Adult Cardiology

Adult Cardiology
Adult Cardiology

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
Arteriovenous Malformations Lymphedema
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
Hyperhidrosis Venous Insufficiency
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)

Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart. The field includes diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology.

What is Non Invasive Cardiology ?

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.

What is Invasive Cardiology ?

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.

What is coronary angiogram?

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.

Why is a Cath lab (Coronary Angiogram) done?

  • 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.

How do I know if I need a cardiac surgeon?

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.

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