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Heart & Vascular Care
The Centre for Heart & Vascular Care at Meitra is aiming at caring hearts with a good heart. The centre is facilitated with the latest innovations and technologies in the cardiovascular spectrum along with highly experienced cardiologists and heart and vascular care professionals. With a foundation of well equipped facilities, the centre has won space in people’s hearts with a special focus on compassionate care. We ensure a happy and hopeful life for everyone coming to Meitra for taking care of their heart. The environment we have created at the Centre for Heart & Vascular Care is meant to lead your heart to success and to create a smile in it.

Dr. A V Kannan

Senior Consultant & Head

Dr. A. V. Kannan is the Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia. He underwent his cardiac anaesthesia training under the experts from Madras Medical Mission. After working in Manipal Heart Foundation, he joined a private medical college in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and helped in establishing the first cardiac centre of high standards in the private sector. After returning to India, he joined Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (currently known as Aster MIMS, Calicut) and helped in establishing the first successful cardiac centre of North Kerala. He has numerous publications to his credit. His areas of interest include Anaesthesia for off pump CABG, MICS (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries), VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgeries), TAVI (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and Anaesthesia for Heart Transplantation.


  • Anaesthesia for cardiac and vascular surgeries
  • Anaesthesia for thoracic surgeries
  • Anaesthesia for interventional procedure in cardiac cath lab
  • Anaesthesia for off pump CABG (OP CAB)
  • Anaesthesia for minimally invasive cardiac surgeries (MICS)


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