DR. K. M. Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital Opens an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Chennai, India, October 29, 2009 --(PR.com)-- In an effort to continue to provide the highest quality health care, Dr. K. M. Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital announced the opening of an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a common birth defect occurring in nearly 1% of all live births. With new technologies and life saving surgeries currently available, 85% of these patients survive to adulthood and will require life-long cardiac care. Therefore an increasing need for dedicated services for these adults surviving with CHD has been felt. ACHD Clinic is a novel initiative by Dr. K. M. Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital to provide high quality care to this special group of patients.

Speaking on this, Dr. Cherian, Chairman & CEO, Frontier Hospital said, “ Our team of expert cardiologists and nurses in the ACHD Clinic are committed to making this transition a comfortable and unified process that will lead to optimal care and comfort for the rest of the patient’s life.”

At Frontier Lifeline Hospital, a wide spectrum of cardiac surgeries are performed which include CABGs, valve surgeries, heart transplantations, aneurysm repair, repair of congenital heart diseases in neonates and paediatric patients as well as redo surgeries in grown-up patients with CHD. The Hospital performs 1200-1300 surgeries per year which includes 800/900 adult and 400/450 neonatal and paediatric cardiac surgeries. It also performs 300-400 paediatric catheterizations per year including interventional procedures, device closure of ASD/VSD/PDA and balloon valvuloplasty/stenting.

The patients who could contact the ACHD Clinic for care are:

· Patients above 18 years of age with CHD who have previously undergone Palliative / Corrective surgery or are under medical follow up
· Patients above 18 years of age who are newly diagnosed to have CHD with or without any other pre-existing medical illness.
· Adult patients with
o Marfan’s syndrome
o Pulmonary arterial hypertension
o Cyanosis
o Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

About Dr. K. M. Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital

Dr. K. M. Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital is a hospital that believes in human ethics, transparency & quality cardiac care with international standards. Frontier Lifeline offers amenities in cardiac diagnosis, treatment, research and education at a reasonable cost with round-the-clock individual care. With ‘Service before Self’ as a guiding motto, the hospital has a spectrum of a skilled team comprising of sincere and dedicated doctors, cardiac surgeons, nurses and paramedical staff. Applying advanced technology, the latest equipment, progressive healthcare and research, new avenues open out a kaleidoscope of life-saving and cost effective solutions to numerous heart diseases.

Covering every aspect of heart care, Frontier Lifeline runs the gamut of cardiac care with cardiothoracic surgery, Adult cardiology, Pediatric cardiology, Cardiac anesthesiology, Transfusion medicine and a dedicated teaching faculty.

Frontier Lifeline
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