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Invasive Interventional Cardiology
The full range of both diagnostic and therapeutic interventional cardiology procedures is available at the BLK Heart Centre, with top of the line equipment such as Innova 2100 GE Cath Lab, Bard EP (Electrophysiology) system, St Jude FFR (Fractional flow reserve) system, IABP systems, to enable the highly qualified and experienced team of Interventional cardiologists deliver world class results keeping patient safety at the forefront.
Diagnostic procedures such as coronary angiography, heart catheterization to study congenital heart defects, aortography, peripheral and renal angiography are being done routinely. Angiography via the radial route (wrist) is also offered for patient comfort and same day discharge.
Therapeutic interventions such as coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stenting, valvuloplasty, closure of heart defects are routinely done. The cath lab is operational 24/7. 365 days to cater to any cardiac emergency, especially heart attacks. We have one of the best door to balloon times in the city ensuring fast effective and safe opening of 100% blocked coronary arteries causing the heart attack, (termed as Primary PTCA), and our heart attack treatment program has been awarded recognition for excellence in execution by International forums.
In addition therapeutic interventions in other areas of the vascular tree, such as renal angioplasty, iliac, and femoral angioplasty, carotid and vertebral angioplasty are being done at the BLK Heart Centre. Interventions on the aorta for congenital narrowing (coarctation), endovascular treatment of aneurysms of aorta and aortic dissection is also being done.