About Chennai Heart Care Team:
Our Chief Interventional Cardiologist DR.V.K.G.RAJASEKAR.MD,DM
Dr.V.K.G.Rajasekar is 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 Qualifications
MBBS- 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. o DM (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
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 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
• Transradial Intervention training programmme – Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences,Hyderabad – 2007
• Advanced Interventional Cardiology training programme by Crossroad Institute,NewDelhi,India (September to October 2007)
• Dr.K.Sarat Chandra MD,DM - Ex Chairman,National Interventional Council, President Elect ,Cardiology society of India
• Dr.H.K.Bali,MD,DM – Director Cardiology,Fortis Herat Institute,Mohali,Chandigarh,India
• Prof Mohamed Rela MS, Chairman, Dept. of Liver transplantation, Global Gleneagles Hospital & Health city ,Chennai
ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS
• Honored by '' Life time Acheivement award'' in the field of medicine from Lions club International ,Chennai,India. Received many awards in the field of Interventional Cardiology in Conferences.
• Member of Cardiology society of India,
• Member of Heart failure society of India
• Participated and presented papers in various national & international Cardiology conferences (Spain, Germany, USA, Singapore, etc) Published Paper in Indexed Cardiology Journal.
• Conducted workshops in Echocardiography /Interventional cardiology. He was actively involved in teaching postgraduate students/ CME programmes for primary physicians etc