Training for Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons
Our Cardiology/ Cardio thoracic Training is held in association with Innova Heart Hospital.
Innova Hospital’s main focus is on cardiology & cardiac surgery. It has internationally renowned cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and anesthetists. It has sophisticated equipment including Echocardiography and cardiac catheterization laboratory. It also has ultra modern operation theatres. The surgeons at the Hospital perform about 800 – 1000 open heart surgeries per annum which include complex heart surgeries apart from routine CABG, valve replacements and congenital heart surgeries. They also perform diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and interventions such as PTCA, stenting, device closures of ASD, VSD, PDA, balloon dilatations of stenotic valves and vessels etc. They are not only excellent at clinical work but also good at research and training.
On an average, the Centre has 40 – 50 out patients per day. The training program stresses on clinical examination and echocardiogram. We have a busy program of cardiac catheterization and interventions including primary angioplasty. Trainees can assist as well as have hands on experience in diagnostic cardiac catheterization and therapeutic interventions. We have structured in-house training program which includes journal club, case discussions, and ICU and ward rounds.
The duration of the program varies from 6 months to 1 year and also it depends on candidate’s previous experience in cardiology. Eligible criteria for basic courses are MD (internal medicine) and for advanced courses, post graduation in cardiology (perusing or completed) or any other equivalent Degree.
It is one of the busiest surgical units in the Country. The Trainees can actively participate in decision making, management of treatment both in surgical and post operative care. They can assist all sorts of surgical procedures for both adult and pediatrics. They will have plenty of opportunities to see all varieties of surgical procedures and can perform routine open heart surgeries under the guidance and supervision of Consultant surgeons.
They can participate in in-house training program which includes journal club, case discussions, ICU and ward rounds.
The duration of the program varies from 6 months to 2 years and also it depends on candidate’s previous experience in surgery. Eligible criteria for basic courses are MS (general surgery) and for advanced courses, post graduation in cardiac surgery (perusing or completed).
Cardiac Anesthesia & Intensive Care
Since it is a busy cardiac services program, the anesthetist will have opportunity to give anesthesia to a new born baby to older patients for both cardiac interventions and surgeries. They will be actively involved in post operative management in the ICU and emergency care. They can have technical experience of intubations and getting arterial and venous access of all age groups including central lines. They will have basic training in cardiac anesthesia, echocardiogram and transesophageal echocardiogram.
They can participate in in-house training program which includes journal club, case discussions, and ICU and ward rounds.
The duration of the program varies from 6 months to 1 year and also it depends on candidate’s previous experience in anesthesia. Eligible criteria for basic courses is MD (anesthesia) and for advanced courses, post graduation in anesthesia (perusing or completed).
Cardiac Intensive Care Nursing
We have 50 bedded Intensive Care Unit for all age groups such as neonatal ICU, Pediatric Cardiac ICU, Surgical ICU and Intensive Coronary Care unit. In- house training program includes congenital and acquired heart diseases in both medical and surgical treatments. They will have training courses on ventilator management, blood gas analysis including electrolyte correction. They will have active participation in ICU management of patient care. Apart from basic nursing, they will also be taught on nutrition and sub system management.
The duration of the program varies from 6 months to 1 year and also it depends on candidate’s previous experience in Nursing. Eligible criteria for basic courses is general nursing
We believe in having a strong cardiac rehabilitation unit will reduce morbidity and mortality following cardiac surgery. They can participate in pre operative assessment and plan post operative rehabilitation. They have special training programs for understanding on various cardiac conditions. They mainly take care of both invasive and non-invasive ventilation, improving the physical activity and rehabilitation following cardiac surgery.
The duration of the program varies from 3 months to 6 months and also it depends on candidate’s previous experience in rehabilitation. Eligible criteria for basic courses is rehabilitation