The Dharam Vira Heart Centre was inaugurated on 6th February, 1999 by then President of India Mr. K. R. Narayanan.
Besides being a hub of modern technology, the centre is renowned for its humane touch, keeping in view the critical condition of the patients.
Departments of Cardiac Surgery India and Cardiac Anesthesia at the Dharamvira Heart Centre are a composite unit with State of the art equipment to handle open-heart adult and paediatric surgeries in its two operation theatres.
The center caters to a wide spectrum of cardiac cases from neonates to adults and from the routine to the very complicated. At present the department is doing following procedures regularly.
- Coronary artery bypass surgery including total arterial revascularisation.
- Beating heart bypass surgery (OPCAB/Minimally invasive/Key hole).
- Valve replacement/repair
- Congenital heart operation which includes cynotic as well as acynotic congenital heart disease.
- Closed heart operations
- Aortic Arch replacement and repair surgeries.
- Carotid artery surgeries.
The cardiac surgeons India at DVHC are well versed in the art and fine nuances of coronary artery bypass surgery, especially total arterial revascularisation, redo beating heart bypass surgeries and minimally invasive (key hole) surgeries. In last 7 years since the inception of the department, over 4000 surgeries have been done.
We had the previous five years witness a conceptual change in the approach to coronary artery bypass surgery. The very concept of beating heart surgery was taken to newer heights, when department attained a very high percentage of total arterial grafts and an amazingly low mortality and morbidity rate amongst our patients. Infact the success of our surgical programme, places Sir Ganga Ram Hospital amongst the better institutions, not only at the national level, but also internationally.
One of the offshoot of aggressive cardiological intervention is that now we are doing Coronary Surgeries on patients with a far greater severity of disease than seen earlier and with a host of associated medical problems. For us this has translated into a far more demanding surgical and anaesthetic challenges and needless to say success equally so rewarding.
General cardiology services are available through consultant cardiologists and associates in Cardiology Treatment India
The overall mortality has come steadily down from 3.8% in 2001 to 1.8% in 2002, 1.1% in 2003 and 0.7% in 2005. Infact the last 250 Open Heart/ CABG have been free of any mortality.
Along side surgical programs, the department gives equal importance to the academics. A very aggressive teaching programme has been pursued for the DNB candidates and visiting medical personnel, interested in our techniques. Conferences and workshop with excellent presentations and award winning papers have been main stay of our presence on the academic front at the national level.