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PSG Hospitals’ maiden foray into specialties began on November 3, 1994, when the Department of Cardiology started functioning. The then fledgling department had just basic facilities. Over the next two decades, a large number of major procedures have been done, including pacemaker implantation, balloon angioplasty and stenting, with state-of-the-art equipment at its disposal. This is a veritable testimony to the department’s growth.

The department is now headed by Dr G. Rajendiran, and has now increased to six consultants supported by specialized technicians and nursing staff.

An emergency ambulance, fully equipped for acute coronary care is available. The department has a round-the-clock, nine-bedded Intensive Coronary Care Unit (ICCU). The Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a unique non-surgical procedure which boosts blood flow to the heart muscles and doesn’t require inpatient stay, thus allowing patients to return to their routine activities after receiving treatment.

The department has also set up a preventive cardiology clinic, amply demonstrating its commitment to better health of society. A team consisting of a rehabilitation expert, dietician, cardiac counsellor and yoga therapist is involved under a Cardiologist’s supervision.

The electrophysiology lab, established in July 2012, facilitates mapping of the heart’s electrical activity and thus helps doctors to zero in on the cause or source of abnormal heartbeats. The department started a postgraduate course in 2010 as academic and research activities are quintessential for any health care facility to raise the bar of patient care. Specialised technical training in intensive care and diagnostics is also provided by the department.

Renowned for the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology the department’s success is a reflection of the quality of patient care that it delivers. Besides practicing advanced cardiovascular programs that promote the latest technologies, proven techniques and the experience of the highly skilled staff have played a vital role in the Department’s growth.

Highlights

  • The only academic teaching hospital to offer round the clock cardiac patient care with a team of fully qualified trained specialists at an affordable cost
  • Under government health insurance scheme (CMCH) one of the highest performers in the state

Special Clinics

  • Emergency services round the clock including primary angioplasty. Out patient services with Echocardiogram, Tread mill test, Angiogram, Stenting facilities, Mitral valvuloplasties and arrythmia ablation.
  • Preventive Cardiology, Heart failure clinics, Paediatric Cardiology, Valve clinic, Arrythmia clinic and Electro physiology

Research

Projects

  • Testing of Digital Stethoscope-(University of Southern Queensland)
  • Effect of high dose statins in Post Angioplasty patients-PG thesis
  • Study of effect of apex locator and electric pulp tester in Dentistry on pace maker function- A Project with Ramakrishna Dental College-CBE
  • A Prospective study of lipid profile and Treatment assessment in Indian CAD patients ICMR
  • Development of study of textile based electrode for Bio signal Monitoring with PSG Tech (Bio medical Eng.Dept)
  • Analysis of clinical effectiveness of Ivabradine in IHD with Dept of Pharmacology
  • Part of Heart failure Registry of Tamilnadu (Sri Ramachandra Deemed University)
  • Heart Monitoring garments using textile electrodes for tread mill testing with Dept. of textile technology (PSG Tech)
  • Association of glycosylated Hb level & severity of coronary heart disease in ACS
  • International GCP Trials completed, Birely, Borealis AF, Esai, Atlas

Awards

  • Dr. J.S.Bhuvaneswaran. – Dr.D.P Basu awardee
  • Dr. A. K- Fellowship in International Cardiology at Asan Medical Centre, Seoul.

Facilities

  • Echo cardiogram (Philips)
  • State of the heart Cathlab, ( 64 slice CT angiogram) (Siemens)
  • Ambulatory BP, Event recorder, FFP

Procedure List Cardiology Department

1. Echocardiogram

  • - Trans Thoracic Echocardiogram
  • - Trans Oesophageal Echocardiogram
  • - Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram

2. Tread Mill Test

3. 24hrs Holter Morning, Event Recorder (3-5 Days)

4. Coronary Angiogram

5. Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Stent

6. Permanent Pacemaker Implantation (SINGLE / DUAL CHAMBER PACING)

7. Peripheral Angiogram (RENAL, IVC PERIPHERAL, CEREBRAL VISCERAL)

8. Peripheral Angioplasty (RENAL / IVC / Peripheral)

9. Balloon Mitral / Aortic / Pulmonary Valvuloplasties

10. Peripheral Embolisation / Bronchial Artery Embolisation

11. ASD / PDA Device Closure

12. Cardiac Rehabilitation

13. EECP (ENHANCED EXTERNAL COUNTER PULSATION)

14. Special Clinics

  • - Paediatric Cardiology
  • - Valve Clinic
  • - Heart Failure Clinic
  • - Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
  • - Arrhythmia Clinic
  • - CT Coronary Angiogram High speed Multi-slice
  • - Cardiac MRI
  • - 24 Hrs / 365 Days Primary Angioplasty / Thrombolysis for Heart Attack

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