The term "cardiology" is derived from the Greek words "cardia" (heart) and "logy" (study of). Cardiology deals with disorders that affect the heart and even other parts of the circulatory system. This field includes the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, heart failure, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and electrophysiology. These and many other cardiac diseases are managed and treated by the best cardiologists in Delhi at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiology at Aakash Healthcare. The Centre has its own department of surgery and some of Delhi’s best heart surgeons perform highly specialised procedures to correct heart problems.
Heart disease is the most common cause of mortality in Indians and has been a silent epidemic for decades.
The rise of obesity and diabetes coupled with the stress of metropolitan life has made capital cities epicentres of cardiac disease.
Young Indians need to be more careful than their global peers too as heart diseases tend to strike Indians at a much earlier age than others, and often without prior warning. Taking care of your heart has never been more important than it is today.
Heart disease is also referred to as cardiovascular disease. The Centre of Excellence in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at Aakash Healthcare is a leading, state of the art facility which is regarded as one of the best heart hospitals in Delhi for treating heart diseases. Lead by the best cardiologists in Dwarka and assisted by the latest technologies in cardiac sciences, the Centre has unequivocally become the go-to hospital for heart treatment in Delhi. We offer comprehensive treatment for all heart disorders including heart defects, pulmonary heart failure, congenital heart disease, and coronary artery diseases.
We create dedicated individual cardiac care programs for our patients which enables seamless transition from consultation to treatment and recovery. For more severe cases like end stage heart failure, we also offer alternative treatment options for with procedures that include, ACD, CRT, Pacemakers, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Angioplasty/Angiography, and Heart Hole surgeries (ASD, VSD, PDA).
Some of the best cardiology doctors in delhi with years of experience have been a part of the Centre since its inception and duly conduct the affairs of this unique facility around the clock. Our hospital is equipped with independent state of the art Cath Labs, operating theatres, among other heart care technologies.
Diagnostic services we offer:
- ECG - The electrical signals that control the rhythm of your heartbeat are recorded by an ECG/EKG. ECGs are used to diagnose a variety of heart problems, ranging from arrhythmia to coronary heart disease.
- Holter Monitoring (Ambulatory ECG Monitoring) - The Holter Monitor is designed to evaluate and detect any arrhythmia (palpitations) of the heart by recording the rhythm of your heart for 24 hours or more. You are given a small portable recorder, which is connected to you via several chest electrodes. Your ECG will be recorded for 24 hours, after which you will be asked to return the next day to have the recorder removed. In addition, you will be asked to keep a diary of your activities and cardiac symptoms for correlation with the recording. After the recorder is removed, our computer will analyse it, and the tracing will be evaluated by your doctor.
- Stress Test - A stress test, also known as an exercise stress test, demonstrates how your heart functions during physical activity. An exercise stress test can reveal problems with blood flow within your heart because exercise causes your heart to pump harder and faster. The patient is asked to run on a treadmill while patches of EKG/ECG are placed on their body to measure the activity of their heart. People who are unable to exercise are given pills that raise their heart rate.
- Echocardiogram - This test, also known as echocardiography or diagnostic cardiac ultrasound, is used to examine the heart's function and structure. The test employs sound waves to produce a moving image of the heart on the monitor. Doctors may also use echocardiography in conjunction with Doppler to identify areas of the heart with poor blood supply. This is also used to determine which heart muscles are not normally contracting.
- MRI - This test is used to obtain 3D images of the heart. This imaging test employs magnets, radio waves, and a computer to generate images that aid doctors in determining a heart problem.
- CT scan - Computed Tomography Imaging (CT) is a non-invasive diagnostic method of body imaging that employs x-rays to produce detailed images of structures within the body. A cardiac CT scan is used to collect images of the heart and chest in order to diagnose any problems.
- Carotid Ultrasound/Ultrasonography - The carotid ultrasound determines the amount of any blockage in the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries, which are located in the neck, transport oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Severe blockages in these arteries can result in a TIA (mini-stroke) or a CVA (large stroke).
- Ultrasound of the Abdominal Aorta - The aorta is a large vessel in the middle of the body that distributes blood from the heart to all parts of the body. To transport blood all the way to the fingers and toes, the pressure in the aorta must be extremely high. Aneurysms and blockages in the lower portion of the aorta, below the diaphragm, can be detected using abdominal aorta ultrasound. This test is typically performed first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (low residual diet).
- Renal Artery Ultrasound – A renal artery ultrasound determines the extent of blockage (if any) in the renal arteries and kidneys. The renal arteries carry blood to the kidneys. The renal artery may narrow, resulting in kidney failure or high blood pressure. The speed of blood in the renal artery is measured to determine the degree of artery narrowing.
- Venous Ultrasound – A venous ultrasound visualises the flow of blood through your veins. The veins are imaged with and without the colouring of blood flow to detect any blood clots (thrombus). The direction of blood flow is also evaluated to determine if there is any venous insufficiency or reflux.
- Arterial Ultrasound - An arterial ultrasound determines the extent of any blockages in the arteries. The arteries of the arms and legs are imaged with and without colouring the blood flow to reveal areas of narrowing or complete blockage. The blood's speed is also measured in order to determine the location and degree of narrowing.
- Blood Test - A cholesterol test, also known as a lipid panel or lipid profile, determines the amount of fat in your blood. The measurements can indicate your risk of having a heart attack or another type of heart disease. Typically, the test includes measurements of total cholesterol, LDL( Low- Density Lipoprotien), HDL( High-Density Lipoprotein), triglycerides, and Non-HDL choleterol
The Centre also has its own specialised Department Cardiac Surgery with some of Delhi’s best cardiac surgeons onboard. The surgery care teams are comprised of compassionate, quality healthcare providers for complex and serious conditions that affect all people. Our Heart and chest surgeons at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Surgery diagnose and surgically treat all conditions of the heart, lungs and chest. The team performs innumerable successful cardiac surgeries every year, changing lives and bringing hope, this is one of the few reasons why Aakash healthcare ranks as the best hospital for cardiac surgery in Dwarka.
Our surgeons are well versed with all leading lines of treatment for cardiovascular and cardiothoracic conditions, and perform all relatively novel procedures like minimally invasive heart surgery with robot-assistance.