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A unit of HeartTeam India

Expert surgeons at Heart Valve Centre

Our Specialists

A.B.Gopalamurugan, Cardiologist at

Dr A B Gopalamurugan


Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist

Dr. Prashanth Vaijyanath, Cardiologist at KMC

Dr Prashant Vaijyanath


Senior Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon

Dr Karthick Raj, Anesthesist at Kaveri Hospital

Dr. Karthick Raj

MBBS, DA, DNB (Anesthesia), Dip.Diab

Senior Consultant - Cardiac Anaesthesia

Our pioneering acheivements

Many of the 'first-time-in-India' cardiac procedures and advanced treatments have been performed by our specialists

India’s first TAVI in 2010 at Chennai, India

India’s first Heterotopic Heart Tranplantation

First in the world case of transvenous transeptal mitral valve implantation (Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2013;61(7): e143- e143)

First in the world percutaneous treatment with TAVI after heterotopic heart transplantation (Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, doi:10.1016/j.healun.2014.04.011)

India’s first completely video-endoscopic Cardiac surgery with Einstein 3-D vision in March 2015

India’s first Bilateral sequential Lung transplant for Eisenmenger syndrome in Feb 2015

First in the world TAVI for Aortic Regurgitation with a highly mobile mass attached to the aortic valve. On 28th November 2015. (Presented at PCR London Valves 2016)

First TAVI in India with Medtronic Evolut R system. First TAVI in India for Aortic Regurgitation (Indian Heart Journal, doi:10.1016/j.ihj.2016.03.022)

India’s first endovascular aortic aneurysm (EVAR) using a single limb access (Indian Heart Journal CVCR, Volume 1, Issue 2, May–September 2017, Pages 92-95)

India’s First Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Implantation (IHJ CVCR, Volume 1, Issue 2, May–September 2017, Pages 61-63)

India’s First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation (IHJ CVCR, 10.1016/2017.11.005)

India’s First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation (IHJ CVCR, 10.1016/2017.11.005)

India’s First ECMO assisted TAVR for high risk TAVR (Indian Heart Journal CVCR, Volume 1, Issue 1, January–April 2017, Pages 4-6)

World’s first Heterotopic Heart Transplant on native beating heart with Direct Pulmonary Anastomosis on 31st May 2017

Asia’s First Transjugular Transeptal mitral valve implantation (Live case at Tamilnadu Interventional Council 2018, now on online at youtube)

India’s first Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) in Mitral Annular Calcification (MAC) June 2018, awaiting publication

World’s first Vienna TAVI valve successful implantations in June 2018