Non-Surgical Closure of heart

At Heart Institutes we have a dedicated team of cardiologists who work in tandem to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients suffering from heart ailments. Our team of doctors, nurses, technicians and other heart experts are there to ensure excellence in patient care with human touch. Heart Institutes at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is committed to provide health care of international standard at affordable cost. Our highly qualified team of cardiologists along with the latest technology ensures best possible care for a wide spectrum of heart diseases.

Patients with a hole in their heart, whether an Atrial Septal Defect, a small Ventricular Septal Defect or a Patent Ductus Arteriosus can be closed effectively by Button or Amplatzer’s device or coils.

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Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)

Doctors at Apollo Hospitals use minimally invasive techniques to perform multiple graft heart bypass surgery without cutting through a single bone. The new procedure is less painful and leads to faster healing, compared to conventional bypass. It is the first time in India that multiple grafts have been put at the back side of the heart through minimally invasive coronary surgery. Many non-operative procedures are also done to avoid skin incisions (“key-hole”). These include interventional cardiology treatments like non-surgical closure of atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus and balloon valvuloplasty of the pulmonary, aortic and mitral valves.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery is performed through small incisions on the chest. The entry incision is around 3 – 4 finger breadths on either side of the chest, avoiding any bone cutting, rather than the traditional 6-8 inch cut through the centre of the chest cutting open the chest bone (sternum).

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Bifurcation lesion means there is a blockage in a site where the blood vessel divides into two and is more challenging to treat. Two branches of the blood vessel have narrowing. If a balloon angioplasty is performed in one, there are chances of the other branch closing. Conventionally one or two stents are placed and there are chances of recurrence in the side branch.

The Interventional Cardiology Centres are manned by senior Cardiologists trained in India and abroad. Coronary stenting is routine and performed by most of the interventional cardiologists. Patients with high risk and multi vessel involvement are also treated. Primary angioplasty, an approach of opening blocked coronary artery during acute myocardial infarction, in place of thrombolysis is practised in suitable cases. The cardiologists have performed over 85000 angiographies and over 50000 coronary angioplasties since the establishment of Interventional Cardiology Centres. Non-coronary intervention deals with a variety of cardiovascular abnormalities. Subclavian, iliac, femoral and carotid artery balloon angioplasty and stenting are being performed. Vascular dissection and aneurysm repair are also conducted with covered stents.

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