How to receive speedy Medical
Opinion from Mediescapes India ?.
1. Write to us your country / city name from where you are seeking medical opinion with your full contact details.

2. Send by email or by post copy of recent clinical observations / diagnosis / medical report translated into English.

3. Send images in JPEG file format.

4. Send us recent X-Ray's / CT Scan / MRI Scan's / Echocardiogram / Angiogram / Pathological Reports or a summery of observations on them.

5. When was the last time you had a physical examination?

6. Have you ever had a treadmill or bicycle exercise stress test? Yes / No / Don’t know. If yes, were the results Normal / Abnormal

7. Do you take any medications on a regular basis? Yes / No. If yes, please list medications and reasons for taking them.

8. Have you been recently hospitalized? Yes / No. If yes, please explain

9. Have you had (please mention in Email) :
A heart attack? Yes / No
Heart surgery? Yes / No
Cardiac catheterization? Yes / No
Coronary angioplasty (PTCA)?
Yes / No
Pacemaker / implantable cardiac ? Yes / No
Defibrillator / rhythm disturbance? Yes / No
Heart valve disease? Yes / No
Heart failure? Yes / No
Heart transplantation? Yes / No
Congenital heart disease? Yes / No

10. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past month?
Dizziness, fainting, or blackouts?
Yes / No
Chest discomfort with exertion?
Yes / No
Unreasonable breathlessness?
Yes / No

11. Do you have:
Diabetes? Yes / No
Asthma or other lung disease?
Yes / No
Burning or cramping sensation in your lower legs when walking short distances? Yes / No
Musculoskeletal problems that limit your physical activity? Yes / No
Do you take any heart medications? Yes / No
Are you pregnant (for female patients) Yes / No

12. Patient Cardiovascular Risk Factors:
Are you a man older than 45 years? Yes / No

Are you a woman older than 55 years, have had a hysterectomy, or are postmenopausal? Yes / No

Do you smoke, or quit smoking within the previous 6 months?
Yes / No

Is your blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg ? Yes / No / Don’t know

13. Do you take blood pressure medication? Yes / No

Is your blood cholesterol level higher than 200 mg/dL? Yes / No

14. Do you have a close blood relative who had a heart attack or heart surgery before age 55 `
(father or brother) or age 65 (mother or sister)? Yes / No

15. Are you physically inactive? (i.e., you get less than 30 minutes of physical activity on at least 3 days per week) Yes / No
“I found out that I needed an operation for a back problem which was causing severe pain to my left leg from the sciatic nerve. After speaking to my GP and realizing I was getting nowhere I decided to take the matter into my own hands as I could hardly walk. After speaking to private consultants and realizing that without private medical insurance I was not going to be seen to in this country without shelling out around £20,000 I decided to look elsewhere. I decided to look into having the operation privately in India and was fortunate to come across Mediescapes India. From my initial enquiry when I e-mailed my MRI results to Mediescapes India I was amazed ..more.”
- A Patient from UK

Cardiac Care and Heart Disease Board Certified Medical Consultants in India
Suggested Hospitals / Clinics
Our Medical Consultant’s Panel

Dr. KR Balakrishnan

One of the Most Distinguished and Experienced Cardiac Surgeons in India who has Special affinity to Africa . He has conducted Numerous Medical Missions to African Countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi etc. Dr KR Balakrishnan also is credited with performing the Successful First Coronary Bypass and Children Heart operation in Kenya.

Dr KRB is considered one of the Most Successful surgeons in India for Children’s and Adult Heart surgery as well as Heart Transplant and Artificial Heart Implants.

Dr. R Ravi Kumar

One of the Most Experienced Interventional Cardiologists in South India with vast Experience in procedures like Radial Angioplasty, Hybrid Heart procedures in Children and Advanced procedures for Heart failure. He has also Conducted many Medical missions to African Countries like Kenya and Burundi. And also Countries like Bangladesh and Maldives. Has Performed the First RADIAL ANGIOPLASTY in Kenya.

Dr. NK Kapadia

A Senior US trained Cardiac surgeon who has made a Name for himself in Minimal Access ( Key Hole ) Heart Surgery and Advanced Valve repair

Dr. Vijith Cherian

A Senior Australian Trained Cardiac surgeon who is a Specialist in Beating Heart Coronary Bypass          

Cardiac and Vascular Procedures

• Beating heart Coronary Bypass ( CABG)
• KEY HOLE coronary Bypass
• Key Hole bypass with Hybrid Angioplasty
• Key Hole Hybrid Closure of Holes in Heart ( ASD and VSD )
• Valve replacement ( Normal or Key hole )
• Intracardiac repair for Children’s heart diseases like Blue babies ( example : Tetralogy of Fallot )
• Emergency procedures for Blue babies – BT SHUNT operation
• Coronary Angioplasty with Stent Implant
• All types of Pacemakers
• Heart failure Devices and Pacemakers
• HEART TRANSPLANT
• Artificial Hearts like Berlin Heart or Heartmate
• All Lung surgeries
• All types of vascular Grafts for legs, Neck, Arms etc
• All types of vascular Angioplasties
• Stent Grafts for Aortic aneurysm

Heart Transplant

Heart Transplants are NOW a reality in India and for patients who can afford the Cost . What makes Heart Transplants easily accessible to patients is because more citizens in south India are coming Forward to Donate organs like HEART in case of Road accidents once "Brain Death " is certified . Also there are now accredited Hospitals in Chennai, which has the necessary Resources, Specialist Doctors and Equipment to perform Heart Transplant .

Heart Transplants are Required for the following Cardiac diseases:

1. Enlargement and Weakness of Heart in Young Patients Especially after a Viral diseases of Heart like Myocarditis or Heart Weakness after Child delivery in young females .
 
2. Older patients with Severe Weakness and Enlargement of Heart after Heart attacks.

3. Children with Severe Late stage Heart disease.

4. Patients with diseases like Cardiomyopathy.

Requirements for Heart Transplants:

1. The Blood Group of Recipient (Patient) has to MATCH with Donor
2. The Body weight of both should be similar .

Waiting period for Heart Transplants:

General there is a 2-4 month average waiting period for Heart Transplant during which the patient must stay near the Hospital.

Mediescapes India


Package Cost

Following are the Approximate Indicator costs of various Cardiac Procedures in Chennai, India. All Packages are for single A/C room. The Costs in Shared Rooms or general Ward would be less.

1. Coronary Bypass Surgery : 7850 US$ onwards

2. Valve replacement : 7850 US$ Plus cost of Valve (approx 1200- 1680 US$) onwards

3. Children's Heart Surgery :

- ASD ,VSD Closure : 6720 US$ onwards
- ASD Hybrid Closure : 6720 US$ onwards
- Tetralogy of Fallot Correction : 7850 US$ onwards
- Other complex Cardiac Repairs : 7850 US$ onwards
- Closed Heart Surgery - PDA Ligation , BT Shunt : 2470 US$ onwards
- Heart Transplant : 33,600 US$ (Organ Available in Chennai if Blood Group is matched) onwards
- Artificial Heart Implant : 123,200 US$ onwards


4. Interventional Cardiology :

- Balloon Angioplasty with 1 Cobalt Stent : 5600 US$ onwards
- Balloon Angioplasty with 1 Drug Stent : 6495 US$ onwards
- Permanant Pacemaker (Single Chamber) : 4480 US$ onwards
- Mitral Balloon Valve Dilatation (PTMC) : 3360 US$ onwards
- Peripheral Limb Angioplasty with Stent : 4480 US$ onwards
- Renal Angioplasty with stent : 4480 US$ onwards
- Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft (No surgery ) : 22,400 US$ onwards
- PDA ,ASD Device Closure : 5600 US$ onwards
- Fistula Coil Embolization : 2250 US$ onwards
- AICD Implant : 13450 US$ onwards
- Biventricular pacing fpr Heart failure : 13,450 US$ onwards

Cardiac Training Programmes and Courses

Our medical Expert team also conducts Training facilities for Doctors and Medical professional like Cardiac Nurses and technicians

We train Doctors and Paramedical personnel in:

1. ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY - 1 YEAR
2. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND CPR – 1 YEAR
3. INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY- 2 YEARS
4. ANAESTHESIA ASSISTANT TRAINING – 1 YEAR
5. CARDIAC ICU NURSING TRAINING - 1 YEAR

We also assist the Trainees for Stay and Lodging.

For Detailed Dossier on Cardiac Care & Heart Disease Consultants, please write to us at  mktg@mediescapes.com

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