De Los Santos Med unveils affordable new cardiac cath lab facility

DLSMC representatives and guests present during the ribbon-cutting ceremony (first row, l to r): MPHHI President and CEO Augusto P. Palisoc, Jr.; DLSMC President and CEO Raul C. Pagdanganan; DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, MD, MSc; DLSMC VP for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Nilo C. De Los Santos, MD; (second row, l to r) DLSMC Board Member Efren V. De Los Santos, MD; DLSMC Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Unit Head Danilo S. Santos, MD

De Los Santos Medical Center, a subsidiary of the MVP Group of Companies under the banner of Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (MPHHI), recently inaugurated its new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Unit.

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, MD served as one of the affair’s guests of honor. “It is disheartening to know that many individuals with heart problems do not seek further diagnosis and treatment because they fear the financial implications that come with each procedure,” commented Nilo C. De Los Santos, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of De Los Santos Med. “That is why, to coincide with new apparatus, we have developed affordable all-in packages for the procedures that will be done at our Cardiac Cath Lab.”

Upon the advice of their cardiologists, people with narrowed or blocked heart arteries can now undergo life-altering procedures such as coronary angiogram and coronary angioplasty at the new facility.

Likewise, those who had experienced life-threatening arrhythmia (when the heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or too irregularly) can avail of a pacemaker insertion package to ensure that their heart rhythms will be normalized.

“At DLSMC, we believe that quality heart care need not be expensive,” affirmed Raul C. Pagdanganan, President and CEO of De Los Santos Med. “Rest assured that we will remain committed to delivering quality but affordable healthcare services as we continue to safeguard every beat of your heart.”