ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY is an important non-invasive diagnostic facility available at the CARDIAC HEALTH CARE CENTRE . Echo uses sound waves to generate dynamic images of the heart . A normal heart pushes atleast 50%-60% of the blood which it receives in the cavity , when it beats [EJECTION FRACTION] . The test serves as a tool to see how well the heart muscle is functioning . Reduced ejection fraction indiactes reduced pumping capacity of the heart . Echo is also useful in detecting valvular and other structural heart diseases .
TMT helps in assessing the presence of blocks in coronary arteries . It is done after excluding heart attack with ECG and Echocardiogram. The patient is brought to the exercise laboratory , where the heart rate and blood pressure are recorded at rest . Sticky electrodes attached to the chest , shoulders and hips are connected to the ECG portion of the stress test machine . The patient level of exercise ability and the extent to which heart can withstand the stress of walking on treadmill with increasing speed is assessed . ECG , Blood pressure , heart rate and symptoms are recorded during walking exercise on treadmill , when the heart needs higher level of oxygen delivery . Thus it helps in assessing the presence of blocks in coronary arteries and deciding further treatment protocol . The patient is made to walk on this TreadMill.
In ambulatory B.P. Monitoring , a mobile B.P. Measuring unit is attached to patients body . It records the B.P & pulse rate continuosly for a period of 24 Hours and helps in assessment of B.P variability . ABPM is currently considered as the gold standard for B.P Measurement . According to the variation in blood pressure , the drugs are chosen and personalised.
The range of pharmaceutical drugs available here are individualized as per the patient's medical condition by the cardiologist. The most recent drugs that have been prescribed by various trials are made available at the centres premises during the consultation hours. For patients comfort Home delivery of the medicines is also possible . For Home delivery of medicines kindly contact 0422-4200626 ,97904-58073
During coronary angiography, doctors guide a catheter(tube) into the coronary arteries. Next, a small amount of radiographic contrast (a dye solution containing iodine, which is easily visualized with X-ray images) is injected into each coronary artery. X-ray images are then taken, which are called the angiogram. Angiographic images accurately reveal the extent and severity of all coronary arterial blockages.