Dr. Venkateswara Rao Chaganti

Clinical Director




MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology)


30 Years


CARE Hospitals, Ramnagar, Visakhapatnam

Best Cardiologist in Vizag

Brief Profile

Dr. Venkateswara Rao’s journey of excellence in the field of Cardiology began decades ago when he completed his MBBS and Doctorate in Cardiology. Currently, he is the Best Cardiologist in Vizag. He has been trained in some of the best medical institutions around the state like Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, with high academic achievements.

He has been a prolific clinician with numerous achievements to his credit. He was one of the first cardiologists in the state to perform MICRA Pacemaker (Leadless Pacemaker) implantation. He has also performed the highest number of TAVR and peripheral angioplasties in the region.

Field(s) of Expertise

  • Coronary angioplasties
  • Pacemaker implantations
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Structural heart interventions
  • Valvuloplasty
  • Heart failure management
  • ASD and PDA device closures and more such procedures



  • Thrombolytic Therapy for Stuck Prosthetic Valves: Phenomenon of Delayed Opening Asian Cardiovas Thorac Ann 1998;6: 91-94
  • Free-Floating Thrombus in Left Atrium, Echocardiography 1998; 15:377-379.


  • Commissural Morphology Vs Valve Score in Predicting the outcome of Balloon Mitral Commissurotomy. Indian Heart J.46;186: 1994
  • Clinical and Angiographic profile of Truncus Arteriosus. Indian Heart J. 46;194: 1994
  • Lytic Therapy for Left Sided Prosthetic Valve Thrombosis – 4 years of Experience. Indian Heart J.46;247: 1994
  • Clinical, Angiographic profile and outcome of patients requiring Intra Aortic Balloon Pump – NIMS experience. Indian Heart J,46;250: 1994
  • Commissural Morphology in Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty – Presented in the Award session in the Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India, 1995.
  • Dextrocardia Clinical Angio Profile. Published in Indian HeartJ.47;6: 1995
  • Anticardiolipin Antibodies – Possible Thrombogenic role in acute myocardial infarction and correlation with angiographic characteristics. Indian Heart J.46; 209: 1994
  • Thrombolytic therapy for prosthetic valve obstruction due to thrombus – stuck valve abstract issue of 14th Midterm Conference of API Kurnool Chapter, Kurnool 1993.
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator – NIMS experience. Abstract issue of 14th midterm conference of API Kurnool chapter, Kurnool 1993.
  • Myocardial Infarction in young coronary angiogram profile Abstract issue of 14th Midterm conference of API Kurnool Chapter, Kurnool 1993.
  • Unusual effect of lithium – Sick Sinus Syndrome. Clin proc NIMS 9:72-74;1994
  • Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. Indian Heart J. 47; 6:1995
  • Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in patients with valve score more than 8. Indian Heart J.47;6:1995
  • Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty for severe mitral stenosis in pregnant women. Indian Heart J. 47;6:1995.
  • Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in patients with severe Mitral stenosis with NYHA class IV symptoms. Indian Heart J.47;6:1995
  • Clinical and Angiographic profile of Myocardial Bridging. Indian Heart J.47;6:1995
  • Atrial Septal Aneursyms – NIMS Experience. Indian Heart J,47;6: 1995.
  • Role of Trans thoracic Echocardiogram in detecting the cardiac source of embolism in stroke patients. Indian Heart J.47;6:1995
  • Clinical Echocardiographic and angiographic features of unruptured aneurysm of sinus of valsalva dissecting in to the ventricular septum. Indian Heart J.47;6:1995
  • Usual and unusual bleeding complications following Thrombolytic therapy : ddexperience. Indian Heart J.47;6:1995
  • Unruptured sinus of Valsalva Aneursym dissecting into ventricular septum – diagnosis by Echocardiography. Indian Heart J.1998;50:209-212
  • Pure Coronary Artery Ectasia and Acute Coronary Syndromes – NIMS Experience Indian Heart J.1999;51:601.
  • Double – Chambered Right Ventricular : NIMS experience Indian Heart J.1999;51:618
  • Clinical and Angiographic Profile of Systolic Coronary Artery Narrowing : NIMS Experience. Indian Heart J. 1999;51:632
  • Effective Regurgitant Mitral Orifice Area – Determination by Quantitative Doppler and proximal Isovelocity Surface Area Method. Indian Heart J.1999;51:636 
  • Dual Chamber Pacing – NIMS Experience. Indian Heart J. 1999;51:672
  • Demographic and Socioeconomic Variables in Young Patients with Myocardial Infarction : An Angiographic Correlation. Indian Heart J. 1999;51:678
  • Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Function in VVI and DDD Pacemakers : A Transoesophagial Echo Study. Indian Heart J.1999; 51: 693
  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography – Predischarge Risk Stratification after Acute Coronary Syndromes – A Prospective study. India Heart J. 1999;51: 722
  • Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure : Estimation by Doppler Echocardiography. Indian Heart J.1999;51:725.   


  • MBBS - Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra University (Sep 1980 - May 1985)
  • MD (General Medicine) - Andhra Medical College, University of Health Science, Visakhapatnam (Sep 1988 - Oct 1991)  

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