PTCA stands for Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, it is a minimally invasive procedure that is being used for opening up those blocked coronary arteries. It allows the blood to circulate to the heart muscle without any obstruction.
In the process, the doctor injects some ordinary anesthesia to the groin area, he puts needle to the femoral artery, blood vessel that is running down towards the leg. Thereafter, a guidewire is placed via the needle and the needle is then removed. Over the guidewire, an introduced is placed and the wire is removed then. In its place, a different sized guide wire is put afterward.
Dr. Vivek Kumar is one of the best cardiologists in India. He has extensive experience in Electrophysiology and in the field of Cardiac interventions. He has a specialty in complex angioplasties that includes multivessel bifurcation along with IVUS, IABP, FFR, IMPELLA devices. He has performed more than 7500 angioplasties along with 2500 balloon valvotomies.
He has completed his MBBS and his MD from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh. He completed his DM (Cardiology) from LPS Institute of Cardiology, Kanpur.
Dr. Viveka Kumar has received some prestigious awards such as the Chikitsa Ratna Award (2009-2010). In 2010, he got Vidya Ratna Award, Kanpur University. He is also on editorial Board of Indian Heart Journal. He is the chief investigator and sub-investigator of more than 14 international trials. He is also having good teaching experience, while he was pursuing his MD course between 1991-1994, he even taught undergraduate students. Later during his DM, he taught undergraduate along with postgraduate students as well.
He is currently a senior consultant interventional cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He is active on social media and keeps on giving tips about healthy living.