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Heart & Vascular Care
The Centre for Heart & Vascular Care at Meitra is aiming at caring hearts with a good heart. The centre is facilitated with the latest innovations and technologies in the cardiovascular spectrum along with highly experienced cardiologists and heart and vascular care professionals. With a foundation of well equipped facilities, the centre has won space in people’s hearts with a special focus on compassionate care. We ensure a happy and hopeful life for everyone coming to Meitra for taking care of their heart. The environment we have created at the Centre for Heart & Vascular Care is meant to lead your heart to success and to create a smile in it.

Dr. A V Kannan

Head & Senior Consultant – Cardiac Anesthesia

Dr. A. V. Kannan, Senior Consultant and Head – Cardiac Anaesthesia at Meitra Hospital is trained under industry experts for cardiac anaesthesia at Madras Medical Mission. Dr Kannan is credited for helping establish the first cardiac centre as par with international standards in the private sector at a private medical college in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During his stint at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (currently known as Aster MIMS, Calicut), he had helped in establishing the first successful cardiac centre of North Kerala. He has numerous publications to his credit. His areas of interest include Anaesthesia for off pump CABG, MICS (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries), VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgeries), TAVI (Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and Anaesthesia for Heart Transplantation.

Qualification 

  • MBBS,  MD in Anaesthesia, PDCC in Cardiac Anaesthesia

 

Expertise

  • Anaesthesia for Off Pump CABG surgeries (OPCAB)
  • Anaesthesia for Minimally Invasive Cardiac surgeries (MICS)
  • Anaesthesia for Heart, Lung Transplant surgeries

Primary Location:     Kozhikode

Languages Known:    English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi

Education:

  • MBBS from Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli.
  • MD in Anaesthesia from Goa Medical College, Goa.
  • PDCC in Cardiac Anaesthesia from Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.

Experience

  • Junior Resident, Dept of Anaesthesia, Goa Medical College, Goa.
  • Senior Resident, Dept of Anaesthesia, Goa Medical College, Goa.
  • Junior Consultant, Getwell Hospital, Tirunelveli.
  • PDCC in Cardiac Anaesthesia, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.
  • Junior Consultant, Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore.
  • Senior Specialist, Z.H. Sikder Cardiac Care & Research Centre, Dhaka.
  • Senior Consultant & HOD, Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut.

Research & Publications:

  • Combined left lower lobectomy and off pump coronary artery bypass grafting through left posterolateralthoracotomy – Indian Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular surgery, 2007; 23: 251-252. http://medind.nic.in/ibq/t07/i4/ibqt07i4p251.pdf
  • Traumatic suprahepatic inferior vena cava injury: Surgical Management – Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Vol 2, Number 4, July 2007, Page:213 DOI: 10.1097/ IMI.0b013e318158ccde
  • Simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and ascending aortobifemoral bypass graft via ventral abdominal route – Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery 2 (2):84-85, March 2007. Page: 84; DOI: 10.1097/ IMI.0b013e318054e6f0
  • Mammary patch reconstruction of left anterior descending coronary artery – Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 2008; 16:313-317
  • Tuberculosis of thymus: A Case Report – Heart, Lung and Circulation; 2008; DOI: 10.1016/ j.hlc.2007.01.010.
  • Off-pump excision of left atrial appendage aneurysm: a Case Report – The Heart Surgery Forum #2005-1159 9 (1) 2006 [epub November 2005] DOI: 10.1532/ HSF98.20051159 www.cardenjennings.metapress.com

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