Interventional Cardiology

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. SIMS – best cardiac surgeon hospital in chennai, we have some of the accomplished Best 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

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