The Department of Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery is always there with you in your journey from diagnosis to recovery to ensure that you get back to normal life. The Department of Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery at Virinchi Hospitals has a specially trained group of experienced cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, critical care specialists, cardiac nurses and technologists who work collaboratively to diagnose and treat all types of heart diseases. We believe in evidence-based approach in the diagnosis & treatment of heart ailments.
Several thousands of patients survive heart attack, heart failure and overcome irregular heartbeat, every year and lead a healthy life. Therefore, anyone with a heart disease has a reason to be happy and confident of full recovery. At Virinchi Hospitals your heart is in safe hands as with every passing day you have every reason to feel healthy, stronger and more active.
Patient-centric and individualized care is offered to each patient by an integrated, multidisciplinary team of physicians including cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiologists, trained nurses, physiotherapists, physician assistants and dieticians. Your heart health condition is discussed in a coordinated manner among all the specialists who work comprehensively to evaluate and treat you.
Emergency Heart Care
Emergency Heart care program is set in place quite expeditiously at Virinchi Hospitals to ensure swift responsive emergency care to heart attack patients. Emergency Heart Care program ensures the provision of emergency care to all the patients within the first few minutes, which is quite important. To make the emergency care possible in a quick span of time, emergency physician, emergency trained nurses, cardiologists, Cath lab specialists, emergency technicians, radiologists, cardiothoracic and work collaboratively.
Lifestyle Changes to Reduce the Risks of Heart Disease
Lifestyle plays a critical role in preventing heart disease and stroke by reducing the risk for heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and stroke. The following lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Quit Smoking
- Choose good nutrition
- Avoid cholesterol rich food
- Remain physically active
- Maintain ideal weight
- Manage diabetes
- Reduce stress
- Limit alcohol
Services Offered at Virinchi Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Non Invasive Tests include
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Holter Monitoring (Ambulatory Electrocardiography)
- Chest X-Ray
- Echocardiogram (2D & 3D, TEE and Dobutamine Stress Echo)
- Cardiac Computed Tomography (3D heart Imaging)
- Exercise Stress Test
- Thallium Stress Test (MPI or MUGA)
- Cardiac MRI
Invasive Test and Procedures
Our experienced team of interventional cardiologists and experts perform these procedures quite diligently to treat acute heart conditions. The department of interventional cardiology at Virinchi Hospitals has top-notch interventional cardiologists who have a cumulative experience of performing more than 15000 angioplasty procedures. All the procedures are performed after precise diagnosis and after analysing the complete medical history of the patient. Some of the procedures include:
- Coronary Angiograms
- Peripheral Angiograms
- Angioplasty & Stenting
- Device Closures
- Pacemaker/ICD/CRTD Implantations
- Electrophysiology (EP) Lab & Radio Frequency Ablation
- Carotid Artery Stenting & Surgery
The surgical procedures carried out at Virinchi Hospitals have the highest success rate due to the utmost care and professionalism exhibited by the doctors and the staff. Some of our surgical procedures include:
- Coronary Bypass Surgery-Beating heart ( Off-pump)/ On Pump
- Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
- Heart Valve Repair/ Replacement Surgery
- LVAD Implant
- Major Aortic Surgeries( Aneurysm & Root Repairs)
- Grownup Congenital Cardiac Surgeries
- Thoracic Surgeries
Virinchi Hospitals is a new hospital in the the heart of the city. It actually lies exactly between the older and newer versions of Hyderabad. Interestingly, there is direct approach from the International Airport especially if one passes Shamshabad and takes the PVNR highway. The hospital is just a km from the exit of the highway. The hospital was built at this location because of easy access for patients living in the old city as well as for those living in the newer areas. The access to the PVNR highway makes it easy for patients to reach from the airport directly. There are numerous hotels and lodges near around the hospital so that it is not difficult for the relatives of patients who are from out of station to find place to stay. There is no dearth of any eating places near the hospital and a wide variety of cuisines are available.
The hospital has the state of the art laboratory services and operation theatre and ICU setup. There are eight ICUs depending on the nature of specialised care required. The operation theatres have the latest equipment and minimal access setup to enable the surgeons to fulfil their surgical potentials. Despite all this, the hospital is not costly compared to the hospitals in the city.
A comprehensive approach is taken for cardiovascular care of the patients. The treatment plan is carefully made so that the best possible results can be achieved. There is excellent coordination between the cardiologists and the surgeons and what is best for the patient is what is offered to him/her. Nothing is done in an arbitrary fashion nor for the sake of business. Patient comes first.
There is a lot of stress on preventive cardiology in the advise given at discharge and also in the arrangement of screening and advisory heart camps that are regularly conducted by the hospital at various places.
Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery
There are many patients with thoracic diseases and the team of Pulmonologists and Thoracic surgeons give the most comprehensive care. This is one of the few centres in the city where you would find the level of expertise and coordination in this field and hence this is going to be one of the centre of excellence in the field in the state.
Early recovery of the patient will occur because of good postoperative care. The ICU system at Virinchi Hospitals is based on active surveillance and quick reactions hence leading to very few life threatening problems. There strict protocols and also there is continuous education and training process that takes place. This moulds the staff into the “best of the best” in intensive care.
Good physiotherapy leads to early recovery and less pain. This is started in the immediate postoperative period and carries on till the discharge of the patient from the hospital. The patients are taught to continue some of the exercises when they go home and hence they come back for review in a healthier state.
Correct nutrition is good nutrition. We have a dedicated team of nutritionists who advise the patient on their diet and also supervise the dietary needs in the early postoperative period. In the postoperative period, the patients cannot eat very well hence the diet has to be different. After discharge, the diet stresses on early recovery as well as avoiding side effects and also is an important tool in secondary prevention of the disease process.
Blood bank and laboratory services
The Virinchi Hospitals has the state of the art blood bank and is able to supply blood and blood components required for this specialty. The laboratory services has the latest automated laboratory analysers and very good pathologists and biochemists. The Radiology department has high end CT scan, MRI scan and ultrasounds and gives round the clock services in performing scans such as angiograms, 3D reconstruction images , cardiac MR and others. This is essential for getting an early diagnosis so that we can give early treatment.
There is a continuous method of interaction between the patient/ relatives and the administration. Executives will be helpful in solving the problems of the patients including seemingly small practical difficulties. This makes life less harder and eases out many small problems that would be left unattended in many other medical institutions.
- Coronary artery surgery
- Minimal access cardiac surgery
- Valve repair and replacement
- Video assisted thoracic surgery
- Arrhythmia surgery
- Vascular and endovascular surgery including Aneurysm surgery/EVAR
- Heart and lung transplant
- Pediatric cardiac surgery
Coronary artery surgery
Myocardial revascularisation as well as treatment of complications of heart attacks is the main work that is done. Minimal access cardiac surgery is performed when indicated and if the patient is stable. Patients will have quicker recovery and less pain or bleeding. We use arterial grafts usually to give long term results. Vein grafts are used only as a secondary choice.
Valve repair and replacement
Minimal access surgery is an excellent way to repair or replace the diseased heart valves. This is an usual feature with our unit. In case the patient has atrial fibrillation, we offer surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation to enable better outcomes and reduction in postoperative medications
Standard thoracic surgery is being replaced by video assisted thoracic surgery here. The pulmonologists are very efficient in interventional pulmonology and if the patient needs thoracic surgical intervention, then he/she can be subjected to VATS. This gives a fast recovery and even has immunological advantages. It has replaced the long incisions of the previous schools of surgery.
Heart and Lung transplant
The hospital has dedicated ICU for transplant surgery and is enrolled with the government for the services. The transplant team comprises of surgeon, anaesthesiologists, cardiologists and pulmonologists.
Pediatric cardiac surgery
The department has dedicated ICU for pediatric cardiac surgery and all the equipment that is required. In pediatric cardiac surgery, the outcomes depend much in good postoperative care. This is the reason for employing trained and efficient staff for the service.