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  • Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata completes over 4000 Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries (MICS), the highest in Eastern India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs India’s first Robot-Assisted Cardiac Surgery on a 93-year-old patient.
  • Asia’s first dual implant of MitraClip and TAVR was successfully performed on a Sri Lankan patient at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Assam’s first ever transcatheter heart valve replacement procedure (TAVR) was successfully performed by Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati on a 73-years-old female.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore becomes first hospital in the country to have successfully completed 100 Robotic Cardiac Surgeries.
  • In a first for Asia, four back-to-back MitraClip procedures were successfully performed in a single day at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • India’s first state-of-the-art, the advanced Aquilion One Prism 640-slice CT Scanner was introduced by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • The first and the world’s largest Artificial Pulmonary Valve (32mm) was implanted without surgery by a team of doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Central India’s first and India’s second successful Renal Denervation (RDN) Therapy for treating uncontrollable hypertension was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Indore.
  • The HIS-bundle-pacing procedure, a new technique to treat bradyarrhythmias was introduced by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Central India’s first neonatal permanent pacemaker was implanted on a 2-day-old newborn baby by Apollo Hospitals, Indore.
  • First time in North East India, Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati removed a cardiac tumor through Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Indore is the first hospital in Madhya Pradesh to perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) on a 69-year-old female patient.
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore is the first hospital to perform TAVI in Rayalaseema & the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh on a 69-year-old patient.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai successfully performed its first heart transplant on a 33-year-old male patient in 2019.
  • Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore is the first hospital in Nellore to perform minimally invasive CABG
  • Bentall surgery corrects ascending aortic aneurysm on a 47-year-old male patient from Ethiopia was successfully performed by Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai performs Transcutaneous Heart Valve Replacement in a 78-year-old man without open heart surgery.
  • First in Navi Mumbai – Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai implanted the smallest and advanced leadless pacemaker on an 85-year-old patient.
  • The first balloon expandable TAVR in Visakhapatnam was performed by Apollo Hospitals on a 69-year-old patient. The valve system used was designed and manufactured in India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar was the first hospital in Odisha to perform Alcohol Septal Ablation (ASA) procedure
  • Guwahati’s first Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati on a 45-year-old patient in 2019
  • The first ever Transfemoral Pulmonary Valve Implantation using MYVAL, an Indian-made valve was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completes over 50,000 cardiac surgeries includes Bypass, Valve replacements, Pediatric cardiac procedures, Transplants and Minimally invasive procedures.
  • India’s first minimally invasive Robotic Hybrid Revascularisation surgery was performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on a 63-year-old female patient in 2019
  • India’s first Minimally Invasive Hybrid Revascularisation procedure (without Robotic assistance) was also performed by Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on a 53-year-old man with a triple vessel blocks in 2018
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata performed its first Heart Transplant from a brain-dead patient in 2018
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai is the first hospital in Chennai to introduce MitraClip, a cutting edge technology to treat cardiac patients
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed India’s first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) after in-hospital cardiac arrest on a patient with severe aortic stenosis.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed Asia’s first simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Transplant on a 38-year-old patient.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed TAVR on a 55-year-old patient, India’s youngest to undergo the procedure
  • A successfully TAVR was performed on a 91-year-old high risk patient, India’s oldest post bypass surgery patient to undergo the procedure.
  • India’s first next day discharge after TAVR was achieved at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai
  • India’s first TAVR was done under local anesthesia by Apollo Hospitals
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed South India’s first Sapien 3 implant in a 74-year-old patient.
  • The first TAVR for rheumatic AS in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has successfully performed India’s First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai performs India’s first successful combined cardiac and tracheal surgery on 11 month old baby from Oman
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Performs First TAVR – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performs Asia’s first en-bloc combined heart & liver transplant, joining a very small set of transplant centers in the world to have done this.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad successfully treats a critically ill eleven day old baby with a complex and rare cardiac surgery – a first of its kind in India
  • Pioneered open heart surgeries and cardiac catheterization, in the early 80’s.
  • Conducted over 1,96,684 cardiac and cardiothoracic surgeries and angioplasties – one of only 10 hospitals in the world to achieve these volumes.
  • Achieved a 99.6% success rate in cardiac bypass surgeries; over 99.6% of which were beating heart surgeries.
  • Introduced cutting edge procedures like off-pump and beating-heart surgery, either by thoracotomy (minimal invasive access) or classical sternotomy, trans-radial angioplasty and stenting, mitral valve replacement.
  • Largest series of aortic valve replacements with stentless heart valve bioprosthesis.
  • Performed successful heart surgery on a 2 day old baby, and successfully implanted a pacemaker on a 97 year old patient.
  • India’s first keyhole multiple bypass surgery, was conducted at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi. This technique uses a combination of small holes in the chest and a small incision, made indirectly over the coronary artery to be bypassed. It is often performed using robotics and video-imaging, which help the surgeon operate in a small area.
  • An 8 year old Omani child with aortoarteritis and uncontrollable hypertension with impending kidney failure and intestinal gangrene was successfully managed by a simultaneous vascular reconstructive surgery on the narrowed arteries supplying to both the kidneys and the intestines, at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Such simultaneous bypass and reconstruction in a young child was a first for India and only a few such procedures have been done worldwide.
  • First hospital group to bring the 320 Slice CT-Angio scan system and the 64 Slice CT-Angio scan system to India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completed 1,25,000 Coronary Angioplasties in 2013, including many refined procedures like Multi-Vessel Angioplasty, Left Main Angioplasty and Bifurcation Lesions.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, completed a total of 25,000 coronary bypass procedures including 10,000 beating heart coronary bypass operations in 2009.
  • Apollo launched Sachi – Saving a child’s heart – aimed at providing pediatric cardiac care to underprivileged children.
  • First private healthcare provider to perform a heart transplant in 1995.
  • Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery is no more a matter of Age. Rare Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi gave a new lease of life to Mrs. Kamal Vadera, an 82-year old woman.
  • An unusual case of Myocardial infarction [heart attack] involving two areas in the heart [anterior and inferior walls], was successfully treated at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Latest M guard stent technology, a specially designed Mesh covered stent, was used to save a 27 year old man from an acute heart attack. Apollo Hospital first to introduce the technology in Chennai.
  • Satguru Partap Singh from Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana introduced multi-vessel beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery, using Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) technique.
  • The Apollo Hospitals, one of the six centres in India to be part of a global trial on using drug-eluting bio-resorbable stents, are the first in Chennai to use the product. The next generation in devices that relieve blood vessel blocks will dissolve within a couple of years. The device works like a regular stent by restoring blood flow to a clogged vessel. It also contains a drug that is slowly released to help the healing process.
  • Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad launched a state-of-the-art cardiac facility ‘Centre for Advanced Cardiac Care’ (CACC), with dedicated, highly qualified and experienced cardiology and cardiothoracic teams, skilled technologists and support staff ably backed by a modern multi-specialty medical facility. The Center is equipped with state of the art modern flat panel cardiac catheterization laboratory and has acquired latest technology including Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and Intra vascular ultrasound (IVUS).
  • First American underwent a successful Heart Transplant at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Ronald Lemmer, 65 years old, was transplanted with the heart of a 36-year-old accident victim in an eight-hour surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. In the process, two records were also created. The patient was not only the first U.S. citizen to undergo a heart transplant in India, but he was also the oldest person to undergo a heart transplant in the country.
  • Endovascular Aneurysm repair for 2 large aneurysms simultaneously performed at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad performed coronary angioplasty using absorb-BVS for the first time in India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed a combined heart and lung transplant on the oldest recorded recipient in India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai successfully performed a rare complex intervention procedure on an 80-year-old man who had a giant abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
  • The Department of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has performed over 64 transplantations. The team has performed 35 Heart transplants, 29 Lung transplants, 11 combined heart and lung transplant and 2 Double Lung transplants, 3 Single lung transplant with results on par with International standards. We have the foremost donor resuscitation and assessment program in the country that has lead to our outcomes (Long term survival Heart – 87%, Lungs – 67% (Primary pulmonary hypertension – 75%, Interstitial lung disease – 60%)
  • Achieved the best outcomes in Heart transplant with an 87% long term success rate.
  • The oldest male (67 yrs) and female (63 yrs) in India underwent successful Heart transplantations at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • Largest number of lungs transplanted in a single unit in India.
  • The first ever Bridge to Heart (BTH) transplant (LVAD to Heart transplant) to be performed in India was done in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
  • The team has performed the first successful emergency heart transplant in the country.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed the first OCT in the country (Optical Coherence Tomogram) for assessment of chronic rejection in a patient who is over 4 years post transplant. This technique is just evolving in the west.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed Single Lung transplant on the oldest person
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed India’s first Double Lung transplant for Hermansky- Pudlak syndrome (2nd in world)
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed India’s first Heart Lung and Kidney transplant (2nd in world)
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed the largest ECMO series in the country for acute lung failure.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed the first heart transplantation in 1995. This patient went on to survive for 14 years (the longest Indian transplant survivor)
  • The largest experience with endomyocardial biopsy for transplant surveillance in the country.
  • In addition ISHLT (the International Society for Heart and lung transplant) based in the US has admitted us (as the first unit in India) to participate in their registry. This will not just ensure the international scrutiny and transparency of our program, but will also in their annual meeting showcase our outcomes against all International centres. This automatically ensures that we have to perform to the highest standards in this particularly demanding field.

UPDATED ON 22/05/2023

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