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Dr. Padma Kumar
Official Phone:91-820-2922490
  • Currently working as Associate Professor, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Worked as Assistant Professor of Cardiology of Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum from 2001 Jan to Feb 2004 (3 years)
  • Worked as Associate Professor of Cardiology in KMC Manipal in 2004-05
  • Worked as Chief Interventional Cardiologist in Moulana Heart Foundation and Faculty in MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna; Kerala in 2005-06

Academic Awards/ Achievements:

  • Best outgoing student in MBBS and MD in the University of Kerala
Areas of Interest in teaching
Interventional cardiology, Echocardiography
Top 5 research publications/ Projects

Publications (indexed only) - 6

  • 2008 Padmakumar Ramachandran, Niranjan Garg, Tom devasia, Nitin Kansal. Acquired aneurysm of left sinus of valsalva and coexistence of CAD with hypereosinophilia in a young menstruating woman; a case report. Int J Angiol 2008; 17 (2) p 99-102
  • 2008  Kumar N, Padma Kumar R, Ramesh B, Garg N. C a s e R e p o r t  SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL 2008; 49(4) : e104. Department OfCardiology,; Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India. Afibrinogenaemia: a rare cause of young myocardial infarct
  • 2006: Varma Praveen K; Padmakumar Ramachandran; Harikrishnan Sivadasanpillai; Koshy Thomas; Neelakandhan Kurur S
    Holt-oram syndrome with hemizygous continuation of inferior vena cava.
    Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals 2006;14(2):161-3.
    Department of Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala 695 011, India.
  • 2004: Padmakumar R; Krishnamoorthy K M; Tharakan J A
    Calcific stenotic jump graft.
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004;86(6):W36-7.
    Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India
  • 2004. Krishnakumar Nair, Padmakumar Ramachandran, Kavassery M. Krishnamoorthy, Santhosh Dora, Tharakan J. Achuthan
    Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2004;13:866-869 Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome with Severe Calcific Aortic Valve Stenosis and Calcific Mitral Valve
  • 1999: Padmakumar R; Sivasankaran S; Tharakan J A Pseudoscimitar syndrome with right pulmonary venous drainage to left atrium. Indian heart journal 1999;51(3):321-3. Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram


Co-author: 5

  • 2004: Krishnamoorthy K M; Tharakan J A; Padmakumar R
    Absent pulmonary valve and origin of left pulmonary artery from ascending aorta.
    International journal of cardiology 2004;96(3):475-6
  • 2003: Krishnamoorthy K Mahadevan; Tharakan Jaganmohan A; Titus Thomas; Ajithkumar V Kumaran; Bhat Anil; Harikrishnan Sivadasan Pillai; Padmakumar Ramachandran. Usefulness of transthoracic echocardiography for identification of left atrial thrombus before balloon mitral valvuloplasty. The American journal of cardiology 2003; 92(9):1132-4. Sree Chithra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, India.
  • 2003: Kannan Bhava R J; Sivasankaran S; Tharakan Jaganmohan A; Titus Thomas; Ajith Kumar V K; Francis Bimal; Krishnamoorthy K M; Harikrishnan S; Padmakumar R; Nair Krishnakumar. Long-term outcome of patients operated for large ventricular septal defects with increased pulmonary vascular resistance.
    Indian heart journal 2003; 55(2):161-6. Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • 2003 Waldmuller S. Sakthivel S. Saadi AV. Selignow C. Rakesh PG. Golubenko M. Joseph PK. Padmakumar R. Richard P. Schwartz K. Tharakan JM. RajamanickamC.Vosberg HP. Novel deletions in MYH7 and MYBPC3 identified in Indian families with familialhypertrophiccardiomyopathy. Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology. 35(6):623-636, 2003 Jun. Novel deletions in MYH7 and MYBPC3 identified in Indian families with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • 2002: Krishnamoorthy K M; Tharakan J A; Ajithkumar A K; Padmakumar R; Harikrishnan S. Balloon sizing of atrial septal defects. Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital 2002;29(1):73-4

Co author in text books- 1

  • 2004 A clinical over view of endomyoardial fibrosis. R Padmakumar, Nageshwar rao, Jaganmohan Tharakan. Silver lines. Page 133-141. Edited by Kurupath radhakrishnan. Published by SCTIMST Trivandrum

Presentations with indexed abstract publications- 10

CSI 2007

  • Analysis of pericardial effusions

CSI 2003

  • Tissue Doppler in the Assessment of Systolic Dysfunction
  • Effect of a Successful Balloon Mitral Valvotomy on Ventricular Function as Assessed by Tissue Doppler Evaluation
  • Comparison of Long-Term Outcomes After Balloon Angioplasty and Surgery for Native Coarctation of the Aorta: A Single-Center Experience
  • Predictors of Hypertension in Adults After Intervention for Coarctation of the Aorta in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Intermediate-Term Follow-Up of Transcatheter Closure of
    Secundum Atrial Septal Defects Using the Amplatzer Septal Occluder Under Transthoracic Echocardiographic Guidance: A Single-Center Experience

CS1 2001

  • “Tei index as a marker of LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction”. (abs IHJ Nov Dec 2001; 53;5;231)
    CSI 2000
  • “Mitral Velocity of propagation as a marker of LV diastolic dysfunction”. (abs IHJ Nov Dec 2000; 52;5)
    CSI 1999
  • “Long term outcome after percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty with Inoue ballon”. (abs IHJ Nov Dec 1999; 51;6;266.

International Conference:

  • Paris Conference on Revascularization 2003. ‘Infinnium’ Paclitaxel Eluting Stent Inhibits Neointimal Hyperplasia in Porcine model at 8 weeks
  • Association of Physician’s of India, “Value of Siriraj Score in differentiation of supra – tentorial ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. (Gold APICON 1995)
    Co author in presentations- national

CSI 2004

  • Safety and Efficacy of Adding Extended-Release Niacin to
    Atorvastatin Monotherapy in Patients With Low HDL-CholesterolJournal Sept-Oct, 2003
  • Predictors of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients With Exercise Capacity >10 METS
  • Surgical Outcome of Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defect Compared With Other Types of Atrial Septal Defects 55:(5) Article No. 22
  • Addition of Niacin Lowers Lipoprotein (a) Levels in Dyslipidemic Patients
  • Are Indian Coronary Arteries Really Smaller? Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2003; 55:(5) Article No. 238 Indian Heart Symptomatic Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Less Than 30 Years of Age: Clinical and Angiographic Profile Comparison of Inoue Balloon Versus Cribier Device Valvotomy in Juvenile Mitral Stenosis rticle No. 23
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in Pregnancy: Outcomes in Relation to
    Mother and Child
  • Natural History of Left Atrial Thrombus in Patients With Severe Mitral Stenosis Evaluated for Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy
  • Echocardiographic Correlation of Balloon Sizing of Atrial Septal Defects Angiographic Morphology of Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Is the Krichenko Classification Still Relevant?
  • Surgical Outcome of Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defect Compared With Other Types of Atrial Septal Defects
  • Comparison of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in Younger and Older Children
  • Right Ventricular Tei Index Before and After Right Coronary Artery Angioplasty
  • Efficacy of Amiodarone in Restoring and Maintaining Sinus Rhythm in Rheumatic Heart Disease and Atrial Fibrillation
  • Electrophysiological Parameters of Pacing Leads at the Time of Pulse Generator Change
  • Mitral Stenosis and Sinus Rhythm: Predictors of Spontaneous Echocardiographic Contrast Pacemaker implantation in children - 21 years experience
  • Functional outcome and follow up assessment after arterial switch procedures for D-TGA utility of echocardiographic indies of RV function
  • Congential coronary anomalies of origin and distribution in adult a coronary arteriography study
    PDA coil occlusion - 2 years experience.Clinical, angiographic profile and surgical outcome of common atrium”. (abs IHJ Nov Dec 1999; 51;6;430)
  • “Ellis Van creveld syndrome with cardiac involvement; profile of 18 cases”. (abs IHJ Nov Dec 1999;51;6;116)
  • “Follow up of patients with severe AR considered no to required surgery”. (abs IHJ Nov Dec 2001; 53;5;130)