Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Best Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery Hospital in Pudukkottai
The cardiology department houses a highly experienced and renowned team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who practice medicine with compassion to cater to the needs of a growing population with heart ailments.It is equipped with the latest technology and provides specialized services and facilities.
We have a state-of-the-art cardiac Cath-lab andadvanced non-invasive assessment (NIC) with ECHO and TMT machines. Services, such as complex coronary and peripheral vascular angiography and angioplasty and structural interventions like atrial septal defect surgery, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure surgery, device closures, balloon mitral &aortic valvotomy, pacemakers and device implantations like CRT-D and complex cases related to radio frequency driven assessment, are offered. We have the resources and capability to perform coronary artery bypass surgery, valve replacement and aneurysm surgeries. The department has modular operation theatres, OT recovery area, advanced operative machines and trained cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery staff.
Commonly performed procedures at the department
Angioplasty is a procedure in which the blocked arteries of the heart are reopened without performing a major operation. Itis performed under local anaesthesia which means you are awake during the procedure. It is used to treat conditions, such as arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, angina, heart attack and stroke.
An angiogram is done to visualise the blood vessels to the heart. It is used to find out the presence of cardiac diseases. The patient remains awake during the procedure, but medication may be given to relax the patient.
Open heart surgery
Open heart surgery is a procedure to correct a damage in the heart. During the procedure, the chest is opened to access the heart. There are many types of open-heart surgery- one of the most common is coronary artery bypass that takes 3 to 6 hours. Other common open-heart surgeries are heart valve surgery, surgery for correction of congenital heart defects, heart transplant and surgery to close holes of heart. Open heart surgery is used to treat conditions, such as heart failure, congenital heart defects, arrhythmias, aneurysms, and coronary artery disease.