Dr. Anoop Agrawal ,DM (ABIM, USA), FACC, FASE

Profile and Area of Expertise

Lets decode medical verbatim first. Below are few commonly used terms and their meaning. Cardiac: related to heart Coronary artery: blood vessels that supply blood to heart. When blocked, these vessels are responsible for heart attack and other related issues. Angiography: process of looking at coronary arteries Angioplasty: process of fixing a blocked or damaged coronary artery. Coronary artery: blood vessels that supply blood to heart. When blocked, these vessels are responsible for heart attack and other related issues. these vessels are responsible for heart attack and other related issues. When blocked, these vessels are responsible for heart attack and other related issues. these vessels are responsible for heart attack and other related issues. these vessels are responsible for heart attack and other related issues

Areas of Expertise:

  • Structural heart interventions: Transcatheter Aortic and Mitral valve interventions (TAVR/TAVI, TMVR, MitraClip), Alcohol septal ablation, Left atrial appendage closure, Adult congenital heart interventions
  • Coronary interventions: Rotational and orbital atherectomy, OCT, IVUS, FFR, iFR, Coil embolization
    Invasive hemodynamics: Percutaneous hemodynamic support using Impella, Impella CP or CardioHelp
    Percutaneous vascular closure (Proglide, Angioseal, Mynx grip, Starclose)
    Peripheral vascular interventions
Experience (Current Position & Previous Positions)
  • Started Transcatheter Aortic Valve (TAVR) program at CARE Hospitals (across 7 branches in Hyderabad and beyond).
  • Highest volume TAVR operator in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana region.
  • Team leader of TAVR heart team at CARE hospital which is the only center in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana region to have independent operating privilege for TAVR (Evolut R, Medtronic) implantation.
  • National proctor for TAVR, Percutaneous closure devices, and other coronary interventions.

Previous Positions:

  • Fellow, Interventional and Structural Cardiology: St. Vincent Hospital
Education & Certificates
  • Medical school – All India Institute of Medical Sciences – New Delhi (India) – 2008
  • Residency (Internal Medicine) – Loyola Univ. Medical Center – Maywood IL (USA) – 2012
  • Fellowship (Cardiovascular Diseases) – Loyola Univ. Medical Center – Maywood IL (USA) – 2015
  • Fellowship (Interventional Cardiology) – St. Vincent Medical Center – Indianapolis IN (USA) – 2016
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Publications & Presentations

Research and Publications:

  • Agrawal A, Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis: Early Intervention in Perspective. Indian Journal of Clinical Cardiology. 2020;1(3-4):154-163
  • Monigari NK, Agrawal A, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Clinical Indications and Outcomes. Open access peerreviewed chapter. March 2019 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.84909
  • Agrawal A. Physician heal thyself. Indian Heart J. 2018 Sep – Oct;70(5):756-757
  • Agrawal A, Hermiller JB. Book chapter on Aortic Stenosis. The Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Handbook, 4e by Morton J. Kern.
  • Agrawal A, Lopez J et al; Computational Analysis of Criteria Combinations for Thin Cap Fibro-Atheroma (VH-TCFA): comparison of culprit plaques in Stable and Unstable Coronary Syndromes. An Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Study. Circulation. 2012; 126: A1768
  • Hirai T, Chen Z, Downe R, Goel A, Agrawal A, Lopez J et al. Evaluation of Variable Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Definitions and Association of Virtual Histology-Intravascular Ultrasound Findings With Cavity Rupture Size. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 15;118(2):162-9
  • Agrawal A, Baaj S, Schwartz J, Lopez J. Coronary dissection in a patient with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: Role of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging. J Invasive Cardiol. 2015 Sep;27(9):E196-8
  • Darki A, Schneck MJ, Agrawal A, Rupani A, Barron JT. Correlation of Elevated Troponin and Echocardiography in Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS). J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 Oct;22(7):959-61
  • Panico A, Agrawal A, Bashir A, Nierzwicki R, Sanagala T, Syed M, Dajani K. Practical Use of Ultrasound Contrast Agents in the Echocardiography Lab. JASE: Vol. 26 No. 6 June, 2013 p.567-682
  • Rabbat M, Wilber D, Thomas K, Agrawal A, Sanagala T, Syed M. Left atrial volume assessment in atrial fibrillation using multimodality imaging: a comparison of echocardiography, invasive three dimensional CARTO and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2012, 14(Suppl 1):P214
  • Hirai T, Cotseones G, Makki N, Agrawal A, Wilber D, Barron J. Usefulness of left ventricular diastolic function to predict recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with preserved left ventricular systolic function. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Jul 1;114(1):65-9
  • Agrawal A, Pavlovic B. Role of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in prevention of sudden cardiac death in postheart transplant patients. Poster presented at St. Albert’s Day (Loyola University Research Meet).
  • Lynch E, Hirai T, Agrawal A, Soong M, Krishnamoorthi V; Does a written ambulatory discharge instruction affect understanding and satisfaction of Veterans? Quality Initiative project, poster presented at Loyola University Internal Medicine Research Conference (2011-12)
  • Invited faculty/speaker for conferences
  • 2021 – Indian Association of Cardiac Imaging, TCT-India
  • 2020 – Indian Academy of Echocardiograhy, IIC summit
  • 2019 – India LIVE, India Valves, Sentient, Bangladesh society of echocardiography conference, Structural heart India and the vein workshop (CVT India), Eastern India Echo & Imaging Conclave, Myval TAVR certification program. Vascular leadership summit. IIC summit, CSI-STEMI COUNCIL and STEMI INDIA Conference
  • 2018 – India valves, Vascular leadership summit, IIC summit
  • 2017 – Bangladesh interventional therapeutics

Media articles

  • American College of Cardiology
  • The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography: RPVI
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