Highly skilled team of cardiologist with huge experience and trained around the world who have the capability of managing the most complex of cardiac disorders and deliver clinical outcomes at par with global standards.
Angiography in one of the most advanced cath-labs in the world at the hands of the most experienced of interventional cardiologists.
Facilities to perform electrophysiology study in the most advanced labs to detect and treat electrical distortions in the activity of the heart.
The latest 256 Slice CT scan and PET-CT scan machines for patients who prefer non-invasive alternatives for Cath-lab angiographies and other vital investigations
Myocardial perfusion SPECT to evaluate damage that might have been caused by a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and to assess the presence and extent of myocardial ischemia (reduced blood flow due to obstruction in the vessels).
Cardiology is all about the human heart. A cardiologist specializes in surgeries related to the heart. There are various categories and sub-categories of heart problems. Based on these categories, the surgeons specialize in one or two categories and perform the required procedures and surgeries. On this page we’ll talk about cardiac diseases and disorders that can be medically managed. Our centers are known as the best cardiac centers in India, with the most experienced team of cardiologists. Some of the most common diseases/disorders that can be medically managed are:-
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hypotension, genetic or heart failures
Heart Failure management
Cardiology involves managing patients cardiac disorders/diseases through drugs and various lifestyle changes. Maximum people after the age of 50 develop some kind of cardiac disorder including hypertension or a weak heart. These can be avoided through a regular annual check-up of the heart. We strongly encourage everyone to go through these.
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Cardiac disorders require extensive check-up of the heart which may include Blood investigations, ECG, 2D-Echo, TMT, Dopplers and Angiography among others. Most of these checks are offered in a package to offer patient convenience and affordability. They can be completed over 1-2 days and once the reports are collated, your cardiologist devises a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include drugs, interventional procedures, surgery or a combination of each.
Most cardiac disorders require regular follow-ups with your cardiologist in order to adjust your drug dose and monitor the progress or stability of the disease. These may be required once in 3 months or 6 depending on the disorder/disease. We can very much arrange these follow-ups via internet if the required investigations can be done in your home country.
TMR (Transmyocardial Revascularization):-
TMR stands for Transmyocardial Revascularization .TMR is a type of surgical procedure performed in the treatment of stable angina that cannot be treated with medication. TMR is used as a treatment only if typical treatments like angioplasty or bypass surgery cannot be worked. Laser is used during the procedure to make channels in the left ventricle of the heart.
How is TMR Performed?
How to Prepare for TMR?
Duration of procedure/surgery :1 to 2 hours
Days admitted :4 to 7 days
Anesthesia :General Anesthesia
Recovery :– A complete recovery may take about three months.
– Some patient may experience immediate relief after TMR.
– The patient may still be required to take medications after TMR to improve blood flow.
Risks :– Chest pain
– Heat valve damage
– Heart failure
– Heart rhythm problems
– Blood vessel damage
– Heart attack
– Low blood pressure
After care :– The patient should abstain from strenuous activities.
– Specific activity guidelines are given to the patient.
– The patient may need to undergo a cardiac rehabilitation program to help in recovery.
– The patient needs to meet the cardiologist frequently for follow up visits to monitor the progress after the TMR.
What is an Electrophysiology (EP) study?
This is a type of test which is used to record the electrical pathways and activity of the heart. An electrophysiology study is executed by an electro physiologist who is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment, diagnosis, and management of abnormal heart rhythms.
Why do I need an EP study?
How should I prepare for the EP study?
How is the procedure performed?
How long does the EP study last?
After the EP study?
Risks :-Arrhythmias -Infection –
-Blood clots that lead to embolism
-Injury to the vein
-Low blood pressure
Congenital Heart Disease:-
Congenital heart disease is also called a congenital heart defect. It is an abnormality of the heart that exists at birth. The defect generally influences heart organs such as the blood vessels, valves or the heart walls. The disease ranges from minor defects to censorious conditions that can result in the death of the affected individual.
Types of congenital heart disease
The congenital diseases can be classified into three main groups:
Cyanotic and Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
In both of these defects, the blood from the heart is not pumped in the accurate manner. The main difference between acyanotic and cyanotic defects is that cyanotic defects cause low oxygen levels in the blood while acyanotic conditions blood is pumped in low levels. The heart fails to pump enough blood to be supplied to the body due to defects of the heart. Babies born with these defects will have developed the blue-baby disease or breathing problems. The condition may develop later in life resulting in high blood pressure.
Symptoms of congenital Heart Disease
Mostly congenital defects are discovered during an ultrasound scan. Treatment may start instantly or when approved by the doctor. Babies with congenital defects may show symptoms such as:
In cases where the conditions develop in later years, the symptoms may include:
Causes congenital heart disease
Treatment of congenital heart diseases
The type of the disease controls the type of treatment given to the patient. Some of the diseases can cure on their own when the kid is still young while others require intense treatment. The following are some of the advanced treatment options available:
How to prevent congenital heart diseases
If you are pregnant, there are various precautionary measures you can undertake to prevent your unborn kid from developing a congenital heart defect:
What is Coronary Heart Disease?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a disease which develops when plaque (a waxy substance) grows inside the coronary arteries.
What are the symptoms of CHD?
Although the disease cannot be healed,treatment options are available which help control the symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. These involve lifestyle changes, surgery and medications.
Treatment involves stopping smoking. This can reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Making dietary changes ensure that meals are well-balanced and Being healthy is also very important. In addition, you should ensure that you exercise regularly.
Medicines aim at either widening the arteries or reducing blood pressure. Some medicine may have side effects so it may take some time in finding the one that works right for you. Medication should not be stopped suddenly as this may worsen the symptoms. Medications used to treat coronary heart disease involve:
Side effects of medications
If the symptoms cannot be controlled by lifestyle changes or medications your doctor may recommend surgery. Surgical procedures involve:
What is Echocardiology?
Echocardiology is type of a branch of medicine that studies how to get and interpret ultrasonic images of the heart. Echo-cardiologists work together with cardiologists to diagnose and treat problems associated with peripheral blood vessels and the heart. It uses ultrasounds to measure the heart’s performance and to create images of the heart.
What is an Echo–cardiogram?
It is a type of test that uses sound waves sent through a transducer. It is also called as an echo. This test is non-invasive and does not have any known side effects. The echoes displayed on a video screen as moving pictures of your heart.
Who performs an Echo–cardiography?
An echocardiology test is performed by an echocardiology technician, also referred as a cardiovascular sonographer.
Why is an echocardiogram performed?
To follow up on the progress of valve disease
Types of echocardiograms
How is the test performed?
How to prepare for the test
What is EECP?
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a type of procedure for the treatment of angina, cardiomyopathy or heart failure. It reduces symptoms of ischemia, and supplements the functional ability and quality of life of the patient.
EECP is a type of noninvasive procedure that uses inflatable cuffs to compress the blood vessels of the lower limbs. These cuffs are set around the calves, thighs and buttocks of the patient. In this method, the blood flow in the coronary arteries grow.
EECP is increased by computer technology, blood pressure monitors and electrocardiography. These facilitate right timing of the inflation and deflation of the pressure cuffs with the heart beat and blood pressure of the patient.
How is EECP Performed?
What is the Treatment Regimen of EECP? EECP consists of 35 hours of treatment. The patient may take one hour session per day. The patient may also take two hours of treatment in a day, with a gap in between the first and second hour. In some cases, patients may need additional treatments if they do not respond to the treatment by the 30th session.
After the treatment course is complete, the patient can still carry on with a preservation dose of EECP for one to two days a week.
How to Prepare for EECP?
Duration of procedure/surgery :One to two hours per session.
Days admitted :EECP is performed as an outpatient procedure.
– EECP is called to benefit patients with results similar to angioplasty and bypass surgery. Significant improvements are observed after EECP among 80% of the patients.
– As EECP does not completely prevent recurrent coronary artery disease, the patient needs to make lifestyle changes and take the prescribed medications.
Risks :EECP is a safe treatment. A side effect that may result is chafing and leg pain due to the compression caused by the cuffs.
After care :– The patient should quit smoking as smoking damages blood vessels and causes high blood pressure.
– The patient should maintain a healthy weight by following a thoughtful diet and exercising.
– A cardiac rehabilitation exercise program that is supervised by professional is beneficial for the patient.
– The patient’s diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and non-fat dairy products.
– Some prescribed medications need to be taken on a life-long basis.
– The patient should follow up with the doctor regularly.
What is Nuclear Cardiology?
Nuclear cardiology is a type of branch of medical imaging to assess disorders of the heart. The study uses techniques that are non-invasive and minimal amounts of radioactive tracer material.
Why the test is performed?
Types of nuclear cardiology techniques
How the test is performed?
-Shortness of breath
What is pediatric cardiology?
This is a subspecialty of cardiology which focuses on diseases and conditions of the heart and circulatory system which influence infants, children, and adolescents. Medical doctors who specialize in this specialty are called as pediatric cardiologists.
What conditions are treated?
Devices used in pediatric cardiology
Diagnostic tests and procedures
Why do i see a pediatric cardiologist?
Pediatric cardiologists are specially instructed and have the expertise needed to treat children. In addition, their offices are decorated with cartoon characters and toys and games to make the children relaxed. They know how to talk to the children making them feel relaxed.
What is Pericarditis?
This is a type of medical condition that causes swelling and irritation of the pericardium, which is a thin fluid-filled sac-like membrane surrounding your heart. When the pericardium layers rub against each other they cause an irritation that leads to chest pain and swelling. Most pericarditis cases are not acute and do not need medical attention. However, severe cases may need medication or surgery.
Types of pericarditis
What are the symptoms of pericarditis?
Causes of pericarditis
This condition normally influences men between the ages of 20 to 50. It often results after viral infections such as influenza, echovirus or Coxsackie virus. It may also be due to bacterial or fungal infections although this is not usual. It also happen in people with diseases and state such as:
Complications of pericarditis: Fluid buildup in the pericardium If fluid construct up in the pericardium the heart may function poorly. Treatment for this includes:
-Pericardiocentesis: This is a procedure which may be done using an echocardiography-guided needle to drain the fluid from the sac
. -Subxiphoid pericardiotomy: This procedure cuts a small hole in the pericardium. This drains the fluid into the abdominal cavity. This procedure is normally done if the pericarditis is chronic, recurring r causes tightening and scarring of the tissue around the pericardium.
-Cardiac tamponade: is a rare complication that can be triggered by pericarditis. It causes an excess buildup in the pericardium. This results in the heart’s inability to beat properly because of the pressure caused by the extra fluid. This complication causes symptoms that include: –Nausea
–Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle)
–Chest pain resembling that of a heart attack This complication is life-threatening and you should seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the symptoms above.
What is rheumatic heart disease?
This is a devastating disease that stiffens and damages the heart’s valves due to swelling. It deranges the normal blood flow of the heart. The disease generally affects the left-sided heart valves. However, due to malfunction of the left-sided heart valves the right side valves are harmed indirectly.
Causes of rheumatic heart disease
Symptoms of rheumatic heart disease
Prevention and treatment of rheumatic heart disease
-Heart failure: This leads to extensive damage to the heart to the point that it cannot pump enough blood around the body. Treatment includes surgery to expand damaged valve with a balloon or to
-Issue of rheumatic fever: Mild rheumatic heart disease can generally be treated with medication, such as ACE inhibitors, which relax your arteries, making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
-Atrial fibrillation: This is a heart condition that causes an abnormally fast and irregular heart rate. Treatment includes medication to control the heart rhythm and medication to prevent stroke.
-Endocarditis prophylaxis: This is an infection of the heart valves. Antibiotics are specified during surgery to prevent infection.
Cost Estimate -$100 to $1000
Cardiology checks and investigations may range between the above mentioned amounts. Further cost and treatment plan depends on the results of the investigations. The above mentioned cost is for Investigations done on an outpatients basis.
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