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Cardiology Department has six consultants working as two units. Cath Lab started functioning in July 2016 which was the first of its kind in Government sector in the district and the second in Kerala under the State Health Services  Department. The second Cath lab started functioning in the Super specialty building. from  September 2021. With the addition of the second cath lab adjacent to the Cardiac Operation Theatre, hybrid vascular procedures such as TEVAR, CHEVAR and TAVR have become possible in the cath lab. General Hospital Ernakulam is the first and only government district level hospital in India were Cardiac Surgeries are performed.

In addition to the regular OPD, the department conducts Specialty Clinics such as Heart Failure Clinic, Pacemaker Clinic, Arrhythmia Clinic. The department is conducting DNB Cardiology program from 2019 with an annual intake of 2 candidates. The in patient bed strength is 74 which includes 34 ICU beds and 40 ward beds. The average bed occupancy rate is close to 95 pc.

The Non Invasive Cardiac lab consists of 4D Transthoracic and Trans esophageal echo, Stress Echocardiography, Tread Mill Testing, 12 channel  Holter monitoring, HUTT testing. The department performs around 18000 echocardiography procedures annually. The total out patients who attended the Cardiology  in 2021 were 24315 and In patients were 6417

Procedures performed in Cath lab

 The total cases performed in the both cath labs has crossed 20,000. The procedures include

Coronary, Peripheral and Cerebral Angiography,

Coronary Angioplasties (Primary and Elective, Graft Angioplasty)

Rotablation Angioplasty, Intravascular Ultra Sound(IVUS)  and Fractional Flow Reserve(FFR), iFR

Optical Coherence Tomography

Peripheral Angioplasties (Iliac, Femoral,  Renal, Carotid,Vertebral,  Subclavian, Venous Angioplasty

Permanent Pacemaker Implantation , Conduction System Pacing- Left Bundle Pacing

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD ) Implantation ,Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR) 

Aortic Coarctation Stenting

Aortic Aneurysm stenting, TEVAR, CHEVAR

Device Closure of birth defects such as ASD









Statistics for 2019

Inpatient Admissions in 2019   is  6917


  • New cases           6357                       

  • Old cases            18272                       

Doctors in charge

S.No. Name Units OP Days
1 Dr.Paul Thomas, Dr.Bijumon T.R.,Dr.Gopakumar C1 Thursday
2 Dr. Vijo George,Dr.Stanley George,Dr.Sreejith C2 Monday