Diagnostic and, therapeutic facilities available in the department include intensive coronary care unit, medical intensive care unit, cardio-respiratory laboratory with treadmill; colour Doppler echocardiography, Holter monitoring, pulmonary function tests, haemo- and peritoneal dialysis, bronchoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, and endocrine and metabolic laboratory. Preventive cardiology clinic, nephrology clinic, hypertension clinic, endocrine-diabetic clinic, chest and TB clinic provide special services in the above areas.
Major thrust areas for research are characterization of coronary risk factors, indigenous drugs in the management of CAD, diabetes mellitus related macrovascular and microvascular disease, dyslipidaemia in diabetes, anaemia and CAD in chronic renal failure, oxidative stress in stroke, and pedigree profile as research tool in young coronary artery disease, and tobacco-related cardiovascular disorders, cardiovascular health implications of smokeless tobacco products, and issues related to tobacco cessation.
The department developed pedigree profile and sub-clinical atherosclerosis assessment model in young coronary artery disease and started continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for treatment of patients with end-stage renal failure. In the endocrine division, a separate endocrinology clinic and twice-weekly diabetes clinics have been started. The endocrine & metabolic lab. has also grown in capacity and infrastructure with procurement of various equipments. Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolic ward has started to further strengthen the endocrine services. Department has now taken up the responsibility of running Antirectroviral Therapy Clinic since Feb 2009. The Department is also running Senior Citizens Clinic, Young CAD Clinic and lately the Cardiomyopathy and Tobacco Cessation Clinic. New facilities like CRRT in Dialysis Unit and CIMT assessment in CCU/Preventive Cardiology have been started. A 5-bedded Intermediate Coronary Care Unit proides step-down care.
Department provides specialized services to patients suffering from cardiac aliments, endocrine and metabolic disorders particularly diabetes, kidney diseases, pulmonary problems and intensive medical care to critically ill patients. The department has developed unique facilities in the area of preventive cardiology, diabetology, CAPD and hemodialysis.
In the previous years, the department organized 15th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hypertension (ISHCON-2005) and international CME on hypertension, atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease (ICHAC-2005) in collaboration with preventive cardiology group of UCMS. This important meet was attended by Regional Director, South East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO, and participants from Nepal, UK, USA and South Korea. The department has started a popular lecture series on common health problems for the benefit of common people. The lectures are delivered in vernacular language..