Cardiology Department
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  Chief Minister Sri Yedyruppa inaugurating New Cath Lab on 08.08.2008
Dr. Ashwath N.Rao, MBBS, MD, DABIM, FRCP
Dr.Ashwath N.Rao

The Cardiology department carries out all the Invasive and Non Invasive procedures.
The department is equipped with:
Ge-ionnova 2100 iq flat panel digital cath lab system with omega 5 long table
Iabp machine 100 s-data scope
Angiomat illumena power injector
Ge marquette responder 1000-defibraillator
Ge mars express holter system 2 nos
Ge vivd 7 dimension 4 d echo color Doppler system
Ecg machine
Tread mill
Procedures performed:
Coronary angiograms and Cardiac Catheterization
Angiography of Carotid, Renal, and Peripheral vessels
Coronary and Peripheral Angioplasty with Stenting.
Aortic Aneurysm Stent-Grafts.
Permanent Pacemaker Implantation.
Noninvasive Cardiograph [ECG
Holter Monitoring and Doppler assessment of peripheral vessels
Treadmill Test
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
Carotid and Vascular Doppler Study
Two-dimensional and Colour Doppler Echocardiography
Stress Echo
Stress ECG
Tilt table testing

Cardiology department is backed up fully equipped 14 bed Intensive Care Unit individually equipped to continuously monitor ECG, Blood pressure, CVP and Oxygen Saturation. The patients are monitored round the clock by Resident Doctors under the supervision of Anaesthetists and highly qualified and experienced specialists. Biochemistry Laboratory supports the ICU round the clock.

A four bed Intensive Post-Operative Coronary Care Unit is attached to cardiology department. Cardio Thoracic Care is also under cardiology department. The ICCU & ICTU have central monitor with four channel bedside monitors. There are adequate adult and pediatric ventilators, Infusion pumps, Defibrillators etc.

Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory:

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Invasive Investigation includes routine Angiography of Coronary, Carotid, Renal, and Peripheral vessels. The quality of Angiography is enhanced by the use Digital Subtraction Imaging [DSA]. His bundle ECG, electro Physiological Studies, Right Heart Catheter and Oxymetry are also performed routinely.

Invasive Therapeutic interventions like Angioplasty and for Stenting of Coronary, Peripheral and renal vessels are carried out. Rotablator is used for difficult lesions. Radio Frequency Ablation, Single chamber or Dual chamber Pacemaker implantation, Embolisation of splanchnic in cases of bleeding is also available.

The Intensive Care Unit is staffed round the clock with experienced senior physicians, anaesthetists and junior residents. Patients suffering from cardiac ailments are admitted into an exclusive cardiac wing and continuously monitored.
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