DR. VIDYA SAGAR AKULA
Qualification:MBBS, M.D.(Int Medicine), D.M.(Cardiology)
Dr. Vidya Sagar, D.M(cardiology) is the Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Lakshminaraya Hospital Mukarampura, Karimnagar.
He has completed his MBBS from Osmania Medical College in 2000, Completed MD(Int Med) from Mamata Medical College,Khammam in 2006 (Dr NTR University of Health Sciences) followed by D.M (Cardilogy) from Sri Venkateswara Institute for Medical Sciences [SVIMS], Tirupati in 2014
He was assocated with reknown hospitals before his recent tenure as Sr Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in MaxCure Hospital, Karimnagar. He is also the Chief Interventional Cardiologist, at Lakshminaraya Hospital, Karimnagar
1. “Assessment of right ventricle by RT3D Echo before and after ASD device closure” at ICCCON-2013, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. Selected For Award Paper Session.
2. “Right Ventricle Before and after ASD Device Closure” selected for Navin C. Nanda Young Investigator Award in CSICON2014 at Hyderabad
Over the years he has attended several national conferences.
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He performs a wide variety of procedures including:
The most common interventional cardiology procedure (catheterization) involves the insertion of a sheath into the groin or wrist artery and passing a catheter to the heart to open a blocked artery with balloon (angioplasty) or a stent (metal sleeve that is inserted to prop open the artery from within). Our interventionalists can also open artery blockages other than heart, including in the neck, kidney, and legs, without the need for surgery. This procedure can be done on an elective or emergency basis.
Cardiac catheterization is also a commonly used diagnostic procedure. This procedure involves threading a small catheter -- a long, thin, flexible, hollow tube -- through a vein or artery in the groin, from which blood flows into the heart. A technician injects dye into the catheter and takes moving x-ray pictures, or angiograms, of the dye as it travels to the heart.
Emergency Cardiac Catheterization
Emergency cardiac catheterization saves lives. When a patient is admitted with signs of a heart attack, the Emergency Department immediately activates a special process, called Code STEMI, to speed treatment through our nationally recognized Chest Pain Center. This notifies the cardiac catheterization team, the on-call cardiologist and the Cardiac Care Unit to expect a patient and prepare to begin treatment. Patients are then taken to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, where the team can perform an angioplasty, a procedure in which a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted through an artery in the groin and guided through the artery to the site of the blockage. Once in place, the balloon is inflated to remove the clot causing the heart attack and restoring normal blood flow. A stent may also be placed at this time if the physician feels that it is necessary in order to keep the artery from closing again.