Dr. Anand Gnanaraj

Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo
Dr. Anand Gnanaraj has more 21 years of experience in the field of Cardiology. He has expertise in Interventional Cardiology. His areas of special interest include Complex Coronary Interventions, Radial Angioplasty, Left main Angioplasty, CTO Angioplasty, Bifurcation Lesions, Balloon Mitral Valvotomy, Permanent Pacemaker Implantations, and BiVentricular Pacing. He had his graduation from CMC, Vellore, MD General Medicine from Madurai Medical College, and DM Cardiology from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. He has also completed FNB in Interventional Cardiology from Madras Medical College and also secured fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). He is a recipient of P. Koshi Prize in Clinical Medicine in 1992. He is an organizer of International CTO Workshops and has membership in Cardiology Society of India and European Society of Cardiology. He has several papers published in national and international journals. He is the associate editor of the 'Journal of Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and Textbook of Clinical Cardiology', 2011 and a reviewer of 'International Journal of Cardiology', 2010. He was a faculty and speaker at 'International Cardiac and Interventional Conferences 2011'. He has also several papers to his credit presented in national and international conferences.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Madras Medical Mission, Chennai (2006 - January 2013)
  • Senior Registrar at Stanley Medical College, Chennai (2003 - 2006)

  • MBBS from Christian Medical College, Vellore (1986 - 1992)
  • MD (General Medicine) from Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu (March 1999)
  • DM (Cardiology) from Stanley Medical College, Chennai (August 2006)
  • FNB (Interventional Cardiology) from Madras Medical Mission, Chennai (March 2010)

Fellowship and Training
  • Fellow in Cardiology at Madras Medical Mission (1999 - 2003)
  • Fellowship of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)

  • P. Koshi Prize in Clinical Medicine in 1992

Papers Published
  • 'Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis and Post-aortotomy Calcified Saccular Aortic Aneurysm' - Journal of Cardiac Surgery
  • 'Coronary Slow Flow Phenomenon: Risk Profile' - American Journal of Cardiology, April 2012
  • 'Profile and Follow up of Patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection' - American Journal of Cardiology, April 2012
  • 'Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Presence of a Right Posteroseptal Accessory Pathway' - Indian Journal of Electrocardiology

Paper Presentations
  • 'Role of ECHO Doppler in the Evaluation of Patients Prior to Radial Coronary Interventions' - poster in American College of Cardiology Conference at Atlanta, Georgia

Focus Areas
  • Complex Coronary Interventions
  • Radial Angioplasty
  • Left main Angioplasty
  • CTO Angioplasty (100% Blocks)
  • Bifurcation Lesions
  • Balloon Mitral Valvotomy
  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantations
  • BiVentricular Pacing

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