India has high mortality of cardiac ailments. Heart attacks are common. Stress tests not necessarily give us information about cardiovascular blockage. To facilitate detection, Horizon has flat panel GE Cath lab. This lab is superior to mobile cath labs in imaging as well as many other multimodality functions.
We have already performed more than 2000 angiographies for chest pain cases which are suggestive of heart attack. Also, we have successfully performed angioplasties in cases where it was needed.
ST elevation in ECG is such an emergency when urgent angioplasty can save a life. Primary angioplasty is a treatment where intervention is performed very early in the heart attack. This means we intervene before the heart attack is completed.
Coronary angiography is a procedure in which a contrast material which can be seen using specialised equipment, is injected into one of the arteries of the heart.
This allows the observation of the blood flow through the heart to detect blockages in arteries. An intravenous line is inserted into one of the blood vessels in the arm or groin area. A catheter is then inserted through the IV which is carefully guided into the heart using an x-ray machine that produces real-time pictures. Once the catheter is in place, a contrast material is injected and images are taken giving the cardiologist a true picture of the region in which arterial blockages lie.The number of blockages and the extent of damage can also be ascertained.
The arteries of the heart can become narrowed and blocked due to buildup of a material called plaque on their inner walls. This narrowing reduces the flow of blood through the artery and can lead, over time, to coronary artery disease and heart attack, over a period of time.
In angioplasty, a thin tube with a balloon or other device on the end is first threaded through a blood vessel in the arm or groin region up to the site of a narrowing or blockage in a coronary artery.
Once in place, the balloon is then inflated to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery, widening the artery and restoring the flow of blood through it. A device called a stent is inserted in the area where the artery is narrowed to keep it open. Some stents are "coated" with medication to help prevent the artery from closing again. Stents are used in most angioplasties except when an artery is too small for a stent to fit. This minimizes the damage to the heart.
Congestive heart failure is a condition where early angiography can make a difference in adequate pumping of the heart.
- 24 hrs. of interventional cardiology support.
- Personal attention by American Board Certified Pulmonary & Critical Care for more then 10 years.
- Visiting physicians of international repute..
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