ASIAN CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE

ASIAN CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE

With the aim to further transform the cardiovascular healthcare in the country, Asian Hospital and Medical Center created the Asian Cardiovascular Institute (ACVI). The Asian Cardiovascular Institute brings together the best among cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, electrophysiologists, and allied health care professionals to provide high quality, comprehensive, and value-based care. 

Our Mission

The Asian Cardiovascular Institute will provide world-class, compassionate cardiovascular healthcare within the reach of every individual.

Our Vision

The Asian Cardiovascular Institute shall establish a state-of-the-art, holistic cardiovascular institution with the highest standards of community-driven patient care.

Our Core Values
  • Patient-centered 
  • Evidence-informed innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Catalyzing Action
  • Integrity
Expertise Built on Innovation and Excellence

It is the first and only advanced cardiovascular care facility in the southern part of the Metropolis which offers comprehensive cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment procedure using a holistic approach to heart and vascular care. It combines world class medical expertise, advanced technologies, and up-to-date heart and vascular care education to dramatically improve the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.


REMARKABLE BREAKTHROUGHS


Thoracic Endovascular Repair (TEVAR)



In December 2018, the Asian Cardiovascular Institute’s (ACVI) Interventional Cardiology Section (Cath Lab), Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (TCVS), and Peri-Operative Services (POS) teams performed its first Hybrid Thoracic Endovascular Repair (TEVAR). Hybrid TEVAR is a combination of TEVAR and a surgical procedure to treat two different diseases. It’s performed to lessen the risks and complications in treating two heart diseases that need an open-heart surgery by performing one minimally invasive procedure instead of two. TEVAR is a minimally invasive treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysms.

The patient, who has Thoracic Aneurysm and Coronary Heart Disease, underwent Hybrid TEVAR to minimize the risks and complications of the supposedly thorough procedure and was able to reclaim his life.

 

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)


As part of its mission to establish a state-of-the-art, holistic cardiovascular institution with the highest standards of community-driven patient care, ACVI’s Structural Heart Disease, Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) and Intensive Care Unit performed its first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Invasion (TAVI) in October 2018.  TAVI also called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is a treatment for aortic valve disease problems; it is a minimally invasive procedure for replacing a diseased aortic valve. TAVR benefits not just young patients who can handle open-heart surgery but chose to have TAVR performed, but also those that are not very young who cannot withstand the open-heart surgery and usually require bio-prosthetic valves.


World Class Care. Close To You

 

With the full complement of specialists and in the field of cardiology, the strong partnerships with the allied medical services, and the support of the Asian Hospital Management, the Asian Cardiovascular Institute is looking forward to being recognized as the premier referral center of cardiovascular excellence in South Luzon. The Institute aims to extend its reach in providing state-of-the-art care by establishing networks with the healthcare community in the area. It is through these collaborative efforts that better healthcare can be extended to those patients who need it most.

The Asian Cardiovascular Institute is one of the four institutes of Asian Hospital and Medical Center. The hospital is situated in the heart of the plush green and relaxing environment of Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Asian Hospital is strategically located near some of the country’s most affluent residential areas. It is only 10 kilometers from Makati City, less than a kilometer from SLEX and 20 minutes from the international and domestic airport. 

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Location

4th Floor, Lifestyle Medicine Center, Tower 1, Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Contact Number

(02) 8 771 9000 local 5748 or (02) 8 876 5748

The Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia, and Pacemaker Program team provides the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options for patients with an arrhythmia or congestive heart failure.

The mission is to train outstanding physicians in clinical care, teaching, and research in order to become a board eligible professional in adult cardiovascular medicine. Once they have completed their training in Internal Medicine, the program will provide a curriculum tailored to the needs and goals in accordance with Philippine Hospitals Association established guidelines.

Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s highly skilled cardiovascular surgeons work with specialists in cardiovascular diseases and other areas to deliver the highest quality of heart care for adult and young cardiac patients. The Cardiac Center’s overall mortality rate is 3%, including all cardiac and thoracic aortic cases. This is comparable with the mortality rate of the US Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database, the global standard for heart surgery outcomes. The overall mortality rate for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft including re-operation is 1%.

Also known as the Non-invasive Cardiac laboratory, ACVI provides several interrelated diagnostic tests and procedures that do not need penetration of the body, as by incision.

ACVI’s experienced, multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare specialists make up the pediatric cardiac team at Asian Hospital. A team of pediatric cardiologists work together in the pre-operative evaluation of pediatric heart patients or adults with congenital heart disease.

Care Coordination promotes the Plan’s purpose of helping patients’ live healthier lives in each of its special programs. ACVI has developed disease specific approaches to the management of members’ chronic medical conditions. The emphasis of the program is disease prevention or limiting complication of an existing condition and wellness education for targeted members and clinicians to improve the overall health, wellness, and quality of life of the member’s life.

At the Institute, each patient meets with a team of specialists, including an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon at the same time. Drawing on their many years of experience, these specialists develop an individualized treatment plan and present it to the patient.

The Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Program is designed to increase understanding and offers services to patients with cardiovascular disease and those who have a high risk of developing it. Individualized programs are designed to reduce risk factors and prevent disease from getting worse. The team includes specialists from many areas to offer nutritional services, prescriptive exercise programs, stress testing, cardiovascular disease risk-reduction programs and a peripheral vascular rehabilitation program.

It is designed to uphold a collaborative research environment for structural heart disease researchers and investigators. This program enables the researchers to conduct basic and clinical studies, and innovative diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities and to understand the natural history and clinical outcomes of various structural heart diseases after instituting a new diagnostic and treatment modality.

One day, he experienced his first heart attack, he was working and he had to rush his work so that he can go home immediately. When he was taking a shower he couldn’t breathe and his wife got angry at him because she thought he did not dry himself. It turns out that it was severe sweating, but it was like he was just brought out of the swimming pool.

OTHER PATIENT'S TESTIMONIALS

Apolonio L. Atienza, who worked at the Bureau of Immigration for 25 years, suddenly felt chest pain and severe sweating while having dinner with his family. He then blacked out, later on he found out he was experiencing a massive heart attack. When he was already in the Cath Lab, he experienced another heart attack and lost his consciousness and he had to be revived because his heart stopped beating.

Sophie is the eldest among three siblings and people were asking why she is thin, so her mother said that she is okay and not sickly, but she often has colds. When she was checked in the hospital, they noticed that her weight was not ideal for her age so they changed her doctor. They found out that she has a heart murmur and was advised to take a 2D echo where a Patient Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) was seen.