The Cardiology department at Shekhar Hospital specializes in interventional cardiology , electrophysiology and non-invasive cardiology, as well as cardiac by-pass and minimally invasive surgery. The department boasts of non-invasive image processing , echocardiography , stress tests, cardiovascular CTs and thallium heart mapping capabilities. Also, it maintains ambulatory systems for emergencies. Further, the cardiologists here diagnose and treat cardiac issues in fetuses, newborns and infants alike. Headed by cardiac surgeons (CTVS), the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery team at Shekhar Hospital maintains modular operation theatres that are equipped with heart-lung units, intra aortic balloon pump (IABP) machines, and other life support systems. Also, two cardiologists are always available to serve the patients round the clock. Further, its team of proficient cardiologists has delivered good results with the Japan made pacemaker in emergency situations. Its state-of- the-art Cath Lab is well-equipped to carry out angiography and angioplasty. Moreover, the Cardiology department maintains a facility for 2CD Echo Color Doppler studies.
at Shekhar Hospital specializes in the following:
Popularly known as cardiac rehab, Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient program that is carefully designed to help Heart Attack survivors, patients suffering from heart diseases, or people who underwent any cardiac surgery. The rehabilitation programs offered by the department majorly involves exercising, nutritional counselling, and emotional support. Every cardiac rehabilitation plan offered at the hospital aims at helping cardiac/heart patients regain strength, preventing medical condition from worsening, reducing risk of future heart problems, and improve health along with the quality of life.
Known for boosting survival chances of heart patients, Cardiac Rehabilitation programs are recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Known as the saviour of heart stroke patients,Carotid/Caronary Angioplasty is a procedure that opens clogged arteries that supply blood to brain. The procedure involves temporarily inserting and inflating a tiny balloon where a carotid artery is clogged in order to widen it. Carotid/Caronary Angioplasty is often combined with the placement of a small metal coil called a stent in the clogged artery that keeps the artery open and decreases the chance of it narrowing again.
Apart from improving symptoms of blocked arteries, such as chest pain and shortness of breath, angioplasty can also be used during a Heart Attack to quickly open a blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to the heart.
Coronary Bypass Surgery is a procedure that restores blood flow to heart muscles by diverting the flow of blood around a section of a blocked artery in the heart. It involves using a healthy blood vessel taken from one’s leg, arm, chest or abdomen and connecting it to other arteries in the heart so that blood is bypassed around the diseased or blocked area.