Dr. Bharat Chanana is a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and Head of the Department of Cardiology at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. He completed his initial medical studies from AIIMS, New Delhi, where he also did his internship and residency. Later he successfully completed the DM (Cardiology) examination from PGI Chandigarh in May 1995.
Dr. Chanana is trained and experienced in a wide range of investigations and treatments in the areas of noninvasive and invasive cardiology. These include various types of Echocardiography investigations, Doppler studies, Stress testing, Holter testing and Head Up Tilt testing. While at PGI Chandigarh, he obtained experience in various procedures such as Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterisation, Peripheral Vascular Angiography, Temporary Pacemaker Implantation and Permanent Pacemaker Implantation.
Before his current posting at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Dr. Chanana has been a Consultant Cardiologist at several hospitals in Delhi, including Khosla Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Saroj Hospital and St. Stephen's Hospital.
Dr. Chanana has special expertise and vast experience in the Transradial approach to Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty. He has performed over 18,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures through the Transradial route (approximately 3,500 Transradial PCI). He presented the first-in-world case of Transradial Abdominal Aorta Stenting at TCT, Washington, in 2010.
Dr. Chanana regularly performs Peripheral, Carotid, Vertebral and Renal Angioplasties (especially Transradial Renal Angioplasties), Stenting, Percutaneous ASD closures and PDA closures. Other procedures that he has experience in include Balloon Mitral Valvotomies, Aortic and Pulmonic Valvotomies, and Pacemaker Implantations of all types.
He is actively involved in various academic and research programmes and has given talks on diverse cardiac topics, with special interest in acute MI management and heart failure devices.