The heart functions as a pump providing a continuous flow of blood throughout the body. Heart surgery can correct problems with the heart if other treatments haven’t worked or can’t be used. The most common type of heart surgery for adults are coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), Heart valve repair, pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). They also include maze surgery, Insertion of a ventricular assist device (VAD) or a heart transplant. In addition to these, minimally invasive alternative to open-heart surgery is becoming more common.
The cost of adult heart surgeries in India, for e.g. bypass surgery, ranges between USD 4,645 and USD 6,636, while angioplasty ranges between USD 3,318 and USD 4,645.
Costing depends on various factors, including the type of treatment, the clinical condition of the patient and the type of hospital facility chosen. Most patients are hospitalized for around eight days, including two days of ICU stay. With the use of latest technologies and clinical expertise, the success rate of complex surgeries is more than 98%.