CARDIOLOGY

GEM ARTEMIS HEART CENTRE-OVERVIEW

GEM hospital Joined hands with India’s Leading Cardiac Chain Artemis Cardiac Care and started the World Class GEM ARTEMIS HEART CENTRE which is a the tertiary care Cardiac Centre with all expertise, equipments & infrastructure in par with any international Heart center across the World. The Chief Director Dr. V.K.G.Rajasekar MD, DM ,FSCAI is a renowned Senior Interventional Cardiologist with more than 30 years’ experience in Medical field and more than 18 years’ experience after doctorate in Cardiology. With his enormous experience, he is known for doing complicated cardiac procedures safely with best possible outcome. He is also known for Ethical, Patient centric approach with compassion.
Leveraging the Top infrastructure of GEM Artemis Heart Centre along with enormous experience and skills of Chief Interventional Cardiologist Dr.V.K.G.Rajasekar, the center is providing best possible outcome with high success rate for all kinds of Cardio-vascular patients including patients with life threatening cardiac situations. The center is known for using all International high standard cardiac stents, pacemakers and all consumables

WE PROVIDE FOLLOWING TREATMENT FOR HEART & VASCULAR DISORDERS

24 hrs GEM ARTEMIS Cardiac Emergency & Critical Care Unit

  • 24 hours emergency Heart attack Care ( Medical treatment / Emergency Lifesaving Primary angioplasty )
  • 24 hrs Chest pain treatment center
  • 24 hrs Emergency Care for Vascular diseases
  • 24 hrs Pace maker center for heart
  • 24 hours Heart failure treatment unit
  • 24 hours Cardiac arrhythmia Care unit

Elective treatment for following heart & vascular diseases

  • Diagnostic Coronary angiography –by Radial route /Day care/Same day discharge
  • Coronary angioplasty and stenting
  • Transradial Interventions: more than 95% of the procedures (Angiograms and ANGIOPLASTY by Radial route)

Complex Coronary interventions

  • Dense calcified lesions: Rotablation Angioplasty, Shock wave lithotripsy (IVL)- to break the calcium in the diseased arterial wall and place the stent safely , to enhance the normal blood flow
  • Complicated cases like 1)Post By- pass Graft Angioplasty Left Main Angioplasty,Multi- vessel Angioplasty & stenting
  • Chronic Total Occlusion ( CTO ) Angioplasty
  • Image guided angioplasty –using IVUS (Intravascular Ultrasound) Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • RIGHT HEART CATHETERIZATION
  • EMERGENCY PULOMNARY THROMECTOMY- saving the life of the patients facing impending death by removing the blockage by blood clots ( Thrombectomy) in the major arteries of the lung by the blood clots
  • EMERGENCY PERIPHERAL ANGIOPLASTY FOR ACUTE LIMB ISCHEMIA
  • PERICARDIOCENTESIS – REMOVING THE FLUID AROUND THE HEART
  • Endomyocardial Biopsy- HEART MUSCLE BIOPSY
  • LIFE THREATENING CRITICALLY ILL CARDIAC PATIENTS ECMO, IMPELLA LV assist device support, Intra-Aortic Balloon pump. STRUCTURAL HEART DISEASE INTERVENTIONS
  • TAVI- TRANS AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION
  • MITRAL VALVE: BALLOON MITRAL VALBVOTOMY, MITRA CLIP
  • PULMONARY VALVE – BPV
  • LEFT ATRIAL APPENDAGE DEVICE CLOSURE
  • ALCOHOL SEPTAL ABLATION FOR HOCM
    • CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA & ELECTROPHYSIOLOHY
    • Brady arrhythmia- Pacing – Permanent Pacemaker (PPI)
    • Single & Double chamber (DDDR) / Leadless pacemaker /MRI compatible
    • Heart failure- Cardiac Resynchronization therapy- CRT
    • AICD –AUTOMATIC IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR
    • COMBO DEVICE- CRTD
    • EP Study & RF ablation
  • Pediatric Cardiology: Pediatric Interventions
    • Non-surgical closure of holes (birth defects) in heart- ASD, VSD,PDA DEVICE CLOSURES – Totally scar less
    • IVC FILTER implantation for recurrent pulmonary embolism
  • Peripheral Vascular disease: Peripheral vascular Angiography & angioplasty with stenting, Carotid/ vertebral angioplasty and stenting
    • Thoracic /Abdominal vascular Interventions & Endovascular Therapy
    • CARDIO-RESPIRATORY CRITICAL CARE SERVICES FOR LIFE THERATENING CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS
    • CARDIO-DIABETOLOGY
    • PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY
    • 2D ECHO, AMBULATORY BP MONITORING
    • 24 HOURS HOLTER MONITORING
    • TREAD MILL TEST
    • SPECIAL ECHO CARDIOGRAPHY SERVICES
    • PEDIATRIC ECHO

KEY FACILITIES AVAILABLE

  • ECG, 2D ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY & COLOR DOPPLER
  • 24 HRS HOLTER MONITORING
  • TREAD MILL TEST
  • CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION LAB – PHILIPS AZURION
  • ROTABLATOR/SHOCKWAVE IVL FOR CALCIFIED LESIONS
  • IVUS OR OCT FOR IMAGE GUIDED ANGIOPLASTY
  • IMPELLA –LAV ASSIST DEVICE SUPPORTED ANGIOPLASTY FOR CARDIOGENIC SHOCK PATIENTS
  • INTRAAORTIC BALLOON PUMP-FOR CARDIOGENIC SHOCK PATIENTS
  • TEMPORARY PACING/ PERMANENT PACING
  • IVC FILTERS
  • PULMONARY EMBOLECTOMY

GEM- ARTEMIS EXPERTISE

  • Latest PHILIPS AZURION CATHLAB- HIGH ACCURACY/low radiation
  • DAY CARE CARDIAC PROCEDURES – Safe walk in and walk out angiography – as majority of the procedures done through hand ( radial artery)
  • LEVERAGING EXPERIENCE & INNOVATION: Chief Cardiologist Dr.V.K.G.Rajasekar is one of the renowned cardiologist in India , with more than 18 years’ experience as Head of the department & chief cardiologist in major hospitals across many states in India Tamilnadu, Telengana, Andhra, Kerala, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh etc
  • LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY & LIFE SAVING CARDIAC PROCEDURES: Special expertise and experience in life saving emergency cardiac procedures like primary angioplasty with Impella (LV assist device) support.
  • Gem artemis Heart center is well equipped with the infrastructure and expertise to manage very sick cardiogenic shock patients facing impending death and several such patients life had been saved in the past
  • Penumbra Indigo Aspiration System : Gem Artemis Heart center has the innovative Penumbra’s Indigo Aspiration System can be used to remove emboli and thrombi from vessels of the peripheral arterial and venous systems, and for treatment of pulmonary embolism. A minimally-invasive device, Indigo enables the restoration of blood flow in such cases as acute limb ischemia and venous thrombus
  • EMERGENCY PULOMNARY THROMECTOMY- using Penumbra Aspiration System ,saving the life of the patients facing impending death by removing the blockage by blood clots ( Thrombectomy) in the major arteries of the lung by the blood clots
  • Gem Artemis has the INTRAVASCULAR SHOCK WAVE LITHOTRIPSY SYSTEM (Shock wave IVL) many patients especially elderly age group have blocks in their coronary arteries of their heart which are hard to break because of dense calcium. Using ultrasonic Shock wave lithotripsy balloon inside the coronary arteries the calcium is broken safely and stents can be placed perfectly
  • Excimer Coronary laser angioplasty in Gem Artemis is safe and many untreatable cases can undergo laser angioplasty and stenting using this system
  • Multiple /complicated blocks can be treated as alternative to Bypass: In patients with critical left main blocks or blocks in multiple coronary arteries of their heart who were advised for Bypass surgery but not able to undergo because the patient is not fit to undergo major surgery or the patient or patient’s family not willing , Multi vessel angioplasty and stenting can be done in same sitting or different sittings
  • GEM ARTEMIS – is well equipped with Medical expertise and infrastructure to be the PACEMAKER HUB for South India , with enormous experience of the Chief Director in implantation of pacemakers/ICDs/CRT etc
  • GEM ARTEMIS International Stents – Artemis cardiac care being the Pan india largest chain of heart centers have stocked all imported high quality latest stents/balloons /pacemakers/ICDs/CRT machines etc at Govt approved rates for the benefit of the patients
  • CRT ( cardiovascular resynchorinization therapy) – Hyper responder-New lease of 2nd life to Heart failure patients : Several heart failure patients who had no other option other than heart transplantation ,Underwent CRT therapy after careful selection by our chief director Dr Rajasekar and their Ejection fraction improved dramatically like a Hyper responder, which has given new lease of second life to them
  • Pediatric Device closure: Several children with birth holes in the heart underwent device closures by minimally invasive procedure without any open surgery and they are doing very well in their school and in their life too
  • 24 hours heart attack program in Gem Artemis heart center: it not only saves life, but also saving the heart function and bringing back the cardiac fitness ln life if treatment started with in the stipulated time limit
  • Gem Artemis made Gem hospital a “ Heart Safe Largest Laproscopic and Gastrointestinal surgical center in south Asia’’ Providing complete cardioac support to all complex surgeries even in patients with prior serious heart disease also
  • The Gem Artemis Heart is supported by Nephrologists, Gastroenterologists, Physicians, Diabetologists, and critical care physicians etc to give the best possible outcome to the cardiac patients

LIST OF CONSULTANTS

  • DR.V.K.G. RAJASEKAR MD (Medicine – PGI, Chandigarh), DM (Cardiology-PGI Chandigarh), FSCAI CHIEF DIRECTOR –INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY/CARDIO-DIABETOLOGY, CARDIO RESPIRATORYCRITICAL CARE (CRCCU), GEM ARTEMIS ADVANCED HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE & ARTEMIS CARDIAC CARE SOUTH INDIA
 

DR. V.K.G. RAJASEKAR MD

MD (Medicine – PGI, Chandigarh), DM (Cardiology-PGI Chandigarh), FSCAI
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