The Echocardiography Lab of Ayder Referral Hospital
About the Lab
Since 2012 modern Echocardiography on a high level is provided in the cardiology Unit in Ayder Hospital. Up to date high end echocardiography machines like Vivid 9 and handheld Viivd I are there in every day routine use on in-hospital and out patients. Three cardiologists and two Internists are performing Trans thoracic and Trans Oesophageal Echocardiography. Adult Patients with valvular Heart disease from Rheumatic Heart Disease, Congenitals, Cardiomyopathies and Coronary heart disease are seen. The pediatric cardiology unit is doing also echocardiography with an Vivid 5 Echo machine in its owen rooms on a great
Since 2013 Etiopia-Witten cardiologists are visiting Ayder hospital several times per year to give echocardiography lectures and discuss with the colleagues from Ayder special echocardiography issues.
The Ayder Cardiology team is using their handheld echo device for examining patients in the ICU and for screening children for Rheumatic Heart disease in schools in a scientific setting.