Dr. Tarun Praharaj

Consultant - Cardiology

Dr. Praharaj has been associated with BM Birla Heart Research Centre with a total experience of 30 years. He has completed a post-graduation Fellowship in Adult Cardiology and Clinical Research, Fellowship in Invasive Cardiology from Philippines Heart Centre, Philippines. Dr. Praharaj is a Fellow of the prestigious The American College of Cardiology.

He had the opportunity to treat Nobel Laureate, Mother Teresa, in 1993 and 1996. He has performed stent angioplasty on a 94 yrs old man, one of the oldest surviving patients in India who went on celebrate his 101st birthday on Oct 2011.

He implanted a drug-coated stent on 75 years old lady on 7th June 2002 which was launched for the first time in India on that day. He has performed primary angioplasty on a patient aged 87 years successfully.

His areas of interest are managing critically ill cardiac patients, complex coronary angioplasty and primary angioplasty.

Education

  1. MD(1988) – Philippines Heart Centre
  2. MBBS(1983) – VSS Medical College

Awards & Honors

  1. Receipt of Mother Teresa International Award
  2. Lifetime Achievement Award, Rotary Club of Calcutta
  3. Recipient of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan Award
  4. Receipt of Swami Vivekananda and Vidya Alankar Award

Research Publications

  1. Non-Invasive Assessment of Pulmonary Artery pressure in Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis (Abstract)-Echocardiography September 1987, New York
  2. Global Reduction in Thallium uptake by Myocardium at peak exercise With Normal Coronary Arteries (Abstract)- Indian Heart Journal, July – Aug 1990
  3. Prevalance rate of Coronary lesion (concentric, eccentric Type 1, type II) In Unstable Angina (Abstract)- Indian Heart Journal, July – Aug 1991
  4. Correlation of Coronary Angiography with Stree Thallium in Six hundred cases (Abstract) – Indian Heart Journal, July – Aug 1991
  5. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty for totally Occluded Coronary Arteries (Abstract)- Indian Heart Journal, July – August 1992
  6. Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty using Inoue Balloon (Abstract) Accepted for INDIAN HEART J0URNAL – 8th December 1995
  7. Balloon Angioplasty versus rotational atherectomy for the treatment Of lung lesions (Abstract)- Indian Heart Journal, December 1995
  8. The relevance of routine Hepatitis C screening before Cardiac Catheteri-Zation (Abstract)- Indian Heart Journal, November 1997
  9. New VODA guiding catheter for performing angioplasty on Left Circumflex Artery (observational study) Abstract- Indian Heart Journal, December 1997
  10. A study of the anti-ischaemic effect of Trimetazidine during Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (Abstract)- Indian Heart Journal, November 1997
  11. Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty with Stenting Of Anomalous Right Coronary Artery Originating from Left Sinus Valsalva using the Voda Guiding Catheter: A report of two cases. Indian Heart Journal, 2001
  12. Published an article on “Therapy with stem cells in Cardiology” in a book titled “cardiology Update , Volume III, Oct, 2007(Assam Cardiologycal Society)
  13. Published an article on ‘CARDIAC INTERVENTION IN A NONAGENARIAN-A 7YEAR FOLLOW UP : A CASE REPORT, Journal of Indian College of Cardiology 6(2016),pp.45-48

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