In matters of the heart, ours is one of the largest cardiac speciality centres of excellence in India offering comprehensive heart care, diagnostics and treatment including minimal invasive procedures under one roof.
Our superlative cardiac experts handle the most delicate of cardiac cases across all ages. Their range of treatment expertise includes the entire spectrum of cardiac conditions including congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart rhythm disorders, disorders of heart failure, and valvular disease. Best in their speciality, our team of eminent echo cardiologists, electro physiologists, interventional cardiologists, radiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are skilled in treating the most challenging of heart conditions including paediatric surgeries even in new born.
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…Read More
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…Read More
This is a non-surgical procedure that is used to treat coronary arteries for stenosis. It is a combination of angioplasty & stenting that widens narrowed and blocked coronary arteries and restores blood flow from the heart. In cases of acute heart attacks (Myocardial Infarctions), PCI is used as an emergency treatment. PCI is considered to be an alternative…Read More
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…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
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…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
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…Read More
The treatment of heart disorders in children requires specialized equipment and knowledge.Read More
A routine part of prenatal care is to have a look at the heart of the fetus while inside the mother's womb. In the early stages of pregnancy, this is done through an endovaginal ultrasound. The more common method of checking the baby's heart is an abdominal ultrasound.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
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
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
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
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 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
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
At the Dept. of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Manipal Whitefield, we are renowned for improving the health of our patients by providing the most comprehensive cardiovascular care possible. We are ranked as one of the best hospitals for advanced cardiac care and are at the forefront of research and treatment, always staying abreast of the latest discoveries and innovations in the field of cardiology.
Be it chest pain, high cholesterol-related issues, valve replacement or heart complications that require complex surgical expertise, our team of experienced cardiologists is able to effectively treat a wide range of conditions. The team regularly sees patients with both routine and complex cases of heart disease and heart conditions. Our experts are adept in dealing with the disorders of the heart and the arteries including conditions such as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology, heart failure and valvular heart disease.
Some of the key services offered at the facility include:
Heart Attack Treatment
Coronary Artery Disease
The most common cardiovascular diseases are coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease (CHD) or ischemic heart disease (IHD). Coronary heart disease develops when the coronary arteries, which are blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart, become narrow thereby decreasing blood flow to the heart. The reduced blood flow may cause several signs and symptoms such as mentioned below.
Palpitations (irregular or faster heartbeats)
Weakness or dizziness
Shortness of breath
There are multiple factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing CHD, including:
High blood pressure or hypertension
High levels of low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol
Low levels of high-density lipoprotein, or “good,” cholesterol
Diabetes, obesity & smoking
A complete blockage of arteries can be the cause of a heart attack. People can take measures to reduce their risk of CHD by doing regular exercise, adopting a healthy diet, and avoiding or quitting tobacco.
Rapid or irregular heartbeats
Discomfort extending to the throat, jaw, arm and back
Discomfort, heaviness, pressure, and pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone
Extreme weakness, anxiety, or shortness of breath
Feeling full, indigestion, or choking feeling (may feel like heartburn)
Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
We offer the latest innovations and techniques in cardiac care to patients of all ages. We also offer a number of diagnostic tests and outpatient procedures to provide you with the best possible care.
As one of the best providers of cardiac care, we Manipal Whitefield offer a wide spectrum of advanced services and procedures in cardiology & cardiothoracic surgery with non-invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.
With non-invasive cardiology, we evaluate and treat cardiac disorders by using external tests and without inserting any instrument to the body. They include:
2D & 3D Echocardiography (2D & 3D Echo)
Treadmill Stress ECG (TMT)
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Our team of best interventional cardiology experts leverages minimally invasive techniques to treat structural heart diseases. Some such procedures include:
Coronary Angiography/ Cardiac Catheterization
Fractional flow reserve estimation
Rotational Atherectemy (Rotablation)
ASD/VSD/PDA Device Closure
Percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy /Balloon aortic valvotomy/ Balloon pulmonary valvotomy
Complex Arrhythmia management
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD)
CRT/D Implantation – Device therapy for heart failure
3 D Mapping
Our cardiac surgery experts deal with advanced and chronic heart conditions and use the best surgical intervention techniques to provide treatment to patients. Cardiac surgery includes coronary artery bypass grafting and the correction of congenital heart diseases. Part of the surgical procedures also includes the repair and replacement of valves in valvular heart disease arising due to numerous causes including rheumatic heart disease, ischaemia and endocarditis.
Minimally invasive bypass surgeries
Heart bypass surgery (CABG)
Valve replacement/repair surgery
Corrective congenital heart disease surgery
The expert team of cardiothoracic surgeons has extensive experience in complex, life-saving procedures and cardiac care, including advanced, specialized procedures such as robotic and video-assisted surgery, minimally invasive mitral valve repair and complex neonatal repairs. The team leverages state-of-the-art infrastructure such as advanced cath labs and cardiac theatres for handling any emergency heart procedure.
The team of cardiac surgeons works closely with cardiologists, oncologists, anesthesiologists, and other non-medical staff such as perfusionists (who operate the heart-lung bypass machines), intensive care staff and operating department personnel to offer the best heart care for our patients.
The dedicated team of cardiologists and surgeons leverage the most advanced technology and provides comprehensive treatment and care to patients of all age groups suffering from various heart ailments. The technological infrastructure at Manipal Whitefield is at par excellence, with the capacity to identify any disorder or abnormality with precise details.
We house a dedicated and specialized multi-disciplinary team of pediatric cardiologists including pediatric intensivists, anesthesiologists and pediatric surgeons to provide pediatric cardiac care. The team leverages numerous efficient and evolved cardiac techniques for early detection of cardiac disorders in unborn babies. The cardiac specialists use the most advanced technologies with minimally invasive techniques to ensure scar less surgery and fast recovery. The expert pediatric team is adept in managing cardiac diseases at the time of birth along with other congenital defects. Some such disorders we treat include:
Congenital cardiac defects (birth defects) which might have some life-long effects on the health of the child
Displacement of aorta cardiac valve disorders
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Atrial or ventricular septal defects
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
No matter what your age, you should talk with a cardiologist if you’re concerned about heart disease or feel uncomfortable about your family history. Remember, it is possible that the earliest symptoms of heart disorder may not be chest pain. They may be fatigue or shortness of breath.
Discuss with your doctor about any family history of high cholesterol, heart attacks in immediate family members at young ages, enlarged heart or congestive heart failure.
At the Dept. of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Manipal, Whitefield, we look at providing holistic cardiology care by offering advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures, expert pre-surgery counseling, post-treatment care diet and nutrition counseling for faster recovery.
Manipal Hospitals' cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons believe in precise diagnosis for effective treatment. The faculty includes
- Expert echo cardiologists
- Electro physiologists
- 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
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.