Institute of Cardiology & Institute of Cardiac and Advanced Aortic Disorders

Institute of Cardiology

The Institute of Cardiology at SIMS Hospital is an inclusive centre for Heart care in Chennai. The modern lifestyle has given rise to a myriads of Cardiac anomalies. But, the symptoms of many conditions overlap to the confusion of many physicians. At SIMS, we have some of the accomplished Cardiologists, who have decades of experience in diagnosing complex heart problems precisely. Their extensive practice at various elite medical establishments around the world gives them an edge to have deep insight and deliver superior clinical outcome. They are further aided by the most modern technologies for heart care to help patients heal faster.

Being a premiere heart care centre in Chennai, SIMS Hospital serves thousands of people every year with chronic conditions like Coronary Artery Diseases, Abnormal heartbeat, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy. For acute conditions like Heart Attack, which is a medical emergency, SIMS is well equipped with state-of-the-art clinical set-up including ambulances with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) system. Our doctors are trained in latest diagnostic and therapeutic Cardiac interventions to give best quality of life to patients.

The institute leads the league in healthcare, when it comes to deployment of cutting-edge technology for Heart Care. Usage of technology helps in accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of heart diseases,heart transplant. Institute uses new and advanced diagnostic tests to understand the complexity of disease, injury and congenital (present at birth) or acquired abnormalities. The digital Cath lab is one of the best in its class capable of performing complex cardiac invasive procedures. Known for its superior patient care and clinical outcomes, the institute boasts a team of cardiologists, physicians and other specialists are collectively dedicated to provide top-class best cardiac surgeon for patients suffering from various heart conditions.

Non-invasive Procedures:
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO)
  • Cardiac Stress Analysis
  • Treadmill Test (TMT)
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram
  • Tilt Table Test
  • CT Coronory Angiogram
  • 24 hours Ambulatory BP Monitoring
  • 24 hours Holter Monitor
Invasive Procedures:
  • Cath. Lab Procedures :

The Institute is equipped with 2 state-of-the-art Cath Labs for carrying-out Cardiac Interventions. And, this is one of the few hospitals in the country to have a Biplane cath lab capable of giving rapid multidimensional high-quality images during diagnostic and corrective interventional procedures.

  • Coronory Angiography : It is done to identify blocks in the blood supply to heart.
  • Primary Angioplasty : It is done for block removal and stenting in case of heart attack and to prevent muscle damage

Peripheral Angioplasty & Stenting – It covers Carotid artery stenting, Renal artery stenting, Abdominal aorta stenting, Subclavian artery stenting & Above and below the knee stenting

PREVENTIVE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

The Preventive Cardiology Program is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. The goal of the program is to promote positive healthy lifestyle change and provide medical management to:

Valvuloplasty :
  • Balloon Mitral Valvulotomy (BMV)
  • Balloon Pulmonary Valvulotomy (BPV)
  • Balloon Aortic Valulotomy (BAV)
  • Coarctation of Aorta Stenting
ASD, VSD & PDA device Closure
Pacemaker implantation :
  • Single and dual chamber pacemaker
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) - Triple chamber pacemaker
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator & Combo device
Electrophysiology
  • Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Electro-physiological Study for various cardiac arrhythmias
Adjunctive Tools in PTCA
  • Fractional Flow Reserve(FFR)
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Rotablation
  • IVC Filter Placement : This is done to prevent the clot from the legs to get dislodged to the heart and lungs; thereby preventing pulmonary embolism
Preventive Cardiology And Community Health

We at SIMS strongly believe in preserving Heart health by timely detection of problems in early stage. The contemporary busy lifestyle has made us prone to many health problems like High blood pressure, Abnormal cholesterol level, Diabetes, Obesity etc.; which are major risk factors for development of Cardiac diseases. Hence, we have created a unique Preventive Cardiology Program that consists of a set of essential tests and specialist consultation to help people evaluate their heart function, before any sign of abnormalities appear. The goal of the program is to advice people with lifestyle management and to:

  • Reduce risk factors for heart disease
  • Prevent strokes, heart attacks
  • Reduce the need for future surgery
  • Improve quality of life

Consultants

Institute of Cardiac and Advanced Aortic Disorders (ICAAD)

Best Cardiac hospital & Institute- Advanced Aortic Disorders (ICAAD) at SIMS Hospital takes pride in being a leading centre in India for surgical treatment of heart and organs in the chest cavity, as well as the anomalies in blood vessels. The centre boasts of a tradition of clinical excellence, owing to the outstanding success rates for highly complex procedures, such as surgeries of Aortic Arch. In fact, it is among the few centres in India having the competency to treat Aortic aneurysm surgery. Additionally, our centre has exclusive facilities for Paediatric Cardiac Surgery to treat congenital Heart conditions.

The ICAAD has a team of Cardiothoracic surgeons who have decades of experience in treating advanced heart conditions of various complexities. The surgeons have been trained at top medical institutions around the world, and carry fine skills in their area of specialization. Being a comprehensive Heart Care institution, ICAAD offers a full spectrum of surgical interventions from time-honoured surgeries such as coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart surgery, valve replacement/repair and congenital cardiac repairs to new ground-breaking therapies such as off-pump coronary bypass, surgical repair of aortic diseases and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. Institute also offers comprehensive treatment for congestive heart failure and end-stage lung disease, including surgical ventricular remodelling procedures, heart and lung transplant and ventricular assist devices.

Surgical Services:
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart valve repair and/or replacement
  • Re-operative coronary and valve surgery
  • Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Surgery for thoracic and thoraco-abdominal aneurysms
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolectomy
  • Heart and lung transplantation
  • Thoracic surgery including VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery)
Pediatric cardiac surgeries:
  • ASD and VSD closure
  • Tetrology of Fallot repair
  • Fontan repair
  • Coarctation repair

Our surgeons here work with the latest technologies, in a multi-disciplinary and state-of-the-art clinical set-up. This allows the patients to receive the best possible care for their heart conditions. The team here is trained in Minimally Invasive surgical techniques, and use it wherever possible. At SIMS Hospital, we have assembled the most cutting-edge diagnostic modalities, Cardiac monitoring devices, next-gen Cath labs to create a high-performance medical team. While our institute enjoys a reputation of top-most Cardiac centre in the country, our team of surgeons here relentlessly work towards upgrading their knowledge and skills through conferences and workshops.

  • State-of-the-art OTs with guided airflow
  • The revolutionary 3D-Biplane cath lab, available at very few hospitals in the country
  • Exclusive Cardiothoracic ICUs with advanced monitoring devices
  • Advanced life support systems like ECMO, IABP
  • Round the clock availability of experienced Cardiologists
  • A nursing team with specialized knowledge of post-surgical Cardiac care
  • Support of multidisciplinary clinical teams
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