The department of Cardiology is the first established unit in Palakkad area and today it is one of the major cardiac referral centres in Palakkad district. The department is headed by Dr P B Jayagopal, senior interventional cardiologist with 30+years of experience. With a fully equipped and state-of-the-art FD10CÂ Clarity Philips Digital Cath Lab, the facilities for cardiac treatment is comparable to the best tertiary centers in the world.



  • Coronary angiogram and percutaneous coronary interventions like coronary angioplastiesand primary angioplasties for heart attack are regularly performed at the hospital.
  • More than 18860 procedures have been performed so far in the hospital.
  • The department is well staffed with cardiologists, physicians,experienced medical officers, technicians and qualified staff nurses to provide round the clock services to the patients.
  • The hospital has two fully equipped modern intensive care and coronary care units, equipped with centralized monitoring facilities, central oxygen, suction, ventilators, invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring.
  • Facilities for temporary and permanent pacemaker implantation are available and are regularly done at the hospital.
  • The cardiology department performs colordoppler echocardiogram, treadmill testing, holter monitoring and pulmonary function tests in large numbers.
  • Apart from routine pacemakers, advanced electrophysiology procedures like radio frequency ablation for tachyarrythmia, ICD implantation and CRT implantation are being performed here.
  • In the last two years, a variety of paediatric interventions, catheter based procedures like atrial sceptal defect device closure, PDA device closure and valvotomy are being carried out in the department.