Dr. Sreekanth B. Shetty - Interventional Cardiologist at Sakra Hospital in Bangalore

Dr. Sreekanth B. Shetty

Senior Consultant and Head of Interventional Cardiology

MBBS, MD (Internal-Medicine), DM (Cardiology)

Department - Institute of Cardiac Sciences

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MBBS, M.D (Internal Medicine), D.M.(Cardiology)
Dr. Shetty is an alumnus of the JJM Medical College, Davanagere (Kuvempu University) where he did his MBBS (1991 – 1996) with distinctions in six subjects. He excelled in clinical and bedside medicine and his exemplary clinical skills were highly appreciated by his peers and teachers alike. He completed his compulsory internship at the Chigateri General Hospital, Bapuji Hospital and Women and Child Hospital at Davanagere where he showed complete commitment and dedication to patient care which would become the foundation for his patient-centric approach in the years to come.
 
Thereafter he secured MD (Internal Medicine) seat at the prestigious KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai through the all-India Pre-PG entrance where he scored 29 th rank in the first attempt and completed his post-graduation with a Gold Medal in Mumbai University for the year 2000. He was also the best out-going student for his batch at KEM Hospital and was awarded the “Dr. Palekar Prize “. KEM Hospital is among the premier institutes in India and is sought after by the brightest in the medical field. It provides the most comprehensive training in all branches of Internal medicine and also creates solid grounding in academics and research.
 
In 2004 he completed his DM (Cardiology) from J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College, Mumbai which is one of the largest state-run hospitals in Maharashtra and is also amongst the premier institutes in India. Here he received intensive training in the entire spectrum of Cardiovascular Medicine ranging from Coronary artery disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Congenital Heart disease, Lipidology, Heart Failure, Valvular and other structural heart diseases, Hypertension and Arrhythmia management. Being a very busy hospital with a structured training programme, JJ Hospital provided Dr Shetty with excellent training in Interventional Cardiology and has shaped him into a master interventionist

 

He is a proud recipient of many awards and citations from Mumbai University. Dr. Shetty is a life member of the “Cardiological Society (CSI) of India”

  • Kempegowda Award for 2014 for contribution in the area of healthcare
  • Gold Medallist in Mumbai University for M.D. (Internal Medicine) in the year 2000.
  • Third rank in Mumbai University for D.M. (Cardiology) in 2004
  • Several Citations and awards from Mumbai University as under:
  • Dr. V. S. Palekar Prize, the year 2000.
  • Dr. C. S. Patel Gold Medal 2000.
  • Dr. Latif Patel Prize, 2000.
  • Dr. R. B. Billimoria Scholarship.
  • Dr. J. K. Mehta Scholarship.
  • Dr. N. F. Surveyor Memorial Scholarship.
  • Won the best presentation for “A case of stent grafting for a coronary Aneurysm with acute MI” at the ACVS 2012 at Hyderabad.

Dr. Sreekanth Shetty performs most of his angioplasties through the Trans-radial route (Through the wrist), even for complex angioplasties such as those involving large side branches (Bifurcation stenting) and for heart attacks (Primary PCI / Heart Attack Angioplasty). This helps achieve excellent results with great patient comfort and minimal risk of complications.
 
He is also known for his consistent success in opening Chronic Total Occlusions which are considered the final frontier in coronary interventions. He believes in exploring new frontiers to provide the best available care to his patients for the betterment of their lives. He firmly believes in honest communication which allows patients to make fully informed choices.

Clinical expertise 

  • Coronary angioplasty (Transradial Angioplasty)
  • IVUS (Intra- Vascular Ultrasound)
  • FFR and IFR (Fractional Flow Reserve)
  • Rotablation
  • Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty (CTO angioplasty)
  • Vein Graft Angioplasty
  • Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
  • Implantable defibrillator Placement (AICD)
  • Heart Failure Device Implantation (CRT-P and CRT-D)
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Device closure of ASD, VSD, PDA
  • Peripheral Angioplasty (upper and lower limb vessels)
  • Carotid Angioplasty
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Aortic Interventions (Stent Grafting of Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection – TEVAR, EVAR)

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Blogs by Dr.Sreekanth B. Shetty

  • Angina: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

    What is Angina?

    Angina is the discomfort that one experiences when there is a narrowing of the heart’s artery, or when the heart does not receive enough blood supply, particularly while exercising because during exercise or

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  • Unstable Angina: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

    What is Unstable Angina? 

    Unstable angina is a situation where the coronary blockages have progressed to a point where the blood supply is critically reduced to the heart. So the person experiences symptoms either at minimal

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  • Heart Attack: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

    What is a Heart Attack?

    Our heart muscles need oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscles is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens

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  • What you should know about Coronary Angiography

    What is Coronary Angiography?

    Coronary angiography is a procedure in which a special X-ray of the heart’s arteries (the coronary arteries) is taken to see if they are narrowed or blocked. It is an important test,

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