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One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity offers advanced cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, heart transplant and cardiac rehabilitation services for both adults and children.

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One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity offers advanced cardiology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac surgery, heart transplant and cardiac rehabilitation services for both adults and children.

Designed to function like an independent hospital, the centre has an outpatient division, an inpatient division, a day care section, a state-of-the-art cardiovascular imaging section including nuclear medicine, a dedicated electrophysiology lab, an interventional cardiology wing, dedicated adult and paediatric cardiac surgical suites, dedicated cardiac ICUs and a 24-hour Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic to handle all emergencies.

The exceptional team of doctors comprising Adult Cardiologists/Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiac Electrophysiologists, Adult Cardiac Vascular Thoracic Surgeons, Paediatric Cardiologists, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthesiologists and Interventional Radiologists offers optimal, evidence-based treatment to patients, with the help of trained nurses, technicians, dieticians and rehabilitation experts. They follow a unique heart team approach to ensure personalised treatment to patients by discussing each and every case in detail as a team and deciding the best way forward.

Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical technology to ensure high-precision diagnosis, accurate treatment and best possible medical outcomes.

For more details on our Cardiology services, call: + 91 81119 98143 / Cardiac Surgery, call: +91 81119 98021

24/7 Aster Heartline +91 81119 98111

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CARDIOLOGY TEAM SPEAKS

Doctors

Dr. Anil Kumar R

Senior Consultant-Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac Anilkumar

Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma

Senior Consultant-Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac Rajasekharvarma

Dr. Manoj P Nair

Senior Consultant-Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Manojpnair

Dr. Sajan Koshy

Senior Consultant-Paediatric Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Sajankoshy

Dr. Sunil Roy T N

Consultant-Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac Sunilroy

Dr. Praveen Sreekumar

Consultant-Interventional Cardiology & Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Praveensreekumar

Dr. George Varghese K

Consultant-Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Georgevarghese

Dr. Lincoln Samuel

Senior Specialist-Paediatric Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Lincolnsamuel

Dr. Teffy Jose

Senior Specialist-Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac Teffyjose

Dr. Ganga Velayudhan

Senior specialist-Interventional Cardiology
Cardiac ganga

Facilities

Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences is the first facility in Kerala to offer three Cath labs with a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab / intravascular ultrasound, fractional flow reserve estimate, and rotablation. The comprehensive range of medical technology here includes:

  • Flat-panel hybrid vascular biplane cath lab
  • Low radiation CLARITY cath lab
  • OR1 Karl Storz Fusion Integrated C Green OT certified surgical suites with autopilot anaesthesia and live sharing facility
  • Philips IntelliSpace Critical Care & Anaesthesia digital ICU
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Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences is the first facility in Kerala to offer three Cath labs with a state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab / intravascular ultrasound, fractional flow reserve estimate, and rotablation. The comprehensive range of medical technology here includes:

  • Flat-panel hybrid vascular biplane cath lab
  • Low radiation CLARITY cath lab
  • OR1 Karl Storz Fusion Integrated C Green OT certified surgical suites with autopilot anaesthesia and live sharing facility
  • Philips IntelliSpace Critical Care & Anaesthesia digital ICU
  • ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Philips EPIQ Echocardiography machines for 2D and live 3D imaging
  • Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiography with Doppler, Colour Doppler modalities
  • Dobutamine stress test for physically disabled patients
  • Intra-operative trans-Oesophageal ECHO / Doppler / Colour-flow Doppler
  • Philips 256 Slice ICT scan
  • Wide Bore 3.0 Tesla MRI cardiac studies
  • Philips Astonish True Flight Select PET-CT with Time of Flight technology
  • GE SPECT-CT Optima NM 640 Gamma Camera
  • Advanced 3D and 4D Echo machines
  • Holter Monitoring (24 hours to 7 days) for arrhythmia management
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Services

Diagnostic Services (Adult/Pediatric)

Non-Invasive

  • ECG
  • ECHO including 4D Echo
  • Colour Doppler imaging
  • Tissue Doppler imaging
  • Cardiac stress tests including Tread Mill Test, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Head Up Tilt Test (HUTT)
  • Trans-Esophageal ECHO including live 3D TEE
  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • 24-hour ECG monitoring (Holter monitoring)
  • External loop recorder

Invasive

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Electrophysiological studies, 3D Mapping
  • Peripheral Angiogram
  • Clinical Cardiology and Cardiothoracic & vascular surgeries (Adult/Pediatric)
  • Outpatient Consultations
  • Specialty Clinics (Heart Rhythm Clinic, Rapid Access Emergency Chest Pain Clinic)
  • Cross Referrals
  • In-Patient Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapists here provides holistic rehabilitation services to patients who have undergone complex interventional procedures, surgeries and transplant.
  • 24x7 Emergency Services

Clinical Cardiology and Cardiothoracic & vascular surgeries (Adult/Pediatric)

  • Outpatient Consultations
  • Specialty Clinics (Heart Rhythm Clinic, Rapid Access Emergency Chest Pain Clinic)
  • Cross Referrals
  • In-Patient Care
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Cardiac Rehabilitation Therapists here provides holistic rehabilitation services to patients who have undergone complex interventional procedures, surgeries and transplant.
  • 24x7 Emergency Services

The Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity offers comprehensive services for management of all cardiac emergencies – interventional and surgical. The 24-hour Rapid Access Chest Pain clinic here provides specialised care for patients brought into the Emergency Rooms with suspected cardiac problems, including heart attack.

  • Immediate care and treatment for heart attack
  • Cardioversion
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Arterial line placement
  • CVP and pulmonary artery catheter placement
  • Temporary pacing

Interventional Cardiology (Adult)

  • Coronary Angioplasty including primary PTCA/Stenting, Complex PCI, CTO PCI, Bifurcation PCI, Left main PCI etc.
  • Cardiac Devices Implantation - Pacemaker (Temporary/ Permanent), CRT & CRT-D, Automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD)
  • Valve repair/replacement |Mitral/Aortic/Pulmonary/Tricuspid/TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)
  • Device Closures - ASD/VSD/PDA/RSOV/Paravalvular Leak etc.
  • Arrhythmia Services - Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Intracardiac lead extraction
  • Hybrid Procedures - EVAR, TEVAR
  • Peripheral Angioplasty

Interventional Cardiology (Paediatric)

Highly-specialised, non-surgical management of heart diseases in children and infants, using state-of-the-art technology and implants.

  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterisation
  • ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) closure
  • VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) closure
  • PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) closure
  • Collateral device closures
  • Coil closure of PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Coil closure of MAPCA (Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Artery)
  • Balloon pulmonary/aortic valvoplasties
  • LPA (Left Pulmonary Artery) / PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus) / Coarctation of aorta stenting
  • Balloon dilatation of coarctation of aorta and branch pulmonary artery stenosis
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (Adult)

The highly experienced Cardiac Surgery team at the Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences offers advanced cardiovascular and thoracic (CVT) surgical services for management of complex heart diseases and disorders in adult and paediatric age group.

  • CABG (Coronary Artery Grafting Bypass Surgery) / Bypass Surgery
  • Major aneurysms, pulmonary embolisms and peripheral vascular surgery
  • Heart failure surgery
  • Complex valve repair surgeries
  • Hybrid procedures for cardiac and vascular surgery
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery – minimally invasive thoracic surgery, Lung Surgery, VATS
  • Bronchoscopies – rigid and fibre optics

Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery for neonates or newborn

Patent ductus arteriosus surgery

Atrial septal defect surgery / Ventricular septal defect surgery

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) surgery

Coarctation of aorta surgery

AV canal defect surgery

Arterial switch operation

Repair of double outlet right ventricle

Total anomalous drainage of pulmonary veins

Single ventricle repair surgery

Valve repair surgery

Thoracotomy ASD (atrial septal defect) closure

Our Expertise

Our expertise includes but not limited to -

  • Complex high-risk Bypass Surgeries
  • Aneurysm surgeries
  • Hybrid Vascular procedures in Aneurysm– largest series in Kerala
  • Fontan Surgery
  • Chronic Total Angioplasty Centre
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Our expertise includes but not limited to -

  • Complex high-risk Bypass Surgeries
  • Aneurysm surgeries
  • Hybrid Vascular procedures in Aneurysm– largest series in Kerala
  • Fontan Surgery
  • Chronic Total Angioplasty Centre
  • Complex High-Risk Indicated Procedure (CHIP) centre
  • Advanced Pacing Centre: HIS Bundle Pacing and left bundle pacing
  • LA appendage closures
  • ECPR assisted Primary Angioplasty
  • ECMO
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News & Events

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Aster Medcity launches Rapid Access Chest Pain Emergency Clinic

Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched Rapid Access Chest Pain Emergency Clinic (RACPC) on the occasion of the World Heart Day on Tuesday for express assessment of the patients who suffered chest pain and suspecting angina, a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart.

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Doctors at Aster Medcity give a new lease of life to youth by performing ECPR at emergency department

Kochi: Doctors at Aster Medcity gave a new lease of life to a 33 year-old Chittoor native, Jose Biju, who was admitted into emergency department of the hospital in a critical situation after suffering from cardiac arrest while driving. The patient’s life was saved by performing Extra Corporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR), a method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, by using Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), a machine that acts as a heart-lung bypass. Doctors at Aster Medcity said the procedure is rarely used in the emergency department even in the western countries.

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Aster Medcity doctors saves life of 50-year-old patient with heart’s pumping power just 15%

Kochi: A 50-year-old patient, who was admitted in a critical state after his heart’s pumping power fell down to 15%, has received a new lease of life through a rare bypass surgery performed at Aster Medcity. The life of Hassan, a native of Aroor in Alappuzha district, was saved by a medical team under Dr. M. K. Moosa Kunhi, Consultant, Cardiac Thoracic Surgeon, Aster Medcity.

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Be Young At Heart

Aster 'Be Young At Heart' health-campaign was launched on the 27th of September at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity. An initiative to commemorate World Heart Day 2019, this health campaign aims to promote awareness on heart health and prevention of lifestyle-related heart diseases.

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Heart Failure Clinic Inaugurated

Heart Failure Clinic, a dedicated facility for heart treatment was inaugurated at Aster Medcity, by Cdr Jelson Kavalakkat, ChiefExecutive Officer on 17 July 2019. The clinic under the Centre of Excellence, Cardiac Sciences is equipped with highly advancedstate-of-the art facilities to deal with complex heart failures.

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Aster Medcity launches cardiac CHIP centre

Kochi: Aster Medcity, a quaternary care centre catering to a large number of patients from South India, the Middle East, Africa and Maldives, has launched Complex High-risk Indicated Procedures (CHIP) Centre under Aster Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. The CHIP Centre at Aster Medcity is the second such centre in the country.

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Advanced Chronic Total Occlusion Workshop Held At Aster Medcity

A workshop on Complex Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty with IVUS/OCT guidance was conducted at the Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity on the 6th and 7th of July 2018. Led by our Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma, the workshop, which included an interactive symposium on the latest advances / retrograde techniques in CTO angioplasty based on interesting cases, was attended by top cardiologists from various parts of Kerala.

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Heart Camp @ Aster Medcity on 29 Sep 2017

The finale of the six-part Hridayasparsham campaign at Aster Medcity Kochi on World Heart Day. Approx. 600 patients underwent comprehensive heart check-up during this year’s camp

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ASTER HIS BUNDLE PACING WORKSHOP 2020

Pacemakers have been inserted for over the last 50 years in India for individuals with low pulse rate. Earlier pacemakers were just restoring the pulse rate but was not able to retain the heart function to the full extent. However, the technology has grown in leaps and bounds to make pacemakers more reliable, longer lasting and pacemakers are now even able to replicate the natural rhythm of the heart . One such technique is the “His Bundle pacing “. Aster Medcity had done this innovative pacing using the latest technology 1 year ago for the first time in Kerala and subsequently has done 10 more patients successfully.

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MARINE DRIVE, Kochi - 29 Sep 2017

Heartfully Yours - Flash Mob and Lecture & demonstration led by Dr. Faeez Mohamed Ali, Cardiologist on “How to respond to a heart attack in public spaces” at Marine Drive on World Heart Day

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Fifth Japanese CTO Angioplasty Workshop Held at Aster Medcity

Angioplasty has rapidly become the preferred mode of revascularization for a large spectrum of coronary blockages thanks to the high success rates, low chances of complications and effective results.

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Hridayasparsham 2017

Hridayasparsham Heart Camp, a world heart day initiative by Aster Medcity and Malayala Manorama, was flagged off by renowned film artist Mr. Sharafudeen and playback singer Ms. Sithara on 21 September at Aster Medcity, in the presence of Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO – Aster Medcity & Cluster Head (Kerala) – Aster DM Healthcare; Mr. B Balagopal, General Manager – Marketing, Malayala Manorama; Mr. Anil Mathew, Senior Manager, Malayala Manorama; Mrs. Santy Sajan, COO, Aster Medcity and Dr. Anil Kumar R, Lead Senior Consultant, Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity.

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Pediatric and Neonatal Echocardiography Workshop organized at Aster Medcity

Over sixty pediatricians and neonatologists from across the state attended a Pediatric and Neonatal Echocardiography workshop organised in collaboration with Paediatricians with Cardiology Expertise Special Interest Group by Aster Medcity at its at the Knowledge Hub, Aster Medcity.

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Heart to Heart Cardiac Camp Is On At Aster Medcity

Heart to Heart Cadiac Camp, a world heart day initiative by Aster Medcity & Malayala Manorama aimed at promoting preventive heart care, was inaugurated by Mrs. Soumini Jain, Honourable Mayor of Kochi at Aster Medcity on Saturday.

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‘Just walk and avoid the block’ for a healthy heart

Kochi :Commuters waiting and passengers in the vehicles at the busiest Edappally traffic junction got a pleasant surprise in the morning today when in an unusual move, Aster Medcity’s campaign ‘Just walk and avoid the block’ was launched by Mr Vijayan K V,Asst Commissioner – Law and Order in the presence of Mrs Sini Varghese, Cine Artist and Mr Biju Issac , Motor Vehicle Sr.Inspector .

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Save the Little Hearts Programme

Kochi:In a unique multi-country charity initiative, a rare cardiac corrective surgery was successfully performed on Joneil Dasain, a 5 year old boy from the Philippines at Aster Medcity, Kochi. Conducted under the aegis of Dr. Moopen’s Foundation (DM Foundation) ‘Save the Little Hearts’ initiative, the surgery was carried out by a team of Indian specialists led by Dr. Sajan Koshy, Senior Consultant, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Center of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity, Kochi.

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Cardiac team breathes life into Mahsa Rawfi from Afghanistan

Kochi : Technology in the form of google translate came in handy when the doctors at Aster Medcity were faced with challenge of sourcing the medical history of an Afghan child whose parents spoke only Dari, a variety of Persian spoken in Afghanistan.

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Malayala Manorama and Aster Medcity conducts “ Heart To Heart “ Heart Check Camp on World Heart Day

Aster Medcity in association with Malayala Manorama, leading regional language newspaper in Malayalam conducted a Heart Check Camp named “ Heart To Heart “ at Aster Medcity on World Heart Day. Kochi City Police Commissioner M.P Dinesh IPS & National Award Winner Cine Artist Mr Salimkumar inaugurated the Heart Check Camp which received an immense response from the public and turned out to be a huge success

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Cardiac Summit at Aster Medcity

Aster Cardiac Sciences, Aster Medcity organized a two-day workshop-cum-continuing medical education program on the 4th and 5th of July, 2015. On Saturday, the 4th of July, there was a day-long workshop on the radio-frequency ablation of very complicated atrial arrhythmias using novel 3-D Electro-anatomical mapping. The visiting faculty included eminent electrophysiologists, Dr Mohan Nair from New Delhi, Dr Amrit Guptan from the US and Prof J Balachander from JIPMER, Pondicherry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Angiogram?

Angiogram is a diagnostic procedure performed to identify any narrowing or block in the blood vessels.

What is Angioplasty?

Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat blockages / narrowing of blood vessels.

What is a stent in Angioplasty?

Stent is a small, metal mesh tube placed in blood vessels during angioplasty to act as a scaffold and to reduce the chances of developing blocks in the future.

Why do I need Angiogram & Angioplasty?

An angiogram & angioplasty is suggested to a patient if you experience,

  • Radiating pain in your chest, jaw, neck or arms
  • Abnormal results of a of heart stress test, ECG
  • Problems related to blood vessel
  • Injury to your chest
  • Problems with valves of your heart which may require surgical intervention.

How Angioplasty is performed?

A small balloon catheter is inflated at the site of the blockage in the coronary artery to remove the block and improve the blood flow to the heart.

Does Angioplasty hurt?

There is no significant pain except for the discomfort at the time of the needle puncturing the artery and again, at the time of removal of the sheath when pressure has to be applied at the site of puncture to prevent bleeding.

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