TREATMENTS

Coronary Angioplasty And Stents


Is a procedure used to open clogged heart arteries. Angioplasty involves temporarily inserting and inflating a tiny balloon where your artery is clogged to help widen the artery. Angioplasty is often combined with the permanent placement of a small wire mesh tube called a stent to help keep the artery open and decrease its chance of narrowing again. Angioplasty can improve symptoms of blocked arteries, such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Angioplasty can also be used during a heart attack to quickly open a blocked artery and reduce the amount of damage to your heart.




Cardiac Ablation


Is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems (Arrhythmias). Cardiac Ablation works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that sustains an abnormal heart rhythm. Also, Cardiac Ablation prevents abnormal electrical signals from entering your heart and, thus, stops the arrhythmia.




Electrical Cardioversion


Is a procedure which restores a normal heart rhythm in individuals with certain types of abnormal heartbeats. Cardioversion is usually done by sending electric shocks to the heart through electrodes placed on the chest. This procedure is scheduled to be performed in the hospital. It is also possible to do Cardioversion with medications, in some cases.




Pacemaker


Is a small device with two parts- generator and wires (leads or electrodes). The device is placed under the skin in the patient’s chest to help control heart rhythm. People may need a Pacemaker for a variety of reasons, mostly due to slow heart rhythm. Normal aging of the heart can cause the heart rate to beat too slow. Heart damage caused from a heart attack is another common cause of disruptions of your heartbeat.




Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator


Is a pager-sized device that is placed in your chest to reduce your risk of dying if the lower chambers of your heart go into a dangerous rhythm and stop beating effectively. You might need an ICD if you have a dangerously fast heartbeat or a chaotic heartbeat that keeps your heart from supplying enough blood to the rest of your body. ICD’s detect and stop abnormal heartbeats. The device continuously monitors your heartbeat and delivers electrical pulses to restore a normal heart rhythm. ICD can also be used for prevention of sudden cardiac death in special situations.




Carotid Endarterectomy


Is a procedure to treat Carotid Artery Disease. This disease occurs when fatty, waxy deposits build up in the Carotid Arteries. The Carotid Arteries are located on each side of your neck. Removing plaque causing the narrowing in the artery can improve blood flow in the Carotid Artery and reduce the risk of stroke.




Nuclear Cardiology Tests


Uses radioactive tracer and an imaging machine to crest pictures showing the blood flow in your heart. The test measures blood flow while you are at rest and are exerting yourself, identifying the problem with poor blood flow or in the blockage in heart arteries.




Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery


CABG is a procedure used to treat Coronary Artery Disease. Coronary Artery Disease is the narrowing of the coronary arteries. It is done in the hospital and will require the patient to stay in the hospital for several days.




Life Vest


Is a wearable Defibrillator for patients at risk of sudden cardiac death, worn directly against the skin and used to control dangerously fast heart rhythms. It is a temporary device.




Peripheral Angioplasty/ Stent


Is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to your legs. A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that is placed to help keep the artery open.




Anticoagulation


Anticoagulants are used to treat and prevent blood clots that may occur in your blood vessels. Blood clots can block blood vessels. A blocked artery stops blood and oxygen from getting to a part of your body. There are different types of Anticoagulant for different clinical situation.




Pericardiocentesis


Is a procedure that uses a needle to remove fluid from the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart. This procedure can be life saving in patients with Cardiac Tamponade.




Heart Valve Replacement


Valve Replacement of one or more of the heart valves with either an Artificial Heart Valve or a Bioprosthesis.




Varicose Veins Ablation


Uses energy to cauterize (burn) and close Varicose Veins. Doctors use it to help ease symptoms such as pain, swelling, and irritation. Ablation is safe, less invasive than surgery, and leaves virtually no scars.





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