosis and Treatment
Certain conditions make it necessary to conduct slightly more invasive testing, or interventional procedures, performed in what is called a cardiac catheterization laboratory (“cath lab”).
These procedures include:
Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) – the patient swallows a small probe, about the size of a little finger, which allows a closer look at the heart’s structure and function, as well as at any abnormal tissue around the heart valves, blood leaking backward through a valve and blood clots
Coronary angiogram- a small catheter (hollow tube) is guided through a large artery into the patient’s heart, and dye is given through the catheter to show narrowing in the arteries, heart chamber size, how well the heart pumps, and how well the valves open and close, as well as a measurement of the pressures within the heart chambers and arteries.
Cardiac catheterization procedures are also used to treat heart diseases and conditions without the need for open surgery. For more details about Euracare’s cardiac catheterization treatment capabilities, see here.
Euracare is equipped with an advanced Siemens cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Professor Nicholas Ossei-Gerning, Euracare’s medical director and a fully U.K. – and Canada-trained interventional cardiologist personally supervises or performs all cardiac diagnosis and treatment procedures.
Professor Nick Ossei-Gerning shares his thoughts before he performs complex angioplasty
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