In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will explain about drug coated balloons and when to use them in acute MI. Drug coated balloons are used in patients with restenosis such as patient had a stent and recurrence in the stent occurred. These drug coated balloons decreases the risk of the recurrence without increasing the metallic burden of the artery. Dr. Viveka will also talk on if the patient has an acute MI and it is in the branch artery then drug coated balloon should be used or else the stents are superior to them. He will also talk on the other conditions where these drug coated balloons are used with their advantages.
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.