Interventional Cardiology and Heart surgery is performed to correct several types of heart problems. It can fix problems in the heart valves and arteries, restore blood flow, or replace a diseased heart altogether.
Primus Heart Institute is a part of Primus Super Specialty Hospital – which is one of India’s largest, private sector hospitals. The Centre provides state-of-the-art comprehensive cardiac care to the patients.
There have been many advances in surgery and cardiology and it becomes very important to maintain a rational approach. To deliver the best of care, the Heart Team at Primus comprises of Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists, Physicians, Cardiac Anesthesiologists and Intensive Care Experts who work in synergy to get the best possible outcomes.
The Heart Centre offers you a range of world-class treatments and services all under one roof: from Diagnostic Non-invasive Cardiology, CT imaging to top-class Interventional Cardiology and the full range of Cardiac and Vascular Surgeries.
There have been many new developments in treating heart failure. If medication and lifestyle changes are not enough to control your symptoms, your doctor may suggest:
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
A normal heart sends electrical signals to “ventricles” of the heart to make them pump at the same time. Sometimes in heart failure patients, the two chambers do not pump together. A special pacemaker called CRT (a small battery-powered device) is placed under the skin that helps make the two sides of the heart beat in a coordinated manner. CRT is a pacemaker that tells both ventricles to pump at the same time, thus reducing your heart failure symptoms and increasing your ability to exercise and be more active. At the same time, life threatening arrhythmias can be taken care by implantation of CRT-D.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
Some patients with heart failure have dangerously fast heartbeats called “Ventricular Tachycardia” or “Ventricular Fibrillation” which can cause serious symptoms such as fainting or even death. An ICD can be inserted under your skin, with an aim to recognise a dangerous heartbeat. The ICD then returns it to a normal beat through an electrical signal. If your heart needs both CRT and ICD; they can be placed at the same time using one device.
Both single and double chamber pacemakers are being put under the skin in the patients who have slow heart rates & are symptomatic with history of falls.
Devices of congenital heart disease – ASD, VSD, PDA are closed with devices without requiring major surgery.
A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) is a mechanical pump inserted into your body to improve blood flow. When your heart is unable to pump enough blood to the various organs of your body, an open heart surgery is required to implant the mechanical pump. The VAD works together with your own heart to pump more effectively. VADs can stabilize your heart condition, thereby allowing you to become stronger and feel better. VADs are also used as an alternative to heart transplantation for patients who are waiting for a new heart.
Heart Transplantation is an operation to replace a diseased heart with a healthy donor heart. Heart Transplantation is a treatment used for severe heart failure, when medication or surgery is ineffective. Heart Transplant can dramatically improve the survival and quality of life of patients with severe heart failure. However, transplant candidates often have to wait for a long time before a suitable donor heart is available.
Electrophysiology & radiofrequency ablation various causes of fast heart beats are understood better with Electrophysiology & then the cure is being done by ablating the target with radiofrequency waves. It can be used to cure, PSVT, atrial, flutter, fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia.