Specialised care for healthy hearts

What is Cardiology?

Cariology is the branch of medicine dealing with cardiac and cardiovascular diseases (illnesses of the heart and parts of the circulatory system). A Cardiologist is a doctor that treats heart related conditions. Interventional Cardiology is the branch of cardiology that deals with actuate conditions such as heart attacks.

Why is a Healthy Heart so Important?

Heart disease, commonly known as the silent killer and ranks as the NUMBER ONE cause of death world-wide amongst men and women. Heart disease can often go unnoticed, leading to potentially fatal acute conditions such a heart attack. 17.9 Million people die of heart disease world-wide every year according the latest WHO statistics. Early detection of heart disease is key in living a healthy and lengthy life and so it is of vital importance to heave your heart checked on a regular basis.

AZHD’s Cardiology Department offers the following range of services:

Outpatient Services:

  • Consultation for any heart related conditions.


Emergency Services & Heart Attack Center 

  • Emergency service for heart conditions including heart attack, heart failure and life-threatening heart rhythm disturbance is available round the clock with state-of-the art Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
  • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is one of two private hospitals in the UAE to have a Joint Commission International Accredited Heart Attack Center. For our patients, this means that we have one of the safest and most effective environments world-wide to save the lives of those experiencing AMI (Acute Myocardial Infractions – Heart Attacks). From the procedures, to the equipment and expertise of our Interventional Cardiologists, we provide you with the best internationally accredited cardiology services.


Non-Invasive Lab Services:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiography (ECHO)
  • Exercise Tolerance Test (Treadmill test)
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Pharmacological stress test
  • 24 Ambulatory Holter and blood pressure monitoring


Invasive Cath-Lab services:

  • Coronary and peripheral angiography
  • Coronary and peripheral angioplasty
  • Right heart catheterization
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation and interrogation

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Meet Our Team

Our team of highly qualified and experienced physicians drawn from across the world

  • Dr. Layla Al Marzooqi

    Specialist Cardiology

    Dr. Layla Al Marzooqi

    Specialist Cardiology
    Dr. Layla has over ten years of international and local experience as a clinical cardiologist. Dr. Layla has experience in Holter and Blood Pressure Monitoring, Exercise ECG and Doppler Echography. Her main interest is in preventive cardiology. She offers an integrated, compassionate care to individual patients with early onset or strong risk factors for coronary heart disease in order to slow or stop the progression of heart disease. She provides patients with required tools to live a heart healthy life. She spends satisfactory time listening, explaining and discussing treatment options and procedure with her patients.
  • Dr. Sherif Amer

    Interventional Cardiologist

    Dr. Sherif Amer

    Interventional Cardiologist
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  • Dr. Behrad Elahi


    Dr. Behrad Elahi

    Dr. Behrad Elahi is an Iranian Board Certified interventional cardiologist  with more than 8 years experience in hospital and clinical setting .He is an elite Cardiologist trained as a Heart Team Leader in Zurich University ,with a strong ability to take the best final decision in critical and complex scenarios related to heart health. He has more than 50 publications and presentations in international and local conferences, journals and newspapers. He trained in Cardiology in Tehran University and became member of National Talents Foundation for his abilities.
  • Dr. Syed Sakib Nazir


    Dr. Syed Sakib Nazir

    Dr.Sakib Nazir has more than 15 years of training and work experience in the UK. He was trained at the Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary. He was working as a Consultant Cardiologist in West Yorkshire, England before joining Al Zahra Private Hospital Dubai in 2013.
  • Dr. Rajeev Lochan


    Dr. Rajeev Lochan

    An Interventional Cardiologist having more than 30 years experience as a consultant /or Head of the department at Medeor Hospital, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Batra Hospital New Delhi.

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