Cardiology

The Department of Cardiac Sciences of CSSH became operational from 2nd October 2010 on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti in honour of the Father of the Nation. The department has been furnished with the latest equipments and gadgets which are the best in the world. The department is made state of the art with a single door entry and having all treatment facilities in a single basket.

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab of CSSH is the most advanced system (GE Innova 2100) where numerous procedures had already been done. This is the first Cath Lab in the whole of North Bengal which caters to West Bengal, Bihar, parts of Lower Assam, Sikkim and neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Since the formal inauguration, over 350 diagnostic and therapeutic interventions were successfully completed. Coronary Angiographies, 4 vessel Cerebral Angiographies, Peripheral Angiographies are routinely performed. Numerous life saving procedures is routinely performed like Coronary Angioplasties (including primary PTCAs) which had saved precious lives for the first time in this part of the country. In this way lot of patients suffering from fatal heart attacks are regularly salvaged from near death situations. Permanent pacemaker implantation is routinely done. A 93 year old gentleman underwent a successful Permanent Pacemaker Implantation for Complete Heart Block.

The live 3D Echocardiography Machine is the best in the world and helps to understand the anatomy of the cardiac structures perfectly both before and during cardiac operations. The Heart Lung Machine is the most advanced system in use in the country. The Cardiac ICU also is equipped with Intra Aortic Balloon Pump which helps to support the failing heart; this devevice had already salvaged critically ill patients from near death situations. The 8 bedded Cardiac ICU is equipped with the latest monitoring devices and managed by well trained and experienced nursing care personnel.

Complex other vascular procedures are also performed like Peripheral Angioplasties for blocked arteries at the limbs which could otherwise have resulted in gangrene and amputation. This is the first centre in North Bengal to routinely start permanent Inferior Vena cava (IVC) Filter for preventing dangerous conditions like Pulmonary Embolism in cases of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

The centre has successfully performed complex cardiac, vascular and thoracic procedures since its inception. The first successful coronary Artery Bypass Surgery including beating Heart Surgery of North Bengal was initiated here. The first Valve Replacement for Rheumatic Heart Disease was also done here for the first time.

For the first time in Eastern India, this centre has performed a concomitant procedure like Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in the same sitting in a septuagenarian.

The centre is credited to develop the Passive Shunt Technique for Thoraco Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Sugery for the first time in the world successfully.

The first Aorto Bifemoral Grafting for Aortoarteritis is also routinely done here. Numerous other vascular procedures like Embolectomy are also done for saving critical Ischemic Limbs which otherwise would have resulted in gangrene and amputation.

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects like hole in the heart and Blue baby Syndrome (Tetralogy Physiology or Single Ventricle hearts) are also preformed here. The Cardiac surgical team is also credited to perform Tracheal Repair Surgery for the first time in the world with an entirely new and safe technique.

Diaphragm and Thoracic Surgeries are routinely performed for cancers and trauma.

Facilities available :

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) including Beating Heart Surgery
  • Angiography & pacemaker facilities available 24 hours
  • Valve replacement surgeries
  • Surgery for ASD, VSD, TOF and other congenital defects in children
  • Primary Angioplasty for Heart Attack
  • Vascular Stenting & Aneurysm surgery
  • Heart Failure surgery

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