Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma
Senior Consultant-Interventional Cardiology
An expert in CHIP (Complex High-risk Indicated Procedures), Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma has achieved a documented 91% success rate in Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Angioplasty, which is unheralded in the region and is on par with the best in the field.
His areas of special interest include management of highly-advanced interventional, non-surgical procedures for management of left main heart disease, multivessel heart disease, bifurcation, calcific disease (including rotablation), image-guided PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) with OCT (optical coherence tomography) and IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) and LA (left atrial) Appendage closure and TAVI
One of the most renowned Interventional Cardiologists in the region, Dr. Raja Sekhar Varma has more than 14 years of experience in interventional management of complex heart diseases in adults – especially in patients who are unfit for surgery due to age or multiple health complications.
DM in Cardiology (JIPMER, Pondicherry) | MD in General Medicine (JIPMER, Pondicherry) | MBBS (JIPMER, Pondicherry
Advanced Cardiology Training program (Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, Korea)
Complex PCI - especially Left Main Angioplasty, Chronic Total Occlusion, Bifurcation lesions Radial Angioplasty
Rotablation assisted PCI, Imaging guided PCI (OCT/IVUS)
Balloon valvotomy (PTMC, BAV, BPV, BTV)
Pacemakers, ICDs, CRT
Structural heart interventions including Device closures of ASD, VSD, PDA,Balloon valvotomy, TAVR, etc
Aortic interventions including hybrid procedures and stent graft for aortic aneurysms/dissections
91% success rate in CTO Angioplasty over the last 5 years, which is equal to the Gold Standards in Japan
Academic Awards & Accolades:
First rank in MD - General Medicine, JIPMER
Among the top 5 students of final MBBS 1995 batch at JIPMER
“Nallam Satiyanarayanamma” Gold Medal for securing the first place in the MD in General Medicine - Pondicherry University held during March 2000.
N Abdoul Cader @ Ibrahime Memorial Prize in Neurology - year 2000
Awarded MOH Hassan Kuthoos Marikkar Endowment Prize in Cardiology - 1996
Awarded JIPMER Scientific Society Best Paper Award - 2000-2001.
JIPMER Alumni Award for Best All-round Undergraduate Medical Student – 1996
Faculty at various national and international conferences, workshops and CMEs
Published research articles in international peer reviewed journals
Proficient in Malayalam, English, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada