Dr. Anand Kumar V

Senior Consultant & Head of Department of Cardiology, VPS Lakeshore Hospital
Dr. Anand Kumar V is highly skilled in the management of Acute Coronary Syndrome including Bedside Echocardiography, Pacemaker Insertion, Central Venous Line Insertion, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Bedside Mechanical Ventilation, and Emergency Pericardial Aspiration. He is proficient in Coronary Angiograms including Transfemoral, Transradial, Transulnar, and Transbrachial Angiographies. He started the first Transradial Coronary unit in Kerala with day-care Angiography facility. Dr. Anand Kumar has performed more than 5000 Peripheral Angiograms, including Aortic, Subclavian, Carotid, Renal, and Lower Extremity Angiographies. He has also performed more than 6000 Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. He performed the India's first across-hip-joint femoral artery covered stent implantation in 2009. He is also proficient in ICD Implantations for patients with CAD, heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia and Biventricular Pacemaker Implantations for patients with advanced heart failure.Dr. Anand Kumar has performed more than 200 device closure procedures in Congenital Heart Disease including ASD, VSD, PDA, and PFOs and about 200 Thoracic and Abdominal Artery Embolisations in Visceral, Traumatic and other types of Haemorrhage. He has also performed more than 60 temporary and permanent IVC Filter Implantations in patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis/Pulmonary Embolism. Dr. Anand Kumar has started first ambulatory BP monitoring unit in Kerala in 2005. He also started the first Low Radiation 64-slice Cardiac CT Scan at Lakeshore Hospital in 2008 and the first 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography Unit in Kerala in 2009. He was invited guest in Cardiology Society of India National Conference conducted in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 and in Indo-European course on revascularization in 2009 and 2011. He has various papers published in national level.
Hospital
  • VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala, India

Experience
  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Yashoda Hospital, Hyde´╗┐rabad (2003 - 2005)
  • Principal investigator for more than 10 multinational multi-center clinical trials

Education
  • MBBS from Government Medical College, Kottayam (1995)
  • MD (Internal Medicine) from Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai (1999)
  • DM (Cardiology) from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (2002)

Fellowship and training
  • Fellow of European Society of Cardiology (FESC) - 2013
  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology (FACC) - 2005
  • Fellow of Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI) - 2018
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) - 2018

Papers Published
  • 'Role of immunosuppressive therapy on clinical, immunological, and angiographic outcome in active Takayasu's arteritis' - National Journal of Rheumatology, 2003
  • 'Role of oral anticoagulation and inoue balloon mitral valvulotomy in presence of left atrial thrombus: a prospective serial transesophageal echocardiographic study' - The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 2002
  • 'Multifocal atrial myxoma: Report of a rare clinical entity' - Indian Heart Journal, 2002
  • 'Overview of coronary interventions' - Indian Heart Journal, 2002

Awards
  • Gold Medal for excellence in MD in General Medicine in 1999
  • First Rank in DM Cardiology in 2002

Accreditation
  • Regional Coordinator of National Interventional Council of Cardiological Society of India, South Zone (2008 - 2010)
  • Organising committee member of CSI National Conference 2009
  • Organising Secretary of Interventional Cardiology Council of Kerala (ICCK) - 2012
  • Co-Founder and Inaugural Secretary of Cochin Cardiology Forum for conducting monthly CMEs for cardiologists in Ernakulam district in January 2011

Focus Areas
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyper Tension
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Peripheral Artery Disease

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