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Dr. Ravi Kumar R


Interventional Cardiologist


25+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Ravi Kumar is a highly experienced cardiologist with over 25 years of professional practice. He has a wealth of knowledge in the administration of immunosuppressive medications, the management of heart transplants, and the treatment of severe heart failure, including Impella pumps, EM biopsies, and LV assist devices, for more 10 years.

Also, he has 13 years of experience working in contemporary catheterization labs. In his role as the Associate Clinical Lead of the Heart Failure Program, he has extensive knowledge in the treatment of heart failure, including the use of biomarkers like NT-proBNP and the ARNi class of medications in recent years.

Medical Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Tamil Nadu's University of Madras is in Chennai.
  • MD (General Medicine), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry University, Puducherry Cardiology
  • DM Cardiology, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh's Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI)

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Heart transplant management
  • Treatment of advanced heart failure
  • EM biopsies
  • Impella pumps
  • LV assist devices

All Treatments

  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Renal Angiogram
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Peripheral Angiogram
  • PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Aortic Stent Grafting
  • EPS-Electrophysiological
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant - Single Chamber
  • IVC Filter Insertion
  • Biventricular Pacing
  • AICD
  • Trigger Point Injection (TPI)
  • PTMC - Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy

Professional Work Experience

  • The consultant was at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.

Career Highlights

  • Extensive experience in heart transplant management, immunosuppression drugs, and advanced heart failure treatment.
  • Over 13 years of expertise in modern catheterization labs, performing various interventional cardiology procedures.
  • Instrumental in establishing the first interventional cardiology program in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Gold Medal in Medicine from 1985 University of Madras Annual Institution
  • 1989 Institutional Annual Gold Medal in Cardiology Pondicherry University
  • 2009 Visiting Fellowship for ECMO Devices, Heart Transplant, and Artificial Heart University of Michigan, Detroit, USA
  • 2017-18, Selected to participate in the Nice (France) and San Diego (USA) conferences of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation as a faculty discussant and abstract reviewer.

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