Comprehensive Cardiac Care at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan
Cardiovascular diseases more commonly known as diseases of the heart have become the deadliest of all diseases in India, which is responsible for lifestyle-related deaths. Diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and physical inactivity remain the important risk factors for these diseases.
Fortis Hospital Kalyan has become one of the leading hospitals in the Thane region for providing quality healthcare services in all major departments.
The Department of Cardiology at Fortis Kalyan has a dedicated team of doctors and the required infrastructure making it one of the premier destinations for comprehensive and quality healthcare.
Fortis Hospitals adopt a comprehensive and experience-cased approach in cardiac care which is at par with international standards and protocols.
Fortis Kalyan is the leading hospital in Kalyan Thane region in terms of infrastructure, treatments offered, and a highly specialized team of leading interventional cardiologists in Thane with over 2 decades of experience.
Fortis Kalyan offers a wide spectrum of treatments and surgeries including coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary angioplasty, angiography, stenting, permanent pacemakers, keyhole bypass surgery, and valvuloplasty.
A number of tests are utilized to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases. The most important factor is family and personal history, lifestyle, relevant signs and symptoms that you have been experiencing and if necessary, blood tests and an echocardiogram (ECG) to test the electrical activity of the heart. Based on the results of the tests your cardiologist will propose a detailed treatment plan.
Fortis Kalyan has a panel of some of the most experienced cardiologists in the city with over 20 years of experience in this field. The cardiology department at Fortis Kalyan is adept at providing a variety of services including non-invasive and interventional procedures.
Open heart surgery is a complex procedure in which the chest is cut wide open to operate on the valves and arteries of the heart. Bypass surgery is typically an open-heart surgery that is done to improve the blood flow to the heart. Your surgeon will decide the course of treatment as per your existing condition.
Narrowing or blockage of arteries is a major risk for a heart attack. In cases when medications or other treatments are not enough to improve this condition, your doctor may recommend you to undergo bypass surgery to improve the flow of blood to your heart and restore normal function.
There are some cardinal signs which point towards the presence of heart diseases in individuals. Shortness of breath during exertion or when lying down, fatigue and weakness, irregular heartbeat, swelling around the ankles or in the feet. Although some warning signs of heart diseases may not be so obvious it is always better to get yourself regularly evaluated to avoid any unforeseen circumstances. Regular screening tests are a must for individuals after the age of 20 years.
Prior to any surgery, a stream of tests such as blood tests and x-rays are performed to provide essential information of your current health. Cardiac rehabilitation will start after your surgery and will include therapy, medication, monitored exercises, and activity guidelines as suggested by the surgeon.
Our team of highly trained cardiologists includes Dr. Zakia Khan and Dr. Vivek Mahajan who have a collective experience of over 30 years of experience in this field. Dr. Zakia Khan is the first practicing interventional cardiologist in Thane with over 30 years of experience in critical care. She has a keen interest in pediatric cardiology and has over 25 national and international publications in her name in the field of cardiology. Dr. Vivek Mahajan is a renowned cardiologist in Thane region and has been one of the most successful cardiologists for the last 7 years.
A gradual recovery is noticeable after 6 weeks of surgery. Following your doctors’ instructions is essential along with a balanced diet and regime is key to a good recovery. Daily activities and exercises should be resumed only after your doctor has approved of it.
Some of the commonly performed tests in cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan include:
Used to record the electrical activity of the heart which helps detect abnormal rhythms.
Exercise ECG (Stress Test)
This test which is done on a treadmill monitors your breathing and blood pressure during such activities and can be used to detect coronary heart diseases or safe exercise levels after an episode of a heart attack.
A chest x-ray is useful in diagnosing abnormal sizes of the heart and depositions in the lungs or blood vessels.
Blood and urine tests are prime indicators in understanding the risk of future development of cardiovascular diseases. Cholesterol level tests are also done to evaluate the existence of atherosclerosis, which is a precursor of heart attacks.
An echocardiogram gives ultrasound images of the heart which can check the working of the heart's chambers and the pumping of blood through the heart.
Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (DSE)
This test is a pre-operative assessment in high-risk category patients and orthopedic replacement surgeries. This test is done to check how well the heart works under stress.
Transesophageal Echo (TEE)
This is a type of advanced echocardiogram which is used to detect if the heart is producing clots and to study the structures of the heart through high-frequency sound waves.
It is done for assessment of abnormal rhythm of the heart and is a portable ECG that monitors the heart for over 24 hours continuously.
Cardiovascular diseases are conditions that include structural problems of the heart, diseased blood vessels, and blood clots.
The types of cardiovascular diseases include:
Congenital heart diseases
Arrhythmias or abnormal heart rhythms
Coronary artery disease
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Preventing cardiovascular diseases:
Controlling blood pressure levels
Regular exercise regime
Low levels of salt, sugar, and saturated fat in the diet.
Limiting consumption of alcohol
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart fails to pump blood at the optimum level. The most common symptoms of heart failure are pain in the chest, shortness of breath, fatigue, and rapid heartbeat.
Causes of heart failure:
Hypertension (high blood pressure),
Coronary artery disease,
Congenital heart defects (present from birth),
Left-sided heart failure
The most common type occurs when the bottom left part of the heart, the left ventricle, doesn't pump efficiently. This defect prevents the body from getting oxygen-rich blood
Right-sided heart failure
This type of heart failure occurs when the right side of the heart cannot pump blood to the lungs to collect oxygen.
Shortness of breath
When lying down or after exertion
Swelling occurs in the feet and ankles and could be accompanied by weight gain
Difficult bowel movements, water retention, and bloating
Loss of appetite
Fatigue and inability to exercise
Treatments offered at Fortis Kalyan:
Fortis Kalyan offers extensive treatments in the Cardiology Department
CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
This surgery improves the flow of blood to the heart and is used in patients suffering from coronary heart diseases.
This procedure uses a balloon to open up a blockage in an artery that has become narrow due to atherosclerosis, this improves the blood flow to the heart.
A painless procedure that uses a contrast dye to detect blockages in coronary arteries.
A minimally invasive procedure in which a small tube, stent, is inserted into a blocked artery to keep it open and restore normal blood flow.
Heart failure device
These are electronic devices placed in the body to keep your heart beating with a normal rhythm.
A small device is placed in your chest or abdomen to control the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat.
Keyhole bypass surgery
Surgery to bypass blockages in arteries to prevent cardiac issues such as chest pain and heart attacks.
Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
This minimally invasive procedure requires placement of a stent-graft within the aneurysm through minor incisions.
This procedure is done to repair a stiff heart valve that has a narrow opening. It is also known as balloon valvuloplasty because it uses a balloon catheter inside the valve.