Cardiac services

Healthway hospital has a well-equipped state of the art Cardiac Unit. This department is backed by renowned cardiologists and well-trained staff. The infra structure provides an excellent support system to manage cardiac cases. We have intensivists round the clock to look after our in patients in the cardiac care unit which is a sub unit of the ICU.

We have conducted a large number of successful angioplasties, complex coronary and peripheral vascular procedures for patients across Goa as well as from neighbouring states. We have a fully functional cath lab and a 24/7 running CCU unit with qualified doctors and support staff.

Cardiology department at Healthway thus provides comprehensive, dedicated, round-the-clock services to all patients with heart ailments. The Department has managed to provide prompt and best response in acute heart attacks and has been able to treat heart attacks during the Golden Hour: first hour after the onset of a heart attack.

Our team of highly experienced and qualified faculty providing 24X7 Interventional Cardiac Services. We offer high-end treatment solutions for complex coronary angioplasties including FFR guided PCI, rotablation for intermediate lesions, endovascular procedures like aortic angioplasty, carotid stenting, aortic aneurysm, dissection management, Temporary and permanent pacemaker implantation etc. These complex Angioplasties are assisted by imaging guidance such as IVUS & OCT apart from the usual procedures.

SERVICES

The Healthway Cath Lab is equipped for both Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular angiographies and plasties. The unique and specialised software gives it an upper hand in vascular intenventions.

The unit can perform Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) which is a fluoroscopy technique used in interventional radiology to clearly visualize blood vessels in a bony or dense soft tissue environment. This technique helps in getting a clear picture of the artery which can then be studied independently and in isolation from rest of the body thus making it very useful in management of complicated case.

Fractional Flow Reserve, or FFR, is a guide wire-based procedure that can accurately measure blood pressure and flow through a specific part of the coronary artery. FFR is done through a standard diagnostic catheter at the time of a coronary angiogram. This serves to be very useful in doubtful cases wherein an unnecessary angioplasty can be aborted.

Other cases handled by the cath lab are:
Vascular angiographies, vascular angioplasties
cerebra angiographies, and cerebra angioplasties
Pacemaker insertions , temporary and permanent
Coil embolisation
Major blood vessel stenting
Biliary stenting

 

DOCTORS

DR. AJEYA NILKANTH MUNDHEKAR

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

DR. NIKHIL NIRANJAN SONTAKKE

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. M.D. Dixit

Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery

DR. AJEYA NILKANTH MUNDHEKAR

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Qualification

M.B.B.S., M.D, DM (Cardiology),M Med , Fellowship in Complex coronary Interventions, Manchester UK

Languages Spoken

Hindi, English, Konkani, Marathi,Gujarati
  • Dr Ajeya Mundhekar completed his MBBS from Seth GSMC & KEMH, Mumbai/ MUHS in 2004 followed by his MD (General Medicine) at Smt. N.H.L.M.M.C, Ahmedabad/ Gujarat University in 2010. He has 3 years teaching experience during MD – Medicine for UG students and worked as an ICU Registrar at MGM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai .
  • He has also been Assistant Professor in Dept. of Medicine, SBKSMC, Baroda . He completed his DM (Cardiology) at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow with· 3 years teaching experience during DM- Cardiology for UG & PG students. After finishing his cardiology training (DM – Cardiology) at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow he worked as a consultant cardiologist in private sector in India for 2 years before joining this fellowship in August 2017.
  • In 2015 he worked as Consultant interventional cardiologist at Terna Sahyadri Speciality Hospital, Nerul followed by Apollo Hospitals, Hyderguda, Hyderabad till 2017
  • He attained his Fellowship in interventional cardiology at University hospital of South Manchester .He was Interventional cardiology fellow at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK since August 2017. He then enrolled himself at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK for the M.Med. Cardiology programme.
  • Dr Ajeya is an independent operator for radial as well as femoral angiograms and PCIs including complex lesions such as left main PCI and bifurcation PCI, with intravascular imaging (IVUS /OCT). He has keen interest in complex angioplasties and CTO (chronic total occlusion) angioplasties. Besides these, He is proficient with IABP, pericardiocentesis and temporary pacing – which can be important during complex interventions. He has assisted a couple of Impella device assisted PCIs. He has also assisted few Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantations (TAVI) , while at Wythenshawe Hospital.
  • Shone Complex – Sharad Chandra, MD, FACC, Rajiv Bharat Kharwar, MD, and Ajeya Mundhekar, MD – J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2015 Mar; 23(1): 54–55.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Events after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – Lee Chi Hang Ronald, Rishi Sethi, MD, Ajeya Mundhekar, MD et al.
  • CIRCULATION 2016;133:2008-2017.
    Audit
  • Use of cardioprotective antihyperglycaemic medications in diabetic patients admitted under Cardiology – December 2018 – Wytheenshawe Hospital, Manchester
    Presentations
  • In-stent restenosis in sub intimal stenting and redo percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting balloon at an NIC 2017, New Delhi, India
    A stitch in time, (Management of distal wire perforation with coiling) at Coronary Complications course, Derby, UK – April 2018

DR. NIKHIL NIRANJAN SONTAKKE

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Qualification

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B. (Cardiology), FSCAI, IAACC

Languages Spoken

Hindi, English, Konkani, Marathi

Membership

  • Member of American college of cardiology
  • Member of Asia pacific vascular society
  • In 2010 he started as a consultant in the Department of Cardiology, Yashoda hospitals, Hyderabad. He then became the Chief Consultant at the department of Cardiology Manipal hospitals in 2013. He Joined Healthway Hospital in 2016 as Chief Consultant Cardiologist . He also is a visiting consultant at several other hospitals such as Redkar hospital, Daffodil hospital Vasco and Vision hospital Mapusa.
  • Fellow of society of cardiovascular Angiography & interventions, USA 
  • International Associate American college of Cardiology
  • Case presentation at various National and International cardiology conferences
  • Trans- radial coronary interventions
  • Peripheral vascular Interventions, Limb Salvage
  • Paediatric cardiovascular interventions
  • Structural Heart Disease Interventions
  • Complex Cases
  • Descending Abdominal Aorta Stenting 2017
  • Complex left renal artery aneurysm, endovascular intervention February 2020
  • Carotid Artery stenting January 2021
  • Complex Left superficial femoral artery endovascular stenting with  retrograde popliteal approach Jan 2022.

DR. M.D. DIXIT​

Consultant Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgeon & Professor CVTS

Qualification

MBBS, MS, DNB( Cadio vascular & thoracic Surgery), Ph.D

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi & Kannada
  • Dr Ajeya Mundhekar completed his MBBS from Seth GSMC & KEMH, Mumbai/ MUHS in 2004 followed by his MD (General Medicine) at Smt. N.H.L.M.M.C, Ahmedabad/ Gujarat University in 2010. He has 3 years teaching experience during MD – Medicine for UG students and worked as an ICU Registrar at MGM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai .
  • He has also been Assistant Professor in Dept. of Medicine, SBKSMC, Baroda . He completed his DM (Cardiology) at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow with· 3 years teaching experience during DM- Cardiology for UG & PG students. After finishing his cardiology training (DM – Cardiology) at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow he worked as a consultant cardiologist in private sector in India for 2 years before joining this fellowship in August 2017.
  • In 2015 he worked as Consultant interventional cardiologist at Terna Sahyadri Speciality Hospital, Nerul followed by Apollo Hospitals, Hyderguda, Hyderabad till 2017
  • He attained his Fellowship in interventional cardiology at University hospital of South Manchester .He was Interventional cardiology fellow at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK since August 2017. He then enrolled himself at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK for the M.Med. Cardiology programme.
  • Dr Ajeya is an independent operator for radial as well as femoral angiograms and PCIs including complex lesions such as left main PCI and bifurcation PCI, with intravascular imaging (IVUS /OCT). He has keen interest in complex angioplasties and CTO (chronic total occlusion) angioplasties. Besides these, He is proficient with IABP, pericardiocentesis and temporary pacing – which can be important during complex interventions. He has assisted a couple of Impella device assisted PCIs. He has also assisted few Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantations (TAVI) , while at Wythenshawe Hospital.
  • Shone Complex – Sharad Chandra, MD, FACC, Rajiv Bharat Kharwar, MD, and Ajeya Mundhekar, MD – J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2015 Mar; 23(1): 54–55.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Events after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – Lee Chi Hang Ronald, Rishi Sethi, MD, Ajeya Mundhekar, MD et al.
  • CIRCULATION 2016;133:2008-2017.
    Audit
  • Use of cardioprotective antihyperglycaemic medications in diabetic patients admitted under Cardiology – December 2018 – Wytheenshawe Hospital, Manchester
    Presentations
  • In-stent restenosis in sub intimal stenting and redo percutaneous coronary intervention with drug eluting balloon at an NIC 2017, New Delhi, India
    A stitch in time, (Management of distal wire perforation with coiling) at Coronary Complications course, Derby, UK – April 2018