Devices and Surgical Procedures to Treat Heart Failure

Technology has come a long way since the first rudimentary artificial heart, invented by Dr. Domingo Liotta, was implanted in a history-making operation at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston in April 1969. The patient, a 47-year-old man with heart failure, became the first recipient of the Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart while waiting for a human heart…

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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, Risk and Prevention

Diabetes is a chronic disease that results from the body’s inability to process and / or produce insulin effectively. Under normal circumstances, the digestive system breaks down carbohydrates from sugars and starches in foods into glucose, a form of sugar that enters the bloodstream. With the help of the hormone insulin, cells throughout the body…

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Common Childhood Immunizations and Vaccines

Childhood vaccines are the most important prevention tool against many serious or potentially fatal viruses and bacterial infections, including polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and chicken pox. Many health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Caribbean Public Health Agency…

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Medical Tourism: Cost Savings, Vacation, and Quality Care

With its turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and moderate climate, the Caribbean has long been a North American tourist destination, attracting people from all over the world. Given that there are an estimated 42.5 million residents from 29 richly diverse Caribbean countries and territories with more than 7,000 islands, there is also a good deal…

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Texas Couple Praises Health City

Texas Couple Praises Health City

When Wayne Wright needed knee replacement surgery, his wife wanted him to undergo the operation in an American hospital, but Wayne did his research and all signs pointed to searching for a solution overseas, more specifically to Health City Cayman Islands. Because Wayne’s company is self-insured, finding an affordable, high quality medical facility was a…

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Is Your Child Suffering from Heart Disease?

Do Children Suffer From Heart Disease? What Symptoms Should I Look For? Heart Disease is often thought of something that progresses throughout a lifetime of dubious lifestyle choices, and therefore only affects adults; both of which are incorrect. Children can also suffer from heart conditions, and those conditions can go undiscovered until adulthood. Pediatric cardiac…

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

 Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia, affecting millions of people worldwide.  Unlike a healthy heart, in AFib the Sinoatrial node (SA) is unable to control the electrical impulses that regulate the rhythm and synchronicity of the heart. Rather, these impulses are chaotic – often firing from more than…

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Symptoms and Treatment

Cardiac arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat, is a deviation from the normal rate or rhythm of the heart. Heartbeats are controlled by electrical impulses that cause different parts of the heart to contract or relax in a finely coordinated movement that pumps blood throughout the body at a consistent rate per minute. Of…

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Cayman Islands Premier Lauds Health City

Cayman Islands Premier Lauds Health City

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (May 25, 2015) – The Premier of the Cayman Islands believes a new Caribbean hospital’s accreditation will stimulate interest in the Caribbean destination as a premier location for world-class healthcare and medical tourism. Speaking at a press conference marking the award of the Joint Commission International’s (JCI) Gold Seal of Approval to Health…

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Health City Cayman Islands Awarded JCI Accreditation

Health City Cayman Islands Awarded JCI Accreditation

CAYMAN ISLANDS (May 13, 2015) – On the heels of Health City Cayman Islands’ first anniversary celebrations, the Caribbean hospital has received the news that it has earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in accrediting the quality of healthcare. The accreditation commission’s on-site evaluation of Health…

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Health City Cayman Islands Celebrates First Anniversary

Health City Cayman Islands Celebrates First Anniversary

CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 9, 2015) – Health City Cayman Islands celebrates its first anniversary of providing quality and affordable healthcare this month. Since the state-of-the-art medical facility received its first patient 12 months ago, Health City brought life to the shared vision of renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty, and Ascension, the world’s leading non-profit…

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Cayman Islands Hospital Provides Free Treatment To More Children From Haiti

Cayman Islands Hospital Provides Free Treatment To More Children From Haiti

GRAND CAYMAN (February 3, 2015) – Four children from Haiti have received free life-saving surgery at Health City Cayman Islands, bringing to eight the number of young Haitians who have benefited from Health City’s ongoing commitment to support the tertiary healthcare needs of Caribbean youth. The children included a critically ill 6-year-old girl with severe pulmonary issues,…

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Health City’s Second Successful LVAD Heart Surgery

Health City’s Second Successful LVAD Heart Surgery

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (December 1, 2014) – Health City Cayman Islands has performed its second successful LVAD heart surgery, allowing another ailing Caribbean national to move to a new beat. Ralph Wright of the Cayman Islands recently benefited from the complex procedure, which is performed at advanced stages of heart failure when the heart…

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