The Department of cardiology forms an important wing of the Medical Specialities. It is well equipped and manned by a qualified and skilled cardiologist- assisted by experienced residents, physicians and nursing staff, taking care of:
Dr.Chandrakumar, our recently appointed cardiologist was a gold medallist in MD General Medicine from Madurai Medical College and specialized (DM) in Cardiology from King George Medical College Lucknow. He worked in the department of Cardiology at the MMM Hospital, Chennai from 2003 to 2004 and is now a full time staff at the NDJH hoping to be a pioneer in interventional cardiology in this region.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the country. Heart disease or cardiovascular diseases is the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries, in a process called Atherosclerosis. These plaque deposits can cause a narrowing of the inner lumen of the arteries, which decreases the supply of blood and oxygen.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Lack of physical activity
- Family history of CAD
- Current symptoms
- Previous medical history
- Family history
- Risk factors
- Chest X-Ray/ Blood tests
- Baseline Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Stress test
- Coronary Angiogram (performed in Cath lab)
Treatment plans depend on the symptoms, test results and medical history. Because medicine alone cannot clear blocked arteries, the following other treatments may be needed:
- Balloon Angioplasty
- Bypass Surgery (In severe cases where stunting is not possible)
- Quit smoking
- Exercise regularly
- Control of high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol
- Healthy diet
Dr.Jeyasekharan Medical Trust provides all the diagnostic tools and treatments for heart conditions including Angioplasty, Stenting, Bypass surgery and Beating heart surgery.
Please consult with our Cardiologist for more information and professional advice on the risks and prevention of heart diseases.