Our heart is one of the most important organs of our body. Keeping it healthy and functioning is key to survival. The Department of Cardiology at Manipal Hospital, Varthur provides all its patients with the best heart care they deserve.
Manipal Hospital, Varthur, is one of the very few hospitals in India with advanced cardiovascular treatment facilities. The hospital has advanced cardiac care services with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities. The medical team at the cardiology department are highly experienced and are extensively trained in the management of heart diseases. The department continuously upgrades its technology to offer the best healthcare experience in the field of heart and vascular system diseases. The rehabilitation and post-surgery care at the hospital are of international standard that assists in speedy patient recovery and quick return to daily life. Trained and experienced paramedical staff at the hospital who work in close association with our medical team to provide the best comprehensive and personalized care to all our patients. Manipal is the best cardiac hospital in Varthur Road.
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.Read More
An ECG or Electrocardiogram is a simple, non-invasive procedure that records heart rate and its rhythms. ECG is done to look or check for known heart conditions or how healthy the heart is before or after surgery.Read More
This procedure allows the cardiologists to determine the functioning of the heart over 12 to 48 hours. It helps evaluate if there is any problem in heart rhythm and rate. It also assists the doctor in determining the efficacy of the ongoing treatment.Read More
It is a surgical procedure that the surgeons perform to bypass the blocked or narrowed coronary arteries. The surgeon uses blood vessels from the leg, arm or any other place to create an alternate route of blood supply to the heart bypassing the blocked coronary artery.Read More
It is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure that the surgeon performs to evaluate the health of coronary arteries. These arteries deliver blood to the heart muscles. This procedure helps the surgeon to understand the exact location and the extent of blockage to decide on the treatment plan.Read More
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.Read More
It is an emergency non-surgical treatment in case of coronary artery stenosis. The procedure makes simultaneous use of coronary angiography and angioplasty.Read More
It is a minimally invasive procedure through which blood supply to the heart is reestablished through a blocked artery. This procedure does not require large incisions as in open-heart surgery and is usually done by passing a thin catheter inserted through the blood vessels in the hand or leg region to reach the affected blood vessels in the heart.Read More
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…Read More
These are implanted to correct rhythm disorders of the heart, including pacemaker, biventricular pacemaker, implantable cardiac loop recorder, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.Read More
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,…Read More
The treatment of heart disorders in children requires specialized equipment and knowledge.Read More
The cardiologists at Manipal hospitals, Varthur, implement advanced technology to evaluate coronary lesions with high accuracy. The physicians may also perform intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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.…Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
Some of the procedures performed by the cardiology experts at Manipal hospitals, Varthur, are:
Some of the facilities and services available at the hospital are:
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
Mild discomfort or pain in the chest area, it 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.
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.
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 Cardiovascular specialists today.