Cardiology hospitals in Kerala
Cardiology The BMH Department of Cardiology offers the latest innovations in invasive and non invasive cardiac care to patients of all ages.
 

Cardiology

The department of Cardiology provides medical management for all kinds of diseases relating to the heart and circulatory system. Medical diagnosis and treatments are offered to health issues like heart failures, congenital heart diseases and various other disorders. Understanding the needs of heart patients, BMH has facilitated services of highly experienced cardiologists and advanced technology. Cutting‐edge facilities and services are provided to ensure quality care to the patients at affordable cost. Two Digital flat panel Cath lab with Gen 3 – Greenfield Technology, IVUS facility makes it easier to have best results making way for better diagnosis and treatment. The radionuclide cardiac imaging technology aims at better imaging with less radiation. The test is done to evaluate various cardiac issues. The electrophysiology lab at BMH cardiology department has facilities for diagnosis as well as treatment for irregular heart beat conditions.

Panel of Doctors

Panel of Doctors
Prof. Ashokan Nambiar C. MD, DM(Cardio), FACC ( Senior Consultant and HOD )

Prof. Asokan Nambiar is a veteran in cardiology and renowned academician, with more than 40 years of experience in Cardiology. He has delivered valuable treatment options for over three generations of cardiac patients . He is the HOD of Cardiology at BMH.

Qualification

MBBS (Kerala University), MD (Gen Medicine, Kerala University), DM (Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi), FACC (Fellow, American College of Cardiology). Advanced training for one year in Cardiology : University of Newcastle – upon - Tyne, UK.

Work Experience
Former Professor and Head of Cardiology Department Govt. Medical College Calicut (40 years Experience in Cardiology).
Expertise: Clinical evaluation of Cardiac Problems in adults and children to provide Optimal Medical Treatment and to assess the need for any Catheter Interventions or surgical treatment after interpreting Clinical data, non –invasive tests and Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography.
Performing and interpreting Echocardiography - both Trans Thoracic and Trans – Esophageal (TEE). Providing an active teaching and research program to create an academic melieu in the department. Principal Investigator for ongoing research programmes and registries.
Publications
  • Nambiar C.A, Abdulrahiman P, Aravindan KP. Progressive systemic sclerosis presenting as recurrent ventricular tachycardia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy--a case report. J Assoc Physicians India. 1989 Feb;37(2):179-81. [Medline]
  • Nambiar C.A, Nair SA, Nandakumar V. Right atrial myxoma presenting as chronic right heart failure--a case report. Indian Heart J. 1988 Mar-Apr;40(2):129-31. [Medline]
  • Sahasranam KV, Nambiar C.A, Sugathan K, Ravindran KN. Septal and posterior left ventricular wall motion and left ventricular function in juvenile mitral stenosis--an echocardiographic study. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 1987 Jan-Mar;29(1):17-24. [Medline]
  • Bhatia ML, Ashokan Nambiar C, Shrivastava S, Roy SB. Effect of acute digitalization on His bundle intervals and corrected sinus recovery time in normal young adults. Indian Heart J. 1977 Mar-Apr;29(2):78-84. [Medline]
  • Shrivastava S, Nambiar C.A, Tandon R. Right atrial 'a' wave in tetralogy of Fallot. Indian Pediatr. 1975 Aug;12(8):615-8. [Medline]
  • Nambiar C.A, Basu AK, Bhatia ML. Red cell haemolysis in mitral regurgitation (a 51Cr tagged red cell survival study). J Assoc Physicians India. 1974 Sep;22(9):665-70. [Medline]
  • Bhatia ML, Nambiar C.A, Bhalla BK, Basu AK, Roy SB. DC cardioversion in digitalised patients. A serum digoxin level correlative study. Indian Heart J. 1974 Apr;26(2):119-23. [Medline]
  • Nambiar C.A. Temporary transvenous intra cardiac pacing in complete heart block complicating acute myocardial infarction. Kerala Medical Journal XV: 117, 1975.
  • Nambiar C.A. Beside evaluation of Congenital heart disease. Kerala medical Journal XV: 117, 1974.
Published Abstracts:
  • Vasudevan KR andNambiar C.A. Immediate prognostic value of plasma urea, uric acid and creatinine in acute myocardial infarction. Indian Heart Journal 1988; 40: 376 (Abstract).
  • J. Francis, C.A. Nambiar, N. Sudhayakumar, K.Venugopal, MN Krishnan, CC Velayudhan, KP Markose. A Correlation of Electrocardiogram with Hemodynamics in Juvenile Mitral Stenosis. Indian Heart Journal. 1993;45:362 (Abstract).
  • Nambiar C.A . Echocardiographic evaluation of primary pulmonary hypertension. Indian Heart Journal 1983; 35 (Abstract).
  • Nambiar C.A. Left posterior hemiblock in acute myocardial infarction a prospective study. Indian Heart Journal. 1977; 29 (Abstract).
  • Warrier C.B.C., Musthafa V.P.M and Nambiar C.A. Electro Cardiographic abnormalities in snakebite poisoning. J. Asso. Physicians of India. 1975. (Abstract).
Chapter in Books
  • Nambiar C.A. Chapter 1, Clinical features and aetiology of Endomyocardial Fibrosis in India. Ed: Sapru RP. Monograph on Endomyocardial Fibrosis: Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi. 1983. pp 42-48.
  • Huffman MD, Prabhakaran D, Abraham AK, Krishnan MN, Nambiar AC, Mohanan PP; Kerala Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry Investigators.Optimal in-hospital and discharge medical therapy in acute coronary syndromes in Kerala: results from the Kerala Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Jul 1;6(4):436-43. [Medline]
OP Days and Timings
Mon 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
Tue 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 04:30 pm
Dr. Sahasranam K.V. MD, DM, FACC, FCSI ( Medical Director & Senior Consultant )

Prof. Sahasranam, presently holds the position of Medical Director at BMH. He is also a Senior Consultant Cardiologist with more than 30 years of clinical experience. He has published over 40 academic papers in National and International Journals and takes part actively in Continuing Medical Education programs. He holds additional charge of the BMH academy as its Director.

Qualification
  • MBBS from Calicut Medical College,
  • MD (General Medicine) from Calicut Medical College,
  • DM (Cardiology) from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1981.
  • Awarded the FACC fellowship by the American College of Cardiology in October 2015.
  • Awarded the FCSI fellowship by the Cardiological Society of India in December 2016.
Work Experience
Was in the Faculty of Calicut Medical College as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and HOD of Cardiology. Went abroad to Dubai on an assignment for five years. At present working in Baby Memorial Hospital as Senior Consultant Cardiologist for the past 15 years. Clinical experience in Cardiology for 31 years. Practising as a General Cardiologist in diagnosing clinical problems in Cardiology and managing patients in the wards and Cardiac ICU. Trained in Echocardiography. Main interests are Teaching and Research. Published over 40 academic papers in National and International Journals. Takes part in Continuing Medical Education programs very actively. Member of the Indian Medical Association, Cardiological Society of India and Indian College of Cardiology. He was promoted as the Medical Director of Baby Memorial Hospital in October 2013 and is in charge of the hospital’s medical staff and holds additional charge of the BMH academy as the Director of the Academy too.
Publications
  • Epidemic of Chickenpox at the Industrial Colony at Mavoor : Aysha Guharaj, Sahasranam K.V, J.of Comm.Dis. 6, 236 ­239, 1974
  • Lupus Glomerulonephritis : Thomas Mathew. M, Sahasranam K.V, Leena Devi. K.R, Ker.Med. J 16: 203 ­208 : 1976
  • Peritoneal Dialysis in Life threatening Hyperkalemia ­ Two case reports, Thomas Mathew. M, Sahasranam.K.V, & Warrier CBC. Ker. Med. J., 16 : 155 ­ 160, 1976
  • Fisher Syndrome : Rajasekharan Nair. K, Santhakumar. K.P, Sahasranam K.V, Rajan.N.P, Ker. Med.J. 18 : 92 ­ 95, 1976
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis : A family study . Gopinath A, Sahasranam K.V, Nair K.V and Mathew Philip, Ker,Med.J.17, 245­248,1977.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis in Acute Renal Failure, Thesis submitted to the University of Calicut for the M.D. Course in General Medicine ­ Sahasranam. K. V, 1978
  • Multiple Sclerosis in Malabar. Rajasekharan Nair K, Sahasranam K.V, J.of Asso.Physicians of India. 26: 899, 1978
  • Pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart diseases with left to right shunt. Sahasranam K.V, Khattri H N, Bidwai P.S, Indian J. Paed. 49; 365 ­374, 1981
  • Management of congestive Cardiac Failure. Khattri H.N, Sahasranam. K.V, Drugs Bulletin Vol IV No. 4 pp 41 ­ 55, 1981
  • Cardiac Autonomic functions in leprosy : Sahasranam. K.V, Anand I. S. Kumar. B, Kaur. S, & Wahi. P.L. Ind. J. of Med. Res. 75: 332 ­ 336, 1982
  • Pulmonary Venous Wedge Angiography in Congenital Heart disease (Abs 65) Bidwal. P.S, Khattri. H.M, Sahasranam K.V, & Wahi P.L., Ind. Heart J. 34: 289, 1982
  • Clinical, Echocardiographic and haemodynamic profile or Tricuspid Stenosis (Abs 102) Khattri. H.N, Kumar. R.S. Raman. K, Sahasranam K.V, Sapru. R.S & Bidwal P.S. Indian Heart J. 34 : 297, 1982
  • Torsade de pointes. Aboobacker. A, Sahasranam K. V, Abdul Kader. S, Manjooran. R. J, Georg Joseph, Ker.Med. J. 24 : 109 ­ 110,1983
  • Septal and Posterior Left ventricular wall motion and left ventricular function in Juvenile mitral stenosis ­ Echocardiographic study. Sahasranam K.V, Nambiar.C.A, Sugathan. K, Velayudhan. C.C, Ravindran. K.N (abs) Indian Heart J. 35 ; 268, 1983
  • Echocardiographic evaluation of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Nambiar C.A, Sahasranam. K.V, (Abc) Indian Heart J. 35 : 285, 1983
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome : Ranjit. M.S, Sahasranam K.V, Feroze, Ravindran. K, Ker.Med. J. 25 : 126­ 130, 1984
  • Rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction ­ Sahasranam. K.V, Ker. Med. J. 25 : 241 ­ 244, 1984
  • Mild Hypertension ­ should we treat it ? ­ Sahasranam K.V, Ker. Med. J. 24:126 ­ 130, 1984
  • Coronary Artery Spasm : Sahasranam. K.V, Ker.Med.J. 26 : 56 ­ 60, 1985 (May)
  • Buccal administration of Nifedipine in severe hypertension : Sahasranam K. V., Ravindran. K.N , Ker. Med. J 28 16­19: 1987 (Jan)
  • Septal and posterior left ventricular wall motion and left ventricular function in patients with Juvenile mitral stenosis ­ An echocardiographic study : Sahasranam K.V, Ashokan Nambiar. C, Sugathan. K, Ravindran. K.N, Indian J. Chest D. S. All Sciences
  • Syphilis and the cardiovascular system . Sahasranam. K.V : In continuing Medical Education Series 2, Indian Association of Dermatology & Venereology Kerala. Pp 97 ­ 104 :1987
  • Sublingual captopril in severe hypertension. Sahasranam. K. V, Ravindran. K.N, JAPI 36, 643­644, 1988 (Nov)
  • Newer Cardiac drugs ­ An Appraisal. Sahasranam. K.V: In “Souvenir of the IX South Zone conference of Anaesthesiologists Trivandrum 8,9 April 1989
  • Rehabilitation after Acute Myocardial infarction. Sahasranam. K.V, Proceedings of the CME Programme in Cardiology. Dept of Cardiology, Medical College, Kottayam, Feb 25,26 ­ 1989
  • Atrial flutter in infancy . Ranjit. M, Rajagopalan. K.C, Sahasranam. K.V, Ind. J.Paediatrics 56 No 4 ­ 535 ­ 539 : 1989 (Jul­Aug)
  • Complete heart block after topical timolol ­ Chandra Prakash, Chacko Alexander, Hussain. P, Padmaja Krishnan, Venugopal. N.S, Sahasranam K.V (JAPI) 39: 600­601 : 1990 (August)
  • Management of Cardiac arrhythmias with special references to adult myocardial infarction. Sahasranam K.V; Proceedings of continuing medical education. Dept. Cardiology, MCH, Kottayam , Feb 1990.
  • Infective endocarditis changing trends ­ Sahasranam K.V, Proceedings of the Cardiological Society of India; XXI Science Annual Conference, Trivandrum 25.11.1990
  • Early onset dress... Syndrome. A study of 15 cases : Sahasranam K.V, Dressler’s Ind.J.Chest. Dis. All. Sci. Vol.32 Nos. PP 158 ­ 56 (1990)
  • Mitral valve prolapse syndrome and associated thoracic skeletal abnormalities. U.Kishore Kumar, K.V. Sahasranam. JAPI . Vol 39: 536­539 (July ­ 1991)
  • Cardiac Problems in Diabetic Cardiology. K.V. Sahasranam (Review) BMH Med.J. 2014;1(2)22­26
  • Guidelines in the treatment of High Blood Cholesterol. K.V.Sahasranam, BMH Med. J.2014 : 1(3) 37­39
  • Cardio Renal Syndrome. K.V. Sahasranam. BMH Med.J. 2014 : 1(4) 72 ­ 76.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 09:30 am - :05:30 pm
Tue 09:30 am - :05:30 pm
Wed 09:30 am - :05:30 pm
Thu 09:30 am - :05:30 pm
Fri 09:30 am - :05:30 pm
Sat 09:30 am - :05:30 pm
Dr. Johnson Francis MD, DM, FACC, FRCP Edin, FRCP London ( Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist )

Prof. Johnson Francis is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist with over 23 years experience. His expertise and practical acumen in Cardiology has earned him several accolades in the medical field.

Qualifications
  • MBBS (Calicut University),
  • MD (General Medicine, Calicut University),
  • DM (Cardiology,Calicut University), Fellow of Cardiological Society of India(FCSI),
  • FACC (Fellow of American College of Cardiology),
  • FRCP Edin (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburg).
  • FRCP London (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London).
Work Experience
Former Professor of Cardiology with 23 years experience in Cardiology. Performing echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, angiography and interventions in addition to outpatient and inpatient cardiac care. Area of special interest in cardiac pacing, devices and electrophysiology.
  • Founder and Emeritus Editor of Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal.
  • Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Cardiology and Europace.
  • Peer reviewer for prestigious international journals including Journal of American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm.
  • Member, Panel of Experts for DNB (Cardiology), National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
  • President of Kerala Heart Rhythm Society. Participated as local site co-ordinator in International collaboration on endocarditis, promoted by duke university
Publications

Published Articles

  • Francis J. Left ventricular outflow tract tachycardias. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2013 Jan;13(1):1-3. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Sacher F. Transcoronary ethanol ablation for ventricular tachycardia. IndianPacing Electrophysiol J. 2011 Nov;11(6):159-60. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Prevention of sudden cardiac death. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2011 Jul;11(4):91-2. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Bourke T, Shivkumar K. Calming the storm by sympatholysis. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2011 Mar 25;11(2):31-3. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular premature complexes. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Aug 15;10(8):326-8. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Junctional ectopic tachycardia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Jul 20;10(7):288-91. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. T wave oversensing. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Jun 5;10(6):236-8. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Repetitive Nonreentrant Ventriculoatrial Synchrony (RNRVAS). Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 May 5;10(5):203-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Namboodiri N, Francis J. Ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-- can we ever predict them? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Mar 5;10(3):112-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Jayesh B, Ashishkumar M, Faizal A, Mond H. Right ventricular septal pacing: has it come of age? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Feb 1;10(2):69-72. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Thejus J, Francis J. Atrial fibrillation in cardiac channelopathies. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 1;9(6):342-50. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Chu VH, Miro JM, Hoen B, Cabell CH, Pappas PA, Jones P, Stryjewski ME, Anguera I,Braun S, Muoz P, Commerford P, Tornos P, Francis J, Oyonarte M, Selton-Suty C, Morris AJ, Habib G, Almirante B, Sexton DJ, Corey GR, Fowler VG Jr; Coagulase-negative staphylococcal prosthetic valve endocarditis-- a contemporary update based on the International Collaboration on Endocarditis: prospective cohort study.International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study Group. Heart. 2009 Apr;95(7):570- 6. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Francis J. Ventricular tachycardia following snakebite envenoming. Emerg Med J. 2009 Feb;26(2):151. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Thejus J, Francis J. N-terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide And Atrial Fibrillation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009;9(1):1-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Thejus J, Francis J, Haissaguerre M. Radiofrequency ablation in ventricular fibrillation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008;8(4):238-41. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Thomas JM, Francis J, Cherian K.Pediatric electrophysiology in India: a sub-speciality come of age. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 May 1;8(Suppl. 1):S1-7. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Krishnan M. Dual ventricular response or 1 : 2 atrioventricular conduction in dual atrioventricular nodal physiology. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 Apr 1;8(2):77-9. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Antzelevitch C. Atrial fibrillation and Brugada syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Mar 25;51(12):1149-53. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  • Vollmann D, Zabel M, Francis J. Patient alerting features in implantable defibrillators. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 Feb 1;8(1):1-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Anilkumar R, Mond H.Reuse of explanted pacemakers: an option for economically underprivileged patients in developing countries. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2007 Oct 22;7(4):192. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Lokhandwala Y. Electrophysiology in India. Heart Rhythm. 2007 May;4(5):687. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Krishnan MN, Syamkumar MD, Sajeev CG, Venugopal K, Johnson F, Vinaykumar D, Velayudhan CC, Jayakumar TG. Snare-assisted anterograde balloon mitral and aortic valvotomy using Inoue balloon catheter. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Jan 2;114(1):e9-11. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • N. Jayaprasad, Vinod Thomas, Suresh Madhavan, G. Rajesh, Johnson Francis, K. Venugopal.A Rare Association of Ebstein's Anomaly of Tricuspid Valve with Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis. Echocardiography. 2007 Feb;24(2):176-8.[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Sunil Roy TN, Sajeev CG, Francis J, Krishnan MN, Venugopal K. Three major coronary artery-to- left ventricular fistula: an unusual cause of a diastolic murmur at the apex. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Nov;19(11):1402.e1-4. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Reynolds DW, Jayaprasad N, Francis J. Remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Oct 1;6(4):186-8. No abstract available. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Niehaus M. Interference between cellular telephones and implantable rhythm devices: a review on recent papers. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Oct 1;6(4):226-33. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Jayaprasad N, Johnson F, Venugopal K. Congenital complete heart block and maternal connective tissue disease. International Journal of Cardiology 112 (2006) 153 – 158. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Francis J, Johnson B, Niehaus M. Quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Jul 1;6(3):173-81. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Sankar V, Vasudev B, Venugopal K. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Ventricular tachycardia: the spectrum continues to broaden: report of Naxos disease. Circulation. 2006 Jul 25;114(4):e60-1. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text
  • Praveen SV, Francis J, Venugopal K. Gene therapy in cardiac arrhythmias. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Apr 1;6(2):111-8. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Sankar V, Khadar A, Vasudev B, Venugopal KN. Idiopathic dilatation of right atrium with atrial standstill presenting as stroke. Echocardiography. 2006 Jan;23(1):50-2. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Shanker V, Vasudev B, Abdul Khader S, Venugopal K. Young male with isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium presenting with atrial fibrillation and complete heart block. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 8;107(1):142-3. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Rajesh G, Francis J. Biological pacemakers. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Jan 1;6(1):1-5. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sunil Roy TN, Krishnan MN, Venugopal K, Cherian Koshy, Sajeev CG, Francis, Johnson; Velayudhan CC. Comparison of Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area Method and Pressure Half Time Method for Evaluation of Mitral Valve Area in Patients Undergoing Balloon Mitral Valvotomy. Echocardiography. 2005 Oct;22(9):707-12. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Jayaprasad N, Francis J. Atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroidism. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2005 Oct 1;5(4):305-11. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Perez Riera AR, Ferreira C, Dubner SJ, Schapachnik E, Soares JD, Francis J. Brief review of the recently described short QT syndrome and other cardiac channelopathies. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2005 Jul;10(3):371-7. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Joydeep Ghosh; Johnson Francis; Barry J. Maron. Role of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2005 5(2): 72-75. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis; Guy Fontaine. Role of Catheter Ablation in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2005 5(2): 81-85.[PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sunil Roy T.N; Vikram Sankar; Johnson Francis; Hiroshi Tada. Tissue Tracking Imaging for Identifying the Origin of Idiopathic Ventricular Arrhythmias: A New Role of Cardiac Ultrasound in Electrophysiology. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2005 5(3): 155-159. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis and Charles Antzelevitch. Brugada syndrome. International Journal of Cardiology, 2005 May 25;101(2):173-8. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis, Vikram Sankar, Venugopal K; Silvia G. Priori. Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2005 May;2(5):550-4. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Francis J, Watanabe MA, Schmidt G. Heart rate turbulence: a new predictor for risk of sudden cardiac death. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2005 Jan;10(1):102-9. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Johnson Francis; Venugopal K; Khadar SA; Sudhayakumar N; Anoop K. Gupta. Idiopathic Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2004; 4 (3): 98-103. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Charles Antzelevitch; Johnson Francis. Congenital Short QT Syndrome. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2004; 4 (2): 46-49. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis; Charles Antzelevitch. Brugada-Like Electrocardiographic Pattern. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2003; 3 (3): 91-92. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Roy TN, Fassaludeen M, Venugopal K. Morgagni hernia in adult presenting as cardiomegaly. J Assoc Physicians India. 2003 Jan;51:85-6. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Johnson Francis. Role of Adenosine/ATP Test in Supraventricular Tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2003; 3 (1): 1-2. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis. Electromagnetic Interference in Implantable Rhythm Devices - The Indian Scenario. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2002; 2(3): 64-65. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Roy TN, Francis J. Images in cardiology: Autocapture stimulus simulating atrioventricular sequential pacing. Heart. 2002 Aug;88(2):158. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  • Hugh Calkins; Ajit Kumar V.K; Johnson Francis. Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2002; 2(2): 45-49. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Mohan Nair; Johnson Francis; Venugopal K. Development of Pacing, Electrophysiology and Defibrillation in India. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2002; 2(2): 57-61.[PubMed] Free PMC Article

Published Abstracts

  • Praveen SV, Jayaprasad N, Suresh M, Rajesh G, Vinod T, Sajeev CG, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, Venugopal K. Assessment of left ventricular function in pure mitral stenosis by tissue Doppler echocardiography. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No.9
  • Praveen SV, Shalu Mohan, Vinayakumar D, Rajesh G, Sajeev CG, Johnson Francis, Rosamma Joseph, Venugopal K. A study of the association between angiographically proven coronary artery disease and inflammatory periodontal disease. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 71.
  • Suresh M, Praveen SV, Jayaprasad N, Johnson Francis, Vinayakumar D, Venugopal K. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: Incidence and echocardiographic features. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 246
  • Ahamed Siraj C, Praveen SV, Vinayakumar D, Suresh M, Johnson Francis, Raveendran MA, Venugopal K. Clinical profile of rheumatic and non-rheumatic persistent atrial fibrillation: A comparative study. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 304
  • Praveen SV, Vinayakumar D, Jayaprasad N, Sajeev CG, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, Venugopal K. Frequency of renal artery stenosis in patients with normal renal function undergoing coronary angiography: Is routine renal angiography useful? Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 361
  • Wang A, Cabell CH, Fowler Jr, VG, Anguera I, Spelman D, Selton-Suty C, Pappas P, Hoen B, Iarussi D, Tripodi M, Utili R, Watkins R, Suter F, Rizzi M, Braun S, Ramos A, Commerford P, Francis J, Sexton DJ, Corey GR. The use and outcome of surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis: a propensity analysis of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) prospective database. 8th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, May 22-24, 2005 Charleston, South Carolina.
  • V. H. Chu, G. R. Corey, P. Jones, I. Anguera, P. A. Pappas, C. H. Cabell, J.M. Miro, S. Braun, E. Bouza, P. Commerford, J. Francis, M. Oyonarte, P. Selton-Suty, B. Hoen, G. Habib, B. Almirante, P. Tornos, D. J. Sexton, V. G. Fowler, Jr., and the ICE-PCS Study Group. Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci: 64 episodes from the ICE-PCS. 8th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, May 22-24, 2005 Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Cabell C, Iarussi D, Athan E, Selton-Suty C, Chu V, Pappas P, Peterson G, Utili R, Anguera I, Wang A, Francis J, Habib G, Naber C, Braun S, Suter F, Rizzi M, de Alarcón A, Jimenez- Exposito M, Logar M, Pare C, Thuny F, Corey GR, Hoen B, Sexton D, Olaison L, Fowler V. Prosthetic valve endocarditis and cardiac device infections: report of 496 cases from the ICE prospective cohort study. 8th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, May 22-24, 2005 Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Mubarak, Babu Vasudev, Kader Muneer, Shyam Kumar, Vinayakumar, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, K Venugopal. Direct Current Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation following Percutaneous Transmitral Commissurotomy - A Pilot Study. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 340
  • Jacob Mathew, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, TN Sunil Roy, Vinayakumar, CG Sajeev, Velayudhan CC, Johnson Francis, K Venugopal. QTc Dispersion in Acute Myocardial Infarction as a Predictor of Ventricular Arrhythmias. Indian Heart Journal Sept- Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 341
  • Jijith Krishnan, SV Praveen, TN Sunil Roy, Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, Johnson Francis, Muneer, Sreelatha, K Venugopal. Atherosclerotic Risk Factors in Chronic Kidney Disease. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 479 AS Muhammed Fassaludeen, Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Mubarak, Babu Vasudev, Kader Muneer, CG Sajeev, Vinayakumar, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, K Venugopal. Cardiovascular Involvement in Leptospirosis. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 480
  • SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, Mohammed Fassaludeen, N Jayaprasad, TN Sunil Roy, Babu Vasudev, Johnson Francis, CG Sajeev, Syam Kumar, K Venugopal. Predictors of Morbidity in Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valves. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 220
  • SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, V Mubarak, Mohammed Fassaludeen, Sunil Roy, Johnson Francis, CG Sajeev, K Venugopal. Normal Gradients in Mechanical Aortic and Mitral Prosthesis. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 227
  • Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Mubarak, Babu Vasudev, Kader Muneer, Shyam Kumar, Vinayakumar, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, K Venugopal.
  • Normal Coronary Artery Dimensions in Kerala Population - An Angiographic Study. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 446
  • TN Sunil Roy, SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, MN Krishnan, K Venugopal. Proximal Location of Stenosis in Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery:
  • M Fassaludeen, V Kumar, V Sankar, K Muneer, S Kumar, TG Jayakumar, B Vasudev, M Cholakkal, C Mathew, CG Sajeev, J Francis, CC Velayudan, S Abdul Khader, MN Krishnan, K Venugopal. Coil Embolization of Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2003; 55:(5) Article No. 340
  • Koshy Cherian , Jossy Chacko, TN Sunil Roy, D.Vinayakumar, Cholakkal Mohammed, KS Mohan, CC Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, PN Gupta, MN Krishnan, K Venugopal. Comparison of an Over - the - Wire Single Balloon Technique with Inoue Technique. Indian Heart Journal. 2000, 52; 751
  • Dawn GK Thomas, N Sudhayakumar, K Venugopal, MN Krishnan, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, KP Markose, CC Velayudhan, VK Sunil Kumar. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy : Investigation of Ramipril Efficacy (HIRE). Indian Heart Journal. 1995; 47: 627
  • J. Francis, C.A. Nambiar, N. Sudhayakumar, K.Venugopal, MN Krishnan, CC Velayudhan, KP Markose. A Correlation of Electrocardiogram with Hemodynamics in Juvenile Mitral Stenosis. Indian Heart Journal. 1993;45:362
  • J. Francis, K. Venugopal, K.P. Markose, CC Velayudhan, MN Krishnan, N Sudhayakumar. Post Traumatic Intra Myocardial Hematoma Presenting with Biventricular Dysfunction- A Case Report. Indian Heart Journal. 1993;45:406
  • Johnson Francis, M.N.Krishnan, K. Venugopal, K.P. Markose, CC Velayudhan and K. Sugathan. Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Study involving A Family With Three Affected Generations. Indian Heart Journal. 1992;44:342
Awards
Top reviewer awards from American Journal of Cardiology, Europace and Indian Heart Journal.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Dr. John F. John MD, DM (Cardio) ( Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist )

John F. John is a Senior Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist with 16 years of experience in Interventional Cardiology. With his extensive experience in Interventional Cardiology, he has been able to produce excellent success rates in procedures like Complex Coronary Angioplasty, Arrhythmia Management, Interventions for Acute MI, Interventions for Structural Heart Disease and heart failure and complex Endovascular Interventions.

Qualification
  • MBBS from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  • MD from Mysore University
  • DM in Cardiology from Manipal University
  • FSCAI (Fellow Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, USA)
  • FACC (Fellow of American College of Cardiology)
  • FESC (Fellow of European Society of Cardiology)
Work Experience
  • Worked as Assistant Professor at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
  • Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore.
  • Associate Professor & HOD in department of Cardiology at Pariyaram Medical College.
  • 16 years of experience as Interventionalist.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Dr. Rajesh Muraleedharan MD, DM, FIC ( Senior Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist )

Dr. Rajesh is a Senior Consultant in Cardiology with extensive experience in Interventional Cardiology. His expertise include Complex Coronary Angioplasty, Arrhythmia Management, Interventions for Acute MI, Interventions for Structural Heart Disease and heart failure and complex Endovascular Interventions. He has special interest in Interventional Ultrasound/SCT, Fractional Flow Reserve.
Qualification

MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology) from Sree Chitra Medical Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum. Fellow in Interventional Cardiology, Trivandrum.

Work Experience
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist for 5 years.
Research
Coronary Stents, Interventional Ultrasound/SCT, Fractional Flow Reserve
Awards
MD (General Medicine) gold Medallist. Best Research Paper Award – Cardiology Society of India – Kerala Chapter and National Interventional Council.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Dr. Jayasree H. Nambiar DCH, DNB(Paed), DNB(Cardio), FIC ( Senior Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist )

Dr. Jayasree is a Senior Interventional Cardiologist with expertise in complex Coronary Interventional procedures like Primary Angioplasties, Bifurcations, Chronic Total Occlusions and her area of special interest is Heart Failure Management. She also has experience in comprehensive management of cardiac diseases in children.

Qualification
  • DCH, DNB Paediatrics, DNB Cardiology, FIC (Adult Interventional, AIMS, Cochin), FICC.
Work Experience
  • Cardiology Registrar at KMCH, Coimbatore
  • Assistant Professor in Paediatric Cardiology at SRMC, Chennai
  • Consultant Cardiologist at KMCH, Erode, Silver Oaks, Mohali & Lakshmi Hospital, Palakkad.
OP Days and Timings
Tue 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Services & Facilities

Services & Facilities
  • Digital flat panel Cath lab with Gen 3 – Greenfield Technology, 29 cm Diagonal-Highest Detector efficiency, Longest Table with highest fluoroscopic coverage (333cm with 186cm), IVUS facility etc
  • 500 slice equivalent  multi detector Cardiac CT
  • Revolution EVo 128 slice Clarity detector Cardiac CT with ASiR-V Technology
  • 1.5 TESLA High Definition MRI
  • Radionuclide Cardiac Imaging
  • 3D & 4D Echocardiography and Trans-Oesophageal Echocardiography
  • Electrophysiology Lab
  • TMT and 24 Hour Holter monitoring
  • Round the Clock Primary Angioplasty for Acute MI (Heart attack)
  • Elective Angiogram and Angioplasty
  • Device closure of VSD,ASD & PDA
  • Valvuloplasty (Mitral, Aortic, Pulmonary)
  • Endovascular repair
  • Temporary & Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
  • Treatment of Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Evaluation and treatment of Arrhythmias
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