Cardiology is a medical super speciality dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and disorders of rhythm.
Our Centre of Excellence, the Unity Heart Institute is a comprehensive cardiac care centre dedicated to diagnose, manage and control cardiac diseases. Constituting a team of professionals specializing in the field of cardiac surgery and cardiology, we are committed to providing excellent patient care by a state-of-the-art cardiac cathlab and a full-fledged non-invasive cardiac unit.
NON INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY: Non-invasive cardiology focuses on the detection and treatment of heart disease, using external tests rather than instruments inserted into the body to evaluate and diagnose cardiac disorders. Patients with a history of heart disease, suspected valve disease or chest pain with unknown cause may be referred by their physician for a non-invasive evaluation.
- Electrocardiography/Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Echocardiogram (ECHO)
- Treadmill Test (TMT) / Exercise Stress
- Holter Monitoring
INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY: Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter-based treatment of structural heart diseases. The main advantage of using the interventional cardiology approach is to avoid scars and pains, and long post-operative recovery. In addition to this, interventional cardiology procedure of primary angioplasty is now the gold standard of care for an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). It involves the extraction of clots from occluded coronary arteries and deployment of stents and balloons through a small hole made in a major artery, which has given it the name "pin-hole surgery" (as opposed to "key-hole surgery").
- Coronary Angioplasty
- Peripheral Angioplasty
- Right and Left heart Cath Study
- Permanent Pacemaker
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRTD)
- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) / Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Closure
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY: Interventional Radiology is a sub speciality which provides minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases by accessing organs/structures through peripheral vascular channels.
- Renal Angiogram and Angioplasty
- Chemo Embolization of Tumors
- GI Bleed Embolization
- Access and treatment of common bile duct diseases
Dr. Paul Varghese, MBBS, MD, DM.
Consultant - CardiologyDr. Paul Varghese, is a graduate from the prestigious Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University. He has completed his super speciality training in Interventional Cardiology from the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He has served as a Consultant in the John Hunter Hospital, New Castle (UK) and the Gold Coast Hospital, South port (Australia) in the Department of Interventional Cardiology.Dr. Paul specializes in treatment of complex lesion Coronary Artery Disease, Preventive Cardiology and Heart Failure.
Dr. Sayyed Mohammed K.C., MBBS, MD, DNB.
Consultant - CardiologyDr. Sayyed Mohammed KC has graduated from the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and completed his Super Speciality training in Interventional Cardiology at GKN memorial institute of Medical Education and Research, Coimbatore. He brings with him a rich clinical experience of more than 25 years including several overseas projects and appointments. He may be consulted for the treatment of Coronary artery disease, Rhythm disorders and heart failure.
Dr. M. N. Bhat, MBBS, MD, DM.
Consultant - CardiologyDr. M. N. Bhat, is a graduate of the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. His special interests are in Coronary Artery Disease, Treatment of complex vascular lesions . He brings with him a rich experience of 16 years of active clinical practice.
Dr. Narasimha Pai, MBBS, MD, DM.
Consultant - CardiologyDr. Narasimha Pai has been associated with interventional cardiology for the last 15 years and brings with him expertise in treating complex vascular lesions, Redo Angioplasty and Angioplasty in Graft Vasculature. He has been trained in the pre eminent grant medical college Mumbai and is a Certified fellow of the American College of Cardiologists.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
- State-of-the-art Cardio Thoracic Unit and Cathlab System with Stent Boost
- 3D-Computer Aided Technology are available for Angiography, Complex Angioplasty and Pacemaker
- High Success rates in the surgical treatment of patients with coronary artery disease and valve disease
- Well equipped ICUs and OT
- Post operative care unit with monitoring facilities
- Echo Lab with advanced non-invasive facilities
- Adult and pediatric heart surgeries