Interventional Cardiology


Interventional Cardiology, the preferred mode of heart care across the world today, uses minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of all cardiac conditions.

The TULASI Hospital Centre for Interventional Cardiology offer patients the latest and complete range of minimally-invasive treatments to intervene – prevent, diagnose and correct various conditions of the heart, at all stages. Our expert and experienced Interventional Cardiologists, each of them a super-specialist in a specific area, have trained in leading international centres and are available 24×7. They work together in Tulasi Hospital’s state-of-the-art Digital Cath Lab-cum-theatres, and use advanced interventional techniques that are offered in very few centres in India, to ensure accurate and effective care.

Patient-friendly Treatments

This could involve use of the latest stents and devices to protect against further damage to the heart or replace invasive procedures with the latest drugs. Often, diagnosis and treatment is done at the same time. It reduces overall cost of treatment, time for treatment and recovery, and above all trauma of the patient (as against heart surgery).

The Centre consistently delivers outcomes which match leading international centres and restore patients to their earlier lives with minimal pain and discomfort.

Interventional Cardiology is a branch of heart care that involves catheter-based treatments for heart disease. Specialists access the heart using the radial (wrist) or femoral (groin) arteries, using thin tubes called catheters and real-time imaging, to diagnose and treat conditions that affect blood flow.

Interventional Cardiology procedures are minimally invasive and offer patients a number of benefits such asdecreased pain, less risk of infection, smaller scars and shorter post procedure recovery time. In most instances, the procedures are performed under local anaesthesia and the patient remains awake while undergoing it. Some procedures are even performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to go home within hours of the procedure.

Most centres perform interventional procedures using the femoral artery; however, TULASI Hospital’s specialists access the heart through the radial artery in most cases, which reduces the risk of bleeding and is more comfortable for patients.

The heart pumps 7200 litres of life-sustaining blood everyday – an amazing collaboration of muscles, valves, chambers, electrical circuits and blood vessels (arteries and veins). For most people, awareness of heart disease is limited to heart attack. However, heart disease can occur in every part of the heart: the blood vessels, valves, electrical system and heart muscle itself. It can take a toll on your entire system, impacting your quality of life. What most of us are not aware is that most heart diseases can be corrected at an early stage or prevented – with the help of an experienced Interventional Cardiologist, thus preventing heart disease from limiting what you can do in life.

Heart disease does not happen overnight – it develops over time. The changes that it makes in any part of your heart can be detected well before it strikes. Which means that you can stop its progression with early action rather than reacting when something goes wrong. Indians are genetically pre-disposed to heart disease – for example, our risk of heart attacks is 3-4 times greater than other nationalities. Therefore, preventive care is especially important for us.

At the TULASI Hospital Centre for Interventional Cardiology, our specialists use state-of-the-art interventional devices and techniques to help you keep tabs on your heart health, with minimal discomfort or loss of time. Thereby allowing you to take swift and effective action to stop heart disease before it can cause lasting damage.

The TULASI Hospital Centre for Interventional Cardiology offers advanced treatments to treat all types of heart disease, with dedicated specialists for each functional area, namely Coronary Interventions, Electrophysiology & Devices (Arrhythmias), Structural Interventions & Percutaneous Valves, and Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation.

We also offer Interventional treatments for all cardiac conditions in children upto 14 years at the TULASI Hospital Center for Children’s Cardiac Care.

Coronary interventions deal with conditions pertaining to the coronary arteries such as blocks and calcification. Narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries due to cholesterol plaque or calcium deposits reduces blood flow to the heart, depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. This leads to damage of the heart muscle.

TULASI Hospital’s Interventional specialists access these blocked or hardened blood vessels through the wrist or groin, and then use sophisticated techniques to treat the blocks and restore blood flow.

Rotablation (Rotational Atherectomy), with a diamond-tipped drill that rotates 200,000 times a minute, is used to clear the most stubborn blocks and widen heavily calcified arteries. This highly intricate procedure demands a high degree of expertise and TULASI Hospital is one of very few centres in India to offer it. Our specialists also routinely perform Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Angioplasty, an intricate procedure that requires special training, to open arteries that have been totally blocked for an extended period of time.

Advanced Stenting Capabilities

Our specialists also perform a range of advanced stenting procedures, including Bifurcation stenting – that is the placement of stents where an artery divides; stenting of the left main coronary artery – the largest artery in the heart,vein graft stenting and more.

TULASI Hospital offers the widest range of stents for safer and more effective treatment. Our specialists are experienced withdrug coated stents which release medication to prevent a future block in the same area, and bio-absorbable stentswhich are absorbed by the body in time, and thereby eliminate the need for long-term blood thinning medication.