Apollo Heart Institute at Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad provides comprehensive tertiary level cardiac care for patients with “ Human Touch ”. It has the state–of –the –art equipment comparable to any of the International Hospitals with some of the best doctors with widely acclaimed Clinical and International skills. The Institute is known for its research work and academics. Pioneer for doing Angioplasty and stenting using drug-eluting cipher stent in 2002, Trans Radial Angioplasty and stenting in 1994 in Asia Pacific, Trans-Ulnar Angiogram and Angioplasty in the world in 2005 (with the largest number of cases till date) & developing Mitral Commissurotome. The Cardiothoracic and vascular unit is the first use Mammary artery grafts in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Thoraco – scopic PDA ligation in south India, Arterial Switch, the highest number of stentless valves, first Mechanical U – Clip in south India, proximity aortic connector and octopus in India. The unit along with cardiac surgeries performs lung, thoracic, esophagus, trachea & thoracic wall reconstruction and thoracic traumas. Media sternal tumors, myasthenia’s, vascular surgery including aortic aneurisms, peripheral vascular surgeries are also performed by the unit. The unit was recognized for its best results by the India Today Magazine. The dedicated pediatric heart care centre offers treatment for many complicated cases involving premature babies and infants. Some surgery techniques like Permembranous VSD Device Closure, uni–focalization in children with VSD pulmonary atresia, single stage correction, Arterial switch operation in children with TGA – transposition of great arteries and Valvoplasties in newborn are performed by the pediatric cardiac and cardiothoracic team. The Heart Institute offers round-the-clock Cardiac Emergencies, Preventive and Rehabilitation Heart Care, whole gamut of latest Surgical and non-surgical procedures with a success rate of 98.5% on par with the best in the world.