Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre (EHIRC) is located in New Delhi, the capital of India. Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is a 325-bed tertiary care heart institute that was opened in 1988.
Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi is the main heart institute in the Escorts Group, which operates 12 heart institutes throughout India. EHIRC contains 9 operating theaters, 5 Cath labs and 2 Heart Command Centres. EHIRC is widely regarded as one of the leading heart institutes in the Asia Pacific region performing on average over 3,250 heart bypass operations and 9,000 angiographies per annum. EHIRC is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and laboratory equipment. Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre has been providing service to international patients since 1988.
ESCORTS HEART INSTITUTE AND RESEARCH CENTRE'S SPECIALTY MEDICAL SERVICES INCLUDE :
Cardiac Surgery. With more than 3,500 operations each year, this is one of the busiest cardiac surgical programs in Asia. Major areas of cardiac surgery at EHIRC include the following: Bypass surgery (CABG), including OPCAB, MIDCAB; Valve surgery; Laser surgery; Surgery through small cuts (MIDCAB, Heart-port surgery for valves, ASD closure), Vascular surgery (both Carotid and Aneurysm) and Robotic surgery.
In addition to performing conventional adult and pediatric surgery, EHIRC's Cardiac Surgeons regularly perform advanced and innovative techniques. Some of the advanced technical procedures available at Escorts heart Institute and Research Centre include the following: Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. This technique involves operating upon the coronary artery through a small 3-4 inch incision on the side of the chest. It encourages rapid recovery and leaves behind a very small scar. Valve surgery is also performed through this technique. Port Access Surgery. Commonly referred to as the "Key Hole Surgery", it is used for Valve replacement, CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) and some congenital heart defects. Total Arterial Revascularization in CABG to provide long-term patency of graft. Surgery on the Beating Heart without the use of heart-lung machine. Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization(TMLR)
EHIRC's cardiac surgery is performed in six state-of-the-art operating theatres managed by a team of highly trained surgeons and anesthesiologists. These operating theatres are supported by six intensive care units providing critical care and constant monitoring for the post-operative patients. Escorts Heart Institute follows a well-laid out "Progressive Patient Care System", wherein the patient moves from one level of critical care to another depending upon the level of care required.
Interventional Cardiology deals with identifying and clearing the blockages in coronary blood vessels. This involves acquiring knowledge about the blockage through an invasive diagnostic procedure called Angiography and removing it through interventional procedures of Angioplasty or Stenting.
Three high-resolution Cardiac Catheterization labs are operational at EHIRC performing a full range of invasive procedures. These invasive procedures include the following: Coronary, Carotid and Renal Angiography, Coronary and Peripheral Angiography, Stenting, Balloon Mitral, Aortic and Pulmonary Valvuloplasty and Rotational and Directional Antherectomy (Rotablator). This institute is among the few in Asia to have the facility of evaluating coronary arteries by Angiography and Intravascular Ultrasound.