Good cardiovascular hospitals in HCMC

Hey folks,

I'm looking for recommendations for checking cardiovascular health. I've read many of the recent posts about some of the foreign hospitals in HCMC, but nothing specific to my query.

Due to a couple recent WTF health scares I'd like to find a good cardiovascular health care provider in HCMC. I'd like to get a cardio stress test, ECG, blood work and whatever else needs to be done. I've had annual employment health checks for the past five years and they've all been good, but I'd like a more detailed assessment.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

Mark

My husband had the complete tests and blood work done last year at Bệnh Viện Tim Tâm Đức (Tam Duc Heart Hospital) in Q7.  As the name indicated, it's a cardiovascular hospital.  As reputation goes, it's praised by many physicians.  My niece's SO, a German surgeon who has a practice in Saigon, recommended it.

At the time, our other option was FV but I decided against it after 4 Q&A sessions with them.

Tam Duc has the VIP service if you want somebody to pave the way and shorten the wait.  As I can speak the language, I thought we didn't need it and ended up waiting unnecessary long to see the doctor before and after the tests. 

Husband's seeing a different cardiologist now so we did the last 2 blood tests at Pasteur Institute (our choice).  The next complete test is in November; we'll probably go back to Tam Duc if the doctors there are working with his cardiologist now.  If we do, I'll pay for VIP service.

That's great information, thank you

Living in Saigon can't be good for the health with the air quality.

I agree,  which is why I live in Quy Nhon. It's a good little coastal city between DaNang and Nha Trang that's not very crowded with a growing expat community.

Yes I have been there, beautiful little city, relaxed, loved my time there.

Good_Man :

Hey folks,

I'm looking for recommendations for checking cardiovascular health. I've read many of the recent posts about some of the foreign hospitals in HCMC, but nothing specific to my query.

Due to a couple recent WTF health scares I'd like to find a good cardiovascular health care provider in HCMC. I'd like to get a cardio stress test, ECG, blood work and whatever else needs to be done. I've had annual employment health checks for the past five years and they've all been good, but I'd like a more detailed assessment.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

Mark

Does it have to be in HCMC?

I ask because the new hospital in Quy Nhơn is quite impressive, at least as a facility and also from the EENT and Dental care I've received there so far.

Also, in some instances they are using wireless radiology equipment that seems pretty advanced to me, a retired Registered Nurse.

I can't give a firsthand review of their cardiology facilities, since I've never used or even seen them.

But based on the care I've already received there and the quick lab results plus the very affordable fees and inhouse pharmacy prices, if I end up having chest pain this afternoon, that's where I'll be going, feeling pretty confident.

Have you had any experiences there yet?

I've made a connection there with a guy who speaks pretty good English.

I don't know his job description, but he seems to function as some sort of ambassador or guide.

He accompanied Khanh and me on my first visit there and was very helpful in showing us what was where and who does what.

I could send him a message and ask if he'd be willing to give a tour of their relevant facilities and departments.

I'd also be happy to go along with you as I have a good background in cardiac care.

I have to believe that hospital is drawing some of the best and brightest to it who prefer living in Quy Nhơn as opposed to surviving in HCMC.

Cheers!

Yeah, I've been there a few times for physicals and other minor things, they do have good support for expats during the day.

I went to their Emergency Room early Monday morning at 0030 with chest pains. They checked pulse, did a one minute EKG gave me some pills and said I should go home. No blood work was drawn, and nothing else was done.

Since I drove myself I asked if I could stay a while before driving home. After a couple hours rest I drove home. Thank goodness for Google Translate

Luckily, it appears that I had an episode of prehypertension that scared the crap outta me. I don't know what the initial BP was but my heart rate was about 3X normal.

Good_Man :

Yeah, I've been there a few times for physicals and other minor things, they do have good support for expats during the day.

I went to their Emergency Room early Monday morning at 0030 with chest pains. They checked pulse, did a one minute EKG gave me some pills and said I should go home. No blood work was drawn, and nothing else was done.

Since I drove myself I asked if I could stay a while before driving home. After a couple hours rest I drove home. Thank goodness for Google Translate

Luckily, it appears that I had an episode of prehypertension that scared the crap outta me. I don't know what the initial BP was but my heart rate was about 3X normal.

If you want to check your blood pressure now, message me.

I've got a monitor (sphygmomanometer).

I hope you develop the ideal care plan for your personal needs.

I'm just thinking, if you have (or get) a good primary care physician or internist, they can do the more extensive follow up diagnostics and care here locally in Quy Nhơn, and get consulting physicians in HCMC to help evaluate you long distance.

Blood test results, EKG and other test results can be viewed remotely, in most cases saving you the need for a stressful trip to Saigon.

Best regards

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