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Military Hospital (Cardio Thoracic Centre)

Military Hospital

The hospital was established in 1945 as Indo British General Hospital at Aundh in Pune .  It was raised after the Second World War, as a hospital for Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases.  It was designated as Military Hospital Aundh in Mar 1946.  Initially it was a 540-bedded hospital.  In 1967 an additional 60 beds were added for Cardio-Thoracic  Surgery, making it a 600 bedded hospital.  Construction of the multistoried hospital building was started in the mid-sixties and completed in 1971.  The hospital shifted to its present location in Sep 1971 and was later re-designated as Military Hospital (Cardio-Thoracic Centre).  It has emerged as a leading tertiary care super-speciality centre.  The hospital is committed to provide comprehensive holistic patients care for cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, cardiac and respiratory diseases.    MH(CTC) has made its place in history by establishing the following landmarks.

 

Landmarks Year
FIRST LUNG RESECTION IN THE SUBCONTINENT 1945
FIRST ASD REPAIR 1972
FIRST CORONAR ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY 1989
TOTAL CONGENITAL HEART SURGERY UNDER
CIRCULATORY ARREST
1996
FIRST THORACOSCOPY & VIDEO ASSISTED
BRONCHOSCOPY
1999
FIRST BEATING HEART CORONARY ARTERY SURGERY 1999
FIRST XENOGRAFTIMPLANT 2001
FIRST ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY AND RADIOFREQUENCY
ABLATION
2002
AUTOMATIC IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER
DEFIBRILATOR IMPLANTATION
2003
ASD & VSD DEVICE CLOSURE  2003
FIRST CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS REDO SURGERY 2005
3542 CATH PROCEDURES , 542 CARDIAC SURGERIES
& 66 COMPLEX CONGENITAL HEART REPAIRS
2005
FIRST CO2 ANGIOGRAPHY, FIRST ROSS PROCEDURE  2006
FIRST PDA STENTING IN ARMED FORCES 2006
FIRST STEM CELL THERAPY IN CORONARY
HEART DISEASE
2007
FIRST DUAL DEVICE CLOSURE IN TWIN ATRIAL
SEPTAL DEFECTS
2007
FIRST BRONCHIAL STENTING FOR BRONCHIAL
STENOSIS, FIRST FLAP
2007
VALVE CLOSURE OF VSD AND FIRST PDA DEVICE 2007
CLOSURE OF BP FISTULA IN WORLD LITERATURE  2007

 

The hospital has five clinical departments, which are its pillars of strength.

Department of Cardiology

It has a non invasive cardiac lab with facilities such as echo cardiography, treadmill test or stress test, tilt table test and colour Doppler.  In invasive techniques, there is a high resolution cardiac catheterization laboratory which was commissioned in 2001.  It is used for angiography, cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, congenital defect closure, repair of diseased heart valves, electro physiological studies and procedures like angiography, angioplasty, rotational atheratomy, renal angioplasty, carotid artery angioplasty and pace maker implantation.  Radio frequency ablation for arrhythmia is also undertaken.

Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery

It has performed over 7000 open heart operations and presently every year 700 cardiac surgeries are being performed.  Ever since the first lung resection was performed by Lt Col Leigh Collis in 1945, the department has always kept pace with latest strides made in this field the world over.  50% of heart surgeries are CABG.  It is one of few centres in the country where complex congenital corrective surgery is being under taken in very small children.  At present over 200 paediatric cardiac surgeries are performed annually.

Department of Respiratory Medicine

It has a 350 bedded unit for the treatment of tuberculosis and various non tuberculosis diseases.  The department has a respiratory Intensive Care Unit which is equipped with invasive and non invasive ventilator, defibrillator and infusion pumps.  It has various invasive investigation methodologies such as bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy.  Endo bronchial laser ablation and repair of bronco pleural fistula are also being carried out.

Department of Radiology

It caters to manifold diagnostic services like radiography, sonography, and colour doppler studies.  The department also carries out interventional procedures in vascular and non vascular areas of the body and provides definitive as well as symptomatic relief for various disease conditions.  Specific interventions including bronchial artery emobilization, stroke thrombolysis, carotid artery stenting and stent grafting of aneurysm are performed routinely.

Training

Apart from being the hub of health care the hospital is also a training center for post doctoral degrees in cardiology, cardio thoracic surgery and respiratory medicine.  Medical research is also an integral part of  hospital activities.