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Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao

Director - TAVI and Structural Heart Disease

Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao is enriching his expertise in field of structural heart disease which includes transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI/TPVR) and catheter based treatment of non coronary cardiovascular defects, clinical research in the field of structural heart disease, complex heart disease, complex coronary interventions and endovascular interventions.

Successfully completed 185 TAVR cases in India. Highest in south-east Asia.

Trained from Mount Sinai Hospital New York and Washington University School of Medicine
 
 
  • Education & Experience
  • Special Interests
  • Awards & Honours
  • Publications

Education


  • MD, DM Cardiology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur
  • Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hopsital, New York
  • Structural/Valvular Heart Disease Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, USA.


Work Experience


  • Worked at Washington University School of Medicine as a Structural Heart Disease Fellow between July 2014 to June 2015. During this year I performed more than 185 TAVI procedures and many other structural heart disease intervention.
  • Worked at Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Interventional Cardiology fellow between July 2013 to June 2014. Performed many complex coronary interventions. Also excelled in the field of PAD intervention and management.
  • DM Cardiology SMS Medical College Jaipur.
  • TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve intervention)/TMVR
  • Mitraclip
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Melody valve
  • ASD
  • VSD
  • PDA
  • Coarctation of Aorta
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Complex Coronary Intervention including rotablation
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Intervention
  • Silver sponsorship for paper presentation in European respiratory society Congress 2009 in Vienna for: "Sildenafil improves six minute walk distance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial."
  • All India Young scholar cardiology Award 2011 - Second runner up.
  • West Zone Young Scholar Cardiology Award 2011 - First prize.
  • Eswaran Shakuntala certificate of merit proficiency in Pathology 2005
  • Awarded as the best Cardiologist in Jaipur in 2018
  • Awarded as the best cardiologist in 2016.

 

Achievements:

  • First case of MYVAL TMVR in India
  • First to use IMPELLA (Smallest Heart Pump in India) Rota Angioplasty for complex blockages
  • First case in Rajasthan and second in India,  of ECMO assisted ROTA angioplasty for calcified blockage. The case was awarded as the most complex case at India Live 2018 with reward of 75,000.
  • First in Man case of TAVR( Aortic valve replacement without open heart surgery) in India using Indian Valve.
  • First Case of Mitral valve perforation repair in India. It was awarded as the best case in India in India Live 2017.
  • First case of WATCHMAN device to prevent Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Invited to perform live Aortic valve replacement for the biggest Cardiology conference in India from Apollo Chennai in March 2018.
  • Invited to do TAVR in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka. First case of the country.
  • Performed the first Mitral valve replacement without open heart surgery in Rajasthan and 4th in the country.
  • Started Aortic aneurysm repair program in Rajasthan.
  • Director India Valves program.
  • Have performed the highest number of TAVR( Aortic valve replacement without open heart surgery) in India at all leading Centers in India and have put Jaipur on India’s  map.
  • Principle Investigator and Presenter: 30 Day Clinical and Echocardiographic outcome of first in Man study of MyValve, EuroPCR Paris 2018.
 
Publications
 
BOOK CHAPTERS UNDER PUBLICATION
 
  • Rao RS, Rajamanickam A,Sweeny J. Basics of radiation safety. Practical Manual of Interventional Cardiology.
  • Rao RS, Rajamanickam A, Kini A. Basics of intracoronary devices. Practical Manual of Interventional Cardiology.
  • Seguttuvan NB, Rao RS, Kini A. Chronic total occlusion. Practical Manual of Interventional Cardiology.
 
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
 
  • Rao RS, Maniar H, Zajarias A. Sapien valve: Past, Present and Future. Cardiac Interventions today. 2015;9:35-41.
  • Rajamanickam A, Varughese C, Innasimuthu L, Sawant R, Rao R et al. Outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions [pci] based on severity of coronary artery calcification [cac]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(12_s) doi: 10.1016/s0735 1097(14)61854-4.
  • Rao RS, Singh S, Sharma BB, Agarwal VV, Singh V. Sildenafil improves six
  • minute walk distance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2011; 53:81-85.
  • Sudevan ST, Sharma BB, Rao RS, Singh V. An interesting case of gastroenteritis with shock. J Assoc Physicians India 2008; 56: 475.
  • Mathur SK, Sharma BB, Choudhary D, Rao RS, Shibin TS, Singh V.
  • Clubbing in a case of hypothyroidism. J Assoc Physicians India 2008; 56: 241.
  • Saxena M, Rao RS, Sharma BB, Singh A, Singh V. Primary anaemia (haematological causes): a prevalence study in a tertiary care centre. Current Medical Trends 2008; 12: 2318-24.
PRESENTATIONS
 
  • Embolized Devices. ARCH conference 2015. St Louis.
  • Hemodynamic Support : Cases. ARCH conference 2015. St Louis.
  • Rao Ravinder, Moreno Pedro: Coronary Perfusion Pressure corrected with Impella: Presentation at ACC Washington DC,2014.
  • Rao RS. Sildenafil improves six minute walk distance in Chronic Obstructive
  • Pulmonary Disease: Randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial. European Respiratory Society Congress, Vienna 2009.
  • Rao RS, Singh V. Does pulmonary artery diameter measured by CT Chest correlate with pulmonary artery pressure in patients with COPD? National conference on pulmonary disease Lucknow, India 2008.
  • Rao RS. Case presentation: Complication during PCI. Advanced cardiovascular solutions Hyderabad, India August 2012.