The term cardiology is derived from the Greek words “cardia,” which refers to the heart and “logy” meaning “study of.” Cardiology is a branch of medicine that concerns diseases and disorders of the heart, which may range from congenital defects through to acquire heart diseases such as coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Physicians who specialize in cardiology are called cardiologists and they are responsible for the medical management of various heart diseases.
Cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgery unit has the most advanced, modular operation theatres, monitoring systems, post-surgical recovery units and smart ICU’s with top-notch facilities. Cardiovascular, cardiothoracic and paediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and senior interventional cardiologists form a dedicated team that performs all cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and paediatric surgical procedures.
Adult Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart and the large blood vessels in the chest in patients above the age of 16 years. It is most often done to treat complications of narrowing’s of the coronary arteries due to ‘hardening’ of the blood vessels.
Our surgeons provide inpatient and outpatient care for infants and children, If your child needs surgery to repair a heart problem, a pediatric heart (cardiac) surgeon has the knowledge and experience to treat your child. Pediatric heart surgeons offer the special care needed to fix both congenital (existing at birth) and acquired heart problems in children.
Congenital heart defects are very different from the types of heart diseases that are common among adults. Repairing hearts in small bodies presents an added challenge. Pediatric heart surgeons have the special skills needed to provide the safest care for even the youngest and smallest patients who require heart surgery.