MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
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Dr. Sanjeeb Roy is Director, Interventional Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. His core practice involves complex coronary intervention, with keen interest for bifurcation lesions, chronic total occlusions, left main interventions, multi-vessel angioplasty and small vessel interventions. He also does rota-ablation during angioplasty for tough and calcific lesion and is proctor for this expertise. To optimize the angioplasty results, he is one of the few experts using imaging studies like IVUS and OCT and to assess hemodynamic significance FFR study. He is the only cardiologist in this part of country trained for antegrade dissection and re-entry technique and retrograde technique in totally occluded lesions. He maintains his interest in non-coronary interventions with balloon dilatations of valves (mitral, aortic, pulmonary), dilatation and stenting of Coarctation, devices closures of septal defects, septal ablation in HOCM, peripheral vascular interventions including carotids, endovascular management of aortic aneurysm and dissections. He is trained in atherectomy with eluting ballooning for SFA and PA lesions in peripheral interventions. He is also involved in management of rhythm disorders with pacemaker / AICD implantations and heart failure management with biventricular devices (CRT). He is in-charge for heart failure clinic at Fortis Jaipur. He has been involved in various teaching assignments and proctorship programs for complex coronary interventions. He is also the Program In-charge for academic course at Fortis Escorts Jaipur. He has several publications in journals and textbooks to his credit. He has made case and poster presentations and has been speaker at various National and International conferences. Also, he has been operator in live case transmission of complex PCI at International and national platforms.
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Q: What does a Heart specialist do?
A: A heart specialist carries out tests to identify abnormal heart rhythms, blood vessel blockages and heart murmurs. He or she helps provide treatment to people with heart problems, or who have had heart failure or heart attack. Heart specialists also help people decide about placing stents, heart surgeries, and procedures like heart catheterization and angioplasty.
Q: When do you need to see a cardiologist?
A: You need to visit a cardiologist if you: • Experience chest pain • Experience dizziness, palpitations or shortness of breath • Have a high blood pressure • Have chronic kidney disease • Have a history of smoking • Have peripheral artery disease • Have diabetes • Have a family history of high cholesterol or heart diseases • You have a sedentary lifestyle
Q: What to expect at your first visit to heart specialist?
A: The cardiologist will go through your medical history in detail at your first visit. He/she will do an assessment of risk factors for coronary artery disease. Your heart rate and blood pressure measurements as well as an electrocardiogram might be taken. The cardiologist will perform a complete vascular and cardiac physical exam.
Q: How do heart-specialist check for blocked arteries?
A: Heart-specialists might order one or more of these tests to detect blockages in your arteries: • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan • Cholesterol screening blood tests like lipid profile • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan • Electrocardiogram • Chest X-ray • Angiogram • Ultrasound • A computerized tomography (CT) scan • Echocardiogram along or with a cardiac stress test
Q: Can you see a heart-specilist directly?
A: You might need a referral from your family doctor if your insurance plan requires you to take it. Otherwise, you can visit a cardiologist without a reference, if you suspect heart disease.