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The Medical City’s Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is one of the leaders in cardiovascular care in the Philippines, offering integrated, multidisciplinary and state-of-the-art services in addressing the multitude of cardiac diseases plaguing the country. We provide non-invasive diagnostics, minimally-invasive interventional procedures, cardiac surgeries, and cardiac rehabilitation programs at par with international standards, all for our commitment to excellence and patient-centeredness.

What started in the 1970s as the Heart Station in the old Medical City has grown to what we now know as The Cardiovascular Institute, launched in 2016,  comprised of the Cardiac Telemetry Unit, Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Center, Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization Laboratory, Cardiovascular Surgery, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Sections, along with the 89 doctors specializing in the different fields of general cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, echocardiography, critical care, pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, advanced cardiac imaging, and advanced heart failure.

This growth in size is amplified by our thrust for excellence. In 2015, the CVI’s Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) program became the first program in the Philippines to receive a certification from the Joint Commission International  (JCI)—serving as a model center for myocardial infarction care that guarantees fast and quality interventions for patients suffering from a heart attack. This translates to improved survival and enhanced quality of life. The AMI program likewise retained its status as the only program of its kind with a Gold Seal of Approval in the Philippines, and one of the 16 around the world granted re-accreditation in 2018.

The Electrophysiology laboratory launched in 2010 was one of only five hospitals in the country at that time capable of performing Electrophysiology studies, Radiofrequency ablation. In 2019, services expanded to include cryoablation. And in 2013, it was in The Medical City where the first cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was performed in the country. The Echocardiography and Cardiac Rehabilitation sections subsections have likewise pushed the limits to improving the quality of services we provide to our patients.

The Cardiovascular Institute likewise prides itself in its robust Adult Cardiology Fellowship program, which was started in 2002, and has produced successful cardiologists that are pioneers in their respective fields of expertise. Subspecialty training for Vascular Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Interventional Cardiology have also been started, and has likewise produced outstanding specialists.

Staying true to its core of patient-partnership, the CPR Center, launched in 2016, has since then promoted CPR awareness throughout the country, registering the highest number of participants among private hospitals.

Throughout its more than 50 years of existence, The Medical City’s Cardiovascular Institute has placed a primacy on excellent care and patient-centeredness. And it is with these values that we continue to improve our services, all for providing quality cardiovascular care to the community.

The Cardiovascular Institute

Executive Committee

Adriel E. Guerrero., MD

CVI Director

Victor L. Lazaro, MD

Head, Adult Cardiovascular Medicine

Michelangelo L. Sabas, MD

Head, Interventional Cardiology

Irwin Paul N. Bundalian, MD

Head, Echocardiography

Gina V. Alemany, MD

Head, Vascular Medicine

Luigi Pierre S. Segundo, MD

Head, Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia

Rachel Rose S. Del Rosario, MD

Head, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Simonette Kristine T. Sawit, MD

Head, Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Michelangelo L. Sabas, MD

Training Officer, Adult Cardiology

Kristela A. Chiu, MD

Head, Heart Week 2024

Alfonso L. Gutierrez, MD

Head, Post-Graduate Course 2024


Third Year

Lea Farrah Abella, MD

Revey Nuico, MD

Joseph Lawrence Ponciano, MD

Antonio Emmanuel Recto, MD

Ian Carlo Rivera, MD

Kristina Marie Michelle Rivera, MD

Second Year

Antonia Elisa Abello-Galon, MD

Eugene Rey Bagayo, MD

Marianne Therese Punsalan, MD

Antonio Delfin Sumabat IV, MD

Pamela Joan Tenedero, MD

Jasmine Wong, MD

First Year

Fathima Marwa Abdulaziz, MD

Felix Basallaje, MD

Lorraine Lu, MD

Kristine Coup Macapagal, MD

Anna Katherina Ortiz, MD

Clarence Nicole Perez, MD



  • Cardiovascular Laboratory, Second Floor

• 2D Echo with Doppler Study (Pediatric and Adult)

• 12 Lead ECG

• Holter and 24 Hour BP Monitoring 

• Peripheral Vascular Studies

• Stress Echo with Medicine

• Stress Echo without Medicine

• Stress Test

• Tilt Testing

• Transesophageal Echo Study

  • Cardiac and Vascular Catheterization Laboratory

    • Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Intervention

      • Coronary Angiography

      • Right and Left Heart Catheterization

      • Valvular and Congenital Defect Studies

      • Electrophysiology Studies

      • Pacemaker Implantation/Insertion

      • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Implantation

      • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty

      • Balloon Angioplasty

      • Intracoronary Stenting

      • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

    • Vascular/Peripheral Radiology

    • Coiling (Cerebral)

    • Embolization (Glue, Particles, Gelfoam)

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

    1. PHASE 1: (In-hospital Phase)

    2. PHASE II: (Out-patient Phase)

    3. PHASE III: (Out-patient Maintenance)

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Heart Week

Since 2006, The Medical City’s Cardiovascular Institute (then known as Cardiovascular Center) celebrates Heart Week every February. This celebration aims to strengthen the camaraderie among doctors and allied medical and non-medical units, not just within the Cardiovascular section, but throughout the entire TMC community. Activities usually include a post-graduate course to advance knowledge and expertise of TMC and non-TMC affiliated medical practitioners, lay forum and CPR training to engage our patient-partners, and other heart-related activities to get the wider TMC community involved.


Last year was the 18th celebration of heart week, which was held on February 21-22, 2023 with the theme "The Heart in Synchrony: Multidisciplinary Care for the Cardiac Patient".


The Heart in Synchrony

Multidiciplinary Care for the Cardiac Patient

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