The Interventional Cardiology Centres are manned by senior Cardiologists trained in India and abroad. Coronary stenting is routine and performed by most of the interventional cardiologists. Patients with high risk and multi vessel involvement are also treated.
Primary angioplasty, an approach of opening blocked coronary artery during acute myocardial infarction, in place of thrombolysis is practised in suitable cases. The cardiologists have performed over 85000 angiographies and over 50000 coronary angioplasties since the establishment of Interventional Cardiology Centres. Non-coronary intervention deals with a variety of cardiovascular abnormalities. Subclavian, iliac, femoral and carotid artery balloon angioplasty and stenting are being performed. Vascular dissection and aneurysm repair are also conducted with covered stents.