Lompoc Valley Medical Center has accepted the donation of a GE Healthcare cardiovascular ultrasound from cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul.
Dr. Gul presented the mobile cardiovascular imaging station to the LVMC Leadership team. The state-of-the-art machine has the 4-D capability with touchscreen functions offering greatly enhanced cardiac image quality.
“LVMC is my home away from home,” Dr. Gul said. “The community embraced me with love and open arms when I relocated to Lompoc 10 years ago. I wanted to give back to the community.”
The Vivid T-8 machine offers significant improvements in imaging for patients, Dr. Gul said. It aids in the diagnosis of cardiovascular, aortic and vascular diseases, he added.
LVMC Chief Executive Officer Steve Popkin accepted the donation on behalf of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation.
“This machine is top-of-the-line in its class,” Popkin said. “LVMC is grateful to Dr. Gul for his generous donation, and for his commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients.”
Gul completed his training in internal medicine at the University of Texas, Houston, before moving to Los Angeles, where he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology and joined Lompoc Valley Medical Center as a consultant cardiologist in 2010.
Dr. Gul will speak about “Women and Heart Disease” from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Ocean’s Seven Café inside LVMC, as part of the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Lecture series.