Cardiovascular emergencies are life-threatening disorders that must be diagnosed quickly to avoid delay in treatment and to minimize morbidity and mortality. Patients may present with severe hypertension, chest pain, dysrhythmia or cardiopulmonary arrest. HEART CARE Hospitals has a state-of-the-art coronary care unit, supervised by specially trained intensive care unit (ICU) doctors and caregivers. Our cardiologists offer the following services round-the-clock:
Primary coronary angioplasty (angioplasty performed during a heart attack)
Peripheral angiography and angioplasty
The interventional cardiologists at HEART CARE Hospitals are well experienced in treating complex coronary and structural heart diseases. The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is one of the top in the country and our doctors are leaders in this technology. The state-of-the-art procedures and services offered include high-risk unprotected left main coronary artery stenting, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, paravalvular leak closure and hybrid procedures.
Our interdisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists, along with renowned echocardiographers and dedicated heart failure specialists, work closely to assess the optimal treatment options for patients with complex heart disease.
The common procedures performed are:
Peripheral angiogram & angioplasty (carotid, subclavian, lilac femoral, renal, etc.)
Radial angiography & angioplasty
Directional coronary artery stenting
Coronary artery stenting
Non-surgical closure of holes in the heart such as atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defects (VSD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
HEART CARE Hospitals has one of the largest, most experienced cardiac surgery teams in the country. Cardiothoracic surgery refers to the treatment of diseases affecting the organs inside the chest (thorax), including conditions of the heart and lungs. The Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery is a Center of Excellence, which performs virtually every type of heart surgery and attracts thousands of patients from India and across the world. The Institute of Cardiac Sciences specializes in closed and open heart surgery, beating heart surgery and valve replacement. With a transplant theater and well-equipped ICUs, HEART CARE Hospitals has been consistently ensuring excellent outcomes.
Beating Heart Surgery
In a beating heart surgery, a procedure is performed without stopping the heart. Surgeons use a special device to stabilize that part of the heart on which they are operating. The heart continues to beat and circulate blood to the heart muscle during the operation. Surgery on a beating heart offers reduced risk of complications, normally associated with stopping the heart temporarily during surgery.
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
A minimally invasive heart surgery is performed through small incisions in the right side of the chest, as an alternative to open heart surgery. Our surgeons operate between the ribs and don't split the breastbone, which offers reduced pain and quicker recovery for most people. In minimally invasive surgery, the heart surgeon has a better view of some parts of the heart than in open heart surgery. As in open surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery requires stopping the heart temporarily and diverting blood flow from the heart using a heart-lung machine.
Our thoracic surgeons perform extensive and challenging thoracic procedures (lung, esophagus, etc.) with excellent outcomes. These include operations for removal of malignancies from the lung and the esophagus. The procedures performed include minimally invasive procedures on the lung and esophagus, as well as Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS).
Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
Pacemaker is implanted to treat bradycardia (an abnormally slow heart rate). Pacemakers can also adjust the heart rate to meet the body's needs, whether during exercise or rest. Implantation of a pacemaker involves positioning leads (thin, insulated wires) in the heart and placing the device in a pocket of skin, usually in the shoulder area. Typically the implant procedure involves only local anesthetics and a sedative, rather than general anesthesia. Most people have a fairly quick recovery after a pacemaker implant.
Risks of permanent pacemaker implantation
There is a 2% chance of one or more of the following occurring during implantation
Blood clots in veins
With a remote possibility of heart attack, stroke or death
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.
When is physiotherapy used?
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:
Bones, Joints and Soft Tissue
Brain or Nervous System
Heart and Circulation
Lungs and Breathing
Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.
Preventive Heart Care
HEART CARE Hospitals offers multiple preventive health check-up packages to detect and prevent heart disease at an early stage.
(More information on health packages available in each hospital’s section)
Electrophysiology is a field of cardiology which deals with the electrical systems of the heart and its abnormalities, such as variations in heart rate and rhythm. It covers patients with palpitations, fast or slow heart beating pulses and episodes of blackout — which place patients at a high risk of sudden cardiac arrest. Treatment is planned on the basis of an electrophysiological (EP) study and radio frequency (RF) ablation pacemaker and ICD (defibrillator implantation).
An electrophysiology study is a specialized procedure conducted by a trained cardiac specialist, called an electrophysiologist. In the procedure, one or more thin, flexible wires, called catheters are inserted into a blood vessel (usually the groin) and guided into the heart. Each catheter has two or more electrodes to measure the heart’s electrical signals as they travel from one chamber to another.
EP studies are done to diagnose cardiac rhythm abnormality to help determine the best treatment and to pinpoint the site where therapy may be useful.
The HEART CARE Hospitals’ Division of Electrophysiology, with its highly skilled team and advanced technology, is a one-stop centre for the treatment of arrhythmias. The team has enormous experience in all types of electrophysiology studies, radio frequency ablations, pacemaker implantation, other devices implantations and resynchronization therapy.
HEART CARE Hospitals’ Cardiac Imaging Centre is a state-of-the-art facility where cardiac imaging specialists from radiology and cardiology work together to provide patients the most accurate and appropriate diagnostic medical imaging services. The Cardiac Imaging Center offers thorough and advanced imaging services. HEART CARE Hospitals was the first hospital in the country to perform a cardiac MRI.
Cardiac and vascular imaging specialists on the medical staff of The HEART CARE Hospitals use advanced technologies to diagnose and manage a wide range of cardiac and vascular disorders. Through noninvasive imaging, for example, your physician can see how effectively your heart is pumping or blood is circulating through your arteries and body. Preventive screening and heart tests allow us to track how you're doing and make a diagnosis. With the advent of more precise imaging, quicker scan times, and more controlled radiation doses, today's imaging is faster, more comfortable, and safer.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at HEART CARE Hospitals offers a professionally supervised program to help patients recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, such as stenting and angioplasty. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Department provides education and counseling services to help heart patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve general health and reduce the risk of future heart problems, including a heart attack.
Cardiac rehabilitation is beneficial for anyone who has a history of:
Coronary artery disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Chest pain (angina)
Certain congenital heart diseases
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Angioplasty and stents
Heart valve replacements
People of all ages with heart conditions can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.