If one has a coronary heart disease, the arteries in the heart are narrowed or blocked by a sticky material called plaque. Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery. The doctor threads a thin tube through a blood vessel in the arm or groin up to the involved site in the artery. The tube has a tiny balloon on the end. When the tube is in place, the doctor inflates the balloon to push the plaque outward against the wall of the artery. This widens the artery and restores blood flow.
Why the Procedure is performed?
Arteries can become narrowed or blocked by deposits called plaque. Plaque is made up of fat and cholesterol that builds up on the inside of artery walls. This condition is called hardening of arteries. Dr. Viveka Kumar, a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket, New Delhi is an exemplary doctor who is well versed with the treatment and the procedure of this complex kind.
He has completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. His excellence can be seen thoroughly by the achievements he has achieved till now and by the experience he holds. He has performed more than 7,500 PTCA & Complex Interventions including Rotablation, Left Main stenting and Bifurcation stenting, among other procedures.
Holding a great amount of good experience in electrophysiology procedures, RF ablation, cryo-ablation, cool tip ablation, ICD, CRTs, pacemaker implantation, device/lead extraction, coronary and peripheral angioplasty, renal and carotid angioplasty, radial artery route angiograms, balloon valvotomy, etc. he is a cardiologist who is said to be great at what he does. Doctor Viveka Kumar is the one name which one can undoubtedly recommend somebody for a proper heart treatment and can help the person to reach at new unction of his/her life.
Dr. Viveka Kumar full heartedly is dedicated to the field he is in and has also explored the dimensions of teaching, being passionate about cardiology, he took up teaching during his MD course between 1991 and 1994 where he taught undergraduate students, and later, during his DM programme, taught postgraduate as well as undergraduate medical students. Subsequently, from 1999-2003 he taught postgraduate DNB Cardiology students and nurses, and also supervised clinical research studies. In recent years he has been a co-guide for DNB Cardiology dissertations in five theses (2008-2012).
He specializes in following major fields:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Multi Vessel Angioplasty