The heart is a muscular organ found in all vertebrates that is responsible for pumping blood throughout the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. The term cardiac (as in cardiology) means “related to the heart” and comes from the Greek word, kardia, for “heart.”
From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times, without ever pausing to rest. Like a pumping machine, the heart provides the power needed for life.
There are many types of heart diseases. Common among them is the Coronary heart disease. Coronary artery disease is a disease of the artery caused by the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium. Angina pectoris (chest pain) and myocardial infarction (heart attack) are symptoms of and conditions caused by coronary heart disease.
Causes of heart failure are difficult to analyze due to challenges in diagnosis, differences in populations & age.
Common causes ranked as per their risk factor:
Rarer causes of heart failure:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a condition of sleep disordered breathing, overlaps with obesity, hypertension and diabetes and is regarded as an independent cause of heart failure.
Classical symptoms of acute myocardial infarction include:
Women may experience fewer typical symptoms than men, most commonly shortness of breath, weakness, a feeling of indigestion, and fatigue. Approximately one quarter of all myocardial infarctions are silent, without chest pain or other symptoms.
Conditions/diseases that can be treated at the Medica Institute of Cardiac Sciences
Worldwide statistics show that nearly one in every hundred children born suffer from congenital heart disease along with the new additions every year, the burden is huge. Considering the present birth rate in India, every year we have almost two lakh new born babies who suffer from such a defect. Approximately half of them need treatment in first year of life. If we consider the existing children already suffering from congenital heart diseases, along with the new additions every year, the burden is huge. Unfortunately only two percent of these children get proper treatment and it tells us about the sorry state of our performance in this field.
Senior Consultant - Cardiac Surgery (Visiting)
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), M Ch (Cardio Thoracic Surgery)
Senior Consultant - Medica Institute of Cardiac Sciences
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), M Ch (Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery)
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), M.Ch ( CTVS)
Sr Cardiac Surgeon, Senior Vice Chairman, Head MICS
FRCS (ED), FRCS (Glasg), MNMS
Consultant, Cardiac Surgeon
MS (General Surgery), MCh (CTVS)
Sr. Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
MD (Paediatrics), FNB (Paediatric Cardiology), Fellowship (Cardiology)
Junior Consultant - Medica Institute of Cardiology Services
MBBS, DNB, FNB (Paediatric Cardiology)
Consultant - Cardiology Services
MBBS,MD(Anaesthesiology), DM(Cardiac Anaesthesiology)
Associate Consultant - Cardiology Services
MBBS, MD(Internal Medicine), MRCP Part 1 & 2,PACES, DNB(Cardiology)
Sr Consultant, Sr. Vice Chairman
MD (Internal Medicine), DNB (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology). FRCP(Glasgow), FRCP (London), FICC(Cardiology) & FACC
Sr Consultant (Interventional) & Chief academic coordinator, Electrophysiologist
MD (Gen. Med.), DM (Cardiology), FSCAI, FESC
Head - Non-Invasive Cardiology
MD ( Gen. Med.)
MD, DM (Cardiology)
Sr Consultant (Interventional)
MD (Gen.Med.) DM (Cardiology)
MD, DNB (Cardiology)
MD (Medicine), DM(Cardiology), FESC, FACC(USA)
MD (Medicine), DM(Cardiology)
MD (Paediatrics), DM(Cardiology), FACC, FESC.
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology) , Fellowship in Electrophysiology
MS(General Surgery),DNB(General Surgery),M.CH(Cardio Thoracic Surgery), FRCS