Heart Failure Treatment (CRT and ICD Implantation)
Although heart failure is a serious condition that progressively gets worse over time, certain cases can be reversed with treatment. Even when the heart muscle is impaired, there are a number of treatments that can relieve symptoms and stop or slow the gradual worsening of the condition. The goals of heart therapy are to, relieve symptoms and improve quality of life, slow disease progression, reduce the need for emergency room visits and hospitalization and help patients live a healthier and longer life.
Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty
‘Coronary Angiography” is a test that uses dye and special x-rays to show the insides of the coronary arteries. The dye makes the coronary arteries visible on the x-ray picture and helps doctors see blockages in the arteries. While ‘Coronary Angioplasty’ is a procedure used to open narrow or blocked coronary (heart) arteries and restores blood flow to the heart muscle.
Electrophysiology study and Radiofrequency ablation
‘Electrophysiology’ is the cardiology specialty that diagnoses and treats heart arrhythmias or problems related to the heart’s electrical system and Radio frequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment that uses heat to destroy cancer cells.
The pacemaker is a small metal box weighing 20-50g that is attached to one or more wires, known as pacing leads, which run to the heart. Pacemaker implantation is a procedure to put a pacemaker into the chest in order to help keep the heart beating regular.
Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (BMV)
BMV is the procedure for mitral stenosis (MS) when valve morphology is feasible and can be attempted in patients with unicommissural calcification.
Interventional Paediatric Cardiology (ASD/VSD and PDA closure)
Interventional Paediatric cardiology mainly involves dilatation of stenotic vessels or valves and occlusion of abnormal communications and can be carried on children with heart problems. The diagnosis is done doing a 2D echo and if the treatment can be done percutaneously, family is counselled regards the pros and cons of the procedure.
3D mapping and RF ablation for complex arrhythmias
Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is the current treatment of choice for several cardiac arrhythmias. It is a noncontact mapping system that can be used to perform single beat high resolution mapping of cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia)