Department of Cardiology and Cardio Thoracic Surgery

DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIO THORACIC SURGERY

Established in 2008, the Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department has facilities such as Echo, TMT and Holter for entire non-invasive work as well as a state-of-the-art flat panel cathlab, with autospin and digital subtraction imaging with facilities for Angiogram, angioplasty, valvuloplasty and pacemaker implantation. The Cardiac surgery dept. also has a state-of-the-art steel panelled Cardiac OT with the latest lights, tables, heart lung machines and anaesthetic machines.

Cardiac OT

The hospital has been offering cardiac surgeries which include bypass surgery, valve replacement, repair of cardiac defects as well as other advanced treatments at affordable cost. The Cardiology department has facilities for a variety of interventional options including coronary and peripheral angiograms via femoral and radial route, coronary and peripheral angioplasties, drug eluting stent implantation, balloon valvuloplasties, temporary and permanent pacing, AICD implantation, paediatric interventions like ASD, VSD, PDA device closure.

The hospital has been offering cardiac surgeries which include bypass surgery, valve replacement, repair of cardiac defects as well as other advanced treatments at affordable cost. The Cardiology department has facilities for a variety of interventional options including coronary and peripheral angiograms via femoral and radial route, coronary and peripheral angioplasties, drug eluting stent implantation, balloon valvuloplasties, temporary and permanent pacing, AICD implantation, paediatric interventions like ASD, VSD, PDA device closure.

Cath Lab

The department also has a 6 bedded coronary intensive care unit which includes a fully equipped ICCU with bedside monitors, invasive BP monitoring, intra aortic balloon pump, defibrillators and ventilators.

The 100 special rooms added by the hospital are designed taking into account the comfort of the patients coupled with good nursing care. The hospital has developed a separate patient care cell to look after the welfare of the patients in all respects and to take charge of their needs from fixing appointments with the doctors to their treatment and discharge.

The Department of Cardiology & Cardio Thoracic Surgery is headed by Dr. Subramanyam K, cardiologist and Dr. M Gopalakrishnan Nambiar, cardiac surgeon. It is further strengthened by well trained paramedical and technical staff.

CMEs/Conferences/Seminars/Workshops conducted

  • ECHO workshop on Understanding the basic principles, interpretation with live cases demonstration on June 14, 2009 at the KS Hegde Hospital
  • Workshop on Echocardiography, June 2009, Mangalore
  • Overview of Recent development in cardiac surgery, June 2009, Kannur
  • CME on Recent development in interventional cardiology, June 2009, Kannur
  • Interventional cardiology: The past, present and the future, May 2009, Madikeri

Recent Publications & other academic activities