Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Cost In India

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  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

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  • Air tickets
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Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 3 to 4 days
  • Stay in India - 2 weeks
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.

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT-D) cost in India starts from US $ 16,500 and varies depending on the type of device, your medical history and condition, cardiologist, hospital and the city where you choose to get the procedure done.

Factors that affect Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy cost in India

  • Interventional Cardiologist's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your cardiac resynchronization therapy is going to be your Interventional Cardiologists's fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges 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.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy 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 initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    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.

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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What is Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT-D)?

Cardiac resynchronization therapy is a procedure in which a device is implanted in your chest to help your heart's chambers squeeze (contract) more efficiently and in a more organized way.

A biventricular pacemaker (also known as a cardiac resynchronization device) delivers electrical signals to both lower chambers of the heart after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The signals cause your ventricles to contract in a more coordinated manner, resulting in better blood pumping out of your heart.

CRT therapy means you will have the pacemaker placed under your skin by minor surgery. Wires from the device are connected to the ventricles on both sides of your heart. The CRT device sends electrical signals to the ventricles to make them pump together the way they should. This type of electrical stimulation is called biventricular pacing.

If your heart rhythm is dangerously unpredictable, the device may also include an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which can give an electrical shock to reset your heartbeat.

Cardiac resynchronization therapy devices include:

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy with a pacemaker (CRT-P) : The pacemaker for cardiac resynchronization therapy comprises three leads that link to the right upper chamber (right atria) and both lower chambers of your heart (ventricles).
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy with a pacemaker and an ICD (CRT-D) : People with heart failure who are also at risk of sudden cardiac death may benefit from this device. It can identify problematic heart rhythms and provide a more powerful energy shock than a pacemaker can, which can reset your heartbeat.

When is Cardiac Catheterization required?

Cardiac resynchronization therapy is a treatment for heart failure in patients who have uncoordinated ventricular contractions.

Your heart muscle is weakened with heart failure, and it may not be able to pump enough blood to support your body. This can be exacerbated if the chambers of your heart aren't in rhythm with one another.

Cardiac resynchronization treatment can help you manage your heart failure symptoms and reduce your risk of consequences, including death.

How is Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy done?

Step 1

Your doctor will make a small cut (incision) and create a pocket under the skin. This pocket will hold the wires and computer battery pack for the CRT.

Step 2

Your doctor will put IV lines in the large vein that feeds your heart. He or she will put CRT wires (leads) into the vein and feed them into your heart. Special X-rays will be taken to make sure the leads are in the right place on both sides of your heart.

Step 3

If the leads are in the right place and working as they should, they will be attached to the CRT pacemaker. Your doctor will put the pacemaker through the incision and under your skin. The incision is then closed with sutures or staples and apply a dressing.

What is the Recovery after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy like?

After cardiac resynchronization therapy, you'll spend 1-2 nights in the hospital. Before you leave the hospital, your doctor will test your device to ensure that it is properly programmed. After a few days, most people can resume their normal activities.

It is critical that you follow your doctor's instructions to the letter. For the first six weeks, you may need to minimize activities including lifting, straining, and stretching. Inquire with your doctor about when you can resume specific activities.

Make sure your doctor checks the device's functionality on a regular basis. At least once every six months, this should be done.

What Results Can I Expect from Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy?

In around 7 out of 10 cases of heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy is effective. CRT does not work for everyone with heart failure. If you have advanced heart failure, for example, you are less likely to react to CRT. If you have mild to moderate heart failure, CRT may help you live longer, improve your heart function, and enhance your quality of life.

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 Resynchronization Therapy 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

MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP

Fellowship, Cardiology U.S.A.

Recipient of Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan

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

MBBS, MD, DM, MRCP

Recipient of  Padma Bhushan

and Lifetime Achievement Award 2006

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

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB

Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

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 Cardiology Hospitals in India

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi

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

New Delhi

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is CRT the same as a pacemaker?

CRTs are divided into two categories. One is a unique type of pacemaker. A cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P) or "biventricular pacemaker" is what it's called. The other is the similar device, but with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator integrated in (ICD). A cardiac resynchronization treatment defibrillator is the name for this type (CRT-D).

2. How long can you live with a CRT?

According to these analyses, the median survival after device implantation is 4.62 years for CRT-P and 5.15 years for CRT-D.
References : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2768584/

3. How long will I need to stay for my CRT implantation in India?

You will stay at the hospital for 2-3 days and about a week to ten days in India after the procedure. So, you would need around 12-14 days for your CRT implantation in India.

4. Is it possible for a patient to have an MRI while he has the implanted device?

Yes, the patient can get the MRI done with the implant.

5. What impact will this device have on daily life?

The patient should stay away from certain hobbies like rough sports. Most people can resume their normal daily activities following a full recovery from the surgery.

6. What level of activity can a person maintain after using this device?

Many people can participate in their favorite hobbies thanks to an implantable cardiac device. However, some activities, such as rough-contact sports, should be avoided.

7. Is it OK to use common home items with the device?

Yes. The majority of household appliances are safe to use if they are well-maintained and in good functioning order. Microwave ovens, large appliances, electric blankets, and heating pads are all examples.

8. Is it possible for magnets to affect the device?

Magnetic therapy items, stereo speakers, and hand-held massagers, for example, can have a temporary effect on the operation of the implanted heart device. As a result, things containing magnets should be kept at least six inches away from the heart device.

9. Is it possible for a patient to travel with this device?

Patients who use a CRT device can travel with confidence and safety. A Medical Device ID card is given to the patient. This card serves as a reminder to medical and security officials that you have a CRT device implanted.

NOTE: It's critical to keep the card with you when travelling because the gadget contains metal pieces that could set off metal detectors at airport security.
Airport security wands may potentially cause the device to malfunction temporarily. Instead than employing a handheld wand, security staff should do a hand search. If a wand is being used, you can request that the security professionals search the device swiftly and without holding the wand over it. Because it may have an impact on the device.

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