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Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery

The services offered include heart disease prevention and diagnosis along with a full spectrum of treatment and care, including surgery and rehabilitation. The Department of Cardiology has grown from strength to strength, having performed more than 15,000 surgeries and is one of the leading centres in beating heart surgeries in India. The Department of interventional cardiology has also successfully performed more than 40,000 coronary angiograms and about 7500 coronary interventions.

Doctors Name Professional Qualifications Areas of Specialization Experience
Dr.K.N.Reddy MBBS, MD (General Medicine),DM ( Cardiology) Cardiology Director & Chief Cardiologist-VHF

1985 -1991 – Senior Consultant – Railways Hospital, Perambur

1991-1996 – Senior Consultant – Apollo Hospital, Chennai

1996 – till date – Director and Chief Cardiologist, VHF
Dr.M.Vijaya Kumar MBBS, MD ,DM (Cardiology) Cardiology 1990-1996 – Consultant Cardiologist Apollo Hospital, Chennai

From 1996 – till date – Vijaya Heart Foundation – Vijaya Hospital
Dr.A.L.Narayanan MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin) Cardiology Over 25 years as Cardiologist
Dr.C.G.Sreenivas MBBS, MD (General), DM (Cardio) Cardiology From 1996 - till date – Vijaya Heart Foundation – Vijaya Hospital
Dr.Susheel Reddy MBBS, MD, DNB Cardiology Having around 1 ½ years of experience as duty medical officer at Padmini Nursing Home, Chetpet, Chennai

(October 2003 – September 2009) –Senior Registrar in Vijaya Heart Foundation

October 2009 to April 2010 - Junior Consultant Cardiologist

May 2010 – to-date – Consultant Cardiologist – Vijaya Heart Foundation
Dr.P.Mahesh Babu MBBS, MD (Genl.Medicine) ,DNB (Cardiology) Cardiology

2001-2002 – Assistant Professor – General Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute

2002-2003 Registrar – Department of Cardiology – Harvey Heart Hospital, Chennai

From Nov 2006 – to till date – Consultant in Department of Cardiology

Dr.G.Venkatesh MBBS, MD, DNB(Cardiology) Cardiology

Worked in Intensive Care Unit for four years in CSI Rainy Multi – Specialty Hospital (2000 – 2004)

DNB Post Graduate Training Programme for 4 years (2000-2004)

Dr.V.Umapathy MBBS, DNB (General Medicine) Cardiology 1994-1999 - Registrar & Associate Cardiologist - Apollo Hospital

Practicing Cardiology since 2000 at Vijaya Heart Foundation.

Doctors Name Professional Qualifications Areas of Specialization Experience
Dr.D. Janardhana Reddy MBBS, MS, DNB Cardiothoracic Surgery Chief Cardiovascular Surgeon
Dr. Paul Ravindran Ponraj MBBS, MS, FRCS , FRCS (Edin) Cardiothoracic Surgery Senior House Officer,Cardio-thoracic Surgery - Southampton General Hospital, UK

Registrar Cardio-thoracic Surgery - St.Georges Hospital, London, U.K.

Senior Registrar Cardiothoracic Surgery, HAREFIELD Hospital, Middlesex, U.K.

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Willingdon Hospital, Chennai
Dr.K.V.Muralidharan MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin) Cardiothoracic Surgery 1988-1990 - Senior House Officer in Cardiothoracic Surgery in Wythenshane Hospital in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manchesteruk

1990-2992 – Registrar, Cardio-thoracic Surgery (West Mid Lands Rotation at Birmingham U.K.

1993-1994 Registrar - Walkato Hosptial, New Zealand

1994-1995 Sr.Registrar at Royal Hobart Hospital Chennai

1995-2000 – Consultant Cardio-thoracic at Vijaya Heart Foundation

Dec 2000 - till date - Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Dr.P.Balasubramanian MBBS, MS, MCh (CTVS), FRCS (Edin) Cardiothoracic Surgery 2001-2003 - Asst.Professor of Cardio-thoracic Surgery - MMC

2003-2005 - Jr.Consultant - VHF

2005-till date Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Vijaya Heart Foundation
Dr.S.Manoharan MBBS, MS (Genl.Surgery) ,M.Ch (Cardio-thoracic) Cardiothoracic Surgery Practicing Cardiac Surgery after graduation
Dr.G.Ramakrishnan MBBS, DNB(Genl.Surgery), M.Ch(Cardiothoracic) Cardiothoracic Surgery Worked in the department of Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vijaya Heart Foundation, on part-time basis from Aug 2002 to July 2004

Worked as Registrar, Dept. of CTVS, Vijaya Heart Foundation from Dec 2000

Cardiac Anaesthesiology

The Department of Cardiac Anaesthesiology has a very experienced and dedicated team. It provides pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative services to patients undergoing cardiac surgeries. The department also provides anaesthesia and intensive care services to CATH Lab and coronary care unit.

Doctors Name Professional Qualifications Areas of Specialization Experience
Dr. P. Srihari Narayana Raju MBBS, M.D. Cardiac Anaesthesiology 1989 – 1998 – Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai.

1998 – till date – Chief Cardiac Anaesthetist, Vijaya Heart Foundation
Dr.C. Masthanamma MBBS, DA Cardiac Anaesthesiology 16.9.1990 – 26.9.91 - House Physician – S.V.R.R.Govt.Hospital, S.V.Medical College, Tirupati

03.08.1993 to 14.08.94 – Resident Medical Officer – Department of Anaesthesiology – Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool

From 1994 to 1996 – SVIMS – Tirupati

From 1996 – to-date – Consultant Anaesthetist, Vijaya Heart Foundation
Dr.Preethy John Chandy MBBS, MD (Doctor of Medicine) in Anaesthesiology, PDCC (12 months Post Doctoral Certificate Course) in Cardiac Anaesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Cardiac Anaesthesiology Observership in the Intensive Care Unit from 16/1/2006 to 28/2/2006 – Launceston General Hosptial, Tasmania, Australia.

Sree Avittom Tirunai (SAT) Hospital, Trivandrum, Medical College
Dr.C.Srinivasan MBBS, DNB, DA. Cardiac Anaesthesiology Senior House Officer in Madurai Medical College, Madurai from December 2001 to October 2004

DNB Student in Anaesthesia in Southern Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai from August 2004 to March 2005

Observer in Cardiothoracic, Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Unit, Casualty in Vijaya Heart Foundation from November 2003 to January 2004

Registar in Cardiothroacic Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Unit, Casualty in Vijaya Heart Foundation from February 2003 to July 2004

Registrar in Cardiothroacic Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Unit, Casualty in Vijaya Heart Foundation from April 2005 till date
Dr.K.Himabindu MBBS, MD Cardiac Anaesthesiology From June 2007 to May 2011 worked as Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist, at Dr.Ramsh Citi Cardiac & Multi Specialty Hospital, Vijayawada

From May 2011 working as Junior Consultant (Anaesthesia) in Vijaya Heart Foundation

Procedures Performed :

  • CABG - Beating Heart Surgery
  • CABG + EVPP (Left Ventricular Restoration Procedure)
  • CABG+ EVPP+ MV Repair
  • Atrial and Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Valve Replacements
  • Treatment of stable & unstable angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarctions & immediate coronary angioplasty & stenting
Angiography, Angioplasty and Stenting of:
  • Coronary artery
  • Carotid artery
  • Peripheral artery
  • Renal artery

Services Offered:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Exercise stress (ECG)
  • Ambulatory ECG monitoring
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Echocardiography
  • Risk factor management program for hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking and diabetes
  • Early detection, treatment and rehabilitation of the risk factors



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