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, where in 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 heart (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 is 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 that is undertaken at Fortis Escorts where artificially carbon dioxide and oxygenated red blood cells is removed for patients who requires cardiac and respiratory support due heart and lung failure.