Department of Cardiology

“With every heart beat, Ahalia is with you”

In managing…

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Heart attacks and its complications
  • Heart failure
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Valvular heart diseases
  • Arrhythmias (Heart beat abnormalities)
  • Post Cardiac surgery follow up
  • Congenital Heart diseases (Heart defects at birth)
  • Pre-op evaluation for Non-cardiac surgeries

The Department of Cardiology in Ahalia Diabetes Hospital comprises of our well-qualified Cardiologist and a well-trained Cardiac emergency team. Our Cardiology department is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in managing the entire spectrum of heart diseases in adults as well as in children. We are providing 24×7 Emergency cardiac services for various cardiac emergencies at an affordable cost.

The Cardiology department has an Intensive care unit (ICU) with monitoring facilities, central oxygen, ventilators etc and it also has regular inpatient and outpatient facilities for managing the various emergency and complicated heart diseases. The department also offers diagnostic work-up round the clock for newborn babies in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The department of Cardiology is also supported by other departments including Endocrinology, Nephrology, General medicine, Podiatry, Nursing and Administrative staff.

What is Cardiology?

It is a branch of medicine which deals with the diseases involving the structure and functions of the heart and the circulatory system.

What are the functions of the heart?

The heart is one of the vital organs in our body. It is responsible for maintaining adequate circulation of blood to various organs in our body, for its normal functioning.

What are the various heart diseases?
  • Hypertensive heart disease (High blood pressure)
  • Acute Myocardial infarction (Heart attacks)
  • Stable Coronary Artery Disease (Blocks in heart’s blood vessels)
  • Heart failure due to Cardiomyopathies (Pumping failure of the heart)
  • Valvular heart diseases
  • Arrhythmias (Heart beat abnormalities)
  • Acute pulmonary embolism (Blood clots in the Lungs’ blood vessels)
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (Pressure in the Lungs’ blood vessels)
  • Congenital Heart diseases (Heart defects at birth)
When to suspect a heart disease?

The heart diseases should be suspected in the presence of symptoms such as Chest pain, Breathing difficulty, Palpitations, Sudden black-outs with unconsciousness, Swelling of legs, Cough on lying down position and excessive tiredness and in the presence of risk factors such as Smoking, Family history of heart diseases, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity etc.

What is an ECG?

ECG (Electrocardiogram) records the electrical signals from the heart and those signals are shown as waves on an ECG and is used to diagnose various heart diseases.

What is an Echocardiogram?

Echocardiogram is a test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make pictures of the heart – to diagnose structural abnormalities including pumping problems, valve diseases, blood clots, birth defects etc.

What is a Treadmill test?

A Treadmill test (TMT) is a form of exercise test where a stress test is performed while the person is exercising on a treadmill during the course of an ECG. The purpose of a TMT is mainly to compare blood circulation in the heart when the person is resting and when under optimum physical pressure to diagnose the presence of coronary artery disease.

What is mean by heart attack?

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition which occurs due to sudden and complete blockage of blood supply to the heart and it needs an emergency treatment for restoration of blood supply to the heart.

24x7 Cardiac Emergency Services

We are providing 24×7 Cardiac emergency services at our Emergency department, with our well-trained Cardiac emergency team, led by our Cardiologist, in managing life-threatening emergencies like heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmias etc.

Cardiac diseases in Newborns and Children
  • Cyanotic congenital heart diseases
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • Coarctation of Aorta
  • Anamalous origin of coronary arteries
  • Rheumatic fever
Cardiac diseases in pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Other pre-existing Cardiac diseases
Facilities Available
  • 24×7 availability of Cardiologist and Cardiac emergency team
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram (ECHO) – Adult, Neonatal and Paediatric
  • Treadmill test (TMT)
Supporting Departments
  • Endocrinology and Diabetology
  • Nephrology
  • General medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • NABL accredited Lab