Difference Between a heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
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Coronary Heart Diseases are reportedly the leading cause of sudden death globally and is known to have plagued India, especially the youth and young adults. Whether its family history, congenital heart defects or lifestyle to be blamed, everyone needs comprehensive care when it comes to heart diseases. We, at the Department of Cardiology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, take pride in being the best cardiac hospital in Bangalore offering comprehensive cardiac care, consultations, diagnostics and treatment including minimally invasive procedures under one roof.
Known to be the best cardiology hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore, the Department of Cardiology boasts of having the best cardiac experts from the country with the capability to handle the most delicate and complex cardiac cases, irrespective of age and gender, alongside world-class infrastructure, facilities and services. Our superlative team of cardiologists in Bangalore and cardiovascular surgeons, expert ECHO Cardiologists, Electrophysiologists, Interventional Cardiologists and Radiologists have the expertise and skillset to precisely diagnose and treat cardiac conditions including Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Paediatric Heart Disease, Heart Rhythm Disorders, Valvular disease and heart failures emergencies, even in a newborn.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Holter monitor is a small, wearable, ambulatory electrocardiography device that keeps track of heart rhythms and records all heartbeats.
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
The treatment of heart disorders in children requires specialized equipment and knowledge.
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.
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…
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 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…
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…
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.…
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.
For the primary diagnosis of any heart problem in non-invasive cardiology, we treat using external tests like:
2D & 3D Echocardiography (2D & 3D Echo)
Treadmill Stress ECG (TMT)
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
Post-evaluation of the cardiac problem, our doctors from the team of Interventional Cardiology use minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of structural heart diseases. Some of these procedures are:
Coronary Angiography / Cardiac Catheterization
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Angioplasty (PTCA)
Fractional flow reserve estimation
Rotational Atherectomy (Rotablation)
ASD/VSD/PDA Device Closure
Percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy / Balloon aortic valvotomy/ Balloon pulmonary valvotomy
Electrophysiological studies and radiofrequency ablation
Complex Arrhythmia management
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD)
CRT/D Implantation – Device therapy for heart failure
Advanced and chronic heart problems, upon diagnosis, need life-saving surgical intervention on time to avoid any irreversible damage. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield, our Cardiologists and Cardiothoracic Surgeons treat heart diseases like correction of congenital heart diseases, using procedures such as Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), repair and replacement of valves in valvular heart disease caused due to rheumatic heart disease, ischaemia and endocarditis. These experts are proficient in conducting advanced, specialised procedures such as Robotic and Video-assisted Surgery, Complex Neonatal repairs or Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair using state-of-the-art cath labs and cardiac theatres.
Owing to our multidisciplinary approach, our team of cardiac surgeons work closely with cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and oncologists, alongside perfusionists (people operating the heart-lung bypass machines), intensive care and operating department staff.
Amongst the many kinds of heart diseases that have grappled the population, congenital heart disease (CHD) is known to be the most common kind of birth defects. Any newborn or infant with CHD needs early and precise diagnosis, screening and immediate treatment for prolonged survival. It is important to identify signs and symptoms that indicate heart problems and with timely intervention, the complications and associated comorbidities can be managed. Keeping this in mind, at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we excel in providing round the clock assistance with a dedicated team of specialists including paediatric cardiologists, paediatric intensivists, anaesthesiologists and surgeons. These specialist caregivers use advanced cardiac techniques and procedures to detect any early signs of cardiac problems in unborn, newborn and infants. The paediatric cardiology experts use minimally invasive techniques to ensure scar less surgery and faster recovery.
Some of the disorders treated at Manipal Hospital Whitefield include:
Congenital cardiac defects (birth defects) that may affect the health of the child life-long
Displacement of aorta cardiac valve disorders
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Atrial or ventricular septal defects
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Although the risk factors of getting heart diseases in both men and women increase with age, it is advisable to consult a Cardiologist if you already have a family history or feel uncomfortable or experience symptoms such as shortness of breath or extreme fatigue. A complete evaluation of your physical health and understanding your family history of high cholesterol, heart attacks at a younger age or congestive heart failure will help you take control of your health through holistic cardiac care.
We, at Manipal Hospital, the best heart hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore have earned the reputation of being a top-ranking cardiac hospital in the city for our comprehensive cardiovascular care offered to all our patients. Our focused approach, dedication and continuous endeavour to stay abreast of all the advanced and latest treatment methods, medical technologies, research and innovations in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery have helped us treat patients not only from India but globally as well. At the Department of Cardiology in the best heart hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore, our aim is to always offer complete cardiac care inclusive of advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures, expert pre-surgery counselling, post-treatment care, diet and nutrition counselling for faster recovery.
To prevent a sudden heart attack, it is important to understand the risk factors that one may have. The warning signs differ between men and women, alongside the severity of the symptoms. Not everyone may experience intense or sudden pain in the chest but may start slowly with mild discomfort. It is, thus, advisable to consult a Cardiologist in Whitefield for a complete cardiac check-up to check for high cholesterol problems, difficulties in breathing, light-headedness, cold sweat or nausea that you may have been experiencing often. We have the best cardiologists in Whitefield, Bangalore, who through their precise diagnosis and timely intervention, evaluate the cause of your discomfort and effectively treat through medication, lifestyle modifications or surgically if necessary. Our doctors are proficient in handling both common and rare heart disorders including Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Rhythm Disorders, Congenital Heart Defects, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease and Electrophysiology.
Some of the key treatments & services offered at the Department of Cardiology in our facility include:
Heart Attack Treatment
Coronary Artery Disease
We ensure that all our diagnostic tests and outpatient procedures are at par with the international standards using the latest innovations and techniques to cater to patients of all age groups.
Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Diseases:
As one of the best cardiac hospitals, our spectrum of advanced cardiac services includes non-invasive cardiology, interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.
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.