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  • Dr. K R Balakrishnan is a renowned and reputed Cardio-thoracic surgeon in Chennai.
  • With a thriving experience of over 31 + years, he has been credited with India’s First LVAD and HVAD pump implant as destination therapy.
  • Dr. Balakrishnan has done his MBBS from JIPMER, MS (General Surgery) from the eminent AIIMS, Delhi. Following this, he did his McH (Cardiothoracic Surgery) at KEM Hospital, University.
  • Dr. K R Balakrishnan has been instrumental in starting India’s First Comprehensive Centre for Heart Failure Management at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.
  • Dr. Balakrishnan has got the opportunity to work with Sir Brian Barratt –Boyes, Green lane Hospital, New Zealand, and Dr. Albert Starr at Oregon Health Science University and St. Vincent Hospital, USA.
  • Dr. Balakrishnan is also actively engaged with various institutions to develop Pulsatile and continuous flow LVADs (Left Ventricular Assist Device) and molecular biology of ventricular hypertrophy.
  • Dr. Balakrishnan is the first cardiologist in India to successfully perform HVAD implant surgery, and LVAD implant surgery as destination therapy.
Qualifications
  • MBBS, JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • MS, AIIMS
  • MCh, KEM Hospital ,University of Bombay
Work Experience Of Dr K R Balakrishnan
  • Director, Fortis Malar Hospital ,Chennai
  • Senior Registrar ,Sir Brian Baratt-Boyes, Cardio Thoracic Unit, Green Lane Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Specialist ,Railway Hospital, Perambur, Madras
Awards
  • Awarded a distinction in M.Ch which was first ever awarded by Bombay University in Cardio Thoracic Speciality
  • Hiralal gold medal in surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi
Specialties
  • End-stage heart failure management (Heart Transplant & VAD implant)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
Treatments
  • AICD
  • Angiography
  • Aortic Dissection Repair Surgery
  • Aortic Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve replacement - Mechanical Valve
  • Aortic Valve replacement - Tissue Valve
  • Arrhythmia Treatment with Ablation and Pacemakers
  • ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) Closure
  • Balloon mitral valvotomy
  • Balloon Septostomy
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty - Aortic
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Cardiac OPD Procedures
  • Cardiac Tumour Treatment
  • Complex congenital heart surgeriesg
  • Congenital Heart Disorder CHD
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • CRT- D Implant (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)
  • Device Closure- ASD VSD
  • ECG-Treadmill Test TMT
  • Echocardiography with Color Doppler
  • ECMO Support
  • EPS-Electrophysiological
  • Fetal Echocardiogram
  • Heart Bypass - Minimally Invasive CABG
  • Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)
  • Heart Double Valve Replacement
  • Heart Implants
  • Heart Surgery
  • Minimal access surgeries for valves
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve replacement - Mechanical Valve
  • Mitral Valve replacement - Tissue Valve
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) Test
  • Neonatal and Infant cardiac surgeries
  • PDA Device Closure
  • PDA Ligation
  • PET Scan
  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant - Double Chamber
  • PPI-Permanent Pacemaker Implant - Single Chamber
  • PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal
  • PTMC - Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy
  • Redo CABG
  • Ross Procedure
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • TAPVC - Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection Repair Arterial Switch
  • Thallium Test - Nuclear Stress Test
  • Transarterial Radioembolization - TARE
  • Truncus Arterious Repair
  • VSD Closure (Adult) Surgery
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