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Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad introducesthe new Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) team

Will provide integrated, skilled cardiac care to patients

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5 Dariya News

Faridabad , 25 Aug 2015

Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad brings together a complete Cardiac Sciences team to extend a comprehensive and integrated clinical solution to patients seeking treatment for cardiac problems. The team comprises of experts including cardiologists, cardio thoracic & vascular surgeons, cardiac anaesthetists and perfusionists. The Cardiac Sciences team is spearheaded by Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Head of the Department& Principal Consultant, Cardiology andDr. Neerav Bansal, Head of the Department & Senior Consultant, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery.The CTVSteam at the hospital has been constituted to integrateclinical efficiency with the latest technologies in treating ailments related to the heart. The Cardiac Sciences department can handle patients with complex heart problems given the present sedentary lifestyles.

In interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, the significant expertise of the team is exhibitedin the years of experience that Dr. Sanjay Kumar brings to the tablewith over 10,000 Cath Lab procedures to his credit. He is complemented byDr. AseemDhall, who has vast experience in Coronary Intervention and Devices for almost two decades. Dr. Amit Kumar brings specialized expertise in Electrophysiology & pacemakers to the department.The expertise in the critical area of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery is brought in by Dr. Neerav Bansal with extensive experience in open heart surgeries including Bypass (CABG) surgery, valve surgeries (all forms of repair and replacement), Aortic surgery, Pediatric cardiac surgery, Vascular and Thoracic surgeries. Dr. Biju Sivam Pillai joins the team with comprehensive skills in pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of adult and paediatric patients. Dr. NandiniSelotis an experienced team member having spent over 19 years in the field of cardiac anaesthesia with many research papers and publications to her credit. Dr. Kanwar Aditya Baloriais a US certified Trans oesophageal echocardiography (TEE) expert.

He is a specialist in Cardiac Anaesthesia with more than 10,000 open heart surgeries to his credit including complex congenital, adult cardiac and aortic surgeries with cardiac critical care.Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Head of the Department& Principal Consultant, Cardiology,Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad said, “Today, heart disease is the leading cause of death. The gravity of the problem requires the best clinicians to provide effective and efficient clinical solutions to such problems. Our team has in-depth and diverse expertise in addressing various ailments related to the heart and treating them comprehensively. We are fully equipped to provide the latest treatment in cardiac care to all our patients.”Dr. Neerav Bansal,Head of the Department & Senior Consultant, Cardio thoracic & Vascular Surgery, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabadsaid, “zAdvancedresearch has shownthat cardio vascular diseases have become the highest killer ailments amounting to almost 25% of all deaths in the age group of 25 – 69 years. The staggering figure is approximately 33% in urban India and about 23% in rural India. This marks a paradigm shift from communicable diseases to lifestyle related non-communicable diseases. With younger people affected by cardio vascular diseases, it is a matter of great concern to us and we are ready to address the challenges.”“Our healthcare delivery programme has been expanded to meet the needs of our patients and the community. By bringing in an experienced CTVS team, we are offering the best standards in cardiac care at our hospital. This will be convenient and accessible to our patients particularly in Faridabad & its neighbouring areas. We are committed to deliveringclinical excellence that Fortis Escorts has consistently been offering for over 30 years,” said Mr. Rajeev Bhandari, Facility Director, Fortis Escorts Hospital,Faridabad. 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally with more people dying from CVDs than from any other cause. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke. Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low and middle income countries. Out of the 16 million deaths under the age of 70 due to non-communicable diseases, 82% are in low and middle income countries and 37% are caused by CVDs. According to government reports,the prevalence of heart failurein India is due to coronary heart disease, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and rheumatic heart disease. These range from anywhere between 1.3 to 4.6 million, with an annual incidence of 4,91,600 to 1.8 million. According to an ASSOCHAM report, the young people between 25 to 45 years in Delhi NCR have an alarmingly high cholesterol level, one of the key reasons for cardiac diseases. 

About Fortis Healthcare Limited 

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. The company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 260 diagnostic centres. In a global study of the 30 most technologically advanced hospitals in the world, its flagship, the Fortis Memorial Research Institute’ (FMRI), was ranked No.2, by ‘topmastersinhealthcare.com, and placed ahead of many other outstanding medical institutions in the world.


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