About Cardiology Department
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Our Cardiology Units are first class facilities staffed by a team of consultants &specialists from different areas of cardiology. This unit provides innovative services involving the latest diagnostic and therapeutictools and high quality service for patients with suspected Cardiac disease. We provide a wide rangeof diagnostic, invasive and non-invasive procedures under the meticuloussupervision of qualifiedand experienced cardiologists. The facilities available are a state-of-the-art invasive cath-lab forcoronary and other interventions, non-invasive cardiac assessment including echocardiography(trans-thoracic & trans-esophageal), 24-hour ECG monitoring, 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoringand CT coronary angiography. Also, cardiology department provides cardiology check –up program.
Useful info and health tips
Simple Steps to a Heart Healthy Diet
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Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fiber.
Eat fish at least twice a week.
- Limit intake of saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol you eat.
- Select fat-free, 1% fat and low-fat dairy products.
- Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
- Limit your salt intake.
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