The Cardiac Unit has dedicated Cardiothoracic CCUs and ICUs with 24×7 services. They are well equipped with bedside colordoppler, echocardiography system, continuous oxygen supply, infusion pumps, defibrillator, ventilators, invasive as well as non-invasive pressure monitoring systems, temporary pace maker (transdermal as well as transvenous), intra-aortic balloon pump, ABG (Blood Gas machine) and electrolytes analysis machines.
Prashanth has an excellent EP lab with 3D mapping devices to diagnose and treat palpitation and slow heartbeats called Arrhythmia.This study is a test that records the electrical activity and the electrical pathways of the heart. This test is used to help determine the cause of one’s heart rhythm disturbance during the EP study, the doctor will safely reproduce the patient’s abnormal heart rythm and prescribe different medications to see which controls it or to determine the best procedure or device to treat the heart rhythm.
The Non-invasive Cardiac Laboratory is run by expert cardiologists who are dedicated to the work in the field. The procedures done here include vascular dopplers, trans-oesophageal echoes, intra-operative TEE and fetal echoes.
A diagnosis, in the sense of diagnostic procedure, can be regarded as an attempt at classification of an individual’s condition into separate and distinct categories that allow medical decisions about treatment and prognosis to be made. Your doctor will diagnose coronary heart disease (CHD) based on your medical and family histories, your risk factors, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures. To enable this, our Centre is equipped with all the latest technologies along with the regular ones.
An ECG is a simple, painless test that detects and records the heart’s electrical activity. The test shows how fast the heart is beating and its rhythm (steady or irregular). It also records the strength and timing of electrical signals as they pass through the heart and can show signs of heart damage due to CHD and signs of a previous or current heart attack.
Tread Mill (StressTest )
During stress testing, you exercise to make your heart work hard and beat fast while heart tests are done. If you can’t exercise, you may be given medicines to increase your heart rate. When your heart is working hard and beating fast, it needs more blood and oxygen. Narrowed coronary (heart) arteries can’t supply enough blood to meet your heart’s needs.
A stress test can show possible signs and symptoms of CHD, such as:
(i) Abnormal changes in your heart rate or blood pressure
(ii) Shortness of breath or chest pain
(iii) Abnormal changes in your heart rhythm or your heart’s electrical activity
If you can’t exercise for as long as what is considered normal for someone your age, your heart may not be getting enough oxygen-rich blood. However, other factors also can prevent you from exercising long enough (for example, lung diseases, anemia, or poor general fitness).
As part of some stress tests, pictures are taken of your heart while you exercise and while you rest. These imaging stress tests can show how well blood is flowing in your heart and how well your heart pumps blood when it beats.
Echocardiography (echo) uses ultra sound waves to create a moving picture of your heart. The test provides information about the size and shape of your heart and how well your heart chambers and valves are working.
Echo also can show areas of poor blood flow to the heart, areas of heart muscle that aren’t contracting normally, and previous injury to the heart muscle caused by poor blood flow.
We have a State of the Art ElectroPhysiology laboratory with 3D mapping devices to diagnose and treat palpitation called Arrhythmia.
When someone’s heart doesn’t beat normally, doctors use EPS to find out why. Electrical signals usually travel through the heart in a regular pattern. Heart attacks, aging and high blood pressure may cause scarring of the heart. This may cause the heart to beat in an irregular pattern. Extra abnormal electrical pathways found in certain congenital heart defects can also cause arrhythmias.