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Cardiac Catheterization cost in India starts from US $ 500 and varies depending on your medical condition and history, doctor, hospital and the city where you choose to get the procedure done.
Factors that affect Cardiac Catheterization cost in India:
An important expense when it comes to your cardiac catheterization is going to be your cardiologist’s fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the price tag may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.
Type of Surgical Approach
With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your Cardiac Catheterization in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses.The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Video of a Surgeon explaining Cardiac Catheterization
What is Cardiac Catheterization ?
Cardiac catheterization (kath-uh-tur-ih-ZAY-shun) is a procedure that involves inserting a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into a blood vessel and guiding it to the heart to diagnose or treat certain heart diseases such clogged arteries or irregular heartbeats. Cardiac catheterization provides critical information to doctors regarding the heart muscle, valves, and blood arteries.
Doctors can perform various heart tests, administer treatments, or remove a sample of heart tissue for evaluation during cardiac catheterization. Cardiac catheterization can also be used for treating some heart diseases. Coronary angioplasty and coronary stenting are procedures that are done to treat blockages in arteries that supply blood to the heart.
During cardiac catheterization, you will usually be awake, but you will be given drugs to help you relax. A cardiac catheterization has a rapid recovery time and a low risk of complications.
When is Cardiac Catheterization required?
Cardiac catheterization is a procedure to diagnose and treat a number of heart conditions. If you have abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias), chest pain (angina), or cardiac valve problems, for example, your doctor may recommend this operation.
Cardiac catheterization may be used to diagnose or treat the following conditions:
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Congenital heart disease (CHD)
- Heart Failure
- Heart Valve disease
During a cardiac catheterization, a doctor can:
- Locate any blood vessel narrowing or obstructions that may be causing chest pain (angiogram)
- In different areas of the heart, measure the pressure and oxygen levels (hemodynamic assessment)
- Examine the heart’s ability to pump blood (right or left ventriculogram)
- Take a sample of your heart tissue (biopsy)
- Diagnose heart disorders that have existed since childhood (congenital heart defects)
- Diagnosed heart valve disease
- Check for blood clots in the blood vessels.
Cardiac catheterization can be performed in conjunction with other heart operations, such as:
- Cardiac ablation
- PDA Closure
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Heart valve surgery
How is Cardiac Catheterization done?
The procedure is done either under local anesthesia with or without sedation. Depending on the underlying cause for the operation, one or more catheters are placed via a blood vessel in the groin, wrist, or neck and guided to the heart.
A small cut is made to access the blood vessel just after the area where the catheter will be put is numbed. To allow your doctor to install the catheter, a plastic sheath is slipped through this incision.
What follows next is governed by the reason for your cardiac catheterization. The following are some of the most popular reasons for cardiac catheterization:
- Coronary Angiogram
- Heart Biopsy
- Repair of congenital heart defects
- Cardiac ablation
- Balloon valvuloplasty
- Valve replacement
What is the Recovery after Cardiac Catheterization like?
After the treatment, you’ll most likely spend a few hours in a recovery room as the sedation wears off. You’ll then be transferred to your room where the nurse will apply pressure to the insertion sites after your catheter is withdrawn. You may need to lie flat for a few hours if the catheter was inserted in the groin area to avoid bleeding and enable the artery to heal.
The length of hospital stay is determined by your overall health and the reason for the catheterization.
What Results Can I Expect from Cardiac Catheterization?
Your doctor will discuss the outcomes of a cardiac catheterization if it was done to diagnose a heart issue.
If your doctor discovers a blockage during cardiac catheterization, he or she may fix it straight away with or without a stent, avoiding the need for repeat catheterization treatment.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for cardiac catheterization in India.
- Is the heart surgeon board certified?
- How experienced is the Surgeon?
- Which language does the surgeon speak?
- Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
- What treatment option is recommended for me?
- What about the risks involved?
- Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
- How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
- Medical history and exams
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Cardiologists in India
Dr. Ashok Seth
Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India’s most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country’s top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the “LIMCA” Book of Records.
Dr. T. S. Kler
for outstanding contribution in the field of Clinical & Preventive Cardiology in the World.
Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India’s first electrophysiology department.
Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu
He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary Cardiac Catheterization (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.
Best Cardiac Hospitals in India
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology
My dad was advised cardiac bypass surgery in CA, USA, but because of being uninsured, such high costs of cardiac surgery in the US, we were really not able to afford it. IndiCure has actually helped in saving my dad’s life and we are really grateful for the same.
I am falling short of words, to express my gratitude to the surgeon who was very helpful and courteous.
Will recommend IndiCure to everyone!
Procedure : CABG surgery
My son 4 years old was born with a heart defect which the doctors said needed a highly specialized surgery. Our cardiologist highly spoke of Indian surgeons and suggested us to go to India and in hindsight now I realize how right he was!
My son was successfully operated and I must thank Indicure for the excellent arrangements they made.
Procedure : ToF surgery
I would like to thank IndiCure for all they have done for my mother and me. Without IndiCure our stay would have been very difficult. They made our journey to India very pleasant and were always very attentive to our needs.
I would recommend IndiCure to anybody wanting to come to India for medical treatment.
Procedure : Mitral Valve Replacement
Thank you so much IndiCure for getting my baby free from the hole in her heart. We are looking forward to see her play and grow normally like other children.
Really appreciate the care and help we received from Dr Ruchika and entire team of IndiCure.
Procedure : ASD Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
We shall share the detailed profile of the surgeon, his experience, success rate and other important information. We shall also give you the details about the cardiac hospitals in India, accreditation, infrastructure and other important details to help you make an informed decision about your cardiac treatment in India. You can also request for a telephonic/video consultation with the surgeon before you decide to travel.
We give you an unbiased opinion about our previous patients’ experience and details about the cardiac hospitals and cardiac surgeons in India. We have our team of specialists who work closely with the hospitals and surgeons before we give you any recommendation. We advise you a careful mix of best cardiac surgeons and top cardiac hospitals in India according to your specific medical requirements.
There is absolutely no catch. The cost of cardiac surgery in India and for that matter, medical treatment in India is much less because of the following
Low cost of endowment in India : Qualified doctors, surgeons, nursing staff, lower investments costs, subsidies by government to private healthcare sector are more as compared to other countries
An exchange rate regime, which is favorable to India (indicative rates only, may not be currently applicable)
1 USD= 75 Indian rupees
1 GBP= 100 Indian rupees
1 Euro= 85 Indian rupees
Yes, almost all heart surgery patients undergo angiography before cardiac surgery. Other tests are also performed before any anesthesia is given.
- Blood tests to evaluate chemistries, blood count and blood type.
- Chest X-ray to evaluate lungs and heart size.
- Carotid Doppler to evaluate blood vessels in the neck leading to the brain.
- Other tests that your doctor feels you must undergo before the surgery
The surgeon makes all efforts to avoid blood transfusion. If you may need blood, the blood banks are there at the hospital to supply blood. The blood banks at the hospitals in India are FDA approved and adhere to international standards of blood screening for all infectious diseases such as AIDS, Hepatitis etc.
We advise you to bring an attendant with you if you are coming for a serious treatment like heart surgery.
In case you are traveling alone for the treatment, we advise you to extend your stay at the hospital till you can be on your own. We shall assist you with a nurse that can take care of you while you are at the hotel, but the best option would be to bring an attendant for physical and emotional support while you recover.
You need to be very careful in using your upper body to allow for your sternum bone to heal well. You should not push, pull or lift anything heavy for at least two months after the surgery. Your surgeon and the medical staff shall give you specific instructions about do’s and don’ts after the surgery. The physical therapist will tell you how to strengthen the muscles.
The duration of stay depends on the type of heart treatment or surgery you undergo. Typically, you would need around 2-3 weeks in India before you can fly back to your country.
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