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In India, around a million people lose their lives every year because of cardiac problems. At Apollo Cardiac Centre of Excellence we aim to reduce the devastating figure of cardiovascular diseases through pioneering programs in patient care. Our team of proficient doctors, compassionate nurses, competent technicians and heart experts bring the promise of supreme excellence in patient care, education and research.

Apollo Cardiac Centre of Excellence focuses on holistic approach to Cardiac Care through invasive & non-invasive therapeutic & diagnostic services, managed by dedicated team of doctors and is one of the finest in the country. The department consists of Interventional Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

Interventional Cardiology

Department of Interventional Cardiology provides advanced diagnostic tests and treatment for problems as common as a bout of chest pain (Angina), as serious as heart attack (Myocardial Infarction) and as rare as Tricuspid Atresia. The Invasive Cardiology offers treatment for Coronary Artery Disorders, using Angioplasty, Stents, Laser, Ultrasound techniques etc.

Our sophisticated Cathlab and advance technology offers unmatched outcome in various cardiac ailments. Team of dedicated and highly skilled interventional cardiologists perform coronary and peripheral angiographies, balloon angioplasties, stenting, EP studies and ablation, pulmonary and mitral valvoloplasties and other interventions.

Coronary Angiography

Angiography is a diagnostic procedure to determine the location and extent of the problem in the blood vessels by using X-ray pictures. In conditions like chest pain, heart attack, stroke and other blood vessels related problems, angiography is performed in the cath lab to detect any problems.

The procedure itself will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Mild sedation may be given. During angiography, a long slender tube called a catheter is inserted into the artery (generally, in the groin area). The catheter is slowly maneuvered through the artery until its tip reaches the segment of vessel to be examined by angiography. A small amount of contrast material is injected into the blood vessel segment through the catheter, and X-rays are taken. The contrast agent enables the blood vessels to appear on the X-ray pictures. A physician specially trained in angiography studies the X-ray pictures to determine the source of the problem and the extent of damage to the blood vessel segments that are examined.

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

This is a procedure used to restore the blood flow through a blocked artery. Dilating the blockage with balloon is called Balloon Angioplasty and deploying a stent is called Stenting. The technical name for balloon angioplasty is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

A tiny plastic tube (guiding catheter) is passed through the groin or hand till the origin of coronary arteries, and then a thin soft wire (guide wire) is passed through this tube and is negotiated across the block. Then another tube having a balloon at one end is passed over this wire up to the site of blockage. At this point the balloon is inflated to widen the artery by pushing the plaque against the wall of the artery thereby restoring the blood flow. Now-a-days after dilating with the balloon, a stent is deployed to keep the artery open.

The stent remains in the body throughout life. The only problem is development of reblockage at the same place where the stent is deployed and this can be minimized by the use of drug eluting stents. Stents cannot be removed after deployment. After 1 to 3 months the endothelial layer forms over the stent and then they become a part of our body.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Rikita Christian
Service Line Manager
Mobile: +91 7698815152
Email: rikitac@apolloahd.com


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