Centre for Heart and Vascular Care

Cardiology

At MEITRA, we offer a rare combination of the latest technology-integrated research processes, education, multidisciplinary capability, best clinical practices, futuristic facilities and excellent infrastructure, thus making us the preferred destination for heart and vascular care. For over two decades, our team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists have been consistently successful, thus showcasing their expertise and experience in light of the state-of-the-art infrastructure & technologies.

MEITRA has an Advanced Robotic Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab with Dyna CT facility which is the first of its kind in South India. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) facilitates and enhances precision of coronary stenting. The Electrophysiology (EP) Lab with cardiac mapping helps treat complex heart rhythm disorders effectively.

Coronary Artery Disease

  • Complex angioplasty procedures for left main and calcific lesions
    (Rotational Atherectomy)
  • Antegrade and retrograde angioplasty for chronic occlusions
  • Advanced coronary imaging with IVUS and OCT

Heart Rhythm Disorders

  • RF Ablation of ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation
  • 3D mapping and diagnostic Electrophysiological Studies
  • Device Therapy for heart failure and prevention of sudden death

Heart Failure

  • Dedicated Heart Failure Clinic
  • Hemodynamic studies and early detection of changes in disease course
  • ECMO and Ventricular Assist Devices (L-VAD)

Aortic and Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Endovascular Repair of complex aneurysms
  • Hybrid Procedures (Surgical and Endovascular)
  • Endovascular Treatment of Aortic dissection
  • Limb-salvage peripheral angioplasties

Cardiac Imaging

  • Advanced 3T Cardiac MRI
  • 128 slice CT coronary angiography

Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at MEITRA brings you a team of renowned and experienced Cardiovascular Surgeons, Intensivists, Anesthesiologist, Perfusionist and Cardiac Rehab team. The team has expertise in handling Minimally Invasive Surgeries, Beating Heart and Redo Surgeries, Mitral, Aortic and Tricuspid Valve repairs and replacement along with Hybrid procedures.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

  • Minimally invasive, beating-heart surgeries
  • Total arterial revascularizaton and re- do surgeries
  • Endoscopic vein & radial artery harvesting

Heart Valve Disease

  • Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repairs
  • Mitral and Aortic Valve Replacements
  • Root replacement/ Valve Sparing Aortic root procedures

Aortic and Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Surgical Repair of complex aneurysms.
  • Surgical Treatment of Aortic dissection.
  • Limb-salvage peripheral bypass surgeries.

Thoracic diseases

  • Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy
  • Wedge resections, Lung/ Node Biopsy
  • Decortication Surgery

Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplantation

  • ECMO and Ventricular Assist Devices (L-VAD)
  • Heart Transplantation (in the near future)

CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA

The Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia provides the highest quality of care for all patients who undergo Anaesthesia for cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries. A team of experienced Anesthesiologists dedicated for these highly demanding and complex surgeries are available round the clock.

The spectrum of surgeries done in Meitra hospital includes off pump CABG, Minimally Invasive CABG, Minimally Invasive Mitral and Aortic valve surgeries, Valve Repairs, combined Valve + CABG surgeries, Aneurysm Repair, Lung surgeries like Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy with excellent results.

The dedicated cardiac operation theaters have the latest equipments like Drager Perseus Anaesthesia machine, Drager infinity kappa monitor with electronic data capturing software, Trumpf OT table and OT light systems, Maquet cardiopulmonary bypass machines, Intra Aortic Balloon pump, Maquet ECMO machine.

A team of well experienced clinical perfusionists who can operate the heart lung machine, IABP machine and ECMO machine are available round the clock. A team of experienced and skilled cardiac anaesthesia technicians dedicated to manage the cardiac operation theatres are available to help the anaesthetists.

The availability of the modern technology and a team of highly skilled anaesthetists, anaesthesia technicians and clinical perfusionists has contributed to better patient care and excellent postoperative outcome, which is of international standards.

The services offered by the department include:

  • Pre anaesthetic evaluation.
  • Conduct of anaesthesia for cardiac surgeries
  • Conduct of anaesthesia for vascular surgeries
  • Conduct of anaesthesia for thoracic surgeries
  • Conduct of anaesthesia for diagnostic and interventional procedures in cardiac cath lab