Cardiologist in Hyderabad

Dr Pratap Chandra Rath

MBBS; MD; DM (Cardiology); FICC; FACC

Work Experience

35 yrs+

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Apollo Health City Jubilee Hills
  • MBBS, VSS Medical College, Orissa, 1979
  • MD, SCB Medical College, Orissa, 1983
  • DM (Cardiology), Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1986
  • Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, University of Rouen, France, 1990
  • Senior Fellowship for training on coronary artery stenting, University of Roune, France & Red Cross Heart Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany, 1994

Work Experience

  • Lecturer, Cardiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1986 - 1988
  • Sr. Consultant Cardiologist & Director, Cath Lab & Interventional Cardiology, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, 1998 - Present

Awards and Achievements

  • Performed more than 20,000 Angiograms, 3,000 PTCA , 2,500 Coronary stentings, 75 cases of Percutaneous Trans Myocardial Laser Revascularization(PTMR), 500Valvuloplasty, 200 cases of peripheral, renal, carotid Interventions including ASD and PDA closure, 12 cases of Drug eluting stent.
  • Developed Mitral commissurotome along with Prof. Alain Cribier and performed first 7 cases of mitral dilatation in the world using Metallic Commissurotome
  • Largest series of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in the world using Bifoil balloon catheter (published in Journal of Cardiovascular diagnosis).
  • First time performed Trans Radial Coronary Angioplasty and stenting in Asia Pacific region in ’94 ( Published in Indian Heart Journal also reported in the Limca book of world records).
  • First time performed Venous graft intervention using protection device in India (published in Indian Heart Journal).
  • Performed one of the highest number of Percutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Laser Revascularization (PTMR) in India (published in Indian Heart Journal).
  • First time performed Carotid stenting by using protection device in India. (published in Indian Heart Journal)
  • First time performed Drug Eluting stent in Asia Pacific region.
  • Selected by the Cardiological Society of India and delivered DR K.K.DATEY MEMORIAL ORATION in the annual conference of Cardiological society of India at Kolkata on 06-12-03.
  • Zonal Coordinator, PTCA Registry, INDIA (1995-1997).
  • Participated as a faculty in 25 National & International meeting in India, Bangladesh, China, Singapore, Europe & USA.
  • Organized Five National meetings & Live demonstration courses at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad on Interventional Cardiology.
  • Organized First Asia Pacific Transradial Interventional workshop at Apollo Hospital.
  • Organized the First National Interventional Council Meeting of Cardiology Society of India at Hyderabad in 1999.
  • Organized the Indo-French Interventional Cardiology Conference at Hyderabad in November 2000
  • Started Interventional Cardiology programme at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh and SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa.
  • Founding Trustee & Scientific Director – Indo French Institute of Carotid and Peripheral Vascular and diseases.
  • Implanted DRUG ELUTING (CYPHER) STENT 1st time in Asia pacific countries

Research and Publications

  • PS Rao, Rath PC, Tripti Deb, S Reddy, V Dixit: Initial experience with buttoned umbrella device for closure of ASD and PDA. IHJ (Abstract. Issue Sept/Oct 1993)
  • PS Rao, Rath PC, Tripti Deb, C Dixit: Immediate results of low pressure prolonged dilation Vs High pressure short dilation. IHJ, Sept Oct 1993, Vol 455, No. 5, P. 406

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American College of Cardiology
  • European College of Cardiology
  • Indian College of Cardiology
  • Hon. Director, Research & Development, Catheter & Cardiovascular division 'MEDICORP' International, France & Citadel Healthcare Informatics, India
  • Founding Trustee, Indo French Foundation on Interventional Cardiology
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