Fortis Hospital Noida today launched a Comprehensive Cardiac Sciences Department under the leadership of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), offering comprehensive and superior cardiac care to the patients of Noida and Western U.P. To respond to the growing cardiac emergencies in the region, the hospital introduced a cardiac helpline number, 8800496677 that would be manned by qualified cardiac staff 24×7. The hospital will offer free ambulance services to patients for emergency cardiac cases from Noida, Greater Noida and neighbourhood areas of Indirapuram, Ghaziabad and Vaishalli.
The Cardiac Sciences Department at Fortis Hospital Noida is fully equipped with an advanced Cardiac Cath Lab for both adult and paediatric care. The centre offers comprehensive care in all cardiology procedures like PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal coronary angioplasty), ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) pacemaker implantation and complex surgery procedures like CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass grafting) and Valve replacement.
Dr. Ashok Seth, Padma Shri Awardee and Chairman, FEHI and Cardiology Council, Fortis Group of Hospitals, said, FEHI is a leader in cardiac care and in the last 25 years has performed several pioneering procedures, setting the pace for cardiac treatment in the country. We are delighted to bring our renowned experts and clinicians to transform the level of cardiac care to offer patients in Western UP and beyond to offer our understanding of heart disease, prevention and treatment options.
The Cardiac department would be led by team of senior cardiologists from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dr. Nishith Chandra, who has over 19 years of experience in path breaking cardiac procedures and Dr. S. N. Khanna, Associate Director and HoD, Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, with over 6000 Cardiac Surgeries to his credit in 25 years.
Added, Dr. Ashok Seth, With over 3 million deaths due to cardiovascular diseases every year, India is likely to be the ‘heart disease capital of the world’, in a few years. It is estimated that by 2020, cardiovascular disease will be the cause of over 40 per cent deaths. Sedentary lifestyle, stressful work conditions and compromised diet are leading factors in precipitating heart disease risk. It is increasingly affecting younger people and women over the last 10-15 years, underscoring the need for continuous advances in cardiac treatment. The onus therefore lies amongst each one of us to alleviate this potential burden by propagating the need for a healthy lifestyle and in creating a robust system across the full spectrum of cardiac care; from prevention to treatment, of cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Somesh Mittal, Zonal Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd said, Fortis Hospital Noida prides itself in being a comprehensive multi-specialty advanced tertiary care hospital with one of the highest patient satisfaction programs in the Western UP region. After a decade of successful operations, we are introducing comprehensive cardiac care that will offer round-the-clock services at par with International care to improve treatment outcomes. We want to make cardiac care affordable and easily accessible for patients who entrust their lives with us.