Department of Cardiology at Jaslok Hospital & Research Center
The Department of Cardiology at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is well known for its cardiac care in Mumbai and all of India. The mission of the department is to deliver high-quality and compassionate care to patients and make new discoveries to benefit them while offering the best results in the field.
Right from the inception of Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in 1973, the Department of Cardiology has been a pioneer in the field and continues to be one of the best private hospitals in Mumbai for high-quality cardiac care. Through the various facilities for the heart, ranging from preventive to diagnostic, paediatric to adult, and research projects to innovation, it ensures the highest quality of cardiac care while maintaining ethical and patient-centric practices.
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is known for being the 1st hospital in Mumbai to introduce 2D echocardiography. It is also the 1st to perform an electrophysiology study (EPS), use an Impella left ventricular assist device, implant the 1st drug-eluting stent, and successfully perform complex coronary angioplasty using specialised techniques like rotablation, intravascular ultrasounds, intravascular lithotripsy, optical coherence tomography, ECMOs, IABPs and IFR / FFR studies and pioneer the 1st Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) - both valve-in-valve and native valve replacement and implantation.
Device closures in adults and paediatrics, ASD, VSD, PDA & coarctation stenting are some more specialities of the Cardiology Department at the hospital.
Project PAMI: Primary Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction
The Department of Cardiology at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is a leader in angioplasty in India. It has pioneered the PAMI project, which has been specifically designed for patients who have had major heart attacks and for whom timely medical intervention is critical. The cardiac team is available round-the-clock, which includes a senior and a junior cardiologist, a cardiac anaesthetist, a technician and a nurse, in addition to the emergency services staff.
When a patient with a major heart attack is brought to Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, the PAMI code is activated, and the patient is immediately transferred to the catheterisation lab. The totally occluded artery is then opened with a stent. The entire process is performed within 60 to 90 minutes, making it the best possible and fastest treatment for heart attacks in Mumbai.
Many patients suffer from a condition called arrhythmia, in which their hearts either beat too fast or too slow. The doctors in the department conduct comprehensive testing to diagnose such patients with the help of techniques like 24-hour and 48-hour Holter monitoring, loop recording, tilt-table testing and EPS.
Patients with slow heartbeats require pacemakers. The Department of Cardiology has some of the best electro cardiologists who implant single-chamber or dual-chamber pacemakers and perform cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-P) in which a specialised pacemaker is implanted to boost the heart pumping function and treat heart failure. In special situations, CRT-D or a combo device is also used to treat heart failure and ventricular arrhythmias.
For patients with a very fast heartbeat, several treatment options are available, including defibrillation and cardioversion, radiofrequency ablation, and implantation of an automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD).
Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre has specialised heart failure clinics where patients are evaluated by the best cardiologists in Mumbai. Integrated care is provided to patients with a focus on optimising medical management and rehabilitation with the help of a physiotherapist and psychiatrist.
Comprehensive advice is provided regarding the treatment options available, such as revascularization by angioplasty or heart surgery, cardiac resynchronisation therapy, an intra-aortic balloon pump and left ventricular assist devices. The hospital has also launched a heart transplant unit where senior cardiothoracic surgeons trained in cardiac transplantation are on board.
Patients and their families are advised by the team and trained to cope with this debilitating disease.
Valvular Heart Disease and Cardiomyopathy
Quality care is provided for a wide spectrum of cardiac diseases at the Department of Cardiology. Ailments such as rheumatic, mitral and aortic valve disease, nonrheumatic valvular regurgitation or stenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, etc., are evaluated, and a long-term treatment plan is provided.
Patients with mitral valve stenosis are treated with balloon mitral valvuloplasty where the valve can be opened non-surgically using a balloon. Valve replacement surgeries are performed by the best cardiothoracic surgeons with excellent results.
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is proud to be one of the 1st few centres in India to have performed transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for patients suffering from aortic stenosis using only the groyne arteries. This technology has provided a comfortable and convenient way to cure a valve disease without any surgical incisions.
With ultramodern echocardiography equipment for evaluating heart disease in children, the Department of Cardiology offers correction of defects such as a hole in the heart and narrowing of valves from birth. Advanced treatment is provided for many other congenital heart defects, including atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus device closure.
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