There are many types of heart disease, such as valve disease, arrhythmias, thoracic aortic aneurysms, and others that can affect the structures or function of the heart and blood vessels. Thoracic conditions, such as Achalasia andGERD affect related organs, such as the lungs and esophagus. In addition to conditions affecting the heart and chest, Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Lifeline hospital also treats your vascular system with expertise in abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, venous disease, and others.
Lifeline Hospital has a fully integrated cardiovascular unit providing all aspects of Cardiovascular Care under one roof. It is a model of healthcare efficiency and optimized patient care from early disease detection to complex interventions to help thousands of heart patients lead longer and healthier lives.
The department of Cardiology represents one of the largest, most modern and state of the art cardiac care facility which are affordable and available to one and all. Our dedicated team of cardiologists is well-known for their expertise, knowledge and vast experience in their respective arena.
The hospital provides a wide spectrum of heart related services from simple radial coronary angiogram to high tech sophisticated treatment involving complex cardiac angioplasties, interventional procedures for peripheral vascular diseases and balloon procedures for narrowed valves.
View our full list of heart, vascular and thoracic topics below. To assist you with your search, conditions are grouped together in topics noted above.
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm||Ischemic Cardiomyopathy|
|Abnormal Heart Rhythms||Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KTS)|
|Achalasia Overview||Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH)|
|Aorta Disease & Marfan Syndrome||Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)|
|Aortic Aneurysms||Lower Extremity Ulcers|
|Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia||Lung Cancer|
|Atherosclerosis (vascular)||Marfan Syndrome|
|Atrial Fibrillation||May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS)|
|Atrial Septal Defect||Mediastinal Tumor|
|Barrett's Esophagus||Metabolic Syndrome|
|Blood Clots||Mitral Valve Prolapse|
|Cardiac Tumors||Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma|
|Cardiomyopathy||Patent Foramen Ovale|
|Carotid Artery Disease||Pectus Excavatum|
|Carotid Body Tumor||Pericardial Effusion|
|Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease||Pericarditis|
|Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD||Peripheral Artery Disease|
|Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI||Phlebitis|
|Congenital Heart Disease||Pleural Effusion|
|Congenital Valve Disease||Pulmonary Artery Stenosis|
|Coronary Artery Disease||Pulmonary Embolism|
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Pulmonary Hypertension|
|Dilated Cardiomyopathy||Raynaud's Phenomenon>|
|Diverticular Disease||Renal Artery Disease|
|Ejection Fraction||Restrictive Cardiomyopath|
|Esophageal Cancer||Septal Myectomy|
|Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms||Stroke|
|Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD)||Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)|
|Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)||Syncope|
|Heart Attack||Takayasu's Arteritis|
|Heart Disease & Pregnancy||Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm|
|Heart Failure||Thoracic Outlet Syndrome|
|Heart Murmur||Tricuspid Valve Disease|
|Heart Palpitations||Varicose Veins|
|Heart Valve Disease||Vascular Disease|
|Hiatal Hernia||Venous Disorders|
|Hypertension - High Blood Pressure||Ventricular Septal Defects|
|Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy||Visceral Artery Aneurysms|
|Infective Endocarditis||Visceral Ischemic Syndrome|
|Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome||Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)|
Non Invasive Cardiology pertains to cardiovascular evaluation without getting exposure to patient’s blood. It involves tests which are generally considered the basic and essential first steps towards a cardiac evaluation.
Invasive Cardiology pertains to a patient’s evaluation which involves exposure to patient’s blood. These are generally considered advanced forms of diagnostic or therapeutic techniques. The procedures under this section are carried out in our well equipped and high tech Cardiac Catheterization laboratories.
A coronary angiogram is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart's blood vessels. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as cardiac catheterization. During a coronary angiogram, a type of dye that's visible by X-ray machine is injected into the blood vessels of your heart. The X-ray machine rapidly takes a series of images (angiograms), offering a detailed look at the inside of your blood vessels. If necessary, your doctor can perform procedures such as angioplasty during your coronary angiogram.
- Symptoms of coronary artery disease, such as chest pain (angina)
- Pain in your chest, jaw, neck or arm that can't be explained by other tests
- New or increasing chest pain (unstable angina)
- A heart defect you were born with (congenital heart disease)
- Heart failure
- Other blood vessel problems or a chest injury
- A heart valve problem that requires surgery
- You may also need an angiogram if you're going to have surgery unrelated to your heart, but you're at high risk of having a heart problem during that surgery.
If your general medical doctor or cardiologist feels that surgery may be the best treatment for your heart condition and that medication alone will not be enough, then you will be referred to a cardiac surgeon for further evaluation. The surgeon will review your medical records and test, especially the heart catheterization results, if bypass, cardiac valve, or heart surgery for a congenital defect is being considered. The cardiac surgeon will then discuss your case with you and your doctors, to give further advice about the risks and benefits of surgery. Cardiac surgeons perform many operations - coronary artery bypass, pacemaker insertion, heart rhythm surgery, valve replacement or repairs, heart transplants, and repairs of complex heart problems present from birth (congenital heart disease). They are also qualified to operate on organs other than the heart, such as the lungs, esophagus, and blood vessels.