CARDIOLOGY

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 Complited her MBBS from Osmania Medical College in 2000, Complited 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 has 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


  • From 2004-2007 he worked as Junior Resident(Internal Medicine) in Mamata Medical College,Khammam
  • In Jan 2010-June 2012 he worked as Research Assosciate(Cardiology) in Department of Cardiology, SGPGIMS - Lucknow
  • Aug 2011-July 2014 he worked as Senior Resident(Cardiology) in SVIMS, Tirupati
  • From Aug 2014 - Aug 2015 he worked as Asst. Professor(Cardiology)SVIMS (Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences), Tirupati
  • From Aug 2015 - Oct 2015 he worked as Jr cardiologist in Apollo Hospital, Hyderguda
  • From Oct 2015 - April 2017 he worked as Consultant Cardiologist in Apollo Reach Hospital, Karimnagar
  • From April 2017 he is working as Sr. Consultant Cardiologist in MaxCure Hospital, Karimnagar
  • He is life memebr of Cardiological Society of India
  • He is know for his publication which were nominated for awards:
  • 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 she has Attended Several national conferences.


    He is also Member of :

  • Life member of Cardiological Society of India
  • Awarded best poster prize in CSICON-2012 at New Delhi for “Assessment of right ventricle before and after ASD device closure”
  • “Optical Coherence Tomography – Basics and Beyond” at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati in CME on Evaluation of borderline coronary artery lesions held on 15-03-2015.

  • Few of his publication:

  • Haritha PNS, Vidya Sagar A, Latheef K, Rajasekhar D, Vanajakshamma V. Comparative tissue Doppler and catheterization study for assessing left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. J Indian CollCardiol 2013; 3(3): 93-98.
  • Vidya Sagar A, Rajasekhar D, Vanaja V, ShashankaCh, Thejanandan Reddy CS. Assessment of RV function by 2D and 3D Echo before and after ASD device closure. Ind Heart J. 2012; 64 Supp.1: S91.
  • Rajasekhar D, Vanajakshamma V, Vidya Sagar A, Ranganayakulu KP, BoochiBabu M, Sivasankara C, Kothari S, Thakkar A. Evaluation of prolonged safety and efficacy of biodegradable polymer coated sirolimus- eluting coronary stent system: 1-year outcomes of the INDOLIMUS Registry. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy 2015. [Article in Press]
  • Rajasekhar D, Vanajakshamma V, Madhavi R, BoochiBabu M, Vidya Sagar A, Nirlep G, Ashok T.Evaluation of thienopyridine-resistance by measuring platelet aggregation in individuals taking antiplatelet drugs post-PCI: Outcomes with a novel, FDA-approved, point-of-care platelet aggregometer “AggreGuide A-100”. Catheter CardiovascInterv. 2015; 85 (Suppl. 2): S79. DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25910.
  • Rajasekhar D, Vanajakshamma V, Sivasankara C, Ranganayakulu KP, BoochiBabu M, Vidya Sagar A, Nirlep G, Ashok T. Safety and efficacy of coronary intervention in patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: Outcomes of Sirolimus-eluting stent in “All-comers” Lesion Treatment. Catheter CardiovascInterv. 2015; 85 (Suppl. 2): S134. DOI: 10.1002/ccd.25910


  • Services Offered

    He performs a wide variety of procedures including:

  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Mitral valvuloplasty
  • Rotational atherectomy
  • Laser angioplasty
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Pressure wire studies
  • Septal ablations
  • Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization

    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.


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