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Global Hospitals’ Advanced Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute offers a wide range of treatments to address a full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions. The physicians and staff are experts at cardiovascular care and are trained to help patients throughout their treatment.
A premier line up of excellent diagnostic methods and procedures help in assessing heart ailments.
The Advanced Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute treatments and procedures include:
Primary PCI - Primary PCI is the best modality of treatment available to some acute MI patients. Global Hospitals Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute is committed to provide 24x7 facility of primary PCI for acute MI patients.
PCI by Radial Artery Approach – This method causes less pain and discomfort, less complications and short hospital stay.
Peripheral Interventions – This method includes carotid artery stenting, aorta and other peripheral arterial interventions which are performed routinely.
Pacemeaker/ICD/CRT – The hospital also provides solution for all rhythm disturbances of heart.
Valvuloplasty – Mitral, aortic, pulmonary valvuloplasties are commonly performed with high success rate.
Pediatric Cardiology Interventions – The hospital is committed to provide innovative technology and high standard of care for pediatric patients. Well-qualified pediatric cardiologists perform all types of pediatric interventions.
Heart Bypass Surgery – A surgical method which creates a new route, called a bypass, for blood and oxygen to reach the heart versus an open-heart surgery, in which the patient's heart is opened and surgery is performed on the internal structures of the heart.
Beating Heart Surgery – It is a way to perform surgery without stopping the heart by using a special device to stabilize the part of the heart that is being operated.
Open Heart Surgery for Valvular Heart Disease Including Repair and Replacements or Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) – A surgical method to reroute the flow of blood through a new artery or vein that is grafted around diseased sections of the coronary arteries.
Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting - A procedure that involves temporarily inserting and blowing up a tiny balloon and placement of a stent to help prop the artery open and decrease the chance of it narrowing again.
Pediatric Heart Surgery – Surgery is done for congenital heart diseases as well as heart issues in children. The surgery includes Device Closure of Septal Defects. It also includes Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy. The doctors are also adept at treating the Blue Baby Syndrome, which is an illness that arises when an infant’s blood is unable to carry enough oxygen to body cells and tissue. It is caused by a rise in the level of methemoglobin in the blood.
Pacemaker Implantation – The surgery helps implant pacemaker under the skin of the chest or abdomen to control abnormal heart rhythms.
Peripheral Angiography – The procedure captures images of peripheral arteries (arteries in the lower abdomen, kidneys, arms, legs, and feet).
Coronary Angiogram - The procedure uses X-ray imaging to see the heart's blood vessels.
Radio Frequency Ablations – A non-surgical treatment for people with an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) in which a long, flexible wire is passed into the heart to ablate (eliminate) the precise area of the heart causing the arrhythmia.
Balloon Mitral Valvotomy – The procedure is a choice for severe mitral stenosis (MS) when valve morphology is feasible.
Coronary Angiogram, PCI through Radial Artery Approach
Coronary Angiogram is commonly performed through femoral approach (thigh). At Global Hospitals, coronary angiograms are performed by radial approach (wrist) as a daycare procedure.
In addition, majority of coronary interventions (PTCA with stent) are performed through radial approach. The advantages are less pain, less discomfort, negligible bleeding campaigns, and shorter hospital stay. Most important achievement for the hospital is that the patient can walk out of the cath lab after the procedure without requiring any bed rest.
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery is performed through a small incision, without cutting the chest bones using specialized surgical instruments. The incision is about 5-6 cms instead of 20-25 cms of the traditional surgery. Cardiothoracic team at Global Hospitals has the experience of having performed a large number of Minimally Invasive Bypass surgeries in the country. The Minimally Invasive heart surgeries are performed at all units of Global Hospitals for heart bypass, heart valve repair and replacement and to correct congenital heart defects like holes in the heart.
The hospital surgeons perform closed and open-heart surgery, beating heart surgery, valve replacement, repair, and treatment of complex congenital heart defects. With well-equipped ICUs, Global Hospitals has been consistently producing the best results.
Global Hospitals also houses advanced facilities for Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation to cater to the patients, who have stopped responding to medicines.
Preventive Heart care
Global Hospitals offers multiple preventive health check packages especially to prevent or detect heart disease at an early stage.
Advanced Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute