Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, formerly known as Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center, a pioneer in the field of fully dedicated cardiac care facility in India is a Fortis (Fortis Healthcare(India) Ltd.) network hospital. Fortis Healthcare is the fastest growing hospital network in India. Fortis Healthcare, led by the vision of late Dr. Parvinder Singh of creating an integrated healthcare delivery system in India acquired Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd. in 2005. Established in 1988, Escorts celebrated 23 years of Cardiac excellence in 2011. Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with its path breaking work over the past 22 years. Today, it is recognised world over as a centre of excellence providing the latest technology in Cardiac Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Robotics), Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. The hospital is backed by the most advanced laboratories performing complete range of investigative tests in the field of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine and Microbiology. Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has a vast pool of talented and experienced team of doctors, who are further supported by a team of highly qualified, experienced & dedicated support staff & cutting edge technology like the recently installed Dual CT Scan. Currently, more than 200 cardiac doctors and 1600 employees work together to manage over 14,500 admissions and 7,200 emergency cases in a year. The hospital today has an infrastructure comprising of around 285 beds (it currently enjoys 100% occupancy rate), 5 Cath Labs besides a host of other world-class facilities. EXPERTISE WITH FORTIS ESCORTS HEART INSTITUTE Clinical team par excellence: Fortis Escorts Heart Institute today has a number of firsts in cardiac care thanks to the dedication, brilliance and inimitable passion for path breaking work of its Clinical team. Dr. Ashok Seth, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences – Fortis Escorts is one of the most recognized and respected Indian Cardiologist across the globe. He has been awarded with Padma Shri in 2003 for his contribution to the growth, development and progress of interventional cardiology in Asia Pacific. Dr. Seth leads a brilliant team of doctors including renowned names like Dr. T. S. Kler, Dr. Upendra Kaul, Dr. Suman Bhandari, Dr. Atul Mathur and Dr. Savitri Srivastava, and famous names in Cardiac surgery like Dr. K. S. Iyer (Paediatric Cardiac Care), Dr. Rajesh Sharma (Paediatric Cardiac Care), Dr. Z. S. Meharwal and Dr. Yugal Kishore Mishra. The brilliant team of doctors and experts at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute continue to explore new frontiers and extend the limits of cardiac care to establish Fortis Escorts Heart Institute as one of the biggest stand-alone cardiac institution in the world. Nursing Care: A team of professionally trained serve patients with compassion, respect and integrity. Nursing has always been the backbone of medical services offered by Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. There are regular training programs to enhance their skills and celebration of Nurses Day to salute their spirit of nurturing with devotion and unconditional care. Paediatric Cardiac Care: Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is the only cardiac hospital in India to have a dedicated pediatric department with a specialized, highly trained multi disciplinary team of pediatric cardiologists, pediatric surgeons, anaesthesiologists and pediatric intensivists. The department has produced results that are comparable to the best in world. OTHER FACILITIES Air Lift: Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has a dedicated team trained in aero-medical transport of critically ill cardiac patients. For evacuation, a fully trained team, comprising a cardiologist, an anesthetist, a nurse, a cardiac surgeon, with all the essential life saving equipments like the ventilator, defibrillator, monitor, IABP and so on, is dispatched to the destination in a 6 - 8 seater aircraft/ helicopter. Heart Alert Service: Fortis Escorts Heart Institute introduced Fortis Escorts Heart Alert Service that has revolutionized cardiac care in India by providing an expert ECG interpretation over telephone within minutes of any chest complaint/symptoms. Patients in India and abroad can be benefited by this service. Mobile CCU: A fleet of six well equipped Mobile Cardiac Care Units (CCUs) with on board Ventilator, Defibrillator, a cardiac monitor and an Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) is available 24hours a day. Our ambulance is eqiuvivalent to a bed in CCU. Community Outreach Programme: Fortis Escorts Heart Institute launched the Community Outreach Program focusing on “Taking cardiac care to the individual's door step” and organizes several free cardiac check up camps by cardiologists with specialized investigative facilities in different parts of India and neighboring countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.