After my DM Cardiology from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences , (Kochi),I did my fellowship in Interventional Cardiology from Lisie Heart Institute , Erasmus center , Rotterdam Netherlands . I was fortunate to work alongside with greats of Interventional Cardiologists around the world . Dr.K.K.Hardias (Kochi) , Dr.P.Surreys (Netherlands) , Dr.P.Kamath (kochi) , Dr.k.Krishna Kumar (Kochi).
• Completed 9000 echocardiographies as a primary operator and interpreter.
• Editing team member for the 20th chapter of 8th edition of Schamroth Text book of Electrocardiography.
• I thank all my team for achieving 6000 coronary angiograms with 100% success , 2500 Angioplasties 99.58% sucess , 400 Primary Angioplasties with 99.89% success rate.
• Experienced performer of Fractional Flow Reserve(FFR).
• Intarvascular ultrasound imaging(IVVS) and pacemarker implantation Reviewer of three Indexed Journals.
Abc Heart Care was started in 2016 under Capus Health Care Pvt Ltd.It has been treating thousands of patients affected with Cardic(Cardiology) issues. We have a dedicated group of Doctors, and well qualified nursing staff providing multiple services.Abc Heart Care is a 100 Bedded Hospital tie up with Help Hospitals.
Electrocardiography is the process of producing an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG[a]), a recording – a graph of voltage versus time – of the electrical activity of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin. These electrodes detect the small electrical changes that are a consequence of cardiac muscle depolarization followed by repolarization during each cardiac cycle (heartbeat). Changes in the normal ECG pattern occur in numerous cardiac abnormalities, including cardiac rhythm disturbances (such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia), inadequate coronary artery blood flow (such as myocardial ischemia and myocardial infarction), and electrolyte disturbances (such as hypokalemia and hyperkalemia).
In a conventional 12-lead ECG, ten electrodes are placed on the patient’s limbs and on the surface of the chest. The overall magnitude of the heart’s electrical potential is then measured from twelve different angles (“leads”) and is recorded over a period of time (usually ten seconds). In this way, the overall magnitude and direction of the heart’s electrical depolarization is captured at each moment throughout the cardiac cycle.
There are three main components to an ECG: the P wave, which represents the depolarization of the atria; the QRS complex, which represents the depolarization of the ventricles; and the T wave, which represents the repolarization of the ventricles.
During each heartbeat, a healthy heart has an orderly progression of depolarization that starts with pacemaker cells in the sinoatrial node, spreads throughout the atrium, and passes through the atrioventricular node down into the bundle of His and into the Purkinje fibers, spreading down and to the left throughout the ventricles. This orderly pattern of depolarization gives rise to the characteristic ECG tracing. To the trained clinician, an ECG conveys a large amount of information about the structure of the heart and the function of its electrical conduction system. Among other things, an ECG can be used to measure the rate and rhythm of heartbeats, the size and position of the heart chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart’s muscle cells or conduction system, the effects of heart drugs, and the function of implanted pacemakers.
An echocardiogram (echo) is a graphic outline of the heart’s movement. During an echo test, ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on your chest provides pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart. Echo is often combined with Doppler ultrasound and color Doppler to evaluate blood flow across the heart’s valves.
Why is an echocardiogram performed?
Assess the overall function of your heart
Determine the presence of many types of heart disease, such as valve disease, myocardial disease, pericardial disease, infective endocarditis, cardiac masses and congenital heart disease
Follow the progress of valve disease over time
Evaluate the effectiveness of your medical or surgical treatments