CARDIOLOGY CARDIAC SURGERY
Best cardiologist in ahmedabad works with multispeciality hospital – SGVP Hospital. Cardiology is a branch of medicine that concerns diseases and disorders of the heart, which may range from congenital defects through to acquired heart diseases such as coronary artery diseases etc.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries supplying blood to the heart / cardiac muscles (coronary arteries) become hardened and/or narrowed. This occurs due to the buildup of plaque on the inner walls or lining of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Blood flow to the heart reduced as plaque narrows the coronary arteries. This decreases the oxygen supply to the heart muscle.
Causes of Coronary Artery Disease:
Your arteries are normally smooth and unobstructed on the inside, but as you age, a substance called plaque can build up in the walls of your arteries. Plaque is made up of cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue. As more plaque builds up, your arteries narrow and stiffen. This process called atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is among st the leading cause of death in both men and women. Lifestyle changes that may lower your risk are as follows:
- Stop smoking
- Control of diabetes
- Control blood pressure
- Be physically active
- Eat a low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol diet
What is Angiography?
Coronary Angiography is the Gold Standard single test to diagnosis Coronary Artery Disease. It is very safe, effective, less time consuming and highly reliable. The procedure involves using a special dye (contrast) and x-rays to see how blood flows through the arteries in your heart. Often done along with cardiac catheterization, this is a procedure which measures pressures in the heart chambers.
Before the test starts, you will get a mild sedative to help you relax and make the procedure pain free.
An area of your body (the arm or groin) shave (if needed), cleaned with an anti-bacterial solution and numbed with a local numbing medicine (local anesthetic). The intervention cardiologist passes a thin hollow tube, called as a catheter, through an artery which is careful moves up into the heart. Continuous X-ray images help the doctor position the catheter.
Once the catheter reaches the desired place, dye (contrast material) inject into the catheter. Continuous X-ray images take to see how the dye flows through the arteries, the skillful and trained eyes of the cardiologist pick up the blockages (if any) and the patient get advise accordingly.
The procedure most often lasts 30 to 60 minutes.
The same procedure uses to determine blockages in other vessels like Renal artery (Kidney).Best cardiologist in ahmedabad works with multispeciality hospital – SGVP Hospital
Department of Cardiology at SGVP Holistic Hospital offers round the clock, comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology services.
Treatments offered are CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft), Mitral Valve Replacement, Aneurysms, Aortic Valve Replacement, Tricuspid Valve Repair, Bentall’s Surgery, Trans-esophageal Echocardiography, ASD Closure, VSD Closure.