South Asians develop coronary artery disease up to 10 years earlier than other ethnic groups and have a four times greater risk of heart disease than the general population.
More than half of all South Asians who suffer heart attacks get them before age 50.
The Cardiology department at Chandriga is equipped with the latest innovations in cardiac care. Our cardiologists give patients of all ages the best care possible. They are well trained and deal with the entire spectrum of cardiac issues including common heart problems such as angina, heart attacks, heart failure, valve problems, arrhythmias, pacemaker issues etc. The Cardiology department is equipped with ECG, ECHO, Treadmill test, Holter monitoring, ABI measurement, Carotid dopplers etc.
Please see vascular surgery and cardiac rehab / preventive cardiology departments for other details.
Cardiology Services that we offer
We offer a range of services to help diagnose cardiac health issues at an early stage, including:
Cath Lab for angiogram and angioplasty
Our catheterization lab (cath lab) is equipped with the latest state of the art Philips ALLURA FC emits ultra low level X-ray dose. The cath lab is equipped for doing coronary angiograms, angioplasties, complex angioplasties, CTO angioplasties, Temporary and permanent pacemaker implantation, Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (AICD), Intra atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure, ventricular septal defect (VSD) device closure, Coarctation stenting, Balloon Mitral Valvotomy (BMV/PTMC), Aortic valvuloplasties, Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and peripheral angioplasties.
Holter test is a 24 hour ECG which records the patient’s heart rate and electrical activity. It is done in patient with h/o palpitation and suspected slow/fast heartbeat. It helps in identifying irregular heartbeats, fast heart beats, slow heart beats and aid in treating the patient with pacemaker, EPS and RFA.
2D Echocardiogram [Echo]:
Is a basic essential test in diagnosing heart disease. An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart, basically it is a scan of the heart. It is a safe and painless procedure that uses a transducer. It helps in diagnosing heart attacks, percentage of Heart pumping, Congenital anomalies of the heart (ASD, VSD, CoA), Valvular abomalities (MS, MR, AS, AR, PAH)
Treadmill Test TMT:
A stress test, also known as an exercise test or treadmill test, is used by doctors to find out how well a patient's heart works during physical activity. It helps in identifying underlying heart disease and irregular heartbeats. It is a good screening test to find out underlying heart disease. Promed Hospital is equipped with two state of the art TMT machines.
An ECG is a basic test for diagnosing heart disease. It looks at your heart’s rate, rhythm and electrical activity. It helps in diagnosing heart attacks, a ‘silent’ heart attack, irregular heartbeat (an arrhythmia), problems with the spread of electrical activity within the heart and an enlarged heart.
Chandriga Hospital is a multispeciality hospital with focus on CARDIOLOGY / DIABETOLOGY & WOMEN'S CARE SERVICES. We highly esteem giving very much prepared and experienced doctors in mix with gracious staff and cutting edge framework.
266/43-1, Court Road, Duthie School Junction, Nagercoil - 629 001.