Cardiology

The Department of cardiology believes in efficacy of personalized approaches to cardiac care. Our cardiology unit is equipped with a CATH lab. This ensures that each individual receives adequate, suitable and cutting – edge intervention. The department of Cardiology provides comprehensive Cardiac care including Interventional Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology services and Intensive Cardiac care.

The Cardiology Department runs its OPD from Monday through Saturday. The Intensive coronary care has 6 beds allotted with round the clock monitoring facilities, defibrillator and ventilator. Well trained Staff Nurses and Medical Officers are available to take care of the Patients.

The facilities available are Electrocardiogram, 2D-Echocardiography including Colour Doppler study, Pediatric Echocardiography, 24 hour Holter monitoring, Treadmill test.

  1. Cardiac Cath Lab was inaugurated on the 23rd May 2013 by our respected Chairman Mr.Dhanasekaran. This cath lab is an ALLURA FC PHILIPS fixed lab.

    The functioning of cath lab has been of immense benefit to the proper residing around the hospital as these procedures are done at a much subsidized rate when compared to the usual rates.

  2. We will be able to offer the following services in the cathlab

    • Coronary Angiogram
    • Coronary Angioplasty with stenting
    • Right and Left heart cath studies
    • Balloon Aortic Valvotomy
    • Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy
    • Temporary Pacemaker Implantation single chamber
    • Permanent pacemaker Implantation (V &F Dual chamber)
    • Device closure of Atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and patient ductusarteriosis.
    • Peripheral interventions.
  3. Transthoracic Echocardiogram :
  4. Adult and Paediatric echocardiogram are done with PHILIPS ENVISOR echocardiography machine. Around 275 echocardiograms are performed every month.

  5. HOLTER monitoring facility is also available in the department.
  6. Electrocardiogram is done for both Inpatients and outpatients Bedside
  7. ECG’s are also taken.

  8. TREADMILL TESTING :
  9. Exercise Treadmill testing is routinely performed in our hospital.

Undergraduate classes and classes for Postgraduate General Medicine students are taken regularly.

Classes for nursing staff are also taken periodically.

Special clinics

The following clinics will be started soon as the number of cath lab procedures increase:

  • Post Angioplasty clinic
  • Pace Maker Surveillance clinic
  • Heart failure clinic

Dr. Gobu. P, Associate Professor of Cardiology attended and presented an interesting case of “Dreaded complication during RCA angiogram- Emergency left main stenting through the left radial route” at the Chinese Interventional therapeutic (International Conference) held at Beijing, in March 2013.

Publication

Case report – Simple Non surgical method of reduction of coronary catheterKnotGobu. P, Geofi George, Balachander. J, Journal of Cardiovascular disease research 4(2013) 156-158.