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The cardiology department at Mediclinic Welcare Hospital is equipped to deal with all conditions related to the heart, in both preventative and therapeutic aspects. It is housed in a custom-built unit with all the diagnostic equipment under one roof. Based on the clients needs, the following investigations are regularly done:
Electrocardiogram (ECG) - recording of the electrical waves from the heart to assess the heart rate, rhythm, heart wall thickness and chamber enlargement as well as for early detection of heart attacks.
We have a state-of-the art intensive care unit with facilities for bedside and central monitoring of ECG, blood oxygen, blood pressure or venous pressure. The unit is staffed by some of the best trained nurses and doctors and is fully equipped for artificial ventilation of patients with respiratory or cardiac failure . We also have facilities for temporary trans venous cardiac pacing and Swan-Ganz catherisation.
Private ward rooms also include facilities for bedside monitoring of ECG and blood oxygen saturation.
Risk factor profiling is done for all patients attending the department. Early detection and treatment of risk factors for heart attacks is the only method of reducing the incidence of death and disability due to heart attack in the community. Our lipid profile examining facility estimates directly all sub fractions of cholesterol and ApoA1 and ApoB, the carrier proteins for cholesterol. Similarly the serum homocysteine, one of the early correctable risk factors for heart attack and stroke, can be detected.