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Vydehi Institute of Cardiac Sciences

The Vydehi Institute of Cardiac Sciences is a well-equipped super-speciality centre at VIMS designed to serve your heart’s needs. We have separate departments for conducting Cardiac and Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeries. The extensive services include adult cardiac surgery, adult and paediatric valve repairs and replacements, and intensive coronary care unit (ICCU).

The departments are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment headed by highly experienced specialists to treat all cardiac and cardiothoracic & vascular cases. The internationally used Homograft and Xenograft facilities break barriers with their ground-breaking research in angiogenesis, endothelium–coated grafts, pericardial patches, and other operative procedures.

The department has a high nurse-to-patient ratio allowing for proper post-operative care. In addition, there are anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, and critical care nurses giving focussed attention to the patient in the Critical Care unit. All these factors have resulted in a 100% success rate for the surgeries conducted at the departments.

The Vydehi Institute of Cardiac Sciences commits itself to provide affordable healthcare to the less privileged sections of society. We also provide free healthcare to the truly poor. Reach out to us to know how you can benefit from our services and live a hearty life.

Department
The Vydehi Institute of Cardiac Sciences has the best Cardiologists working in the department.

Sl. No

Name

Designation

1.

Dr.V.K. Srinivas

Professor
2. Dr.Vijay Sai Chowdekar Assoc. Professor
3. Dr.Anupam Bhambhani Assoc. Professor
4. Dr.Lalitha Asst. Professor
5. Dr.Prajith Pasam Sr.Resident
6. Dr.Balusani Prashanth Jr. Resident
7. Dr.Shreevidya G Jr. Resident

Heart Surgery and Treatments

The Vydehi Institute of Cardiac Sciences at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre offers the following services.

Complete Cardiac Evaluation and Treatment
A complete Cardiac evaluation and treatment determines whether your heart is in perfect working condition and whether it needs any preventive treatment or permanent treatment. Based on these reports, further surgical procedures are determined.

Cardiac Catheterization
Cardiac Catheterization is the process in which a catheter (a tiny tube) is inserted into the vessel of the heart to examine blood flow and to see how well the heart is pumping. It can also be used to check on pressure, blood flow, collect blood samples, examine arteries and more.

Angioplasty
Angioplasty is the process of widening or unblocking an artery by inserting tiny uninflated balloons into it and then inflating the balloons. The balloons are removed after inflation.

Coronary Angiography (CAG)
Coronary angiography is the procedure of taking an X-ray of the heart . This is done by inserting a catheter into the arteries or the chamber of the heart that needs to be X-rayed followed by a contrast medium or dye which is visible in X-ray. The X-ray pictures are called angiograms.

Coronary Angioplasty
Coronary Angioplasty is the procedure done to treat the narrow (stetonic) coronary arteries of the heart which occur due to the formation of cholesterol laden plates in the artery.

Balloon Valve Plasty
A Balloon Valve Plasty is a surgical procedure to repair valves of the heart using a balloon.

Pacemaker Implantation
Pacemaker Implantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the collar bone. A pocket is made in the tissue over the muscle and pocket in the collar bone in which the pace maker is held. Leads from the pacemaker in the pocket are led through the vein in the side of the pocket and are led to the heart.

Peripheral Angioplasty
Peripheral angioplasty is the clearing of or opening up of blood vessels apart from coronary arteries. This is done using an uninflated balloon. This procedure is used to widen arteries that supply blood to the legs and below.

Renal Angioplasty
Renal Angioplasty is the procedure done to remove blockage of the renal artery, the artery that supplies the kidney with blood. After the procedure is over, a stent is inserted into the artery to keep it open.

Coronary Artery Stenting with Biodegradable Stents
Coronary Artery Stenting is the process of inserting a stent in the coronary artery after clearing the artery so that the artery doesn’t collapse and get blocked again. Vydehi does this using biodegradable stents as opposed to usual metal stents.

Device Closures for Septal Defects
This procedure is done when one of a septum of the heart is ruptured. To repair the septum, a device is planted the ruptured area.

Permanent Pacemaker Implementation
Permanent Pacemaker Implementation involves placing the pacemaker in the upper part of the chest. The lead to heart from the pacemaker is lead through a vein. The generator is attached to these leads.

Catherization Studies for Congenital Heart Disease
Catherization Studies for Congenital Heart Disease is when catheterization is done children to confirm the need for further operation on their heart and an angiogram is taken.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CAPB)
(Off Pump Coronary Bypass (OPCAB) & Cardio Pulmonary Bypass (CPB)
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a surgical procedure to bypass Coronary Artery by grafting an artery or vein from another part of the body to bypass a blocked coronary artery thus improving blood supply to the heart muscle.

Valvular Heart Disease Treatment
Valvular Heart Disease is the procedure to correct valve stenosis (narrowing of the hearts valves) or valvular regurgitation (when the flows back into the valve). Depending on the severity of the disease, treatment is prescribed. If necessary, the valve is replaced by a mechanical or bio-prosthetic valve.

Congenital Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Paediatric Cardiac Surgery is the correction surgical procedure to treat a child’s heart with defect from birth. This defect can be in the structure or in the great vessels of the heart.

Congenital Adult Cardiac Surgery
Congenital Adult Cardiac Surgery is the correction surgical procedure to treat an adult’s heart with defect from birth.

Aneurysm Surgery
Aneurysm Surgery is the surgical procedure to remove an aneurysm which can lead to various other compilations. This is done using an artificial graft.

Beating Heart Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease
Beating Heart Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease is a method to surgically rectify Coronary Artery Disease (when plaque builds up in the coronary artery) while the heart is not arrested (stopped and replaced by a heart lung machine) but is still beating.

Lung Surgeries
Lung Surgery is a surgical procedure to remove defecting lobes, cyst formations or parts affecting pneumonia from the lungs.

Neonatal Cardiac Surgeries
Neonatal Cardiac Surgery is the treatment of the great vessels and the valves of the hearts of children below one and a half years of age.

Vascular Surgeries
Vascular surgeries are surgeries done on the vascular systems (blood vessels) to repair stenosis in them by grafting a mechanical substitute in place of the stenosis.

Paediatric heart surgery
Paediatric heart surgery involves repairing heart defects for the child’s long-term wellbeing. Depending on the severity of the condition, cardiologists may perform surgery immediately or wait for a few more months or years after birth.

Adult and paediatric heart transplantation
Heart transplantations are performed when the heart ceases to function up to its optimal capacity. The success rate of heart transplantation in adults and children is on par with international standards.

Heart Care, Treatments and Facilities

The Vydehi Institute of Cardiac Sciences has the best technology and equipment to dispense quality services to patients. It has

1.A well-equipped non-invasive Lab
2.A 10-bed Cardiac Care Unit (CCU)
3.2 Cath labs
4.Hill Rom Beds
5.Monitors
6.Defibrillators
7.2D Echo Machine
8.TMT Machine for Exercise Testing
9.Holter ECG Monitor
The operation theatres are of stainless steel to provide a uniform and hygienic non-corrosive heat resistant surface. The advanced HEPA filters and the laminar flow systems installed at the operation theatre ensure zero bacterial operating environments.

There are separate operation theatres and post-operative care units for adults and children. The department’s post-operative management and rehabilitation centres are unique only at Vydehi as it offers specialized post-operative rehabilitation across all ages – from the children to the aged.

Visitors

  • Typically, the Cardiac Outpatient Department is available between 9 AM to 4 PM. If required, we also undertake consultation for 24 hours for both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Patients’ consultation does not require a prior appointment.
  • All emergency cases are seen and attended to through casualty.
  • Patients who come for consultation should bring their old medical records.
  • We can help with the accommodation for Relatives/Loved one’s close to the Hospital.
  • VIMS helps patients who cannot afford their medical fees by arranging sponsors through various charitable institutions.