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Accident, Emergencies &Trauma

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Department of Accident, Emergencies &Trauma

Every life is a gift, a precious miracle. But – in the blink of an eye, everything can change.

In an emergency, time is very crucial. The care providers should know the value of time and should be well-experienced to make quick and right decisions. Any delay in time or a simple mistake can cost the patients their life. The Emergency, Acute Care Medicine & Trauma Care Department at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai is a highly specialized unit with dedicated beds and healthcare specialists supported by high-level technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure for unparalleled patient experience and comfort.

The fully equipped 24x7 Emergency, Acute Care Medicine & Trauma Centre is one of the best and largest in the city of Chennai which promises to consider each & every human life equally precious and make sure to be present at any given medical emergency.

The emergency medicine and trauma department include leading fellowship-trained experts in emergency care and our subspecialists are available for consultations. The Centre is staffed with trauma physicians, emergency room physicians, surgical residents, and nurses – all in readiness to respond to any kind of medical emergencies.

We aim to treat more people and save more lives in the near future while adhering to our vision of creating a patient-centric healthcare institution focused on non-intrusive quality care utilizing cutting edge technology with a human touch.

We have one of the largest Emergency, Acute Care Medicine & Trauma departments in Chennai with many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. The emergency care wards are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

Excellent Doctors

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and will be there for you when you need them the most. Our goal is measured by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow.

State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, specialized and interdisciplinary care, and an unparalleled simplicity of meeting every patient's health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

Cutting-edge Technology

Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care.

Our diagnostic capabilities are unrivalled

Your heart pumps blood to your body continuously, when this pumping action is stopped by the heart a cardiac arrest occurs. People with cardiac arrest collapses suddenly, cannot breathe normally and are unresponsive. By this, it is clear that a cardiac arrest is a medical emergency. Cardiac arrest is reported as more than 10 million cases annually in India. The age group of 60 and above are more affected by cardiac arrests.

The patient with sudden cardiac arrest may have no pulse breathing and may lose consciousness. Call your doctor immediately if there are symptoms such as blackouts, chest pain, weakness, palpitations or vomiting.

The diagnostic tests that your doctor may recommend include

  1. Electrocardiogram – helps to detect the electrical activity of your heart, and reveals any abnormalities in the rhythm.
  2. Blood tests – help to check the potassium, magnesium levels and chemical and hormones that affect your heart’s function.
  3. Imaging tests
  4. Chest X-ray – reveals the size and shape of the heart and blood vessels and also indicates if you have heart failure.
  5. Echocardiogram – reveals the damaged area of the heart and the valvular abnormalities.
  6. Nuclear scan – helps to identify the blood flow problems to the heart.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for emergency and critical care in Chennai bringing the latest technologies from around the globe for accurate diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Emergencies are unfortunate and unforeseen events. The best way to deal with such emergent situations is to be well-prepared. At the Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care in Gleneagles Global Hospitals, specialist teams are ever prepared to handle all types of emergencies. State-of-the-art emergency equipment, well-trained staff, and emphasis on strict clinical protocols provide patients with the best chance of survival in such cases. The Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma offers treatments for the following emergency conditions.

The Emergency, Acute Care Medicine & Trauma unit at Gleneagles Global Health City is a dedicated unit that is fully equipped to handle all types of emergency and traumatic injuries requiring immediate medical attention.

Emergencies are unfortunate and unforeseen events. The best way to deal with such emergent situations is to be well-prepared. At the Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma in Gleneagles Global Hospitals, specialist teams are ever prepared to handle all types of emergencies. State-of-the-art emergency equipment, well-trained staff, and emphasis on strict clinical protocols provide patients with the best chance of survival in such cases. The Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma offers treatments for the following emergency conditions.

There are several options for heart failure treatment

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions often with artificial ventilation to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.

CPR involves chest compressions for adults between 5 cm (2.0 in) and 6 cm (2.4 in) deep and at a rate of at least 100 to 120 per minute. The rescuer may also provide artificial ventilation by either exhaling air into the subject’s mouth or nose (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) or using a device that pushes air into the subject’s lungs (mechanical ventilation). Current recommendations emphasize early and high-quality chest compressions over artificial ventilation; a simplified CPR method involving chest compressions is only recommended for untrained rescuers. In children, however, only doing compressions may result in worse outcomes, because in children the problem normally arises from a respiratory, rather than a cardiac problem. Chest compression to breathing ratios is set at 30 to 2 in adults.

Defibrillation

Defibrillation is a technique used in emergency medicine to terminate ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia. It uses an electrical shock to reset the electrical state of the heart so that it may beat to a rhythm controlled by its natural pacemaker cells.

Medications

Doctors prescribe various anti-arrhythmic drugs for long-term therapy. Beta-blockers are the class of drugs most commonly used in the treatment of sudden cardiac shock. Other drugs may include calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and (in modern versions) pacing of the heart. The device is therefore capable of correcting most life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. The ICD is the first-line treatment and prophylactic therapy for patients at risk for sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Current devices can be programmed to detect abnormal heart rhythms and deliver therapy via programmable anti-tachycardia pacing in addition to low-energy and high-energy shocks.

  • Coronary angioplasty

Coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary (heart) artery narrowed by atherosclerosis. This procedure improves blood flow to the heart.

Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai is one of the best hospitals for Emergency, Acute Care Medicine & Trauma Unit. We have the best emergency care specialists in Chennai who bring a vast experience and varied expertise in emergency care that has helped us grow into the best emergency & trauma care hospital in Chennai.

Dr Sriram Rajamani

M.B.B.S., M.D., MCEM

Senior Consultant

Dr Meena K
Dr Meena K

M.B.B.S; FEM (UK) PGDEM (USA) FICM, MEM

Senior Consultant

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A consultation with our panel of doctors, specialists and surgeons will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your condition. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle are facing any health issues, please get in touch with us, we are here for you.

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