It is believed at Apollo Hospitals that the first step to cure is accurate diagnosis of the disorder. Investment in the latest medical and diagnostic equipment along with upgradation of skills of personnel is always ensured.
The following are some of our Cardiac Diagnostic Services:
320 slice CT Scanner
The 320 Slice CT Scanner is the 7th of its kind in the world, and a first for India. It is available only at a few leading hospitals across the world. The 320 Slice CT Scanner can image the entire heart in a single rotation providing volumetric temporal resolution that is superior to multi-slice temporal resolution available today, resulting in clearer image quality. It shows not only whole organ anatomy, but also the changes in the entire organ over time resulting in a better, faster, more complete diagnosis. In addition, it can perform a comprehensive neurological examination providing arterial, venous and whole brain perfusion in a single study with both less contrast and radiation dose. It is especially helpful in identifying the level of heart disease in people with high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure but with few overt signs and symptoms. This facility is currently available at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
64 Slice CT Angiography
64 Slice CT Angiography is a non-invasive procedure that helps in detecting minute blockages of the arteries of the heart. The images obtained through this procedure are sharp and crystal clear, enabling cardiologists to spot even the smallest of blockages at a very early stage... Read more
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is used to determine whether a patient who has an abnormal heart rhythm is at high risk for stroke. The procedure also reveals any blood clots present in the heart... Read more
Stress Echocardiography uses exercise or medication to make the heart work harder than when at rest. This helps us obtain more detailed pictures of the heart and how well or poorly it is functioning... Read more
Electrophysiology [EP] Study
An EP Study is a specialized procedure conducted by a trained cardiac specialist, the Electrophysiologist. In this procedure, one or more thin, flexible wires, called catheters are inserted into a blood vessel (usually the groin) and guided into the heart... Read more