A dedicated facility for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery that is among the most advanced of its kind in the country, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Cardiac Sciences at Aster Medcity offers comprehensive cardiac care for the management
of heart ailments in both adults and children, with a preventive approach. State-of-the-art in terms of clinical support and facilities offered, the CoE has an Outpatient division, an Inpatient division, a fully equipped 24-bed Cardiac ICU to handle all cardiac emergencies, an advanced cardiac imaging section, cardiac surgical suites and an Invasive Diagnostic and Interventional division – for both adult and paediatric. It is also the first cardiac care centre in Kerala to offer Hybrid Cath Lab facility and Robotic Cardiac Surgery.The CoE has an exceptional team of Doctors who are experts in their field of specialisation, with several years of experience and international training. The Core cardiology team here includes Clinical Cardiologists, Adult Interventional Cardiologists, Cardiac Electrophysiologists and Paediatric Cardiologist, complemented by a team of Cardiac and Vascular Surgeons, Cardiac Anaesthesiologists, Interventional Radiologists, Cardiac Intensivists and Rehabilitation Therapists.
The Doctors here follow a “Heart Team approach” wherein all cases are discussed in-depth as a team and the course of treatment for each patient is decided collectively, after taking into consideration all aspects of the problem.
In line with its commitment to provide quality cardiac care, all the Doctors and Nurses in the ICUs are ACLS certified and Paramedics – BLS certified. Besides, the CoE adheres to strict protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based management of all cardiac conditions.
The CoE also has a 24 hour Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic in the Emergency department to provide immediate medical care to patients who are brought in with pain or discomfort in the chest.
The Out Patient Department functions from 9am to 5pm, based on prior appointment.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common congenital disorder in newborns. There are no published data on the occurrence of congenital heart disease in Kerala. However there is general agreement among health workers that it follows a similar pattern all over the world in different geographies. The reported prevalence of CHD at birth ranges from 6 to 13 per 1000 live births. On an average, 8 children are born with congenital heart defects for every 1000 live births in India. Variation is primarily due to the use of different methods to detect CHD (fetal echocardiography versus postnatal referral to a cardiac center). Deriving from the crude birth rate, it…keep reading
Congenital heart disease (congenital heart defect) is an abnormality in your heart’s structure that you’re born with. Although congenital heart disease is often considered a childhood condition, advances in surgical treatment mean most babies who once died of congenital heart disease survive well into adulthood. While medical advances have improved, many adults with congenital heart disease may not be getting proper follow-up care. If you had a congenital heart defect repaired as an infant, you likely still need care as an adult. Symptoms Symptoms or signs of congenital heart disease may not show up until later in life. They may recur years after you’ve had treatment for a heart defect.…keep reading
Minimally invasive heart surgery (also called keyhole surgery) is performed through small incisions, sometimes using specialized surgical instruments. The incision used for minimally invasive heart surgery is about 3 to 4 inches instead of the 6- to 8-inch incision required for traditional surgery. The traditional heart surgery procedure Open heart surgery is typically done through a vertical cut placed over the middle of the chest, including full division of the breastbone.While most patients tolerate this well, it can take around 12 weeks or more before the wound is completely healed. This can seriously delay a return to normal activities. These days, it is often possible to avoid such invasive options…keep reading
about Dr sajan koshy
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon
Dr Sajan Koshy MS MCh is currently heading the unit of Paediatric & Congenital heart surgery at Aster Medicity. Prior to joining Aster, he was working as senior consultant and head of the department of paediatric cardiac surgery at MIMS Calicut. He started his professional career from alleppey medical college in 1988. He also functioned as a co- convener in first and second symposia on perioperative care of congenital heart disease held in Kochi in the year 2002 and 2004 respectively & as the scientific committee chairman for the national CME of cardio thoracic surgery held at Calicut in September 2007. He has Conducted many lectures in all the districts of North Kerala for the benefit of medical professional bodies to create awareness about congenital heart disease.read more