Expert Heart Care treatment with Advanced Heart Failure Programme
Heart Failure doesn’t mean heart fail; in fact, it is condition in which heart cannot pump enough blood to meet body’s need. It is a condition which develops over time. The Advanced Heart Failure program is backed by a comprehensive team of 40 doctors, who have a cumulative surgical and clinical expertise of more than 30 years. The Advanced Heart Failure program is equipped with newest technology and backed by adept clinical and surgical expertise for handling any critical procedures. We undertake various acute lifesaving procedures at our hospital mainly Heart Transplant, VAD & ECMO.
An advanced procedure for patients with end-stage heart failure, wherein the condition of heart is extremely weak or damaged. In a Heart Transplant deceased, failing heart is replaced with the heart of donor who is having a healthier heart.
Ventricular Assist Device(VAD)
A ventricular assist device (VAD) is a mechanical pump, implanted in the heart to pump blood from the lower chambers of your heat (the ventricles) to the rest of your body. When this VAD is placed in the left ventricle then it is called Left Ventricle Assisted Device (LVAD) and when it is placed in the right side then it is called Right Ventricle Assisted Device (RVAD). At Fortis Escorts Heart Institute we have been performing this procedure since 2015. This procedure this done when one is suffering from heart failure but is not qualified for heart transplant.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ECMO
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure undertaken at Fortis Escorts where artificially carbon dioxide and oxygenates red blood cells is removed for patients who require cardiac and respiratory support due heart and lung failure.
Executive Director and HOD, Heart Transplantation and VAD Program, Program Director – DNB
Dr Z S Meharwal is part of the founding team of Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. Dr. Meharwal completed his MBBS, MS (General Surgery) and M.Ch (Cardiothoracic Surgery) from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow.
He has worked as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at prestigious King’s College Hospital in London. He has more than 30 years of experience in cardiac surgery with over 30000 surgeries to his credit, including complex heart operations.
He is a pioneer in many new cardiac operations in the country. Dr Meharwal is amongst few cardiac surgeons performing heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices implantation.
His name has entered into Limca Book of Records-2008 for performing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on 94-year-old man who is the oldest patient to undergo CABG.
Dr. Vishal Rastogi
Principal Interventional Cardiologist, Head – Advanced Heart Failure Program
Dr. Vishal Rastogi is pioneer in the field of Interventional Heart Failure Management. His experience of implanting Impella Left Ventricular Assist Device in critically ill patients is highest among Indian doctors.
He is an accomplished interventional cardiologist with vast experience of treating patient with complex coronary intervention including Rotablation, carotid intervention, peripheral vascular intervention and percutaneous aortic valve implantation to name a few. He is national proctor for Rotablation, coronary imaging like IVUS and OCT and for dedicated bifurcation stents.
He is also on the Editorial board of Indian Heart Journal.
He is also actively involved in research and is principal investigator of many interventional and heart failure trial.