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Dr. Muthu Kumaran - Chief Paediatric Cardiologist at Apollo Children’s hospital.

Dr. SajanDr. Muthu  Kumaran is the chief paediatric cardiologist at Apollo Children’s hospital. He is an internatonally trained surgeonwith previous work experience at many international locations including the Southampton General Hospital at Southampton, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, [Jessop wing], Northern General Hospital and Sheffield Children’s Hospital at Sheffield, Rotherham District General Hospital at Rotherham,  Scunthorpe General Hospital at  Scunthorpe, Bronglais General Hospital at Aberystwyth and Stanley Government Hospital, Chennai, India
His team at the centre has performed around 250 cardiac surgeries and 175 cardiac interventions since February 2009.

They routinely perform the following:


  1. Trans-thoracic: 2D and 3D echo done routinely
  2. Trans-oesophageal: Well versed in TOE in paediatric and adult population
  3. Foetal Echocardiography: I have been trained in foetal echo throughout my training period. I am performing and interpreting images at 18 weeks gestation and counselling parents regarding the management plan.

Electro physiology

  1. Reporting Exercise test and 24 hr ECG tests
  2. Management of patients with Temporary and permanent pacemakers.

Interventional Cardiology

  1. Diagnostic Cardiac catheterisation
  2. Interventional Cardiac Catheterisation: I have done the following procedures
    1. ASD closure
    2. VSD closure
    3. PDA closure
    4. Balloon pulmonary/aortic valvotomy
    5. Balloon septostomy
    6. Coarctation stent/Balloon angioplasty
    7. Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation


M.B.B.S - The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, India. Feb -1997

POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS:                         

M.R.C.P.C.H. (UK) - Jan 2000

D.C.H -  October 2001

CCST (Paeds Cardiology UK) -  Nov 2007

Academic Publications

  1. A rare presentation of Testicular swelling associated with Right sided Endocarditis. MC Sivaprakasam, P Govindaraj, JJ Vettukattil. Cardiol Young. 2005 Oct;15(5):532-3.
  1. Annuloplasty of the Regurgitant Mitral valve following Myocarditis in children MC Sivaprakasam, AP Salmon, JP Gnanapragasam, JL Monro, S Livesey, BR Keeton JJ Vettukattil Ann Thorac Surg. 2005 Nov;80(5):1922-4.
  1. 3-D echocardiographic imaging of double aortic arch MC Sivaprakasam, JJ Vettukattil Eur J Echocardiogr.2005 Nov 8
  1. Developing paediatric cardiology in the developing countries.MC Sivaprakasam,JJ Vettukattil Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2005 Oct-Dec;3(12):319-20.
  1. Absent Pericardium: At risk for endocarditis?  MC Sivaprakasam, Arul Narayanan, JJ Vettukattil Cardiol Young. 2006 Apr;16(2):182-3
  1. Esmolol Assisted Transcatheter Device Deployment and Balloon Dilation of Aortic Coarctation.  MC Sivaprakasam, GR Veldtman, AP Salmon, Thomas Peirce, Richard Cope,  JJ Vettukattil. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Jul-Aug;27(4):460-4
  1. New Technique for Fenestration of the Inter Atrial Septum  MC Sivaprakasam, C Kiesewetter, GR Veldtman, AP Salmon, JJ Vettukattil J Interv Cardiol. 2006 Aug;19(4):334-6.
  1. Real time three-dimensional echocardiographic imaging of congenital aortic valve stenosis: correlation with operative anatomy  S N Sadagopan, GR Veldtman, MC Sivaprakasam, BR Keeton, JP Gnanapragasam, AP Salmon, MP Haw, JJ Vettukattil  Accepted for publication- Cardiology in the Young, Jan 2005.
  1. Hepatic changes in the failing Fontan circulation.C Kiesewetter, MC Sivaprakasam, JJ Vettukattil, GR Veldtman.
    Heart. 2007 May;93(5):579-84.
  1. A multiplanar three dimensional echocardiographic study of mitral valvar annular function in children with normal and regurgitant valves. Bharucha T, Sivaprakasam MC, Roman KS, Vettukattil JJ. Cardiol Young. 2008 May 9:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 18466659
  1. The Angle of the Components of the Common Atrioventricular Valve Predicts the Outcome of Surgical Correction in Patients With Atrioventricular Septal Defect and Common Atrioventricular Junction Bharucha T, Sivaprakasam MC, Haw MP, Anderson RH, Vettukattil JJ.  J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 18558474

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