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DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY- CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

The Department provides intensive cardiac care, diagnosis & treatment of cardiac ailments. It has latest technologies for cardiac catheterization and angiography, Angioplasty, Valvuloplasty, Pacemaker and Defibrillator implantation, 3 D Echo, Holter, Stress Testing, Electrophysiological Studies, etc. The hospital’s warm ambience, dedicated & well qualified doctors, cheerful & pleasing support staff, modern outpatient facility and dedicated inpatient care ensures that the patient is in the best hands at National Heart Institute.


National Heart Institute has been a leader in the treatment of all forms of heart diseases for more than 34 years. Department of cardiology is headed by Dr. Vinod Sharma. Department repertoire include:


  • Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography
  • Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Carotid angiography and intervention
  • Peripheral intervention
  • Stress testing and noninvasive cardiac risk stratification
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Echocardiography
  • Interventional cardiology is a branch of the medical speciality of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases
  • A large number of procedures can be performed on the heart by catheterization. This most commonly involves the insertion of a sheath into the femoral artery (in practice, any large     peripheral artery or vein) and cannulating the heart under X-ray visualization (fluoroscopy, a real-time x-ray).

The affairs of the foundation are managed by a “Board of Directors” who collectively form the governing body. The members are eminent doctors, legal experts, philanthropists, scientists, bureaucrats, auditors, financial analysts and administrators of high standing. In keeping with its all-India character, it has branches in other parts of the country.

  • Angioplasty (PTCA, Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) - for coronary atherosclerosis
  • Valvuloplasty - dilation of narrowed cardiac valves (usually mitral, aortic or pulmonary)
  • Procedures for congenital heart disease - insertion of occluders for ventricular or atrial septal defects, occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus, angioplasty of great vessels etc.
  • Emergency angioplasty and stenting of occluded coronary vessels in the setting of acute heart attacks (Primary PTCA), Coronary Thrombectomy - a procedure performed to      remove thrombus (blood clot) from blood vessels.
  • Carotid angioplasty
  • Insertion of temporary and permanent pacemaker including dual chamber pacing
  • Insertion of AICD (Internal Defibrillator), Radio frequency ablation for irregular rhythms of the heart.
  • Invasive procedures of the heart to treat arrhythmias are performed by specialists in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


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