Fortis Escorts, led by the vision of late Dr. Parvinder Singh of creating an integrated healthcare delivery system in India acquired Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd. in 2005. Established in 1988, Escorts celebrated 25 years of Cardiac excellence in 2013.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with Paediatric path breaking work over the past 25 years. Today, it is recognised world over as a centre of excellence providing the latest technology in Cardiac Bypass Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiology, Paediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. The hospital is backed by the most advanced laboratories performing complete range of investigative tests in the field of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine and Microbiology.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has a vast pool of talented and experienced team of doctors, who are further supported by a team of highly qualified, experienced & dedicated support staff & cutting edge technology like the recently installed Dual CT Scan. Currently, more than 200 cardiac doctors and 1600 employees work together to manage over 14,500 admissions and 7,200 emergency cases in a year. The hospital today has an infrastructure comprising of around 285 beds (it currently enjoys 100% occupancy rate), 5 Cath Labs besides a host of other world-class facilities.
Heart Alert Service
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute introduced Fortis Escorts Heart Alert Service that has revolutionized cardiac care in India by providing an expert ECG interpretation over telephone within minutes of any chest complaint/symptoms. Patients in India and abroad can be benefited by this service.
A team of professionally trained serve patients with compassion, respect and integrity. Nursing has always been the backbone of medical services offered by Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. There are regular training programs to enhance their skills and celebration of Nurses Day to salute their spirit of nurturing with devotion and unconditional care.
Paediatric Cardiac Care
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is the only cardiac hospital in India to have a dedicated paediatric department with a specialized, highly trained multi disciplinary team of paediatric cardiologists, paediatric surgeons, anaesthesiologists and paediatric intensivists. The department has produced results that are comparable to the best in world.
Cardiac cath lab is currently the hub of activity in any cardiac unit considering the increasing need for angiography/ percutaneous techniques like coronary angioplasty (ballooning). The Fortis Escorts Heart Institute Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is one of the largest and most advanced Cardiac Cath labs in Asia. The labs have been functional since October 1988 and cardiologists here currently perform more than 12,000 procedures annually.
The Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has four "state of the art" advanced flat panel cardiac cath labs.Of these three labs are for adult/paediatric interventions. One lab is a dedicated Electrophysiology Lab. The staffs are well qualified and are leaders in their respective fields. The labs have the distinction of training a large number of cardiologists from India as well as South East Asia in the field of Interventional Cardiology.
The Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has one of the largest, most experienced cardiac surgery team in the world. Over the last 22 years, more than 70,000 patients have had their heart surgery performed at Fortis Escorts - ranging from mitral valve surgery to cardiac bypasses to complex aortic and arch surgeries.