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Dr. Meeraji Rao D

Dr. Meeraji Rao D

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MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in Non-Invasive Cardiology (FIC), Fellowship In Interventional Cardiology



Interventional Cardiologist


29 Years Experience Overall  (29 years as specialist)

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Dr. Meeraji Rao is an Interventional Cardiologist at Continental Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences – The Heart Center. He has 25 years of Interventional Cardiology experience. He has performed more than 7000 procedures to date. He specializes in Trans-radial Angiography & Angioplasty with a special interest in Chronic Total Occlusions and device closures. He has recognition from prestigious American Professional Societies and was awarded FACC ( Fellow of American College of Cardiology) in 2000 and FSCAI (Fellow of Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions) in 2014. He trained as Fellow in Pediatric Cardiology at RCH, Melbourne, Australia in 2001 and as Fellow in preventive cardiology (World Heart Federation) in Kenya in 2002. Recently, he was on a sabbatical as a Fellow in Interventional Cardiology at AUSL9 (University of Siena) in Tuscany, Italy. He worked as an Assistant Prof. Of Cardiology at PGIMER, India and as an Associate Prof. Of Cardiology at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India. He has served as President, Cardiology Society of India, AP Chapter, 2007 – 08. He has ample research experience and was an investigator in multiple, multinational interventional cardiology studies. Dr. Rao, until recently worked as Head of Cardiology Department at NMCSH Hospital, UAE (JCI Accredited).He speaks English, Hindi, Telugu and Punjabi.

Gachibowli, Hyderabad

Continental Hospitals


Plot Number 3, Road Number 2, IT and Financial District, Nanakramguda, Landmark: Near Hyatt Hyderabad Hotel, Hyderabad

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10:00 - 05:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: What does a Heart specialist do?

A: Heart specialists or cardiologists diagnose and treat diseses related to heart and blood vessels. They are trained to assess heart health and read electrocardiogram, etc.

Q: When do you need to see a cardiologist?

A: You can visit a heart specialist if your physician refers you for symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, changes in heart beat or high blood pressure

Q: What to expect at your first visit to heart specialist?

A: A heart specialist will evaluate your medical history and risk factors for major blood vesel disease. Your heart rate, blood pressure and electrocardiogram will be obtained. You will also go through complete cardiovascular examination.

Q: How do heart-specialist check for blocked arteries?

A: Heart specialists check for blocked arteries with tests like chloesterol screening, electrocardiogram (ECG) chest X-Ray, coronary CT Scan, ultrasound, echocardiogram, and angiogram.

Q: Can you see a heart-specilist directly?

A: You can go to a heart specialist directly if you suspect there is a risk of genetically related heart disease in your family which means any of your blood relative had an early onset (below age of 55 for men and 65 for women). A heart specialist can help you to assess the risk factor of you getting that disease and give you treatment regarding the same.

Awards and Recognitions

Published 24 extracts & one original article in national medical journals.
Participated in national registries of India : CREAT & INDEX
Participated in OASIS II registry by Prof Salim Yousef.
Investigator in the multinational interventional trials such as SHINE, SEPIA, TIMI25 conducted by Prof Eugene Braunwald and Prof Eric Topol.


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MBBS - Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, 1980


Life Member, Cardiological Society Of India
Life Member, Paediatric Cardiac Society Of India
Fellow, Indian College Of Cardiology
Fellow Of American College Of Cardiology
Fellow Of Society For Cardiac Angiography & Interventions


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2010 - 2014 Specialist Cardiologist & Head, Dept Of Cardiology at JCI, NMC Specialty Hospital, UAE
2004 - 2010 Senior Consultant Cardiologist & Head Of Cardiology: at Yashoda Hospital
2002 - 2004 Consultant & Director Cardiac Cath Lab at Medwin Hospitals
1996 - 2002 Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Male', Republic of Maldives
1995 - 1996 Consultant Cardiologist at Medwin Hospitals


13797 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1981

Trainings and Certifications

Compulsory Rotatory Internship - GGH, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh., 1981
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