It is a branch of cardiology that involves diagnosing and treating cardiovascular diseases without using any fluids, injections or any type of body piercing instruments. Non-invasive cardiology is becoming increasingly prevalent these days, and our hospital, with our team of highly experienced and qualified doctors, specializes in the same. It is particularly useful in providing accurate diagnosis and early treatment options for people of all ages, as cardiac issues have grown increasingly prevalent among people of all age groups and are not restricted to only older people. BS HeartCare and Multispeciality Hospital boasts a round the clock non-invasive cardiology unit, and has a cardiologist present 24/7, and is the only hospital in the area who boasts of this.
Our team of doctors offer their services round the clock with the utmost care and precaution, and are assisted by state of the art medical equipment and technology that rivals those in metropolitan areas. We attend to each patient with dedication and sincerity, and specialize treatment options as per the conditions. Patient satisfaction and safety is our motto, and we endeavour to bring the best care possible to our patients, and make it accessible and affordable for people of all income groups. Every heart patient deserves the best treatment possible, and should not have to rush to cities in their condition and take on the additional stress that travel brings in precarious situations like this. The department of cardiology is the answer to all our patients’ problems, as we have a cardiologist present 24/7, who will attend to patients at all hours of the day, ensuring their health and safety of all our inpatients and prospective patients at all times. We offer a wide variety of diagnostics tests, and procedures that are all handled by our dedicated team of doctors and specialists.
We offer the following services under non-invasive cardiology:
One of the most commonly used tests in the field of non-invasive cardiology, the ECG is also amongst the most important tests that have to be conducted for the interpretation of the cardiac rhythm, detection of myocardial ischemia and infarction, conduction system abnormalities, preexcitation, long QT syndromes, atrial abnormalities, ventricular hypertrophy, pericarditis, and other conditions. Sensors in the form of electrodes attached to plastic pads are attached to the skin and they are used to detect the signals of the heart. These signals are read using a monitor attached to the electrodes through wires. An ECG records the impulses of the heart to show how fast the heart is beating, the determine whether the rhythm of the heart is steady or irregular, the strength and timing of the electrical impulses, and so on. It is simple, fast, safe and non-invasive, and one of the most basic diagnostic tests that all cardiac patients have to get done.
Echocardiogram (ECHO) – 2D
An Echocardiogram, or ECHO, as it is commonly called, is used for multiple purposes including overall function of your heart, including determining the presence of heart disease, evaluating progress and effectiveness of treatment and following the progress of valve disease over time. An ECHO provides a graphic outline of the heart’s movement. It is an ultrasound that is performed by placing a hand-held wand placed on the patient’s chest and provides pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers. The Non-Invasive Cardiology Department at BS HeartCare and Multispeciality Hospital offer a 2D- Echo with Colour Doppler, which means a computer is used to change sound waves into different colors for easier and more efficient diagnosis.
We have the following options for colour doppler:
- Vascular Colour Doppler
- Peripheral Vascular
- Doppler Art/Vein
- Carotid Doppler
- Renal Doppler
- Abdominal Aorta Scan
We only use the most advanced and state of the art technologies for this purpose, because we never compromise with the safety of our patients.
Exercise Stress Test (TMT)
An Exercise Stress Test, or TMT as it is normally called, is used to evaluate the condition of the heart at the time it is working at its hardest, to determine if it receives adequate blood flow and oxygen. The patient is asked to exercise on a treadmill, and are attached to an electrocardiogram (ECG). The speed and incline of the treadmill is increased over time to evaluate and monitor the heart’s progress, rhythm and blood pressure, among other factors, during the same, and continue to be evaluated three to five minutes post the exercise. Our doctors will also provide the necessary instructions before the test is conducted to ensure that the patients have a safe and sound experience. TMTs are safe, especially when done in a controlled environment in the presence of trained medical professionals such as our expert cardiologists, who are always present at the hospital to ensure patient safety and satisfaction, and give their all for the same.
It is a small device that can be worn over the heart to monitor for a period of one or two days to monitor the activity of the heart over an extended period of time. A holter is a non invasive procedure and is usually opted for if the ECG test does not reveal enough about the condition of the heart. This is especially done in cases of irregular rhythm of the heart as the holter can monitor the heart for a sustained period. After the holter is removed, the data is analyzed by our expert team of doctors, who then recommend a course of action. Holters are safe, and there are no risks attached to the same. Our dedicated doctors will guide you through the process of the precautions that you need to take while wearing a holter, which include ensuring that no water touches the holter while active, safe procedures to disconnect the holter, and so on.