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Bougainvillea Clinic launches Cardiac Catheterization Lab

People of the Virgin Islands will now be able to access services in the Cardiac Cauterization Laboratory. Photo: VINO
Bougainvillea Clinic owner Dr Heskith Vanterpool. Photo: VINO
Bougainvillea Clinic owner Dr Heskith Vanterpool. Photo: VINO
Present at the short ceremony was outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO
Present at the short ceremony was outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL). Photo: VINO
The laboratory was launched at a short ceremony with local and international guests in attendance. Photo: VINO
The laboratory was launched at a short ceremony with local and international guests in attendance. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The Bougainvillea Clinic, a privately owned and operated Hospital in Road Town, Tortola has launched a new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

The new service will allow the people of the Virgin Islands to access services in the Cardiac Cauterization Laboratory, right at home according to Bougainvillea Clinic owner Dr Heskith Vanterpool.

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is the only such facility in the Eastern Caribbean, and it is named the Dr Kendall Griffith Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in honour of Dr Griffith.

Additionally, there were four cases of Cardiac Catheterization done on Friday, a day before the launching and according to clinic officials they were all successful.

Family support

Present at the short ceremony was outgoing Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon D. Orlando Smith (AL) and First Lady Lorna G. Smith OBE, the sister of Dr Vanterpool.

Also on hand were Communications and Works Minister Hon Mark H. Vantperool (R4) another brother of Dr Vanterpool and the National Health Insurance (NHI) Director Roy N. Barry a Deputy Director of the Social Security Board.

There were also some overseas Doctors at the ceremony including Dr Mahendra Carpen from Guyana, Cardiac Nurse Vanessa Solomon also from Guyana and Dr Romel Daniel a Cardiologist from St. Lucia.

Cardiac Cauterization is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart. This is done both for diagnostic and interventional purposes. Subsets of this technique are mainly Coronary Catheterization, involving the catheterization of the coronary arteries and catheterization of chambers and valves of the cardiac system.

13 Responses to “Bougainvillea Clinic launches Cardiac Catheterization Lab”

  • Interested (28/10/2018, 14:26) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Welcome news.The Territory is moving forward.
    • Hmmmm (28/10/2018, 14:39) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      Huge investment. Will definitely save lives. Heart illness is huge in the BVI. Iots of people travel overseas. Hope the price is competitive so people don't have to travel. Putting people first... God bless you Mr V.
  • ccc (28/10/2018, 14:26) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Good job
  • Excellent (28/10/2018, 14:32) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Great News. Well needed. Hope they have other options other Than bypass. Bypass is too high risk and out of Style. Most Private Hospital push and promote bypass even when not necessary because it pays the bills. Its very, very expensive. Kudos to the Vanterpools. Its a very expensive venture but try to Keep the prices down.. We will support you.
  • Fat cat off we (28/10/2018, 16:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I love the nhi programme
  • shark (28/10/2018, 16:39) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    Always one step ahead of the state owned hospital
    And the legislators allow him to do that.
  • qc (28/10/2018, 22:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very good THING for health care
  • SMH (29/10/2018, 06:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great news! However, the cost of services to high for most...With or without insurance.
  • Hmmm (29/10/2018, 11:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    All due respect, but Bougainvillea is a for-profit business. Please see https://tinyurl.com/y9ammwtv. Indeed, there may well be a need for cardiac catheterization in the Territory, but it pales compared to the urgent need for diabetes outreach programs. Secondly, just how necessary is this procedure? Moreover, here we are, praising private enterprise, while the government continues to beg for equipment for Peebles and now VG clinic.
  • Jayla (29/10/2018, 18:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do they need a cardiac cath nurse
  • DON Q (30/10/2018, 05:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dr vanterpool is a good man he helps.a lot of people
  • am saying (03/11/2018, 07:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh yes that Vanterpool Guy is Great Man a Great Doctor he is helping allot of people God bless U Sir


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