The department of Cardiology at Annapurna Neurological Institute & Allied Sciences focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and conditions related to the cardiovascular system, particularly the heart and blood vessels to provide comprehensive care to patients with cardiovascular problems.The primary objective of our cardiology department is to prevent, diagnose, and treat various cardiovascular diseases and conditions. This includes both acute conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, as well as chronic conditions such as heart failure, arrhythmias, and coronary artery disease.
Our cardiologists within the department employ a range of diagnostic procedures and tests to assess the cardiovascular health of patients. These includes:
Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG): This non-invasive test records the electrical activity of the heart and helps evaluate heart rhythm and detect abnormalities.
Echocardiography: This imaging technique uses ultrasound to create detailed images of the heart's structure, valves, and blood flow, providing information about heart function and detecting any abnormalities.
Cardiac catheterization: This invasive procedure involves inserting a catheter into the heart or blood vessels to measure pressures, obtain blood samples, or visualize blockages or narrowing of the arteries.
Coronary angiography: It is performed during cardiac catheterization to visualize the coronary arteries and identify any blockages or narrowings.
Holter monitoring: This test involves wearing a portable device that continuously records the heart's electrical activity over a 24 to 48-hour period, providing a detailed assessment of heart rhythms during daily activities.
Treatment options may include:
Medications: to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart rhythm abnormalities, and heart failure symptoms, among others.
Interventional procedures: minimally invasive procedures, such as angioplasty and stent placement, to treat blocked or narrowed arteries and restore blood flow to the heart.
Cardiac rehabilitation: Cardiologists may refer patients to cardiac rehabilitation programs to optimize recovery, improve physical fitness, and reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events.
Additionally, Our cardiology department often provides ongoing management and follow-up care for patients with chronic cardiovascular conditions, emphasizing lifestyle modifications, risk factor control, and long-term monitoring to maintain heart health. We work closely with other healthcare professionals, including nurses, technicians, radiologists, and cardiac electrophysiologists, to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care and also collaborate with primary care physicians and other specialists to ensure coordinated care for patients with multiple medical conditions.
Overall, the our department of cardiology plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. It aims to improve the heart health of individuals, prevent future cardiovascular events, and enhance overall quality of life.