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About Cardiology

The Department of Cardiology at Vikram Hospital is not only one of the most advanced in terms of facilities but also our cardiologists diagnose and actively intervene to change the course of a disease. The department has to its credit evolved into providing high-end diagnostic & therapeutic treatments in Interventional Cardiology. We also have the Mobile ICU, which has many life saving devices like the temporary Pace-maker, defibrillator, oxygen and a ventilator - all manned by trained medical and paramedical personnel.


Achievements

  • 10,000 acute MI treated in CCU
  • Over 11,000 angiogram
  • 2000 angioplasties
  • Over 500 primary angioplasty procedures
  • The only hospital to have four IABP machines which help to salvage patients in cardiogenic shock
  • 200 permanent pacemaker implantations
  • Over 1000 transradial intervention - highest in the state
  • The first hospital in the state to start coronary angiogram as an outpatient procedure
  • The first hospital in south India to acquire a cardiac CT

Facilities

  • Computerized ECG
  • Sensation Cardiac
  • Colour Doppler Echocardiography
  • Stress Test (Treadmill Test)
  • 24 hr Holter Monitor
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Enzymes Studies
  • Interventional Cardiology

A spacious Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory equipped with the most advanced digital equipment Siemens Axiom Artis system. This gives high quality images for accurate visualization of even the smallest branches of the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Coronary angioplasty and stent implantation including drug-eluting stents are performed routinely.

Therapeutic Cardiology procedures like Balloon Valvuloplasty, Angioplasty, Pace-maker implantation, Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defect and Coil Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosis are also performed in suitable cases. The hospital specializes in primary angioplasty opening of blocked coronary arteries in the setting of a heart attack. Complex coronary angioplasties are performed regularly with 24 hours cardiac surgical backup.

The hospital has a 24 bedded, fully equipped Coronary Care Unit with Siemens SC 7000 series bedside monitors for recording heart rate, automatic noninvasive blood pressure, respiratory rate and blood oxygen saturation. In seriously ill patients, these can record pressure within the heart chambers and measure Cardiac Output for monitoring the progress. The Servo 900 mechanical ventilators help maintain breathing in very sick and unconscious patients as well as those with severe heart failure. The CCU is also equipped with Intra Aortic Balloon Pumps to support a failing heart and seriously ill patients with very low blood pressure after heart attack or surgery.

Our Doctors

Dr. Arun Srinivas

M.D., D.M.

Dr. Guru Prasad H.P.

M.D., D.N.B

Dr. Keshavamurthy

M.D., D.M., D.N.B.

Dr. J. Rajagopal

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.M

     
   
     
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