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CARDIOLOGY

OVERVIEW:

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • 24x7 availablity of cardiology consultants at the center enabling quality care to the patients and round the clock intervention cardiology services
  • Primary angioplasty program of the country.
  • Comprehensive Cardiac rehabilitation program

CARDIAC CATHETERISATION PROCEDURES

Procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterisation Lab include:

  • Coronary Angiogram (femoral & radial)
  • Right heart catheterisation
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA and stenting)
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Peripheral angiogram & interventions
  • Temporary pacemaker implantation
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Catheter ablation  of arrhythmias
  • Implantable cardiac defibrillators
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  • Balloon Valvotomies - Mitral, Aortic and pulmonary
  • Percutaneous Device Closure of ASD, VSD and PDA

TRANS RADIAL CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY:-

Catheter Ablation of arrythmias

This is a procedure to treat abnormal fast heart rhythms. In particular, people may be born with abnormal electrical connections that predispose them to a fast rhythm called "supraventricular tachycardia" or SVT for short.and also Ventricular tachycardias( VT).

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

The primary function of an ICD is to recognise and treat dangerous fast heart rhythms from the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) such as ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

CARDIAC RESYNCHRONISATION THERAPY

What is cardiac resynchronisation therapy?

Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is used to to treat the delay in heart ventricle contractions that occur in some people with advanced heart failure The CRT pacing device (also called a biventricular pacemaker) is an electronic, battery-powered device that is surgically implanted under the skin.The device has 2 or 3 leads (wires) that are positioned in the heart to help the heart beat in a more balanced way.

CRT AND ICD THERAPY

Some patients with heart failure may benefit from a combination of CRT and an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). These devices combine biventricular pacing with anti-tachycardia pacing and internal defibrillators to deliver treatment as needed.

Benefits of CRT

CRT improves symptoms of heart failure in about 50 percent of patients who have been treated maximally with medications but still have severe or moderately severe heart failure symptoms. CRT improves survival, quality of life, heart function, the ability to exercise, and helps decrease hospitalisations in select patients with severe or moderately severe heart failure.

Who is eligible to receive a CRT device?

People with heart failure who have a poor ejection fraction (<35%) are at risk for fast, irregular and sometimes life-threatening heart rhythms.

Pacemaker

A pacemaker consists of a generator (a battery with electronic circuits) and one or more electrode leads, threaded through a vein under the collarbone to the inside of the heart chambers. The pacemaker battery may last up to 7-10 years and individuals with a pacemaker should receive regular follow up to assure proper function of the device and the battery.

Modern pacemakers fit comfortably into typical everyday life, and do not interfere with any of the usual everyday appliances, such as microwaves.

Non Invasive Cardiology Services

There has been growth in all the non invasive procedures done at the department. The waiting time for the patients for undergoing the procedures has been reduced over the years. Also there has been addition of the state of the art Echo machines. Today we are able to offer all non invasive cardiac procedures to the patients.

Some of the common diagnostic procedures performed are:

  • Electrocradiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiography: 2D, M-Mode and Colour Doppler
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Trans Oesophageal Echocardiography
  • Head Up Tilt Test
  • ETT (Exercise Tolerance Test) / Tread Mill Test
  • Holter monitoring
  • CT coronary Angiography

State of the art Non Invasive test at the centre

CT Angiography -

This is important test by which we can determine the stenosis of coronary arteries in a noninvasive imaging format. By doing a specialised CT scan of coronary arteries. We have one of the latest CT scan machines (128 Slice), to perform not only coronary but laso peripheral angiography. It is very important screening test for the patients having suspected   Coronary artery disease.

Cardiac MRI -

The center has the latest MRI machine by which the cardiac MRIs can be done to distinguish between various complex cardiac diseases. Patients are referred from all over the country for this procedure.

Preventive cardiology services

The Preventive Cardiology program is an integral part of the centre. Its mission is to help prevent cardiovascular disease in our city, state, region and throughout the country. We offer a wide range of clinical, research and educational programs, each of which is focused on reducing death and disability from heart and vascular disease.

It encompasses the following services: preventive cardiology clinics, which include lipid clinics; inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation , exercise stress testing, exercise prescription and counseling, smoking cessation, Yoga Lifestyle Clinic and several other clinical, research and educational programs. A new cardiac rehabilitation facility was created in March’2010. Services of clinical psychologist have been started for Inpatients.

The educational and research programs are nationally recognized in the fight against premature cardiovascular disease through prevention.

HEALTH CHECK PROGRAMME

EXECUTIVE CARDIAC CHECK-UP

DIET & COUNSELLING

CARDIAC REHABILITATION

FOR GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPY LIVING

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is pleased to offer comprehensive Health Check-up Schemes. Objective of this program is promotion of health and prevention of diseases. In addition to routine medical check-up which is recommended for people of all age group, we offer Executive Health Check-up for all office executives who work under rigid schedule with odd working hours. The purpose of executive health check-up is to examine the apparently normal people, involved and often busy in their responsible jobs, so as to pick up any abnormality at its incubation stage and thus take remedial measures.

Community Services

Community Services are done by free heart check up camp, both within and outside the city.

Patients are examined by consultants and free ECG, blood sugar and echo are done.

Emergency services

The SFMMKPJSH is geared up to take care of all cardiac emergencies. Ambulance services are available to transport very sick patients. We have facilities to transport the sick patients including those requiring ventilatory support, pacing and intra-aortic balloon pump to our centre.