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Aga Khan unveils 3D tech-based treatment for Coast heart patients

17 October 2019

The Aga Khan Hospital (AKH) Mombasa has launched a three-dimensional (3D) technology to boost treatment of heart rhythm patients. On 17 October, AKH used 3D mapping cardiac electrophysiology system to conduct surgeries on two patients. AKH Medical Director, Twahir Hemed, said 3D technology would make medical procedure comprehensive, and AKH was specialising in heart rhythm disease. The technology is used to convert a patient’s CT scans into a 3D printed replica of the heart, enabling doctors to do their pre-surgical planning and the actual surgery with ease. The use of the technology by AKH makes Kenya second after South Africa to use 3D to treat heart rhythm patients in sub-Saharan Africa.