In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, will discuss whether primary PCI can be done along with renal angioplasty. Renal angioplasty is always an elective procedure and primary PCI is an emergency procedure. If the patient’s hospital stay and cost has to be reduced, then it can be combined. But the primary procedure is PCI followed by the renal angioplasty.
Dr. Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.