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Cardiac Sciences

Heart Care from the Heart.

Cardiac Sciences is one of the most revered Centre of Excellence at Aster Hospitals. Our stellar doctors are handpicked to represent the finest heart team in the healthcare industry. Our flawlessly perfected processes ensure they work in synergistic unison to deliver world-class cardiac care. Our technologies, infrastructure, and systems are comparable with the finest in their class and category

Our centre comprises Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Transplant and Cardiac Rehabilitation services for both adults and children. Our holistic cardiac care accessible under one roof differentiates our Cardiac Sciences Centre from other hospitals.

Our doctors keep themselves abreast with new advancements in the field to improve the diagnosis and modalities for all our patients. Every day, our doctors & nurses demonstrate their commitment to personalised, advanced, and quality cardiovascular care to our patients so that they get the best possible treatment.

In our hospitals, we diagnose and treat approximately 10,000 adults and children every year, including those with complex or rare conditions.

We closely collaborate with departments like paediatrics, radiology, general surgery and critical care to bring you a truly holistic and seamless global healthcare experience. 

Regardless of your age – we offer you the latest and finest treatment in complete Cardiac Care.
 

Available Hospitals

We provide excellent care, right from diagnosis to the treatment and beyond at our world-class hospitals

Our Specialities

Through our 25+ specialities, we provide in-depth expertise in the spectrum of advance medical and surgical interventions. Our specialties are integrated to provide a seamless experience.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

Treatments & Procedures

We provide comprehensive treatment for all types diseases under one roof. Our highly experienced doctors supported by especially trained clinical staff, ensure the best care for you.

Advanced Technology & Facilities

Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.

Holter Monitoring

It tracks heart rhythm to check and confirm any heart-related problems. Patients with an irregular heartbeat could be suffering from arrhythmia. Under this condition, the patient may experience rapid heartbeat or the heart may become slower-paced. It is a symptom that indicates that the electrical signal coordinating the heartbeat is not working. Arrhythmia is potentially fatal and causes severe complications. A cardiologist will recommend you to undergo an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), a common test to diagnose arrhythmia. Holter monitoring is a gift of medical technology that records your uneven heartbeat for 24 to 48 hours continuously. The device is a blessing for patients with a pacemaker as it enables the doctor to study the heart’s activity throughout the day. The cardiology department of the Aster Hospital is ahead of its time. It is equipped with the latest Holter monitor for a thorough examination of the heart and provides an accurate report for proper treatment.

Clinical Support

3 Cath labs including FFR, IFR, IVUS, OCT and Rotablation
Advanced 3D and 4D ECHO machines
Holter Monitoring

Cardiac Diagnosis

Electrocardiography (ECG)
Treadmill testing
3D Echocardiography
Holter monitoring (1 day, 3 day and long-term monitoring)
CT Coronary Angiography (256 slice & 125 slice CT)

Diagnostics for Cardiac Surgery
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Angiogram Imaging Tests:
    • Chest X-Ray
    • CT Scan
    • MRI Scans.
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Lung / Lymph Node Biopsy.
Heart Rhythm Centre

•    Electrocardiogram (ECG)
•    Echocardiogram (ECHO)
•    Holter Monitor
•    Remote Monitoring
•    Event Recorder
•    Implantable Loop Recorder
•    Head-Up Tilt Table Test (HUTT)
•    Stress Test
•    Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) studies
•    3D Mapping
•    Diagnostic & RF Ablation
•    Cryoablation
•    Hybrid Operation Theatres
 

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Facilities
  • Dedicated modern operating theatres.
  • Dedicated digital catheterization lab with ECHO Navigation
  • Electrophysiology lab-3D mapping, RF ablation.
  • Echocardiography lab – 2D and 3D ECHO, Trans-esophageal ECHO.
  • Advanced Fetal Heart Unit
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit
  • Pulmonary artery hypertension clinic
  • BMU 40-blood monitoring unit, to enhance safety of complex surgeries during cardiopulmonary bypass (second installation in India).
  • NIRS- Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy for advanced intraoperative brain monitoring to provide superior neurological outcomes in complex surgeries.
  • ICE (Intra cardiac echocardiography)
  • Exclusive pediatric cardiac ICU
  • ECMO
  • Cardiac CT and MRI
Operation Theatres

ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres With 22 Operating Rooms that are on par with some of the largest in the world, Aster Medcity, for the first time South India, introduces ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres using Karlstorz OR1 Fusion - Asia Pacific’s first complete digital integration system.
The integration enables real-time sharing of images, videos and medical reports, which not only facilitates virtual participation from any location in the world, but also helps the rest of the surgical team to monitor the patient closely during the operative procedure, much to the benefit and safety of the patient undergoing the surgery.
Aster Medcity is also the first surgical facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery using high-precision da Vinci Surgery Robot.

Paediatric Cardiology Facilities
  • Dedicated modern operating theatres.
  • Dedicated digital catheterization lab with ECHO Navigation
  • Electrophysiology lab-3D mapping, RF ablation.
  • Echocardiography lab – 2D and 3D ECHO, Trans-esophageal ECHO.
  • Advanced Fetal Heart Unit
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit
  • Pulmonary artery hypertension clinic
  • BMU 40-blood monitoring unit, to enhance safety of complex surgeries during cardiopulmonary bypass (second installation in India).
  • NIRS- Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy for advanced intraoperative brain monitoring to provide superior neurological outcomes in complex surgeries.
  • ICE (Intra cardiac echocardiography)
  • Exclusive pediatric cardiac ICU
  • ECMO
  • Cardiac CT and MRI
Outpatient Services

The Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity offers a wide range of outpatient services for detection and treatment of complex heart diseases and disorders. This includes:

Cardiac structural/functional evaluation including advanced imaging
Heart Failure Clinic
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic
2D / Live 3D Echocardiography
Colour Doppler imaging
Tissue Doppler imaging
Strain Quantification
Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography including live 3D TEE
24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
24-hour ECG monitoring (Holter monitoring)
Cardiac stress tests including Tread Mill Test, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Head Up Tilt Test (HUTT)

World-Class Technology

Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences is first facility in Kerala to offer three cathlabs with a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab / intravascular ultrasound, fractional flow reserve estimate and rotablation. The comprehensive range of medical technology here includes:

Flat panel hybrid vascular biplane cathlab
Low radiation CLARITY cathlab
OR1 Karl Storz Fusion Integrated C Green OT certified surgical suites with autopilot anaesthesia and live sharing facility
Philips IntelliSpace Critical Care & Anaesthesia digital ICU
ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
Philips EPIQ Echocardiography machines for 2D and live 3D imaging
Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiography with Doppler, Colour Doppler modalities
Dobutamine stress test for physically disabled patients
Intra-operative trans-oesophageal ECHO / Doppler / Colour-flow Doppler
Philips 256 Slice iCT scan
Wide Bore 3.0 Tesla MRI cardiac studies
Philips Astonish True Flight Select PET-CT with Time Of Flight technology
GE SPECT-CT Optima NM 640 Gamma Camera

Inpatient Facilities

Aster Medcity offers world-class inpatient care to its patients, with the support of an award-winning team of Nurses, Therapists and Technicians.

Wards, double rooms, standard rooms, executive rooms, deluxe rooms presidential suites
Dedicated Cardiac ICU
Independent ICUs with a view that minimise chances of infection and ICU psychosis
Dedicated cardiac surgery suites
Advanced infection control facilities
State-of-the-art cardiac imaging

Transthoracic & Transoesophageal Echocardiography

This test is performed to visualize and check the performance of aorta, heart and other blood vessels. Patients who suffer from malfunctioning of heart valves or chambers and the heart’s inability to pump blood could be diagnosed with congenital heart valve disease. It involves pulmonary or aortic valves that do not perform properly. Such conditions arise when the valves’ shape and size become irregular, or the flap tissue is insufficient to allow proper blood flow. Patients' conditions may deteriorate if they do not allow timely medical intervention. They need a cardiologist who will prescribe transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, which will determine the patient's heart condition. The cardiology department of Aster Hospital is furnished with highly developed medical equipment that examines the patient’s condition accurately for correct treatment. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography prevent heart failure and death.

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Studies

This is a non-invasive imaging test to check the blood flow to the heart muscle and recognize poor areas of blood flow. If a person often experiences chest pain for an extended period or is suspected of coronary artery disease (CAD), he/she needs medical attention from qualified cardiologists. The doctors may recommend a stress myocardial perfusion scan to assess the blood flow, heart muscle damage, etc. Patients who have sustained a heart attack or undergone bypass surgery, angioplasty, or stent placement also need to be examined with the help of myocardial perfusion imaging studies. It is a non-invasive imaging test that assesses the blood flow through the heart muscles and determines if the heart muscle is pumping normally. Aster Hospital’s cardiology department has an exemplary infrastructure with myocardial perfusion imaging studies to detect weak heart muscles and poor blood flow.

TMT / Stress Test

A stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test or exercise test, helps your doctor find out how well your heart handles its workload.

As your body works harder during the test, it requires more fuel and your heart has to pump more blood.

The test can show if there’s a lack of blood supply through the arteries that go to the heart.

Head Up-Tilt Test (HUTT)

To find the cause of fainting spells by taking different tests. Young adults or even children may face vasovagal attacks due to a sudden drop in blood pressure. This reduces the circulation of blood and causes unconsciousness and sudden fainting of the person. Aster’s Head Up-Tilt Test aims at testing your body in various angles to understand the cause of fainting spells. The expert doctors record the heart rate and blood pressure while performing the test. Aster’s strong infrastructure, it’s seasoned team, and the Cardiology Department monitor the patient's heart’s response, oxygen levels and blood pressure in the electrophysiology lab.

Rest & Exercise Stress ECG

Diagnose and measure the ability of the heart to withstand external stress conditions. People often encounter conditions where their heart responds abnormally while working out or climbing stairs. This can create severe complications if ignored. A person might feel strong palpation, increased heartbeat and chest pains. Aster’s Rest & Exercise Stress ECG aims to diagnose all such conditions when the heart may respond abnormally. The expert doctors measure the ability of the heart to respond to external stress. Aster’s infrastructure supports many labs and high-tech machines, it’s experienced team and the Cardiology Department perform these tests in well-controlled conditions.

Diagnostics for Cardiac Surgery

Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Echocardiogram
Angiogram
Imaging Tests:
- Chest X-Ray
- CT Scan
- MRI Scans
Thoracoscopy
Lung / Lymph Node Biopsy

Dedicated Pediatric Cardiac OPD

Pediatric cardiac OPD consultation, Contrast Echocardiograpgy, Ambulatory ECG, Cardiac Rehabilitation services etc

Neonatal and Pediatric ICU

Our unit offers progressed respiratory support for children with breathing troubles, including high frequency ventilators. We provide cardiovascular and respiratory observing equipment and research center and imaging facilities like CT scan and X-ray. Our PICU is committed to provide the most quality medical care to our pediatric patients. Our facilities also include the highest level of care in a warm and supporting condition for newborn children in trouble during childbirth, those requiring close perception and those transferred from other facilities for treatment of neonatal sicknesses. The NICU is staffed throughout day and night by skilled team of specialists including neonatal nurses and neonatologists.

Foetal cardiac health counselling

Parents are counseled about foetal heart, probability for surgery and other related issues

Cardiology IPD services

Common procedures in Cardiac Cathlab like Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplasty, IVC filter, Rotablation, Cardiac Catheterization, all interventional radiology and neurology procedures.

Cathlab

A cardiac catherisation laboratory (cath lab) is a lab that examines and treats diagnostic and interventional techniques to be done on patients who encounter blocks and thereby chestpain, or the individuals who require a pacemaker to redress strange heart rhythms. The cutting edge cardiovascular catherisation laboratory (cath lab) unit implies nearby patients can be dealt with for key heart strategies on their doorstep, instead of flying out to other regions of the world. The modernized facilities include Coronary Angiogram Coronary Angioplasty, Primary Angioplasty, Peripheral Angiogram, Peripheral Angioplasty, PPI, Single & Duel Chamber, TPI, FFR, IVUS-ILAB, EPS+RFA, Retrograde Angioplasty, Renal Angioplasty, 4 Vessel Angiogram, Carotid Angioplasty, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for heart failure patients, Aortogram, EVAR, Balloon dilation of coarctation of aorta, LV Angiogram, Anerysm Coiling, Cath Study & Right heart study, Balloon Valvuloplasty for mitral , Aortic and pulmonary Stenosis.

Electrophysiology

We offer a complete spectrum of electrophysiology. We perform invasive electrophysiology examines utilizing standard and latest strategies in patients with coronary heart diseases and offer both transcatheter cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation. Surgical mapping and intraoperative cryoablation are likewise accessible in patients with inborn coronary illness. We perform autonomic testing utilizing tilt table technology. The Electrophysiology service likewise embeds all transvenous pacemakers, including biventricular pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

Pediatric Heart Care

The Pediatric heart care at Aster MIMS Kottakkal offers an extensive variety of medical and surgical administrations for both newborn children and children experiencing a confirmation-based approach. It attempts medical and surgical treatment to children with innate and inherited heart illnesses, for example, cardiomyopathy, infective endocarditis and rheumatic fever upheld by an extraordinary group of pediatric cardiovascular specialists that performs inherent heart techniques and pediatric heart transplant.

The treatment of numerous heart failures needs an operation for their treatment and frequently it requires an open-heart operation.

Today more current advancements in cardiovascular catheterization innovation permit treatment of heart deformity in chose patients without an operation. This maintains a strategic distance from the injury of surgery and permits exceptionally fast recuperation and short hospital stay.

The methods are performed in the cardiovascular catheterization lab and require a small needle prick in the crotch

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

FAQs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is the difference between an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon?

An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist who can diagnose and treat heart diseases as well as congenital and structural heart conditions using catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting for clogged arteries, closing small holes in the heart or place specialized devices like pacemakers or defibrillators to treat heart problems.
It is the cardiac surgeons (known as cardiothoracic surgeons) who generally perform surgery of the heart and chest, commonly referred to as Heart surgeons, they operate on the organs of the chest and upper abdomen. They work on the heart, the lungs, the oesophagus, its vessels and valves, and major large blood vessels in the chest such as the aorta or pulmonary artery to treat complex heart diseases using procedures like CABG (heart bypass) surgery

What is early heart disease called?

Coronary artery disease, also called CAD, is a condition that affects your heart. It is the most common heart disease in the United States. CAD happens when coronary arteries struggle to supply the heart with enough blood, oxygen and nutrients. Cholesterol deposits, or plaques, are almost always to blame.

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