AJ Hospital Cardiology Department Completes 20 Years of Success


AJ Hospital Cardiology Department Completes 20 Years of Success

Mangaluru: Established in 2001, AJ Hospital has advanced and sophisticated clinical and surgical facilities to provide comprehensive care to address all aspects of heart health, from prevention to diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation. The hospital houses a comprehensive Cardiac Care Center which began operation in February 2002 and has made many firsts in cardiac procedures in this region and state. The hospital now has two catheterization laboratories and two cardiothoracic operating theaters dedicated to the diagnosis, management and control of heart disease.

AJ Hospital Cardiac Service successfully celebrated its 20th anniversary on February 8, 2022. The program was inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp by Laxmi Memorial Education Trust® Chairman, Dr. AJ Shetty, Medical Director, Dr. Prashanth Marla, Director – Medical Administration, Dr Amitha Marla, Dean of AJ Institute of Medical Sciences Dr Ashok Hegde, Consultant Cardiologists Dr Manjunath BV and Dr Purushotham R, Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist Dr Prem Alva, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr Sambhram Shetty and Anaesthetist heart disease Dr Gururaj Tantry. Doctors and hospital staff were present.

Dr. Prashanth Marla speaking on the occasion thanked all the doctors, technicians and support staff who have contributed to the growth of the department. Dr. AJ Shetty congratulated the team and applauded their service. Dr Manjunath BV, HoD, Interventional Cardiology was congratulated on this occasion by Dr AJ Shetty.

Dr Manjunath BV hosted the rally and Dr Purushotham R delivered the vote of thanks. Dr. Abhijith Hiremath, Cardiology DM resident, presented the journey of the department over the past two decades. While the program was led by Dr. Shruthi KT, Clinical Assistant, CCU, the invocation was performed by Dr. Namana Udupa.

AJ Hospital Mangalore’s state-of-the-art cardiology department has performed over 10,000 coronary angioplasties, over 35,000 coronary angiograms and other cardiac intervention procedures with a success rate of over 99%, contributing to improve the quality of life.

Not so long ago, people in Dakshina Kannada and neighboring districts had to go to subways to get advanced heart treatment. Establishment of a fully-fledged Cardiac Unit with the latest technology, which includes Rotablation, FFR, IVUS and Shockwave IVL coupled with expertise in the field, all procedures are performed in the Cardiac Department of AJ Hospital. The interventional cardiology team is well supported by the cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac anesthesia teams.

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