16 March 2021 | News
Program for contemporary heart failure management
Vikram Hospital, based in Bengaluru, has tied up with MGM Healthcare, Chennai to establish state-of-the-art program for Heart -&-Lung Transplant and contemporary heart failure management. This will be a boon to Karnataka patients suffering from end-stage heart or lung failure.
Heart failure services at Vikram Hospital will be led by Dr. Ranganath Nayak, Senior Consultant Cardiologist. The team from MGM Healthcare, under the guidance of Dr. KR Balakrishnan, Director, Institute of Heart & Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support, , will provide expertise for patient management at all stages, including pre-operative, intra-operative, intensive care and follow-up.
The heart-lung transplant team at MGM Healthcare, led by Dr. KR Balakrishnan, has successfully performed over 400 heart and lung surgeries till date.
Said Dr. Somesh Mittal, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru: “Vikram Hospital has been providing world-class quaternary care for the patients across India for more than 10 years. Dr KR Balakrishnan and team of MGM Healthcare have more than three decades of experience in heart & lung transplant. The people of Karnataka will benefit immensely with this tie-up. At the same time, cross-listing of potential transplant patients in both states will help optimal utilization of donor organs.”
Said Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director, Institute of Heart & Lung Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, MGM Healthcare, Chennai: “Our clinical team at MGM Healthcare will be working closely with the clinical team at Vikram Hospital to establish the heart and lung transplant and heart failure management programs. Medical technology and treatment protocols have greatly evolved over the past few years. Ensuring that patients get the best that medical science has to offer is our primary goal.”