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Dr. Raghu C

Dr. Raghu C

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist

22 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. Raghu Cherukupalli is a Cardiologist who is passionate about patient care and outcomes. Graduated from Guntur Medical College, he was trained at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences in MD General Medicine and his Cardiology training at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences. He did a one year dedicated Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at ICPS, Paris, France.He is one of the pioneers in Trans-radial procedures in India and has till date performed about 30,000 diagnostic catheterization and 15,000 angioplasty procedures. He has a special interest in device closure for congenital heart defects especially Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). Over the past two years, he has committed himself to prevent amputations in the Diabetic patients and has formed a novel initiative "Act Against Amputation".He has been the recipient of numerous awards, prominent amongst them being:Smt Kirpal Kaur memorial Gold Medal for the most compassionate resident at All India Institute of Medical Sciences for the year 1992Sri Krishna memorial gold medal for the best research work done by the Cardiological Society of India - AP Chapter for the year 1999Best Young Interventional Cardiologist at the Sing Live (Asia PCR) 2007 based on a competitive evaluation of complex Intervention work done by competitors from Asia Pacific regionBest Interventional Case award at the 7 th Asia-Pacific Endovascular meets for the year 2015.

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Ameerpet, Hyderabad

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Plot Number 4, Satyam Theatre Road, Srinivasa Nagar, Landmark: Behind Mythrivanam Building & Beside Blue Fox Hotel & Beside Metro Station, Hyderabad

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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.

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Awards and Recognitions

Smt Kirpal Kaur Gold Medal for being Most Compassionate Resident at AIIMS, New Delhi - 1992
Sri Krishna Memorial Gold medal for best Clinical research - 1999
Best Young Interventional Cardiologist (<40 years) at Sing Live - 2007
Best Vascular Intervention case award at 7 Asia Pacific Endo-Vascular Society meet - 2015

Education

MBBS - Guntur Medical College, Guntur, 1991
MD - General Medicine - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1994
DM - Cardiology - Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, 1998

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Physicians of India
Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation
Asia Pacific Society for Interventional Cardiology

Experience

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2007 - Present Director at Prime Hospitals
2002 - 2007 Consultant Cardiologist and Director Cath Lab at Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda
2001 - 2002 Fellow Interventional Cardiology at CPS, Paris
2000 - 2001 Consultant Cardiologist at Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Malakpet
1999 - 2000 Assistant Professor Cardiology at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

Registrations

20412 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1991
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