Emirati doctors innovate world's first virtual heart clinic

ABU DHABI, 26th November, 2016 (WAM) — In the first initiative of its kind, Emirati Heart Doctors have invented the first world’s virtual heart clinic to limit the spread of stroke through provision of the best diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and awareness services to various segments of society, locally and globally.

The drive of the Zayed Giving Initiative is supervised by senior doctors and surgeons in partnership with the public and private sectors, the Saudi German Hospital, Dar Al Ber Society, and the UAE Volunteer Centre.

The UAE celebrates innovators and exciting ideas presented during the UAE Innovation Week 2016 – a platform to attract talented and encourage them to generate innovative ideas and explore promising talents to adopt and support them to provide more innovative solutions for future challenges, said Emirati Heart Surgeon Adel Al Shamri, CEO of Zayed Giving Initiative, Chairman of Emirati Doctors Team.

He stressed that the leadership provided full support to spread the culture and concept of innovation to achieve the innovation and creativity in all fields.

The diagnostic services to be provided at the virtual heart clinic include three-dimensional medical imaging, ECG test, and a pharmacy to provide patients with medicines in accordance with the prescriptions issued by physicians, Executive Director of Emirati Doctors, Consultant Cardiologist, Chairman of Emirates Society of Cardiology, Dr. Abdullah Shehab, said.

Dr. Shamsa Al Awar said the mobile clinics will work with specialist doctors, stressing the importance of effective participation of medical staff in community in the volunteering programmes that aim to increase community awareness on key heart diseases and the best ways of prevention and treatment.