Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology came into existence on 1.1.2020, with the upgradation of the pre-existing Centre of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research established in 1986. Prof. M.U.Rabbani was appointed as the first Chairman of the Department of Cardiology upon its inception.
The Department of Cardiology has emerged as a premier centre for cardiovascular services in western U.P., catering to thousands of heart patients. Non invasive Labs of the Department are equipped with state of the art Color Doppler Echo Machines, Treadmills, Holter, 24 hour Ambulatory B.P. monitoring system and HUTT. Cardiac Catheterization lab was established in November 2016 and since then, 5500 interventional procedures with excellent results have been performed. Complex angioplasties, advanced cardiac pacing including dual chamber pacing, ICD’s, CRT are routinely implanted. We are in the process of developing electrophysiology studies and radiofrequency ablation techniques to be done on routine basis. These outstanding achievements in a short period have been possible due to consistent and dedicated efforts of all the faculty members. Our cath data is routinely incorporated in National Interventional Council for strategic national planning.
Besides general cardiology, Department is also having specialized OPD’s on Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Congenital and structural heart disease and peripheral vascular diseases.
In an outstanding achievement for the Department as well as for our Institution, National Medical Commission approved two seats for the prestigious superspecialty course of DM (Cardiology) to be run at Department of Cardiology. The clinical and academic standards, in the Department of Cardiology, have reached exemplary standards in the past few years and this benefit will now be passed on to the D.M. candidates. Two D.M. Cardiology residents have already joined the Department from January 2021 session. We are privileged to have Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi as Adjunct Professor in our Department.
The Department is making rapid strides in both clinical and academic fronts. The faculty members of the department have contributed many book chapters and published research papers and review articles in several high impact peer-reviewed national and international journals.
The Department of Cardiology, AMU, has a vision to expand Cardiovascular services and provide best facilities to cardiac patients including highly specialized and skilled procedures at affordable cost, which are available only at advanced centres for cardiac care. The Department encourages research and development at faculty and post graduate levels and holds a vision to further collaborate with apex cardiac Centres of the world to enhance cardiovascular research.