Apollo hospitals today showcased the group’s prowess in cardiac care in the largest cohort of cases treated with advanced cardiac interventional methods. These include three key innovations – MitraClip, TAVI (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) or TAVR (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement) and MICS CABG or MICAS (Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery). Specialists in structural and interventional cardiology at Apollo Hospitals have successfully performed six MitraClip procedures out of the nine performed in India, over 85 TAVI/TAVRs with excellent clinical outcomes and a nation-leading 1250+ MICS CABG with superior outcomes at par with international standards, at only half or one-third the cost compared to global price matrix.
Emphasizing Apollo Hospitals’ pioneering position in bringing the cutting edge of medical technology to India, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder, and Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Globally, an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular disease every year. Today, we have the power of technology and we must harness this to empower us in the battle against this epidemic of heart disease. In line with our mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual, we have also been a pioneer in the field of cardiac care, and it is our constant endeavor to get the latest technology to benefit our patients. We are indeed proud to showcase our achievements in bringing futuristic cardiac care with state of the art medical technology to the country. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India, and I am no doubt that today we are not just the largest, but the most advanced!”
Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “The need of the hour is to have a robust scientific approach to identify the challenges in India in dealing with the patients affected with cardiac disease. This allows us to work towards a future where cardiovascular care is population-based, weighing cost and outcomes, but individually tailored and thoroughly coordinated around patients. Today, the role of technology in healthcare is as inseparable like a shadow to a body. Our services are designed to give more control, choices, and knowledge to patients. Technology can enable better access to medical care, lower costs of healthcare delivery and enhance the clinical outcome. We firmly believe that the adoption of technological innovations is the fundamental enabler for future care delivery focused on pinpointing initiatives to enhance the clinical and patient experience. With our prowess in harnessing cutting edge technology, we at Apollo Hospitals are committed to delivering best in cardiac care to our patients in India and around the globe.”
Elaborating on the modern techniques in interventional cardiology, Dr. Sai Satish, senior interventional cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals said, “Apollo Hospitals is constantly striving to bring the latest advanced therapies for patients in India. These include the newer structural interventions including MitraClip and TAVI/TAVR which allow many patients with severe cardiac risks who cannot undergo surgery to benefit from minimally invasive therapies. The newer advancements in technology give us the tools to add years to life – and life to years – of a patient. No one is never too old, thanks to technology.”
Dr. Sengottuvelu G, senior consultant, and the interventional cardiologist said, “Apollo Hospitals is constantly striving to bring the latest advanced therapies for patients in India and is uniquely placed as the academic Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) center of excellence with many milestone achievements. TAVR, also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) is the most cutting edge procedure being conducted at Apollo Hospitals and allows a cardiologist to replace a malfunctioning valve in a patient’s heart in a minimally invasive procedure without cutting open the chest. It is a promising alternative to open heart surgery giving elderly patients a second chance at life.”