General Info


Overview :

The Cardiology department is one of the oldest specialty departments in JIPMER, but also has, with time, constantly adapted to keep pace with advances in the field. Today, it has become a centre of excellence in cutting edge cardiovascular training, treatment and research.

History :

Department of Cardiology, JIPMER was established as an independent department on 18th April 1987. Cardiac catheterization, angiography and interventions started in October 1987 using a Mobile C arm. First Cardiac Cath Lab was established in January 1995. Colour Doppler Echocardiography and Trans Esophageal Echocardiography started in September 1995. DM (Cardiology) course was started in 2002. Cardiac Electrophysiology and Radiofrequency ablation was started in 1997. In March 2009, the department shifted to the new Super Specialty Block.

Events :

An Indo-French Radial Intervention Course (IFRIC) is conducted annually by the department in collaboration with the department of Cardiology, Hospital Lariboisiere, Paris.

Future expansions :

A Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit is planned as part of Super Specialty Block expansion under Phase III upgradation of JIPMER.

Equipments :

Currently there are three state of the art Cath Labs, six advanced echocardiography machines including one 3D, three tread mill machines, five Holter systems, and three electrophysiology and radiofrequency ablation systems.

Inpatient services:

  1. Coronary diagnostic and intervention procedures -
  2. a) Coronary angiography - performed as both inpd day care procedure.

    b) Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

    - Angioplasty and stenting, including left main stenosis and complex lesions

    - Rotablation when required

    - FFR for intermediate lesion assessment

    - IVUS in appropriate situations, especially for guiding left main PCI and complex anatomy

  3. Peripheral Endovascular interventions
  4. a) Renal, subclavian and carotid angioplasty and stenting

    b) Aortoplasty and stenting for Coarctation

    b) Visceral and peripheral artery embolizations with coil and gel foam

  5. Percutaneous Valvotomy (opening narrowed valves)
  6. a) Balloon Mitral Valvotomy using the Inoue method

    b) Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy

    c) Balloon Aortic Valvotomy

    d) Balloon Tricuspid Valvotomy

  7. Device Closure procedures -
  8. a) ASD device closure (including complex defects like malaligned septum, large defects with challenging rims)

    b) VSD device closure including muscular and perimembranous defects

    c) PDA closure with coil and device

    d) RSOV closure

  9. Electrophysiology study and Ablation procedures
  10. a) Diagnostic studies for bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrythmias

    b) RF ablation for supraventricular tachycardias

    c) Complex ablation procedures including ablation of atypical flutter and scar related ventricular tachycardia using 3D mapping (CARTO)

  11. Device Implants
  12. a) Pacemaker implants for bradycardia, including single and dual chamber pacemakers

    b) Resynchronization therapy - CRT device implant for heart failure

    c) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) for patients at risk of fatal arrhythmias

  13. Miscellaneous
  14. a) Alcohol septal ablation for HOCM.

Outpatient services:

  1. Cardiology consultation - Cardiology OPD, SSB ground floor, Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm
  2. Electrocardiography (ECG)
  3. Echocardiography - transthoracic, transesophageal and 3D echo
  4. Treadmill testing (TMT)
  5. Holter - 12 lead holter testing

How to find us:

- Cardiology ward - No. 144, II floor, Superspecialty Block

- Cardiology Critical Care Unit (CCCU) - II floor, EMS block

- Cardiology Cath Labs - Ground floor SSB and II floor EMS block

- Cardiology Office - II floor, Superspecialty Block