Promed Institute of Cardiac Sciences (PICS)

South Asians develop coronary artery disease up to 10 years earlier than other ethnic groups and have a four times greater risk of heart disease than the general population.

More than half of all South Asians who suffer heart attacks get them before age 50.

The Cardiology department at Promed is equipped with the latest innovations in cardiac care. Our cardiologists give patients of all ages the best care possible. They are well trained and deal with the entire spectrum of cardiac issues including common heart problems such as angina, heart attacks, heart failure, valve problems, arrhythmias, pacemaker issues etc. The Cardiology department is equipped with ECG, ECHO, Treadmill test, Holter monitoring, ABI measurement, Carotid dopplers etc.

Please see vascular surgery and cardiac rehab / preventive cardiology departments for other details.

Our Doctors


Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram


Chief cardiologist, Promed hospital

Dr AK is a great surgeon who trained several hundreds of cardiologists globally in complex coronary interventions, including chronic total occlusion PCI (considered the most complex angioplasty procedure). He has successfully performed thousands of highly complex procedures in the US and Asia with an impeccable safety record. He has completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, India. And, today he is a part of many reputed institutes such as the University of Maryland, Maryland, USA, Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania, USA, and Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA.

Presently, he is the chief of Cardiology at Promed Hospital, Chennai. He also serves as Honorary Director, Interventional Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, and heads the CTO PCI program there. Besides, he has also instituted the CHIP-CTO INDIA [COMPLEX HIGH RISK INDICATED PATIENTS (CHIP) – CHRONIC TOTAL OCCLUSION (CTO)] conference along with a few leaders in interventional cardiology in India, to help teach cardiologists how to deal with complex coronary interventions.


  • Complex Coronary Interventions
  • Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)
  • Interventional Cardiology

Awards, Memberships, and Honors

  • Course Director for CHIPCTO India – 2019 – the first Indian conference to focus on CHIP patients, New Delhi, India
  • Course Co-Director for India Live 2019, Mumbai, India
  • Founding member of IFACI (Indian Foundation for Advanced Cardiac Interventions)
  • Course Co-Director for IJCTO 2019
  • Course Co-Director for Guangzhou CTO course
  • Invited Faculty for CCT Kobe Japan 2018
  • Invited Faculty for TCTAP 2019
  • Live Case Operator for India Live (CTO) – 2019 and 2018
  • Live Case Operator at various regional CTO congresses most recently at SEOUL CTO CAMP 2019
  • Live Case Operator at 9th NHC CTO Course, Singapore 2018
  • Live Case operator – CTO at MyLive 2018 and 2017
  • Invited faculty at TCT-AP 2018 and Chaired Various CTO sessions. Invited Faculty for TCT 2018
  • Invited International Course Director IJCTO 2018
  • Invited Faculty and moderated CTO sessions at ASIA-PCR 2018
  • Course-Director for CTO conference in Guangzhou 2017
  • Invited Faculty for TCT 2017
  • Invited Faculty and chaired sessions (CTO related) and live case operator at INDIA LIVE 2018
  • Invited faculty at CTO LM summit 2018
  • Invited Faculty and live case operator at MYLIVE 2018 (upcoming)
  • Invited faculty and live case operator at MYLIVE 2017
  • Invited Faculty and live case operator at Bahrain LIVE 2017
  • Chaired several sessions, debates, multiple live cases in China 2017 including China Interventional Therapeutics 2017, Great wall 2017, OCC 2017.
  • Invited faculty and Live case Operator at Taiwan Live 2017
  • Invited faculty and Live case Operator for CTO conference in Saudi Arabia 2017
  • Chairperson at India Live 2017 in several CTO sessions.
  • Faculty and Chairperson at India Live 2017
  • Faculty for Mastering the Complex 2017 at Johannesburg as SCAI Faculty
  • Faculty at Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) 2016–Largest Interventional Meeting in the World
  • Chairperson at sessions in India Live 2016
  • Chairperson at India Live CTO talk – Boston Scientific


  • Level II certification in nuclear cardiology, and coronary CT at Geisinger Medical Center, PA and level I in cardiac MRI.
  • Board-certified in American Board of Internal Medicine – 2005
  • Board Certified in American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology – 2010
  • ACLS and BLS
  • Board-certified in American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease–2009

Book/Book Chapters

  • Co-author 2nd edition manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach. Emmanouil Brilakis (2017) Post-Cath Complications; Introductory Guide to Cardiac Catheterization.2nd Edition. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2011 Peripheral Interventional procedures. 1001 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2012
  • Antegrade approach to Chronic Total Occlusions. NIC Companion Book of Interventional Cardiology 2016

Dr. Karthikeyan B

MBBS, MD – General Medicine, DM – Cardiology

Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiologist, 18 Years Experience Overall (10 years as specialist)

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram is part of the research faculty for renowned Universities in the US, UK, Middle-East, Asia and more. He did his MBBS at the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai and a Master of Public Health from University of Maryland, USA.

Dr. B Karthikeyan is a Cardiologist in Tambaram West, Chennai and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. B Karthikeyan practices at Hindu Mission Hospital in Tambaram West, Chennai and Raadha Rajendran Hospital in Alandur, Chennai. He completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical
University (TNMGRMU) in 2002,MD – General Medicine from JIPMER in 2006 and DM – Cardiology from JIPMER in 2010.

Some of the services provided by the doctor are

  • NON – INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY: Trans Thoracic Echocardiography / Trans Esophageal Echocardiography / TMT & HOLTER Evaluation
  • INVASIVE CARDIOLOGY: Coronary angiography ( Radial/femoral ) / Balloon valvuloplasty / Permanent pacemaker implantation / PTCA (Radial / Femoral) approach / Device closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus & Atrial Septal Defects in Adults.
  • Intra – Coronary Imaging ( IVUS / OCT )
  • Intra – Coronary Physiology Assessment.

Dr. Karthick Anjaneya

MBBS, MD General Medicine, DM Cardiology

Cardiologist, 16 Years Experience Overall (5 years as specialist)

Dr. Karthick Anjaneyan is a Cardiologist in Perumbakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Karthick Anjaneyan practices at Gleneagles Global Health City in Perumbakkam, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai in 2004,MD – General Medicine from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai in 2008 and DM – Cardiology from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai in 2015. He is a member of Tamil nadu medical council. Service provided by the doctor is: Cardiologist

Dr. C Arumugam

DM – Cardiology, MD – General Medicine, MBBS

Interventional Cardiologist, 13 Years Experience Overall (13 years as specialist)

Dr. C. Arumugam have completed my M.B.B.S in Thanjavur Medical College

Dr. R Prem Sekar

MBBS, MD General Medicine, DM Cardiology

Consultant Paediatric Cardiology – Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

Registrar in Paediatric Cardiology – Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom


  • Telemedicine


Foetal Cardiology:Interventional Procedures in Paediatric Cardiology; To create increased awareness amongst the public and Family Physicians regarding heart diseases in children, thereby facilitating early detection and treatment Telemedicine; to enhance the utility of telemedicine applications in Cardiology so that the above objective could be achieved

Letter from Our Chief cardiologist

Dear Patient / Family Member,

Cleveland Cardiac Care (C3) is inspired by the Cleveland Clinic, where I got trained. It is an endeavor to create a system that offers our patients world-class, appropriate, and tailored medical care, regardless of geographical location, social status, and economic ability.
As an entity, I personally guarantee to value your time and convenience. And, as part of the C3 family, you will experience stress-free, immediate and personalized care with compassion and respect. Whatever your cardiac needs, you can rest easy, as our team of professionals is always available to you with cutting-edge technology, vast knowledge and years of experience.
I’m committed to offering the highest quality of cardiac care and services that will create long-lasting relationships with my patients. The care will be comprehensive and encompass everything from prevention to the most advanced curative techniques in cardiology.

Thank you for your time


Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram, MPH, MD (ABIM) FACC, FSCAI, Intvl.Card (USA)

Chief cardiologist, Promed hospital

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