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Cardiology in MAVJAT looks after adults and children with many forms of heart and blood vessel problems. Patients who are critically ill, very sick, will be admitted to the Coronary Care Unit. This makes it quick and easy for sick patients with heart problems to get medical care.

There are two modern cardiac catheterization laboratories. In the cardiac catheterisation laboratories, often just called the cath labs they do invasive tests and invasive procedures.

Invasive tests involve putting needles, wires or tubes into the body.

  • Cardiac catheterization – the study of the heart by putting a tiny tube into the heart. Then the doctor injects a “dye” that shows the inside of the heart.
  • Coronary angiogram – injecting a “dye” to show the arteries of the heart.

Invasive Procedures

  • Coronary angioplasty. This is a treatment where special contrast is put into the heart to show the arteries on an Xray. The doctor widens any narrow arteries. This enlarges narrow areas or removes blocks. The blood can then flow faster.
  • Peripheral vessel angioplasty – looking at the arteries far away from the heart (peripheral). Then opening up any narrowed or blocked arteries (angioplasty).
  • Balloon valvuloplasty – opening up narrow heart valves – mitral, aortic, pulmonary and tricuspid valves.Alcohol septal ablation.
  • Pacemaker implantation – putting in an electrical machine to help the heart beat at the right speed. Temporary ones are just for a short time and are then taken out. Permanent ones stay in the patient and the patient goes home with it.
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump – used to treat some heart problems.
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