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Dr.M.Prasanna MBBS,MD,DNB,FNB
Senior Consultant & Interventional Cardiologist
Chief – Coronary Care & Cardiac Cath Lab
Head – Department of Clinical & Invasive Cardiology
Bharathi Rajaa Specialty Hospital,Chennai

At Bharathi Rajaa Specialty Hospital, the Department of Cardiology houses state of art of most advanced infra-structure has Dr.M.PrasannaMBBS,MD(Gen.Med), DNB(Cardiology), FNB(Interventional Cardiology) as the full-time consultant and the head of the Clinical Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology. Had extensive experience in performing more than 5000 invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures spanning last 5 years. He has intensive training in Interventional Cardiology practices for 5 years in Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical sciences, Bangalore and Madras Medical Mission in Chennai to become a full fledged Consultant.Bharathi Rajaa Specialty Hospital has an exclusive Coronary Care Unit for Acute Cardiac Care that provides the right kind of ambience for their speedy recovery. The unique aspect of the CCU here is that it is in the same level / floor as Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardio-Thoracic OT and Trans-Esophageal echocardiography facilities are adjacent to each other. This enables any critically ill cardiac patients to be moved to these critical care points in seconds being housed all in the same floor. Dr.Prasanna is heading this division

He attends to Out-patient consultation on all days other than weekly holiday on Sunday However for in-patient services are offered on 24 X 7. The Cardiology unit of non-invasive cardiology laboratory has the advanced digital color Doppler echocardiography with both trans-thoracic & trans-esophageal digital echocardiography; computerized programmed Treadmill exercise Stress test; Ambulatory Holter ECG, Ambulatory BP monitoring etc. 

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory houses the most advanced Digital flat-panel Cardiac GE Innova 2100 system that allows angiographic imaging to its vivid clarity from head to foot of any part of the vascular system. There is also least radiation exposure to the patient subjects.

Cathlab wing of Bharathi Rajaa Heart foundation with full infra-Structure offers most of the angiography and interventional procedures on a day-case basis by allowing the patients to undergo such treatment through the trans-radial (radial access) approach. The interventional therapeutic procedures are being conducted with high degree of success.

On a routine day-to-day basis the following Invasive Vascular / Cardiac Diagnostic / Therapeutic procedures are being conducted:

  •  Cardiac Catheterisation  – Right & Left Heart
  • Coronary Angiography – Trans- Femoral / Trans- Radial access route
  •  Peripheral Angiography – Cerebral / Aortogram / Limb vessel study
  •  Coronary Angioplasty & Coronary Stenting.
  • Implantation of Drug Coated Stenting
  • Renal Angioplasty & Stenting
  •  Single Chamber Pacemaker Implantation.
  • Double Chamber Pacemaker Implantation.
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator – AICD – implantation
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy; balloon aortic valvotomy; balloon pulmonary valvotomy.
  • Non-surgical closure of PDA / ASD for congenital heart disease.
  •  Non-surgical balloon dilatation of Coarctation of aorta.
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