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Department of Cardiology
Nov 14, 2022
Cardiology deals with the heart and its diseases. The field includes diagnosing and treating congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac pacemakers, and adult cardiac surgery in Jaipur. The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in India has been increasing over the last few decades. By 2030, China and India will account for half of all CVD deaths globally. In addition, a study conducted in 2016 showed that only 50% of Indians knew what hypertension was.
One of India's most prestigious multispecialty hospitals in Jaipur - Manipal Hospitals, Jaipur, is known for its skilled medical experts, including cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.
For heart-related ailments, we are pioneers in Minimally invasive cardiac surgery in Jaipur and provide a full spectrum of diagnoses and treatments for infants, children, adults, and senior persons. Manipal Hospitals is the best heart specialist hospital in Jaipur.
Commonly known as bypass surgery, this is a procedure done to restore blood flow in a narrow or blocked artery. The procedure is an open heart surgery that requires a large incision to be made to access the chest cavity. The surgeon takes out a blood vessel from one part of your body and uses to divert blood flow away from the blocked coronary artery…
An X-ray imaging test is done to see if there are any restrictions in blood flow going to your heart. This is the most common test to help doctors diagnose heart conditions. During coronary angiography, a small catheter or tube is inserted through the skin into an artery in the groin or the Hand. Through a special x-ray viewing instrument, the catheter…
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. It uses standard 2D, 3D and Doppler ultrasound to create images of the heart. The test does not involve any radiation.
A Holter monitor is a small, wearable, ambulatory electrocardiography device that keeps track of heart rhythms and records all heartbeats.
TMT or Tread Mill Test or Stress Test or Exercise Test measures how well the heart works when it is beating fast and working hard. A stress test helps doctors see if the heart is getting enough blood during these times.
Coronary angioplasty is routinely done to open clogged heart arteries. It can improve symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Angioplasty is also often used during a heart attack to quickly open a blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to your heart. It involves inserting and inflating a tiny balloon into the spot where your artery…
The electrocardiogram test will record the regularity and rate of heartbeats while measuring the position and size of the heart chambers. Identification of damage or the effects of drugs and devices like pacemakers are monitored closely.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a minimally invasive procedure to open blocked coronary arteries allowing unobstructed blood flow to the heart. This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and uses X-ray to help the cardiologist view the site of your blocked artery. An intravenous (IV) line will be inserted in your arm and you will…
A cardiac device helps control irregular heartbeats to protect against heart rhythm disorders. One of the most commonly used cardiac devices is a pacemaker, which produces electrical stimuli to the heart to help it maintain rhythm. An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) is used to assist the heart's ventricles to restore their capacity after…
This is a procedure that involves the opening of the chest cavity and creating a bypass system that allows blood to pump through your body without going through the heart. During open heart surgery, the heart is stopped for a period of time until surgical procedures or investigations can be completed. Once the surgical objective has been achieved,…
The treatment of heart disorders in children requires specialized equipment and knowledge.
Manipal Hospitals’ Cardiac Unit boasts of futuristic diagnostic and testing machinery that combines advanced technology and high precision tools to present the most complex of cases with accuracy. Typical cardiac tests reveal the extent of the damage done to the coronary arteries, helping our cardiologists to plan the appropriate and most effective…
An electrophysiology test reveals how electrical signals move through your heart. When these signals show normal movements, your heartbeat is regular. When these signals are abnormal, your heartbeat is irregular and this is called an arrhythmia. Radiofrequency ablation (RA) is the procedure to treat some types of arrhythmias. Together it takes about…
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
The aortic valve controls the blood flow from your heart to the rest of the organs. TAVI is a minimal invasive procedure to replace your damaged or diseased aortic valve with a new man-made one using a narrow tube called a catheter. This is inserted into a large blood vessel in your groin or chest.
Using specialized cardiac MRI's, a cardiologist evaluates hemodynamic changes in the body to identify congenital heart disease. Identifying congenital heart defects at an early stage is crucial to improving the life expectancy and quality of life of patients.
For children suffering from narrowing or blockage in the aortic valve, the best treatment option is balloon dilation. The treatment is minimally invasive, reducing the discomfort and recovery time for the patient. A deflated balloon is attached to a thin tube known as a catheter which is navigated to the narrowed artery, where it is inflated, opening…
The mitral valve is a valve with two flaps in the heart that lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle. Sometimes, the valves don't open or close properly, disrupting the blood flow through your heart to your body and also causes blood to leak backward to the left atrium. The valve may also be narrowed. Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty is a procedure…
The heart’s two lower chambers are the ventricles and the right ventricle pumps blood to the lungs. It connects to the pulmonary artery, the main blood vessel leading to the lungs. Between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery is the pulmonary valve, one of the heart’s four valves. In a normal heart, the pulmonary valve opens fully when the…
VSD is a hole in the wall called septum, separating the two lower chambers of the heart. In a normal heart, only the left side pumps blood to the body, and the right side to the lungs. With an abnormal opening between the ventricles, a large amount of oxygen-rich (red) blood from the heart's left side is pushed through the hole into the right side.…
Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) Congenital heart disorders are the most common type of birth defect. These can range from simple ones with no symptoms to complex types which are severe and life-threatening such as a hole in the heart that causes blood from the left and right sides of the heart to mix, or even a narrowed valve that blocks blood…
PDA is an unclosed hole in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood away from your heart. In a normal heart, its left side pumps blood only to the body while the right pumps blood to the lungs. If you have PDA, extra blood gets pumped from your body artery or aorta into the lung (pulmonary) arteries. If the PDA is large, the extra blood being…
This condition occurs when arteries and veins have abnormal connections between them. Pulmonary AVMs act as direct conduits between the pulmonary artery and the pulmonary vein, which reduces blood oxygen levels, and also allows clots and bacteria to bypass the normal filtration process of the lung capillaries. Pulmonary AVMs are prone to rupturing,…
The automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) is a tiny electronic device that is implanted in the chest to prevent sudden death from cardiac arrest caused due to fast heart rhythms called tachycardias. The surgery involves inserting insulated wires into the veins near your collarbone and moving them through X-ray images, to your heart.…
CRT is prescribed for patients with heart failure or arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). There are two types of CRT devices – one is the biventricular pacemaker and the other is the same device which includes a built-in implantable cardioverter defibrillator and is called a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D).
Knowing your baby is growing normally and safely in your womb is one of the happiest phases for a mother-to-be. Routine tests for you and your baby can ensure all is going well. If your gynaecologist detects an abnormal heart beat or any other conditions in the foetus, she may recommend a foetal echocardiogram.
The Cardiovascular System
A network of blood vessels, organs, and structures works together to move blood throughout the body. The heart is the center of this system which pumps blood throughout the body. Blood vessels carry blood away from the heart to all parts of your body. The lungs take in oxygen-rich air into your bloodstream through tiny air sacs called alveoli (al-VEE-oh-lee).
The heart consists of four chambers:
Two upper chambers or atria.
Two lower chambers or ventricles.
The right atrium receives oxygen-deprived blood from the veins and sends it to the right ventricle.
The right ventricle pumps it out to your lungs through your pulmonary artery.
The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from your lungs via the pulmonary veins.
The left atrium then sends it to the left ventricle, which pumps it out to all parts of your body through your aorta.
Arrive at the best heart hospital in Jaipur to get the finest treatment with the help of a top cardiologist in Jaipur.
Common Cardiovascular System Diseases
Any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels is called cardiovascular disease. The most common diseases in this category include:
Some interesting facts about the cardiovascular system:
It makes up 8% of your total body weight.
It has a diameter of 2 centimeters when it's fully relaxed (the size of a golf ball).
It uses an average of 7 liters of oxygen per minute when you're at rest.
The heart is the only organ that works without rest.
Your body has more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels! That's enough to reach from Earth to the Moon and back again.
A treadmill test or TMT is a type of exercise stress test that measures the heart's potential to pump blood and oxygen to the body. It can help determine if you have coronary artery disease (CAD) or chest pain caused by angina. In a treadmill test, you walk on a moving belt while the best heart specialist in Jaipur monitors your heart rate and blood pressure. As you walk, your doctor will ask you questions about symptoms and other health conditions you may have. TMT helps the heart specialist doctor in Jaipur decide if further testing is needed.
Heart specialist hospital in Jaipur - Manipal Hospitals uses ECG to monitor the electrical signals the heart produces by using the sensors connected to the skin.
A test that uses sound waves to generate an image of your heart. The sound waves bounce off blood and tissue in the heart, and a probe in your chest records and sends the information back to a computer. A picture of your heart appears on the computer screen.
A Coronary Angiogram is a type of heart imaging that uses dye to see the blood vessels in your heart. Usually done after a heart attack, it can also diagnose other heart conditions.
A Holter procedure is a test that can help determine if you have a heart rhythm disorder. Conducted over 24 hours. You will wear an ECG monitor that records your heart rate, rhythm, and electrical activity. The ECG monitor is about the size of a pager and is worn around your upper arm or waist. The test itself does not require any special preparation.
The best hospital for heart surgery in Jaipur uses FFR for accurate blood pressure measurement. FFR can observe the blood flow in a specific part of the coronary artery.
Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) allows doctors to view the inside of the blood vessels and heart and detect plaque buildup, narrowing, or blockage before symptoms occur.
A way to determine whether or not your heart is functioning correctly. It's typically used after an injury or surgery when you're experiencing dizziness, chest pain, or shortness of breath. The test will involve placing electrodes on your chest connected to a monitor that measures heart rate and blood pressure.
Bypass surgery, which pumps blood around the body instead of the heart, is used by cardiac surgeons to do surgery to close the chest cavity.
Open heart surgery to open or widen arteries, blood flow redirects from a clogged artery to a healthy blood vessel.
When a balloon surgically implanted is inflated to open blocked arteries, it relieves patients of symptoms of heart disease.
At Manipal Hospitals, Jaipur, our leading cardiac surgeons help patients by implanting a pacemaker or device that uses electrical signals to replicate heart rhythms.
Newborns and children need special attention for heart conditions. Our expert pediatric cardiologists are known for their exceptional care in treating pediatric conditions, including Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Jaipur.
Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (EPCI) is a procedure that involves inserting a catheter into the heart and administering clot-busting medication to resolve a heart attack.
Other common treatments available:
Adult cardiac Surgery in Jaipur
Aortic valve replacement surgery in Jaipur
Double valve Replacement Surgery in Jaipur
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery in Jaipur
Pediatric cardiac Surgery in Jaipur
Primary angioplasty treatment in Jaipur
Thoracic surgeries in Jaipur
Manipal Hospitals' cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons believe in precise diagnosis for effective treatment. The faculty includes :
Expert echo cardiologists
Interventional cardiologists and radiologists.
After gathering general information about the patient's health from our cardiologist will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor might order the necessary investigations to determine the health of your heart.
Cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart disease are some of the common risk factors. To get rid of these, visit the best heart hospital in Jaipur.
Mild discomfort or pain in the chest area, may radiate to the neck, jaw, or arm on the left side of the body and is usually associated with shortness of breath, nausea, and sweating. Diabetics and women may not have chest discomfort but may have only a few of the associated symptoms. If you notice any of the symptoms, reach out to the best heart care hospital in Jaipur.
Some illnesses can cause heart disease, but a majority of heart diseases can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Yes, a yearly health check-up that includes a blood pressure check, lipid, and cholesterol test and a discussion with your doctor about other risk factors should not be overlooked.
You can reduce cholesterol by eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid saturated fats and trans fats. Talk to the Best heart specialist in Jaipur about ways to manage your blood sugar if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.
Yes. Heart diseases can be hereditary. Your chances of heart disease are more likely to develop if your parents have it.
Heart disease can make it difficult for you to do everyday tasks such as walking upstairs or playing sports with friends and family. It may also lead to diabetes and high blood pressure
Yes, most patients can recover and lead a regular life after treatment.
Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Our Cardiology department and its patients are a testament to this. Contact us to know more about heart problems and book an appointment with one of our Cardiology specialists today.