We offer a complete range of investigations, medical procedures and surgeries at our hospitals. The treatment procedures listed below is a partial list only. To enquire about treatment for your condition, please click the link at the bottom of this page.
The arteries of the heart can become narrowed and blocked due to buildup of a material called plaque on their inner walls. This narrowing reduces the flow of blood through the artery and can lead, over time, to coronary artery disease and heart attack. In angioplasty, a thin tube with a balloon or other device on the end is first threaded through a blood vessel in the arm or groin region up to the site of a narrowing or blockage in a coronary artery. Once in place, the balloon is then inflated to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery, widening the artery and restoring the flow of blood through it. A device called a stent is inserted in the area where the artery is narrowed to keep it open. Some stents are "coated" with medication to help prevent the artery from closing again. Stents are used in most angioplasties except when an artery is too small for a stent to fit.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery, also known as Bypass Surgery is advised for selected groups of patients with significant narrowings and blockages of the heart arteries (coronary artery disease). CABG surgery creates new routes around narrowed and blocked arteries by ‘bypassing’ them with arteries harvested from other healthy areas of the body, allowing sufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscles.
Surgical and Non Surgical Heart Hole Closure - ASD / VSD Closure
ASD / VSD
An atrialseptal defect (ASD) is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of your heart. The condition is present from birth (congenital). Smaller atrialseptal defects may close on their own during infancy or early childhood.
Large and long-standing atrialseptal defects can damage your heart and lungs. An adult who has had an undetected atrialseptal defect for decades may have a shortened life span from heart failure or high blood pressure in the lungs. Intervention is usually necessary to repair atrialseptal defects to prevent complications
Surgical treatment of Heart Hole is available in form of putting up primary suture closure or using a pericardial or synthetic patch.
Non Surgical Treatment
Percutaneous closure of an ASD is possible for ASDs with a sufficient rim of tissue around the septal defect so that the closure device does not impinge upon the SVC, IVC, or the tricuspid or mitral valves. The Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) is commonly used to close ASDs. The ASO consists of two self-expandable round discs connected to each other with Nitinol wire mesh filled with Dacron fabric. Implantation of the device is relatively easy. The prevalence of residual defect is low.
Surgical and Non Surgical Valve Replacement
During traditional heart valve surgery, a surgeon will make an incision down the center of your breastbone to get direct access to your heart. The surgeon then repairs or replaces your abnormal heart valve or valves.
Non Surgical Valve Replacement
The Non Surgical valve replacement procedure uses a bovine peri-cardial heart valve that is compressed into a balloon as small as a pencil, threaded from a major vein in the leg into the circulatory system, and is deployed across the pulmonary valve.
Radio Frequency Ablation and Electro Physiology Study
Sometimes, a problem with the conduction system causes the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or to have an erratic or irregular beat.
Radiofrequency ablation is a medical procedure used to correct an arrythmia, or irregular heart beat.
Before ablation, electrophysiology studies will be obtained to identify the exact area of the heart that needs to be treated. During the ablation procedure, a catheter is inserted into an artery in the leg, and is guided through the artery and into the heart. Once the catheter reaches the target site in the heart, electrodes at the tip of the catheter emit radio energy.
This energy will heat and destroy the heart tissue causing the abnormal rhythm. In most cases, the heart returns to a normal rhythm following ablation. However, some patients may still require medication or pacemaker insertion.