Work Experience

  • Coronary Angioplasties: > 3500 (Patients)
  • Angioplasties as a primary operator: 2900 approx.
  • Intracoronary stenting : > 2600 (Patients)
  • Types of Stents Used: Palmaz-Schatz (Coronary, biliary), Gianturco-Roubin I & II, Wiktor, Wiktor I, NIR (9, 16, 32), NIR 7cell, Micro AVE, be Stent, S670, S540, Coroflex, Wall (Rolling membrane, Magic), BardXT, ACT one (Nitinol), Cordis, ACS Multilink, Jo Med, Focus/ Synthesis Star, Terumo
  • Published technique of hand mounting Palmaz-Schatz stent (Catheterization & Cardiovascular Diagnosis 1994)
  • New design for monorail wall stent (unsuccessful application for patent)
  • Published stenting in severely angulated lesions - Catheterization & Cardiovascular diagnosis
  • Evaluator: Vflex Stent (Cook)
  • Primary Angioplasties: 120
  • Published first paper on primary angioplasty in India.
  • Participant - retrospective primary angioplasty registry (Australia)
  • Interventions on IABP support: 35
  • Rotational Atherectomy (Rotablators): 100
  • Directional Atherectomy: 8
  • Other coronary investigative techniques: Intracoronary Ultrasound, Intracoronary Doppler, Fractional Flow Reserve
  • Designed protocol for ICUS through coronary sinus
  • Mitral Valvuloplasty: 300
  • Published “Mitral valve dilator - a new design concept” - J. Of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 1994
  • Pulmonary / Aortic Valvuloplasty, coarctation dilatation, Subvalvar Aortic Stenosis dilatation, Congenital Interventions: 100 approx
  • Radial Artery procedures: 100
  • Carotid Artery Stenting: 10 Days Training at University of Alabama with Dr. Gary Roubin 1995. Performed 5 cases.
  • Atrial Septal Defect Closure with Amplatzer Device: Training with Dr. Ziyad Hijazi (Chicago) at Muscat November 1999.
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterisations : > 6000
  • Published New catheter designs for unusually wide ascending aortas - Catheterisation & Cardiovascular Diagnosis 1996
  • Published “Dancing Needle sign for obtaining access to femoral artery” - Catheterisation and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 1995