The centre provides an all-inclusive program for the management of heart diseases, be it Angiography, Angioplasty or Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. It brings together resources, expertise and capabilities in the areas of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Rehabilitation to better meet the needs of the growing number of patients with heart diseases.
The Centre also provides an all-inclusive program for the management of heart disease from newborns to adults including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, this centre has specialized team which is expertise in minimally invasive valve replacement, i.e., key-hole surgery, beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting and Congenital heart surgeries (ASD , VSD)
Introduction to Cardiovascular Diseases
The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is defined as any serious, abnormal condition of the heart or blood vessels (arteries, veins). Cardiovascular disease includes coronary heart disease (CHD), peripheral vascular disease, congenital heart disease, endocarditis, Valvular Heart disease and many other conditions.
Coronary Artery Disease was considered the number one killer in the Western countries. But in the last few decades, India has emerged as the world capital for heart diseases. There are more people with heart problems in India than anywhere else in the world. Heart Attack and stroke account for 30% of total death due to diseases.
The risk factors for cardiovascular disease
|Behavioral Factors||Metabolic factors||Others|
|Unhealthy diet||Raised blood pressure||Stress|
|Physical Inactivity||Raised blood lipids||Poverty|
|Tobacco use||Overweight and obesity||Hereditary|
|Harmful use of alcohol|
Common Symptoms of cardiovascular diseases
Symptoms of a heart attack include
- Pain or discomfort in the chest, arms, the left shoulder, elbows, jaw, or back
- Difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
AIMS hospital is well equipped with the International Standard Cardiac Operation Theatre in performing critical cardiac Surgeries like:
- Bypass surgery (CABG)
- Valve Replacement (MVR, AVR etc)
- ASD / VSD etc
This set up empowers us to provide you state of the art surgical facilities to treat emergencies fast and effectively.
What is a Cath Lab?
The Catheterization Laboratory or Cath Lab is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to support the catheterization procedure. A catheter is inserted into a large artery, and various wires and devices can be inserted through the body via the catheter which is inside the artery.
The Cath Lab is well equipped with the advanced Siemens Machine. The Hospital is having the team of highly qualified and experienced Cardiologists and Intensivists.
Applications of Cath Lab for various Procedures
A coronary catheterization is a minimally invasive procedure to study the status of the blood vessels of Heart and to repair them in case of obstruction or clot leading to Heart Attack.
Most Cath lab procedures are performed under local anesthesia.
Neuro (Brain) Procedures:
An angiogram of the Brain (Carotid angiogram) is done to study the large arteries that supply blood to the brain in the patient suffering with Stroke/Paralytic Attack.
Procedures Conducted in Cathlab:
- Coronary Angiography
- Coronary Angioplasty
- ASD/VSD closure
- Permanent / Temporary Pacemaker implantation
- Carotid Angiography / Angioplasty (for Brain)
- DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography)
- Renal Angiogram
- IVC Filter
- Peripheral Angiogram / Angioplasty
- Biliary Stenting