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Fortis opens centre for heart failure

| | Updated on: Jun 10, 2016

Fortis Hospital has launched a centre to prevent and manage all heart rhythm disorders and failures, as ailments related to heart are on the rise.

According to data, incidences of heart failure in India’s 2 per cent of the population is faced with some form of heart ailment, and globally, 22 million people are affected by heart disorders. Heart failure occurs as a result of failure of the heart muscle to pump enough blood and is different from heart attack.

Vivek Jawali, Chairman- Cardio Vascular Sciences and Medical Advisory Council of Fortis Hospitals told BusinessLine that while heart rhythm and failure centres are a popular concept in the West, in India it is still in the early stages. “The best way to treat such patients is through medical management, assisted devices and finally a heart transplant,” he added.

Heart failures are often caused due to prevalence of coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and birth defects. “These symptoms can be used to detect the condition of a heart,” said Jawali. The Fortis hospital claims that it is equipped with 3D mapping, implantation and pacemakers.

Fortis has 54 centres in Dubai, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, apart from India, with 10,000 beds. Jawali added that the around ₹10 crore in investments has gone into this centre.

Published on January 20, 2018

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