Introducing our all-new Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Packages
全新心導管檢查及介入治療套餐計劃   24

In light of the newly renovated Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Operating Room, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital proudly presents our all-new Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Packages that are first of its kind in Hong Kong.
Different from usual cardiac packages, the new packages include the following services:
1. One-hour examination (Coronary Angiogram Packages) / Two-hour examination (PCI Packages);
2. 24-hour accommodation and basic nursing care; and
3. Intravascular Ultrasound
Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our new CCIC has the full capacity to provide one-stop diagnostic, interventional, and surgical functions. Recently we have helped a 79-year-old senior treat his cardiac mitral regurgitation problem at the CCIC. For more information about the new packages, please visit:

1. 一小時的冠狀動脈造影檢查或兩小時的冠狀動脈形成術檢查(俗稱通波仔);
2. 24小時住宿和基本護理;及
3. 血管內超聲波檢查
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Dr. Henry Kok talks about new Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) technology
通波仔新技術面世 郭應龍醫生主張心臟問題應及早治療

Heart pain is always thought to be the major symptom of coronary heart disease, but it isn’t always the case. Cardiology specialist Dr. Henry Kok explains that, pain could appear anywhere in the body where the nerve fibres are connected to the heart. That’s why many heart disease patients would easily mistake pain in other parts of the body as separate problems. Dr. Kok has once come across a case in which the patient experienced pain in his right thigh, only to find out later that it was a symptom of coronary heart attack.
Dr. Kok has years of experience in performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). With new technologybeing put in place, PCIs are performed with greater accuracy and higher success rate. Even for cases that could only be managed by coronary artery bypass surgery in the past, they can now be improved by PCI as well. Dr. Kok suggests, the earlier coronary heart disease is treated, the better the results would be. Patients should seek medical help as soon as they experience any cardiac problems.

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Dr. Sha Wai Leung – Knee replacement brings back mobility

When it comes to having good mobility, healthy knees are essential. Experienced orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Sha Wai Leung has performed thousands of knee replacement surgeries for patients with degenerative joint diseases. In a recent interview, Dr Sha explains that poor habits, physical work, poor posture when lifting heavy items are common problems that cause damage to knee joints. In the early stages, medications can help. But when the problem progresses, surgery is the best way. Dr. Sha has diverse experience in treating degenerative knee joints. He points out that knee replacement surgery only takes around an hour, involvingthe replacement of the damaged joint with a metal, artificial one. It only takes patients half a day to start walking again, and they can even be discharged in 3-4 days. The artificial joints nowadays are very durable and can last for around 10 years. Dr. Sha suggests people with degenerative joints can consider having knee replacement to improve their quality of life.

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Brief Update on Iodinated and Gadolinium-based Intravenous Contrast Media

Many CT and MRI examinations require the administration of iodinated contrast and gadolinium-based contrast respectively. Generally speaking, allergic reactions to contrasts are uncommon. Following the latest evidence and guidelines, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital will amend the indication for steroid premedication to patients accordingly. From now on, only patients with prior mild-moderate reaction to iodinated contrast will be indicated with steroid premedication. Also, recent research has shown that group II gadolinium-based contrast is not associated with the risk of developing serious kidney disease. Therefore prior assessment of renal function is no longer necessary. For more details of the updated usage of contrasts, please visit the link below:

在進行電腦斷層掃描檢查(CT scan)及磁力共振掃描(MRI)前,病人均需分別接受靜脈注射造影劑及釓類顯影劑。一般來說,對於顯影劑出現過敏的反應比較罕見。為配合最新的研究證明及指引,港安醫院將由即日起修改處方類固醇術前用藥的做法。醫生將會只為曾對碘化造影劑有輕度至中度敏感反應的病人處方類固醇術前用藥,以預防病人出現敏感的情況。而最新的研究亦證明了第二類釓類顯影劑,即是現時港安醫院所使用的,並不會導致嚴重腎臟疾病,因此病人無須在先前評估腎功能。有關更多新指引的詳情,請到以下連結詳閱:
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