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Coronary Angioplasty

Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure where a balloon is inserted to open a blockage in the artery that is narrowed by atherosclerosis. This procedure is employed to improve the blood flow to the heart.

Coronary Angioplasty is a medical procedure used for:

  • Improve symptoms of Coronary Artery Diseases, which include angina and shortness of breath.
  • Reduce damage of heart muscles due to heart attacks.
  • Reduce the death of a few patients

Why Promed?

The name Promed is synonymous with the best Angioplasty Hospital in Chennai. With a reputation for providing the best cardiac treatment that Chennai has to offer, we are your one and only destination when it comes to coronary angioplasty surgery. We have one of the best facilities in the city for cardiac care with a state of the art Cath Lab and fully equipped ICU. Run by the senior most heart specialists in the country and internationally, the cardiology team is known for their coronary blockage treatments and have performed over 2000 complex angioplasties. In September 2022, we launched the ‘Angioplasty with a warranty’ scheme in alliance with the best cardiologists in Chennai which covers any problems with the angioplasty stent within the first year of your heart surgery. While heart diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, Promed Hospital is making its mark in changing that statistic one surgery at a time.


About Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram is a renowned leader in the domain of Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions.

  • He has successfully performed thousands of highly complex procedures in the US and Asia.

  • 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.

  • Currently, 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.

  • He acts as a consultant to many firms in the domain of CTOs and is one of the most popular proctors for teaching this process in the United States and globally.

  • He has served in many leadership roles such as Chief of Cardiology and Cath Lab Director at Highline Medical Centre and Head of the CTO PCI program at Swedish Medical Centre (both in the United States).

  • Apart from holding an academic position at the University of Washington, Seattle, he has also been a full-time proctor for CTOs in the Asia Pacific and has assisted in propagating the “Hybrid CTO” methodology. He also has several publications in the domain and has carried out chaired sessions and live cases. He is a revered speaker in this domain.

  • He has also established the CHIP-CTO INDIA [(COMPLEX HIGH RISK INDICATED PATIENTS (CHIP) - CHRONIC TOTAL OCCLUSION (CTO)] Conference, along with some other leaders in Interventional Cardiology in India, to teach cardiologists how to tackle intricate coronary interventions, which are high-risk and chronic total occlusions.

Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram

Chief cardiologist, Promed hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are heart disease and stroke?

    Heart disease and stroke are two types of cardiovascular diseases. Heart disease is an umbrella term that includes various types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which narrows the blood vessels that carry blood to the heart. Heart blockage can cause:

    • Chest Pain
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Failure
    • Arrhythmia

    A stroke, whereas, is a condition in which the blood supply to the brain is blocked causing the brain cells to die.

  • What is Cardiology?

    Cardiology is a medical branch that deals with heart-related disorders and the circulatory system. This branch includes medical diagnosis and the treatment of coronary artery diseases, congenital heart defects, etc.

  • When will I be referred to a Cardiologist?

    A Cardiologist will be generally recommended if you experience heightened risk factors for any cardiovascular disease or if you have heart-related issues.

  • What to expect when I meet my Cardiologist for the first time?

    Your cardiologist will inquire about your previous medical history and symptoms. He/She may also conduct a thorough heart examination. The course of the treatment or diagnosis will be determined after the completion of the above-mentioned stages.

  • Who is a Cardiologist?

    A Cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions relating to the cardiovascular system which includes the heart and the blood vessels. Conditions treated by them include coronary artery diseases, heart defects, heart rhythm disorders, etc.

  • What kind of technologies do you use to diagnose and treat patients?

    We use state-of-the-art technology to offer safe and effective cardiac diagnosis and treatment. Our cardiac imaging tools include Digital X-ray, Ultrasound, Obstetric scans, Arterial and Venous Doppler, ECHO, Treadmill Test, ECG, Holter Monitoring, ABI Measurement, Carotid Doppler, etc.

  • What Angiogram Package does Promed offer?

    Promed Hospital offers Angiography in Chennai @ Rs. 7499.

    The package includes:

    • Pre-Cath Test (CBC, Urea, S. Cr, Na+, K+, Serology)
    • Admission Fees
    • Full day stay at hospital
    • Food
    • Procedure & Consultation Charges
    • Medical Consumables
    • Pre-Procedure Consultation


“Have been taking cardiac treatment for my father in this hospital since April, 2020 and have completed couple of surgery with them in past month. All the doctors and nursing staff are very generous and kind in helping out patients and attenders. Doctors make sure the patients are informed about their progress and further treatments. Couldn't just specify one doctor, as all the doctors are friendly and takes good care.They have a separate team to interact with patients to know your feedback on daily basis and make your they are comfortable in the services provided
Hospital being located in the main road, makes it more easily accessible and have their 24x7 doctors and lab facilities makes it more easier for patients.”

“I would just give this hospital 5 rating. We had come to Promed as an emergency for my father’s health. He had very good care from the nurses and Dr. Caroline the night we came in and we were asked to meet Dr Shyam interventional cardiologist the very next day. He was an absolute life saver for my dad. As we have met 2-3 cardiologist Regarding his health conditions all his lab reports would be normal but his symptoms never subsided. Dr. Shyam with at most care looked into all the reports and found variations in the TMT that was already done 6 months back. None of the doctors that we met before could not recognise it but he did a great job in finding out the variations.”

Shivaneshen Maniam

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