The Department of Cardiology at G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi was established in 1964 as a subspecialty of internal medicine of the Maulana Azad Medical College Complex. During the last thirty-five years, the department has shown exponential growth in volume of the high quality patient care and training a large number of cardiovascular specialists many of who are now leaders in their own right both in India and abroad. The department occupies a unique position with regard to the highly technical and specialized nature of health care delivery for complex cardiac disorders both in terms of quality and quantity and currently ranks amongst top five centers of the country. This is amply proven by the large number of visiting fellows and trainees who seek experience in various sub-specialties of cardiology both from India and abroad and a wide referral base enjoyed by it.
Outpatient Department and special Clinics: The department has daily morning OPD and 4 special clinics in the afternoon:
Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
Interventional Cardiology Clinic
Diagnostic Facilities : The department has three cardiac catheterization laboratories functioning round the clock besides three echo-cardiographic system, two treadmills, and two ambulatory blood pressure monitoring equipment. The diagnostic procedures include cardiac catheterization, digital subs traction angiography, stress tests, electrophysiological procedures, ambulatory ECG, blood pressure monitoring, signal averaged ECG, peripheral vascular angiography, intracardiac, intravascular and stress echocardiography.
Therapeutic facilities : A variety of catheter based interventions are available for congenital heart disease, adult valvular heart diseases, intracardiac and extra cardiac shunts, percutaneous coronary, carotid, visceral and peripheral interventions, radio frequency catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias, permanent pacemaker and AICD implantation, end myocardial biopsy etc.
Department Infrastructure and location:
Beds: The department has 102 general ward beds of which
22 beds are marked for intensive care including Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Ward no 20, 1 st Floor Amir Chand Block
Ward no 27, 5 th Floor Amir Chand Block
Ward no 31, 1 st Floor Arrhythmia Block
Ward no 32, 3 rd Floor Arrhythmia Block
Ward no 28, 6 th Floor Amir Chand Block
Cath labs :
2 nd and 3 rd Floor Arrythmia Block
6 th Floor Amir Chand Block
The department plans to add one dedicated electrophysiological laboratory, anatomical-electrical mapping for percutaneous trans-myocardial laser revascularization, and more Doppler echocardiographic facilities for guiding percutaneous catheter-based procedures and sophisticated intensive care unit facilities.