Apollo Hospitals sets up Heart Command Centre
Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad announced the launch of Apollo Heart Command Centre to provide eaccess to a cardiologists expertise in remote areas Apollo Heart Command Centre was conceptualised in response to the felt needs of cardiac patients scattered across various settings from farflung villages to singledoctor clinics to small nursing homes
Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad announced the launch of Apollo Heart Command Centre to provide e-access to a cardiologist’s expertise in remote areas. Apollo Heart Command Centre was conceptualised in response to the felt needs of cardiac patients scattered across various settings from far-flung villages to single-doctor clinics to small nursing homes. Fundamental to the concept is the realisation of the abysmal gulf between the highly trained cardiologists and patients in need of cardiac services and hence to further the reach of these highly experienced cardiologists, the concept of Apollo Heart Command Centre was born.
“We at Apollo Hospitals have decades of hands-on experience dealing with these cardiac diseases. Out of our extensive experience and the pressing need to address our country’s cardiac disease burden was born the concept of real-time evaluation and management of cardiac diseases,” said Dr Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Group of Hospitals. The concept is based on the hub and spoke model. The central cardiac command station situated at Apollo Hospitals, Secunderabad, is connected to partnering clinics, nursing homes, hospitals and far-flung or inaccessible areas of the country.
These small centers are provided with the equipment to record 12 lead ECG and to transmit the same in real time to the Cardiac Command Centre. The centre is manned round the clock by fully qualified cardiologist, who will interpret the ECG in real time and provide appropriate advice to the treating doctors at the periphery. The cardiac command centre is also gearing up to handle real-time 2D-Echo and ultrasound of the heart soon.