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Cardiology: Navigating the Pathways of Heart Health

Cardiology is a specialized branch of medicine dedicated to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the heart and circulatory system. It encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions, from congenital heart defects to acquired cardiovascular diseases, making it a pivotal field in maintaining overall cardiovascular health.

The Department of Cardiology stands as a beacon of hope, delivering advanced cardiovascular care rooted in a legacy of healing and compassion. We are proud to be a vital part of the city's healthcare landscape, dedicated to serving our community with the highest standard of cardiac excellence and a healing touch that defines Nazareth Hospital.

Significance of Cardiology:

The heart, a vital organ that tirelessly pumps blood throughout the body, is central to human health. Cardiology plays a critical role in understanding, preventing, and managing conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias, remain the leading causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Cardiologists, specialists in this field, are instrumental in providing comprehensive care to patients, promoting heart health, and managing a wide range of cardiac disorders.

  • Diagnostic Approaches: Cardiology employs a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques to assess heart health and identify potential issues. These may include:
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG): A non-invasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart, helping diagnose arrhythmias and other electrical abnormalities.
  • Echocardiography: Utilizing ultrasound waves, this imaging technique creates a detailed picture of the heart's structure and function, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions such as valve disorders and heart failure.
  • Cardiac Catheterization: An invasive procedure that involves threading a catheter through blood vessels to the heart, providing detailed information about blood flow and detecting blockages.
  • Blood Tests: Measure specific markers that indicate heart health, including cholesterol levels, enzymes, and other substances that can signal cardiac abnormalities.

Multifaceted Nature of Cardiac Care:

Cardiac care extends beyond diagnosis to encompass various aspects of treatment and prevention:

  • Medication Management: Cardiologists prescribe medications to control blood pressure, manage cholesterol levels, and address other risk factors associated with heart diseases.
  • Interventional Procedures: Some conditions require interventional procedures such as angioplasty and stent placement to address blockages in coronary arteries.
  • Lifestyle Modification: Cardiologists emphasize the importance of lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise, and smoking cessation, to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Expert Cardiologists: Our team of expert cardiologists is renowned for its commitment to excellence in the field of cardiology. Trained in cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, our specialists bring a wealth of experience to address a wide spectrum of cardiovascular conditions, from preventive cardiology to complex interventions.

Our Team of Experts:

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Pandit

Non-Invasive Cardiology Services: General cardiology patient management, Electrocardiography interpretation, Echocardiography procedures, Holter monitoring, External Loop Recorder

Collaborative Care: Our cardiology Department works closely with other medical specialties to provide integrated care. Whether in collaboration with cardiothoracic surgeons, internal medicine specialists, or allied healthcare professionals, we ensure a seamless continuum of care for our cardiac patients.

Invasive Cardiology: Navigating the Heart's Inner Realm with Precision

Invasive cardiology represents a specialized field within cardiovascular medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions through minimally invasive procedures. This discipline utilizes advanced imaging technologies and catheter-based techniques to explore the intricate anatomy of the heart, diagnose cardiovascular diseases, and perform therapeutic interventions. This summary explores the significance, procedures, and advancements in invasive cardiology, highlighting its crucial role in managing heart health.

Significance of Invasive Cardiology:

The heart, a vital organ, is susceptible to various conditions that may compromise its function. Invasive cardiology plays a pivotal role in:

  • Diagnosis: Utilizing advanced imaging techniques such as angiography and intravascular ultrasound to visualize the coronary arteries, chambers, and valves of the heart in real time.
  • Intervention: Performing minimally invasive procedures to address coronary artery disease, valve disorders, congenital heart defects, and other cardiovascular conditions.
  • Therapeutic Procedures: Administering treatments like angioplasty, stent placement, and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) to restore blood flow to the heart.

Procedures in Invasive Cardiology:

  • Cardiac Catheterization: A diagnostic procedure involving the insertion of a catheter into the heart's blood vessels to assess blood flow, and pressure, and detect abnormalities.
  • Coronary Angiography: Using contrast dye and X-ray imaging to visualize the coronary arteries, identifying blockages or narrowing that may contribute to heart disease.
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI): Commonly known as angioplasty, this procedure involves inflating a balloon within a narrowed artery to widen it, often followed by the placement of a stent to maintain the vessel's patency.
  • Valvuloplasty: Addressing valve disorders by using a catheter to inflate a balloon within a narrowed or stenotic heart valve, improving blood flow.
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EPS): Evaluating the electrical activity of the heart to diagnose and treat arrhythmias, often involving the placement of catheters within the heart.

Comprehensive Patient Care:

Invasive cardiology is characterized by a patient-centered approach, encompassing:

  • Risk Assessment: Identifying risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and tailoring interventions based on individual patient profiles.
  • Preventive Measures: Recommending lifestyle modifications, medication management, and interventions to prevent the progression of heart disease.
  • Post-procedural Care: Ensuring thorough post-procedural monitoring, medications, and rehabilitation to optimize recovery and long-term outcomes.

Expert Invasive Cardiologists: Our team of expert invasive cardiologists at Nazareth Hospital brings extensive experience and specialized knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. From cardiac catheterizations to interventional procedures, our specialists are dedicated to delivering personalized and compassionate care with a focus on patient safety and well-being.

Our Team of Experts

  • Dr. Omar Mustafa Hasan
  • Dr. Sheikh Sarwar Sayeed

Cardiovascular Services: Coronary Angiography, Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, Complex angioplasty - Rota Ablation, Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL), Complex PTA (Plain old balloon angioplasty), Primary angioplasty in myocardial infarction, Carotidangio, Balloon mitral valvotomy, Patent ductus arteriosus, Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Cardiac resynchronization therapy-D, Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty(Periphery), Electrophysiology, Intra-aortic balloon pump, radiofrequency ablation, Coarctaion of aorta, Pericardial tapping, Permanent pacemaker insertion, Temporary pacemaker insertion, Stage percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, Check angio, Left heart catheterization, Bicuspid aortic valve, Atrial septal defect closure, Carotid plasty, Renal plasty, Ventricular septal defect closure, automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, IVC filter placement