Asian Heart Institute and Research Center

Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (E),
Mumbai 400 051
India
+91 22-6698 6666 (main)

email: info@ahirc.com
web: www.asianheartinstitute.org

Accreditations: ISO 9001:2000

Asian Heart Institute and Research Centre is based in the large Indian city of Mumbai and is regarded as one of the premier heart treatment and research facilities in the world. It is the only hospital in India to have been accredited with ISO 9001:2000, JCI and NIAHO certifications. The hospital performed 1337 surgeries in 2005, with a mortality rate of 0.33 %, which compares favorably with similar institutions across the world. The large facility has 250 beds and possesses ultra modern facilities and equipment, as well as some of the world’s leading heart surgeons.1

The website is very well designed and contains a wealth of information and facts for the international health tourist. The Asian Heart Institute employs a specialist international team, and they are experienced in making the whole process much less stressful for foreign patients. The helpful staff will take care of the patient from the moment they land at the airport until they return home, and will liaise with the medical staff throughout the entire aftercare period. An airport pick up will be arranged, and accommodation can be booked for family and companions. Translation will be provided and the international team will act as a first point of contact throughout the entire stay.1

During the recovery period, accommodation will be provided for one assistant and the hospital rooms are provided with internet access, for a small charge. The hospital also uses trained dieticians and counselors, adhering closely to the institute’s mantra of holistic patient care. Other facilities provided include exchange facilities for changing dollars, and a travel agency to assist in arranging sight-seeing tours around the fascinating country of India. The site is also filled with information about many common heart conditions and the procedures and equipment used to diagnose and treat them.1

Asian Heart Institute offers the complete range of coronary procedures from check ups to valve surgery and heart bypasses. Beating heart procedures are used in 96% of cases, resulting in a lower risk of complications and a shorter recovery time. The hospital is fully equipped with the latest technology and operating theatres for heart procedures and diagnostics. As well as specializing in all aspects of heart procedures, the institute has a dedicated pediatric unit, with a full time contingent of medical staff, to make the whole experience less frightening for younger patients.1
 
Reviews on this facility tend to be very positive; a guest visiting the research facility, for a seminar, was very impressed with the knowledge, and professionalism, of the doctors and staff.2 Another reviewer praised the clean facilities and the dedication and good attitude shown by all the staff. The hospital was clean and quiet, and although prices are a little higher than the average in India, the extra quality justified higher bills.3

Another patient was sent to the Asian Heart Institute, and his family were delighted with the whole procedure. They were delighted by the transparency shown with the billing and pricing, and praised the friendly and helpful staff and doctors. The reviewer stated that the hospital offered great value for money, as there were no hidden charges, unlike many other similar facilities.4

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