Andhra Hospitals to launch Andhra Children’s heart institute

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Andhra Hospitals is all set to launch Andhra Children’s heart institute to treat heart diseases prevalent among infants especially the new borns according to P.V.Rama Rao, Chief of Children’s Services on Thursday.

Speaking to media, he said that India-born paediatric cardiologist Vikram Kudumula who had spent more than a decade serving the Glenfield Hospitals at Leicester in the UK has agreed to join Andhra Hospitals as a full-time consultant. ‘We have started treating heart ailments in children for the past two years and had performed around 215 surgeries with 100 per cent success rate. For every for two months we are having a team of doctors coming to city from various parts of the world performing complicated surgeries. This initiative is a team effort.

A 13 member team of doctors from UK come to the country to perform 14 free heart surgeries until December 2, he said. The team include paediatric interventional cardiologist, paediatric cardiac surgeons, paediatric cardiac intensivists, anaesthetist, perfusionists and nurses, he said. Dr.Vikram said that every year 7,000 new borns in Andhra Pradesh were suffering from heart ailments.

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