HeartRescue Global - India

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HeartRescue India focuses on working with healthcare and community partners in Bangalore to improve access and quality for acute CVD care for the underserved, drawing upon lessons learned and expertise from the U.S. HeartRescue Project and from the expertise of its in-country partner, the M.S. Ramaiah Medical College.

Key Aims

  • Engage multisector stakeholders, including government agencies, medical professional societies, local health care providers, community groups, patients, and families
  • Strengthen acute CVD systems of care, so that high quality services become available and accessible to the acute CVD patient population that is currently severely underserved, with many preventable deaths occurring as a result
  • Improve quality of care and access to pre-hospital and hospital care for acute CVD patients with STEMI and sudden cardiac arrest, which are among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in India
  • Decrease the time from onset of STEMI symptoms to reperfusion therapy through ongoing quality improvement processes.
  • Increase the proportion of STEMI and cardiac arrest victims surviving with good functional outcomes


Aruna C. Ramesh, MD, PhD,
HeartRescue India Program Director

Key Partners

  • RTI International
  • The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
  • M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine