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The department of cardiology at Sakra World Hospital is a dedicated heart care centre. Boasting a team of the best talents available in the field of cardiac surgery and cardiology, this department aims to provide the best possible, comprehensive and multidisciplinary heart care services. The team is provided ample support with top of the line equipment and machinery, to complement their vast experience and talent. We have an interventional team working round the clock providing timely and appropriate procedures such as primary coronary angioplasties and stenting. We also have an electrophysiology team with all matters relating to the field such as radiofrequency ablations, pacemakers and device implants, and resynchronisation therapy.
Advanced technology like three dimensional mapping will lets our electro physiologists perform the most complex RF ablations with ease. Our preventive Cardiology programme helps identify patients at high risk and take appropriate preventive measures. Our 128 slice Multi-detector CT provides high resolution images of the coronary arteries enabling in early detection of heart disease. Cardiac MRI, 3D echocardiography and contrast echocardiography are some of the advanced diagnostic imaging technologies available here.
At Sakra cardiac sciences we dedicate our efforts, time and expertise to people suffering with heart disease enabling them to lead productive and healthy lives.
Department of Cardiac Sciences at Sakra is equipped with the following advanced machines for the various services rendered by the department:
Non-invasive cardiology lab:
Keyhole Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure which is performed to increase the flow of blood through a narrowed artery. This procedure involves keyhole surgery where a balloon is placed at the narrowing in the blood vessel. When the balloon is inflated, blood vessel should open and allow an adequate amount of blood through a narrowed artery. Keyhole Angioplasty is a procedure which is considered as an alternative to bypass surgery as it takes 30minutes and 2hours for the procedure to be completed, the patient can go home on the same day.
At Sakra, we have a team of expert cardiologists who will perform the advanced diagnostic test that uses X-rays to take pictures of your blood vessels to determine where the blockages are. This procedure is known as Angiogram.
Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiac science that deals with cardiac catheterization procedures to diagnose and treat structural heart disease. Other heart diseases include coronary artery disease, valvular disease, and peripheral vascular disease.
The department of cardiac science at Sakra has a team of best Interventional cardiologists in Bangalore who are highly-qualified and with expertise in the treatment of heart diseases. We aim at providing comprehensive cardiac care with customized cardiac rehabilitation programs, making it the choice for Interventional Cardiologists and best heart care hospital.
IVUS is Intravascular ultrasound procedure that uses sound waves to produce an image of the coronary arteries and view their condition. It is also referred as intravascular echocardiography procedure which uses high-frequency sound waves to create moving pictures of your heart.
This procedure will show a detailed visualization of the artery wall and provide significant information about the amount of plaque developed and assess if the individual is at the risk of a heart attack.
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What are the types of specializations in cardiology?
There are three types of cardiology, they are invasive, non-invasive, and interventional cardiology. Cardiac or heart specialists are classified into Cardiologist, Cardiac surgeon, Interventional cardiologist, Non-invasive cardiologist, Electrophysiologist, Thoracic surgeon and Vascular surgeon.
Does a Cardiologist perform heart surgery?
No, but Cardiologists perform heart catheterizations, angioplasty and placing stents to keep arteries open. Cardiac surgeons perform surgical procedures to treat various heart problems.
Do all Cardiologists perform cardiac catheterizations?
No, many cardiologists who are specially trained in cardiac catheterization, while others specialize in echocardiograms, ECGs, and exercise tests.
Why would you be referred to a cardiologist?
If you have symptoms such as heart pain, high blood pressure, diabetic, high cholesterol level etc, your primary care doctor may recommend you to see a cardiologist
How do heart specialists assess blocked arteries?
Your heart specialists will assess blocked arteries with the following investigation - Cholesterol screening, Chest X-ray, CT scan, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram and/or cardiac stress test, Electrocardiogram, MRI or PET scanning and Angiogram.