CARDIOLOGY

At Healthway Hospital, you are in the hands of highly qualified, capable and experienced professionals. Our Cardiology department provides a full suite of non-invasive and invasive cardiac diagnostic and treatment services. We continue to invest in the latest available technology which enables our specialists to provide the patients with cutting-edge, life-saving treatments. Our integrated Cardiovascular department offers individualised treatment. Patients are guided through the diagnosis, medical or surgical treatment and rehabilitation of complex heart diseases smoothly.

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.

We are the first in Goa to perform IVUS guided angiography and angioplasty in a kidney disease patient. A technique called Intravascular Ultrasound ( IVUS) to visualize the artery from inside as a guide. This procedure involved no usage of contrast medium hence it was safe for the kidney disease patient.

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At Healthway Hospital, you are in the hands of highly qualified, capable and experienced professionals. Our Cardiology department provides a full suite of non-invasive and invasive cardiac diagnostic and treatment services. We continue to invest in the latest available technology which enables our specialists to provide the patients with cutting-edge, life-saving treatments. Our integrated Cardiovascular department offers individualised treatment. Patients are guided through the diagnosis, medical or surgical treatment and rehabilitation of complex heart diseases smoothly.

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SERVICES

Healthway Hospitals offers Two-Dimensional Echocardiography which provides excellent images of the heart, paracardiac structures, and the great vessels. It is a non-invasive technique that uses sonar waves in order to pass through the skin, reach the internal organs and form clear images..
An angiogram is a test to identify which arteries supplying the heart have become narrowed. It uses X-rays to show the path of blood vessels in the heart. Angioplasty is the procedure to expand these narrowed arteries. We, at Healthway conduct these procedures under the guidance of our expert doctors..
An Electrocardiogram is performed to detect abnormalities in the heart. At Healthway you can get an ECG carried out with a swift diagnosis to make sure there is no delay in detecting underlying problems that could be complicated in the future.
Stress tests are tests performed by a doctor and/or trained technician to determine the amount of stress that your heart can manage before developing either an abnormal rhythm or evidence of ischemia (not enough blood flow to the heart muscle)
Healthway’s cardiac specialists make use of Holter monitors to understand your cardiac conditions more comprehensively. A Holter monitor is an portable device that your doctor may ask you to wear in order to screen for a cardiac event such as a stroke or atrial fibrillation.
The modern intensive cardiac care unit incorporates sophisticated monitoring and state of the art equipment to meet the changing needs of the patient with cardiovascular disease. The unit operates in the centre of the hospital’s cardiology service, receiving patients from the mobile care unit, the emergency department, and other wards.
OPD caters to a population of patients who only need a consultation with a doctor/specialist and/or obtain ongoing medical treatment or services as a result of an earlier visit. Patients arrive, complete their appointment, and then leave the Outpatient Clinic or Department. Emergency Room/Accident & Emergency, and Ambulatory Care Services.

IPD refers to the areas of the hospital where patients are accommodated after being admitted, based on doctors/specialist’s assessment, from the Emergency Services, Ambulatory Care, and Clinical/Specialty Outpatient Departments due to their presenting and emerging medical condition(s). Inpatients typically require a higher level of care and intensity of treatment, such as need for surgery, intensive medical, surgical or infection management, special observation and/or isolation.
Percutaneous pediatric intervention are done in children and adolescents to improve coronary blood flow in a variety of clinical situations. It is particularly effective in cases of postsurgical coronary compression.
A peripheral angiogram is a test conducted to identify any blood vessel narrowing in the arteries supplying your pelvis, legs, knees, ankles and your arms. Blockages in your peripheral arteries may cause pain, discomfort and tiredness. To treat the diseased area an Angioplasty is carried out by guiding a balloon catheter to the place where the artery is narrowed. Once in position, the balloon is inflated and the narrowing is gradually widened.
Pacemakers can be temporary or permanent. Temporary pacemakers are used to treat short-term heart problems and during emergencies. They might be used until your doctor can implant a permanent pacemaker or until a temporary condition goes away.
Intravascular imaging has been shown to improve procedural outcomes and safety in complex coronary interventions eg calcified arteries, CTOs( chronic total occlusions) ,Left main angioplasties etc.

DOCTORS

DR. AJEYA NILKANTH MUNDHEKAR

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

DR. NIKHIL NIRANJAN SONTAKKE

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

DR. JYOTI KUSNUR

DR. IRINEU PEREIRA

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