What is MCS?
Certain conditions like heart failure and severe lung damage require the help of advanced devices to take over the role of the heart and/or lungs. These devices that either temporarily or permanently perform the role of the heart and/or lungs are called mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices. Mechanical circulatory support can either be used as a bridge to transplant or as a bridge to therapy.
MGM Healthcare offers the latest technology and most advanced support options in ventricular assist devices (VAD) and total artificial hearts for individuals who need MCS. The second, third and soon fourth-generation MCS devices we use are much smaller, more efficient, safer and easier to implant.
Our experienced doctors work with every type of MCS device available today and offer minimally-invasive approaches. They are also involved in new research to continually improve treatments. Our lead heart surgeon, Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director of the Institute of Heart and Lung Transplant & Mechanical Circulatory Support, was the first in India to successfully implant and use a VAD on a patient awaiting a heart transplant.
Types of MCS devices
MCS devices are either short-term temporary or long-term durable devices. The right device is chosen based on the symptoms of the patient and the seriousness of their condition…
Who needs an MCS device?
Patients in heart failure are candidates for a heart transplant. While they are on the waiting list, some individuals may need short-term MCS support prior to the heart transplant…