Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology

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Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology
Location Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type cardiology
Founded 1972 [1]
Lists Hospitals in India

Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology (SJIC) Bangalore, is a tertiary care autonomous institute run by the Government of Karnataka, in Bangalore. It presently has 530 in-patient beds for cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiology, spread over two twin eight story buildings and is considered one of the largest dedicated heart hospitals in Asia. The new building which was commissioned in 2001, was built at a cost of 17 million dollars[2]

Locations: It is located in 3 cities of Karnataka state.


The original building for SJIC was located in Victoria Hospital complex. Victoria Hospital (Bangalore Medical College), is the main teaching hospital of the Bangalore Medical College, which forms the only government run medical college in Bangalore. Bangalore Medical College The hospital shifted to its new buildings at Bannerghatta Road in 2001.

Building layout[edit]

SJIC consist of twin eight story towers, with a separate facility for library and cathlabs. The emergency rooms are located in the basement with access from Bannerghatta road[5]

Out patient Departments[edit]

The hospital caters to approximately 165,000 patients a year and both cardiology, cardiothoracic and pediatric cardiology OPDs run Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm

In Patient facilities[edit]

There are more than 500 in patient beds, spread over 8 floors most of them being in general wards and intensive care units and only a few in two private wards.

Intensive Care Units[edit]

SJIC has 3 cardiac intensive care units and 2 cardiothoracic units. In total, the cardiology ICU bed numbers 42 and cardiothoracic ICU beds number 24 and are well equipped with individual ventilators, touch panel monitors, infusion pumps, powered beds and all necessary ancillary medical equipment.

Echocardiography lab[edit]

The echo lab is one of the busiest in the state with an average daily echo turnover of 160 trans-thoracic echocardiograms and 10 trans-esophageal echocardiograms.

Interventional work[edit]

Average interventional cardiology workload ranges between 50-60 cases a day of which 150-180 cases per month are percutaneous coronary interventions, there are four Philips digital Cath labs, of which one is the only swing Cath lab in the region, enabling large case volumes and more efficient patient care. SJIC interventional cardiology includes both adult and pediatric cardiology, and every form of interventional procedure, from primary angioplasty, to septal ablation (Sigwart procedure) is performed on a regular basis. It has the distinction of performing the highest number of percutaneous mitral valvlotomy procedures in the world for stenosis of the mitral valve. Pediatric cardiology in SJIC performs all standard pediatric interventional procedures, including percutaneous closure for Atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and also the relatively rare procedure of percutaneous closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects.

Post Graduate Programmes[edit]

SJIC is the only government centre in the state of Karnataka to run post doctoral courses in cardiology and cardio-thoracic surgery. There are presently 21 seats for Doctorate in Medicine (DM) Cardiology and Master Chirurgiae (MCh) Cardio-thoracic surgery every year. These three-year courses are akin to the fellowship courses in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery in other countries, and are entered to after a three year residency (MD/DNB) in either Medicine or Surgery, and are thus considered "Post Doctoral" courses or fellowships. These fellowships are much in demand partly in view of the fact that they are the only government sponsored courses in the state and also due to the high patient volume at SJIC which results in a higher degree of interventional experience after having completed the course, and, as such, are determined after an intensely contested all - India level examination for 1 to 2 of the available 3 seats in either cardiology or CT Surgery, the remaining seats being reserved for state candidates.

In 2008, the number of DM seats was increased to an unprecedented 21 per year and MCh seats to 12 per year, making it one of the largest Super-specialty training courses in India.


The present director is Padma Shri Professor C N Manjunath, an academic and interventional cardiologist.


  1. ^ "Bye law". Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
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  3. ^ "Jayadeva mysore branch". Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jayadeva kalaburagi branch inauguration". Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
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