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CAG & PTCA Unit

The Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Unit at Nanavati Hospital is a dedicated unit committed to providing the highest quality of care to all patients with heart disorders such as atherosclerosis. As we pioneer a new era in heart health, we deliver high-tech care with a personal touch.

We have a multidisciplinary team of doctors from various specialities like vascular and endovascular surgery, vascular medicine, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, and neuro-radiology working together in a multidisciplinary manner to care for people receiving Coronary angioplasty and stenting.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide a wide range of advanced techniques to tailor care according to the unique medical needs of the patient. Our team of vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons, and cardiologists hold experience in performing carotid angioplasty and stenting to treat carotid artery disease.

What is Coronary Angiography And Angioplasty?

Coronary Angioplasty also called percutaneous coronary intervention is a non-surgical interventional cardiac procedure performed to improve blood flow to the heart by opening a narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. The coronary arteries play a significant role in supplying blood to the heart.

The Angioplasty process helps in relieving chest pain (medically known as angina), expands narrow arteries and restrict them from narrowing further, thereby, preventing heart attacks and improves your overall quality of life.

During the process, a doctor inserts a catheter into the artery usually through the groin or the arm. Then, to locate the blockage, a small amount of contrast material is injected through the catheter and photographed via X-ray. The doctor then evaluates the patient’s condition and performing Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA).

Why is a Coronary Angiogram done?

An angiogram is a test performed to find out which arteries supplying the heart have become narrowed, and how much. It is a special test that uses X-rays to show 'route maps' of arteries and blood vessels in the heart. It also provides detailed information about the functioning of the heart along with oxygen levels and pressure of the blood as it passes through the heart. The process is performed before the Angioplasty.

Some of the common reasons that your doctor may recommend that you have a Coronary Angiogram would be:

  • Angina-chest pain (a symptom of coronary artery disease)
  • Unexplainable pain in the jaw, neck, chest, or arm
  • New or increasing chest pain (unstable angina)
  • A heart defect you were born with (congenital heart disease)
  • Abnormal results for a non-invasive heart stress test
  • A chest injury
  • Various blood vessel problems
  • A heart valve problem that requires surgery

What are the various treatment options offered at the coronary angiography and angioplasty unit?

We have specialised programs in place that facilitate critical access to our cardiac catheterisation lab round the clock. We are among the first centres in the country to introduce the ultra-modern electrophysiology and catheterisation labs, which are well-equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offer various advanced diagnostic and surgical services such as:

Diagnostic services

  • Digital subtraction imaging
  • Intracardiac echocardiography
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Coronary flow wire
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
  • Diagnostic Angiogram

Surgical services

Some of the major surgical options we offer to treat different diseases include:

  • Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease
    • Angioplasty and Stenting
    • Rotablation
    • Daycare radial route angiogram and angioplasty

Primary angioplasty program offers 24x7 acute myocardial infarction treatments. To facilitate the rapid establishment of blood flow in the occluded artery, we take all measures to expedite and transport patients directly to the Cath Lab.

  • Treatment for Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Angioplasty and stenting of a blood vessel (carotid artery), which supplies blood to the brain (the process helps in preventing catastrophic stroke in symptomatic patients with blocks)
    • Renal angioplasty in patients diagnosed with critically reduced blood flow to kidneys
    • Limb saving recanalisation of occluded peripheral vessels
    • Aortic angioplasty and stenting for congenital/acquired evaluation/aortoarteritis
  • Treatment for Structural Heart Disease
    • Device closure of heart defects - congenital atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect
    • Post myocardial infarction septal rupture device closure
    • Keyhole treatment of valvular heart disease- Pulmonary, Aortic, Mitral, and Tricuspid balloon valvotomy
    • Ablation of septal myocardium in Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Treatment for Endovascular Treatment
    • Aortic aneurysm treatment with stent-grafts
    • Peripheral artery aneurysm- stent grafting

All the Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty procedures are performed under the effect of anaesthesia. Depending upon your specific medical condition your doctor may employ any one of several interventional procedures while performing angioplasty. The patient can go back to its normal routine like driving, exercising, etc. after a week of angioplasty. However, it might take a few weeks to recover fully.

Find Complete Relief from Nanavati Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the Nanavati team to schedule an appointment at : +91 22 2626 7500

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