What is Cardiac Care?
This area involves in treating patients with heart attacks, unstable angina, cardiac dysrhythmia and other cardiac diseases that require continuous monitoring and treatment.
The Cardiac Care Unit will have the following equipment:
Telemetry or the continuous monitoring of the cardiac rhythm by Electrocardiography is the main feature. This allows for early intervention with medications, cardioversion or defibrillation, improving the prognosis (the doctor’s opinion of the medical condition).
Another important feature of a Cardiac Care unit is the cardiac catheterization lab for cardiac emergencies such as acute myocardial infarction as well as a comprehensive consultative Electrophysiology service.
They will also have Diagnostic imaging equipment for advanced cardiac imaging such as cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.
In addition to all this, there will be an intensive care unit procedure room with a fully equipped fluoroscopy suite as well as a dedicated intensive care unit echocardiogram machine.
Who needs Cardiac Care?
Patients suffering from advanced heart failure require urgent cardiac care. Patients with Myocardial infarction (heart attack) or unstable anginas (chest discomfort that can lead to heart attacks) are also admitted to cardiac care, as the chances of Arrhythmias is common.
In addition, patients showing specific indications like atrial fibrillation, while patients with heart block are standard admission.
Who works there?
Cardiac Care has a team of certified cardiology specialists, physicians in training and a skilled and veteran nursing staff.
This team of dedicated staff will provide state-of-the-art care to all patients, including the critically ill patients, suffering from a wide range of life-threatening cardiac conditions.
What is the role of the Patient?
Our Cardiology Department comprises of highly educated medical professionals who will assist you in possible ways.