Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a diagnostic test. This test uses sound waves to see inside blood vessels. It is useful for evaluating the coronary arteries that supply the heart.
Optical Coherence Tomography-OCT
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a novel invasive imaging technique that produces high resolution intracoronary images. Its general principle of operation is similar to IVUS, however OCT uses infrared light, not ultrasound.
Fractional Flow Reserve-FFR
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a technique used in coronary angiography to measure pressure differences across a coronary artery stenosis (blockage) to determine the likelihood that the stenosis impedes oxygen delivery to the heart muscle and thereby assess whether to open it or not.
Artemis Heart Centre
Artemis Heart Centre is located in Artemis Hospitals, Sector 51, Gurugram. Artemis Hospital is the first JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospital in Gurugram, with a strong focus on providing personalised tertiary care.
Artemis Heart Centre has a strong team of expert interventional cardiologists, paediatric cardiologists and adult and paediatric cardiac surgeons led by Dr Manjinder Sandhu, Medical Director and Director Cardiology. All doctors are privileged and credentialed after careful scrutiny and close observation.
The centre aims to provide the highest level of care for patients with heart disease. It has ethical and transparent practice as its core DNA. Dr Sandhu oversees that all procedures being carried out in the centre are ethical, indicated and necessary. Many times, patients who are advised procedures at other centres are reassured that they need not undergo any procedure, after a thorough evaluation.
Heart Attack Clinical Pathway – When a patient experiences symptoms of an impending heart attack it is crucial that he reach the hospital as soon as possible. Equally important is the time taken by the hospital to open the patients blocked artery. This is called Door to Balloon time – time when patient enters the door of emergency to shifting to cath lab and opening his blocked artery by angioplasty. At Artemis Heart Centre we have a robustly implemented STEMI Clinical Pathway that strives to ensure the fastest Door to Balloon times. We have achieved Door to Balloon times as short as 28 minutes (International standard is less than 90 minutes). Clinical Pathway is a pre-specified protocol driven process to ensure efficiency and is regularly audited for improvement.
Heart Failure Clinic – Held every Thursday, Heart Failure Clinic recognises the need of multi-disciplinary involvement and detailed evaluation required by heart failure patients. A team of Cardiologists, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist, Dietician, Device Technician and Nursing staff comprehensively evaluate these patients with the aim of reducing the need for repeated hospitalisations.
Arrhythmia Clinic – This clinic focuses on treatment of patients with arrhythmias and is held every Tuesday. Selected patients are treated with Radiofrequency ablation or may undergo electrophysiology studies.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre – Artemis Heart Centre has Gurgaon’s only dedicated Cardiac rehabilitation centre. It is a fully equipped and monitored facility with treadmill, cross trainer, bicycle, weights etc. Rehabilitation is carried out under close supervision of Dr Akshi Kukreti, a UK trained cardiac rehabilitation specialist.
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