In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will talk on the usage of eptifibatide in acute MI, in this video. Eptifibatide is an antiplatelet which is an injectable one and used in conditions like acute coronary syndrome and acute MI or has slow flow or no flow and thrombus burden is very high. He will explain that it is given as a protection but the regular use of eptifibatide is very low.
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.