Cardiac cath labs in Nigeria

A heart attack is an acute medical emergency resulting from a sudden blockage of a coronary artery or arteries supplying the heart. If the blockage cannot be resolved fast, the heart muscle dies leading to major complications and demise.

Typically, survival from a heart attack relies on the ability to get quick treatment. The Door-to-Needle time is the time to receive clot-busting medication (thrombolytics), the standard goal is 30 minutes from arrival to the hospital. In hospitals where an Interventional cardiologist is available, the Door-to-Ballon time is how quickly the cardiac team opens the blocked artery via a catheter in the groin. The standard time for Door-to-Ballon time 90 minutes.

Symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath or collapse. An ambulance should be called; if an ambulance is not available in a resource-limited setting then a car should take the person to the nearest University teaching hospital or cardiac hospital.

Survival depends on the person’s proximity to a cardiac facility offering advanced cardiology treatments. This type of facility is called a cardiac lab. It is run by interventional cardiologists who have specialized in cardiac procedures like coronary angiogram, cardiac stent placement, cardiac pacemaker, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement.

Here is a listing of cardiac labs around the country. (Updates in progress) To submit a listing kindly complete this form.

List of States in Alphabetical order

Abia

Adamawa

Akwa Ibom

Anambra

Bauchi

Bayelsa

Benue

Borno

Cross River

Delta

Ebonyi

Enugu

  1. University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku, Ozalla

Edo

Ekiti

Gombe

Imo

  1. Human Race Diagnostic and medical centre, Owerri
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Jigawa

Kaduna

Kano

Katsina

Kebbi

Kogi

Kwara

Lagos

  1. Reddington Hospital, GRA Ikeja
  2. First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi
  3. Euracare, Victoria Island

Nasarawa

Niger

Ogun

  1. Tristate heart and vascular center, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Ilishan-Remo

Ondo

Osun

Oyo

Plateau

Rivers

Sokoto

Taraba

Yobe

Zamfara

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja

Disclaimer: Not all Cardiac services may be available at the listed locations.

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