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Dr B K Srinivasa Sastry
Qualification : MBBS, MD, DM  
Designation : Senior Consultant, Interventional Cardiology  
Specialty : Cardiac Sciences  
Email : bkssastry@hotmail.com  
Location : CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
    CARE Outpatient Centre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
    CARE Hospitals, Nampally, Hyderabad
    CARE Hospitals, Hi-tech City, Hyderabad
Qualifications
  • MBBS — Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad (1984)

  • MD (Internal Medicine) — Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (1987)

  • DM (Cardiology) — Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (1990)

Past Positions
  • Resident (Internal Medicine & Cardiology), Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (1988 – 1990)

  • Assistant Professor (Cardiology), Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad (1991 – 1993)

  • Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Academic Hospital, The Netherlands (Sept – Oct 1996)

  • Consultant (Cardiology), Mediciti Hospitals, Hyderabad (1992 – 1997)

Awards & Recognitions
  • Recipient of National Talent Search Unit Scholarship, awarded by NCERT, India (1978 -1988)

Publications
  • B K S Sastry, B Soma Raju, C Narasimhan, G Surya Prakash, N Krishna Reddy, B Anand. Sildenafil improves survival in idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension. Indian Heart J 2007; 59(4):336-341

  • B K S Sastry, C Narasimhan, N Krishna Reddy, B Soma Raju. Clinical efficacy of Sildenafil in primary pulmonary hypertension: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004; 43:1149-53

  • B K S Sastry, C Narasimhan, N Krishna Reddy, B Anand, G S Prakash, P Raghava Raju, D N Kumar. A study of clinical efficacy of Sildenafil in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension. Indian Heart Journal 2002; 54:410-414

  • BKS Sastry. Pharmacologic treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension. Curr Opin Cardiol 2006; 21:561-568

  • Sujana K, Sastry BKS, Nallari P. Endothelin 1: A vasoconstrictor in primary pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Cell and Tissue Research 2007; 7:867-870

  • Choudhary R, Sastry BK, Subramanyam C. Positive correlations between serum calcineurin activity and left ventricular hypertrophy. Int J Cardiol 2005; 105:327-331

  • Bhavani AB, Sastry BKS, Reddy N K, Padma T. Lipid profile and apolipoprotein E polymorphism in essential hypertension. Indian Heart J 2005; 57:151-157

  • Sharada K, Sastry BK, Reddy NK, Rao MS, Soma Raju B, Narasimhan C. Non-surgical transpericardial catheter ablation of post-infarction ventricular tachycardia. Indian Heart J 2005; 57:58-61

  • B A Bhavani, T Padma, B K S Sastry, N Krishna Reddy and K Nausheen. The insertion I/deletion D polymorphism of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene increase the susceptibility to hypertension and/or diabetes. Intl Hum Genet 2005;  5:247-252

  • B A Bhavani, T Padma, B K S Sastry, N Krishna Reddy. Gender specific association of insertion/deletion polymorphism of the human angiotensin converting enzyme gene with essential hypertension. Int Hum Genet 2004;  4:207-213

  • N K Reddy, D N Kumar, N V Rayudu, B K S Sastry, B S Raju. Prevalence of risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis in a cross-sectional population of Andhra Pradesh. Indian Heart J 2002; 54:697-701

  • B K S Sastry, N Indira, B Anand, Kedarnath, B Surya Prabha, B Soma Raju. A case — control study of plasma homocystein levels in south Indians with and without coronary artery disease. Indian Heart Journal 2001; 53:749-753

  • B K S Sastry, C Narasimhan, B Soma Raju. Brugada syndrome with monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in a one-year-old child. Indian Heart J 2001; 53:203-205

  • N Krishna Reddy, P Raghava Raju, Sunil Kapoor, R Prasad Reddy, M Srinivasa Rao, B K S Sastry, D N Kumar, S G Prasad, B Soma Raju. Clinical evaluation of new balloon mountable coil stent: In- hospital and follow-up results. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50:40-44

  • N K Reddy, P Raghava Raju, Sunil Kapoor, M Srinivasa Rao, R Prasad Reddy, B K S Sastry, B Soma Raju. Prospective observational study of primary angioplasty of the infarct related artery for acute myocardial infarction. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51:167-172

  • B K S Sastry. Isolated tricuspid valve disease in a patient with elevated levels of anticardiolipin antibodies. Indian Heart Journal 1997; 49:87-89

  • B K S Sastry, N Krishna Reddy, G Venkateshwar, K S  Ratnaker, S Jaishankar, B S Raju. An unusual complication during a transesophageal echocardiographic procedure in a patient with left ventricular pseudo aneurysm. Echocardiography 1994; 1:51-54