Medtronic Inc, the US-based medical technology products company, has entered into a tie-up with CARE Hospitals to set up a chain of heart failure (HF) clinics for prevention and management of congestive heart failure (CHF).

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed firm will provide the expertise and technology, while CARE Hospitals will run and manage the centres.

The first HF clinic will come at the CARE’s Outpatient Centre facility here in the next few weeks. The duo is planning to open more such clinics in the later phase. The clinics will focus on providing integrated care by offering diagnosis, treatment and management of HF.

CARE Hospitals Group has 15 facilities in nine cities in six States.

“A key focus area would be the education of patients, families, members of the community and healthcare professionals on HF management,” Milind Shah, Vice-President (South Asia) and Managing Director (India), Medtronic Pvt Ltd, an arm of the US firm, said here in a statement on Wednesday.

“Heart failure is one of the key reasons for mortality resulting from heart diseases. The increasing burden of heart failure is a serious cause of concern all over the world,” B Soma Raju, Chairman and Managing Director of CARE Hospitals Group, said.