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Cardiology Overview

When we think of some of the most critical organs of our body that are crucial to our very existence, the first name which undoubtedly comes to anybody’s mind is, our Heart!  A healthy heartbeat will always keep you feeling more energetic and active. To ensure that, it is critical to monitor the health of your heart, at regular intervals.

Managing cardiovascular diseases requires a robust combination of techniques and technology. With Medical Science advancing at a rapid pace, the expertise of a wide range of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, who combine subject knowledge with competence, is required. This is where the Prakriya Hospitals in Bangalore has made a visible difference.

Today, anybody and everybody, irrespective of their age, can develop cardiac or cardiovascular diseases. One of the major reasons for this is stressful living conditions. Our Department of Cardiology, with its exceptional facilities and medical expertise, brings in a whiff of fresh air, by offering advanced and affordable cardiac care.  

Our Department

Prakriya Hospital is a state of art heart care centre in Nagasandra, bangalore, which delivers a comprehensive heart care treatment with advanced technology. Our evidence-based best of practices include Invasive and Non-invasive Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Pediatric Cardiology . Our experienced team of doctors and support staff are trained to deliver world-class care specialising in Cardiac Sciences, Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiology. They are committed towards delivering the best possible treatment using cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques.

Our panel of cardiologists  are driven by the vision of providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and unparalleled care to people suffering from heart ailments. Our Interventional Cardiology team is available round the clock at Prakriya Hospitals to help patients with any cardiac emergencies or complications like Primary and Complex Coronary Angioplasties and Stenting. Our dedicated Electrophysiology team has tremendous experience in all kinds of Electrophysiology studies, Radiofrequency ablations, Pacemakers, Device implantations and Cardiac resynchronisation therapy.

We also provide ambulatory systems for emergencies along with non-invasive image processing, echocardiography, stress tests. We are striving to be one of the best Tertiary Heart Care Hospitals in Bangalore. We are able to deliver the best of treatments available to all our patients, which is at par with the international standards.

Our Services

Diagnostic services

ECG:An electrocardiogram records the electrical signals in your heart. It’s a common and painless test used to quickly detect heart problems and monitor your heart’s health. Electrocardiograms — also called ECGs or EKGs — are often done in a doctor’s office, a clinic or a hospital room.

Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart’s movement. During an echo test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with Doppler ultrasound and color Doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart’s valves.

Why is an echocardiogram performed?

The test is used to:

  • Assess the overall function of your heart
  • Determine the presence of many types of heart disease, such as valve disease, myocardial disease, pericardial disease, infective endocarditis, cardiac masses and congenital heart disease
  • Follow the progress of valve disease over time
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your medical or surgical treatments

TREAD MILL TEST

Treadmill test (TMT) is a form of exercise test where a stress test is performed while the person is exercising on a treadmill during the course of an Electro Cardiogram (ECG). The purpose of a TMT is majorly to compare blood circulation in the heart when the person is resting and when under optimum physical pressure. Abnormal heart rhythms can be detected while exercising and therefore diagnose the presence or absence of coronary artery diseases.

Holter ecg monitoring

A Holter monitor is a small, wearable device that keeps track of your heart rhythm. Your doctor may want you to wear a Holter monitor for one to two days. During that time, the device records all of your heartbeats.

A Holter monitor test may be done if a traditional electrocardiogram (ECG) doesn’t give your doctor enough information about your heart’s condition.

INTERVENTIONAL SERVICES

Coronary Angiogram

Coronary Angiogram is a procedure that uses X-Ray imaging to study the performance of your heart’s blood vessels. This procedure helps in identifying blocked or clogged arteries. In this procedure, your cardiologist will inject a type of dye into the blood vessels of your heart. This dye is visible to the X-Ray machine. The machine captures instant photos of how your blood vessels are doing, enabling your doctor to decide on further treatment required. Coronary Angiogram is a safe procedure and experienced cardiologists at Prakriya Hospitals are very good in preparing you for the procedure and seeing you successfully through it.

Coronary Angioplasty and STENTING

Coronary Angioplasty is a key procedure that helps in repairing a blocked Coronary Artery. It is also referred to as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  During this procedure, your doctor will insert a small balloon catheter to help widen the blocked artery and improve blood flow to your heart. Coronary Angioplasty is often combined with the placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent which decreases the chances of the artery narrowing down again. For us at Prakriya Hospitals, our Patients come above everything else. Care and Dedication continues to be the driving force behind our cardiac surgeons as they combine subject knowledge and surgical brilliance and do a commendable job.

Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

  Permanent pacemaker insertion is considered a minimally invasive procedure it is done for helping the heart to beat at a normal rate to asustain life in patients who have degenerated Sinus Node or AV node which are the electrical impulse generating centres of heart. Transvenous access to the heart chambers under local anesthesia is the favored technique, most commonly via the subclavian vein, the cephalic vein, or (rarely) the internal jugular vein or the femoral vein. The procedure is typically performed in a cardiac catheterization laboratory or in an operating room (OR).

The pacing generator is typically placed subcutaneously in the infraclavicular region. Occasionally, pacemaker leads are implanted surgically via a thoracotomy, and the pacing generator is placed in the abdominal area.

AICD Implantation

Why are AICD placed?

An Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, (AICD), is a small electronic device that is implanted into your chest to monitor and correct an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia. These devices are used to treat serious and life-threatening arrhythmias and are the most effective way of doing so.

CRTD Implantation

A CRT-D is a special device for heart failure patients who are also at high risk for sudden cardiac death. While functioning like a normal pacemaker to treat slow heart rhythms, a CRT-D device also delivers small electrical impulses to the left and right ventricles to help them contract at the same time. This will help your heart pump more efficiently.

A CRT-D device can also treat dangerously fast heart rhythms (arrhythmias) that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest. If the device senses heartbeats that are dangerously fast, it delivers a shock to the heart. This shock (defibrillation) stops the abnormal rhythm. Without this life-saving therapy, the dangerously rapid rhythm could lead to death in just minutes.

ASD VSD PDA device closure

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a persistent opening between the two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The opening (ductus arteriosus) is a normal part of a baby’s circulatory system in the womb that usually closes shortly after birth. If it remains open, it’s called a patent ductus arteriosus.

What Are ASD and VSD? An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall between the heart’s two upper chambers. ASD is a congenital condition, which means it is present at birth. A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a hole in the wall between the two lower chambers. In children, a VSD is usually congenital.

ASD  VSDs and PDA can be closed without surgery. This is done by inserting an occluder device in the catheterization laboratory. Our Cardiologists routinely perform device closures for atrial and ventricular septal defects patients have the convenience of getting discharged within one day after the procedure.

IVC Filter insertion

An IVC filter is one method to help prevent pulmonary embolism. Your inferior vena cava (IVC) is the major vein that brings oxygen-poor blood from the lower body back to the heart. The heart then pumps the blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen. An IVC filter is a small, wiry device. When the filter is placed in your IVC, the blood flows past the filter. The filter catches blood clots and stops them from moving up to the heart and lungs. This helps to prevent a pulmonary embolism.

The IVC filter is placed through a small incision in a vein in your groin or neck. A thin, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into this vein. The catheter is then gently moved into your IVC. A collapsed IVC filter is sent with the catheter. The filter is left in place, and the catheter is removed. The filter then expands and attaches itself to the walls of the IVC. It may be left in place permanently. In some cases, it may be removed after a period of time.

CABG GRAFT STUDY

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a surgical procedure used to treat coronary heart disease. It diverts blood around narrowed or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart.

The angiography done to study the patency and function of these grafts by using Xray and dye is called as graft study. I t helps us to determine the patency and the function of the grafts and whether there is a need to put a stent in the blocked grafts or in the native coronary artery.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Mukul R Fulmali
MD (MEDICINE), DNB (CARDIOLOGY)
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
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Dr Pradeep Kumar K
MD.DM
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