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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. Murali P Vettath

Chairman & Senior Consultant -Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Dr. Murali P. Vettath, a pioneer and protagonist of “cutting edge technology” coronary surgeries, is one of the few new generation coronary surgeons who has performed 100% of his coronary surgeries on beating heart without the use of a Heart Lung Machine. To his credit, Mr Murali has trained numerous surgeons and anaesthesiologists in the field of cardiac surgery across the globe.


Dr Murali has 26 years of post-MCh experience in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, including 18 years as Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He has performed more than 7,000 open heart surgeries with more than 4,500 of them on beating heart for coronary artery bypass surgery with a mortality of less than 0.5%. He has only one conversion to the pump in the last 3,500 odd OPCAB (Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass) surgeries. He performed the first MICS (minimally invasive cardiac surgery) in Kerala in July 2002. He performed the first MICS (minimally invasive cardiac surgery) in Kerala in July 2002, Right anterior mini thoracotomy for closure of ASD and ever since, has been performing MICS for Mitral and aortic valve surgeries as well.


His inventions include Vettath’s Anastomotic Obturator – a proximal anastomotic device and SIMS (Simple Indian made stabilizer) out of which the former is patented in 2004. He is the first to perform heart transplantation in North Kerala in 2015. He has operated and demonstrated his technique of OPCAB nationally and internationally.




  • Beating Heart Surgery
  • OPCAB (Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass) Surgeries
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Right anterior mini thoracotomy for closure of ASD


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