The National Heart Institute is the Research & Referral tertiary care Heart Hospital of the All India Heart Foundation, which acts as a nucleus for diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments and allied diseases and is equipped with state of the art equipments. Surgical services include all kinds of closed and open Heart Surgeries like Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, off pump bypass surgery (beating heart surgery), valve repair & replacement surgeries, aortic / carotid surgeries, congenital heart surgeries including blue babies and minimally invasive (Key hole) surgeries. It has modern Cath lab facilities where procedures like Angiographies, Angioplasties, Stenting of the Coronary arteries, valvotomies correction of birth heart defects and closure of holes of the heart, Electrophysiological studies, Radio Frequency ablation, Rotablation, Intra-vascular ultrasound, pacemaker and internal defibrillator implantation are carried out. Highly qualified staff, trained in India & abroad, with extensive experience in Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery service these areas.
Apart from indoor treatment, the Institute also provides comprehensive medical check-up, i.e. Executive health check-ups, at nominal rates with a view to ensuring good physical conditioning and health of all individuals. Cardiac patients with other ailments are also admitted to this hospital, as specialists for diseases other than heart are available round the clock for consultation and treatment.
The Institute has been recognised for open heart surgeries, coronary artery bypass surgery, angiography and angioplasties and other specialised cardiac treatment by the Central Govt. Health Scheme (CGHS), Employees State Insurance (ESI), Employee Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), besides the Governments of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Govt of NCT of Delhi. Ministry of Defence, Office of the Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services and Directorate General of Medical Services Naval Headquarters have recognised NHI for treatment of their employees and their families. 122 Public sector bodies, almost all the TPAs and International Organisations like World Health Organisation & UNICEF are also empanelled with the National Heart Institute.
Keeping in tune with its ethos of service to the humanity, National Heart Institute carries out regular Community outreach programmes (heart camps) and also ‘Executive Health Checks’ and ‘Recruitment Checks’ to detect cardiac problems early and take remedial action.
National Heart Institute is recognized by National Boards for post doctoral training and runs an active teaching and training programme in the specialities of Cardiology & Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery. It also carries out research in all facets of Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery.
National Heart Institute is recognised as a Collaborative Centre of WHO in Preventive Cardiology since 1983. It is an affiliate of the World Hypertension League and Heart Beat International.
National Heart Institute lays special emphasis on "Lifestyle Disorders" and caters to outdoor consultation, education and counselling on Diabetes, obesity, cholesterol related diseases, thyroid disorders, alcohol and smoking. Indoor care for Diabetes & Lifestyle disorders are taken care of.
The hospital has a department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine which is equipped with sophisticated machines and is manned by dedicated Pulmonologists, Thoracic Surgeons and Physiotherapists.
10% indoor beds are earmarked for poor patients having monthly income of Rs.4000/- and below and the hospital regularly provides free treatment to such patients and lots many at subsidized rates. The hospital also runs free OPDs for two hours on all working days.
In collaboration with Heartbeat International, the hospital provides free Cardiac Pacemakers for needy patients.