Our Chief Interventional Cardiologist DR.V.K.G.RAJASEKAR.MD,DM
Dr.V.K.G.Rajasekaris an Experienced & Renowned Senior Interventional Cardiologist with the rare blend of skills in Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology (Pacing & Devices), Paediatric Interventional Cardiology and Stem cell therapy in South India. He has more than 25 yrs experience in Medical field , morethan 16 yrs experience as consultant in Medicine and critical care morethan 12yrs experience as Interventional Cardiologist ( 9 years as as Head & Director of the Cath lab & Interventional Cardiology program) in various heart Institutes and Corporate hospitals in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana ,Chattisgarh & West Bengal. He is a Dedicated Transradial & Transulnar Interventionist.
Volume & experience:Till now performed more than 30,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures ( 7,000 procedures by Radial route) and more than 6000 therapeutic interventions like Complex Coronary angioplasty & peripheral angioplasty , Balloon mitral valvotomy, Pacemakers , ICD ,Device closures etc (Worked in all high volume Heart Institutes). Known for doing complex, challenging coronary angioplasties successfully
Special Expertise :
Special expertise and unique involvement in acute lifesaving emergency cardiac interventions in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock; Percutaneous implantation of LV assist devices in patients with cardiogenic shock with successful outcome.
o Experience as Cardiologist incharge for Heart transplantation Programme in Department of Cardiology ,Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.
o Worked in close association with Various Experienced Senior Cardiovascular surgeons and was giving full support to Cardiac surgery programme.
o Chief of the Cardio-Respiratory Critical Care ( CRCCU) team. Specialised advanced Critical care which saved thousands of lives.
o Spoken Languages: ENGLISH, HINDI, TAMIL, TELUGU
Degrees & Professional QualificationsMBBS- MADURAI MEDICAL COLLEGE 1987- 1993 (including internship) (Govt Medical college attached to 1691 bedded superspeciality teaching hospital established in the year 1842.)
MD (MEDICINE )– Residency In Internal Medicine – 1998 to 2001 Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education & Research Institute ,(PGIMER), Chandigarh, India – 1 st rank in PGI entrance Exam. o Worked in various specialties and with good exposure and experience in fields of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Nephrology, Gastroenterology/ Neurology /Pulmonology/Endocrinology/Cardiology ETC.DM (Cardiology) – (Fellowship in Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology)- January 2004 to April 2006.- 1 st Rank in PGI entrance Exam for DM cardiology. oDM (Cardiology)Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education & Research Institute ,(PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.
Current position :-
From Feb 2013 to till date Director & HOD – Dept of Interventional cardiology: Head -Cardio-Respiratory Critical Care Unit (CRCCU) ,Vice president, Vivekananda Super speciality Hospital. Durgapur, West Bengal
PREVIOUS POSITIONS From May 2006 to Feb 2013
Senior Post DM fellow in Interventional Cardiology- May 2006 to December 2006 Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education & Research Institute (PGIMER).
Assistant Professor & Consultant Interventional Cardiologist -2007- 2008
Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) ,Hyderabad,AP,India –
Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist- From 2008 to 2009
Manipal SuperspecialityHospitals, Vijayawada,Andhra Pradesh,India (350 bedded Superspeciality hospital in the network of Manipal hospitals group)
Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist & Incharge of Dept of Cardiology , Advanced Heart & Vascular Institute, Global Hospitals & Health city,Chennai,India- Jan 2009- May2010
Responsibilities :Incharge of the Cardiology department, Coordinating 3-4 Cardiologists Developing the Interventional cardiology . Successfully Established the Interventional Cardiology Program during the intitial years of the hospital and involved in the development of the Cardiology Department. Performed challenging cases like Left Main Stenting, Multivessel stenting in patient with Cardiogenic shock, and peripheral vascular interventions, Successful intervention in a post liver transplant patient etc.
o Director- Interventional Cardiology- Chettinad hospitals & Medical college May 2010 to Dec 2010Dedicated Trans Radial Interventionist
o Visiting Senior Consultant Interventional cardiologist ; BharathirajaSuperspeciality Hospitals &Bharathiraja Heart foundation, Chennai
o Director- Interventional Cardiology- KIMS SuperspecialityHospitals ,Bilaspur,Chattisgarh Feb 2011- Feb 2013
PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SKILLS
Clinical Cardiology & Teaching Experience
Excellent Skills in Clinical Cardiology and was a teaching faculty teaching clinical Cardiology to many postgraduate doctors in NIMS Hyderabad &PGI,Chandigarh
SPECIAL SKILLS & AREA OF INTEREST
o Trans radial & Trans ulnar interventionist Almost morethan 95% of the procedures –Transradial;Conducted and participated in many transradialworkshops; Conducted Walkin and Walk out angiogram camps
o Vast experience in life threatening complicated Primary angioplasty and stenting in Acute MI setting including patients with cardiogenic shock with IABP support.
o Device closure of congenital heart diseases VSD, PDA, ASD and coil closures of abnormal vascular channels including PDA.(Conducted Live workshops in Paediatric Device closures)
o Peripheral angioplasty, Carotid and Renal angioplasty,IVC filters
o Adult and Paediatric echocardiography,3D Echocardiography.
o Acute cardiac emergencies & Critical Care Cardiology
o Electrophysiology, Heart Failure Device.
o Good experience in Pacemaker implantation(single chamber, Double chamber, AICD implantation , CRT (Biventricular pacemaker) etc.
o Stem cell therapy-Successfully done stem cell therapy in heart failure patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic cardiomyopathy etc in previous institutions