Advanced Cath Lab in Asia The Fortis Escorts Heart Institute Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory is one of the largest and most advanced cardiac cath labs in Asia. The labs have been functional since October 1988 and cardiologists here currently perform more than 12,000 procedures annually. The Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has four state-of-the-art advanced flat panel cardiac cath labs. Of these, three labs are for adult/paediatric interventions and one lab is a dedicated for electrophysiology. The lab staff is well qualified and are leaders in their respective fields. The labs have the distinction of training a large number of cardiologists from India as well as South East Asia in the field of Interventional Cardiology.