Dr. Hygriv Rao B ,MD (General Medicine)/DM (Cardiology)

Profile and Area of Expertise
  • Experienced Senior Consultant Cardiologist & currently Director of division of Pacing and electrophysiology with KIIMS Hospitals, Secundrabad. Skilled in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Scientific Papers, and Public Speaking.
  • Editor Electrophysiology section, Indian Heart Journal Section editor, IPEJ

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cardiologist
  • Cardiac Electrophysiologist
  • Interventional Cardiologist
Experience (Current Position & Previous Positions)

Current Position:

  • Senior Consultant – Cardiology & Electrophysiology KIMS Hospital – Secunderabad – Apr 2012

Previous Positions:

  • Senior Consultant Cardiologist – CARE Hospitals, Hyderabad – Feb 2005 – Mar 2012
Education & Certificates
  • MBBS – Osmania Medical College – 1989 – Hyderabad
  • MD – General Medicine – Gandhi Hospital – 1994 – Secunderabad
  • DM – Cardiology – GB Pant Hospital – 1998 – New Delhi – India
  • Fellowship – Electrophysiology – Research Foundation – 2005 – New Jersey – USA+H18

Professional Affiliations & Awards

  • Editor Electrophysiology section Indian Heart Journal
  • Section Editor Indian Pacing & Electrophysiology Journal
  • Fellow American college of cardiology
  • Fellow Indian Society of Electrocardiology
  • DP Basu award by Cardiological Society of India in 2005
  • Smt Uma Rani Banerjee Oration in CSI Annual conference 2012 on “Global and Indian perspectives on Ischemic Heart Disease and Sudden cardiac death”
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology
Publications & Presentations
  • B. Hygriv Rao Global burden of Sudden Cardiac Death and insights from India. Indian Heart J. 2014 Jan-Feb;66 Suppl 1:S18-23
  • B. Hygriv Rao Sudden cardiac death. Introduction to the special supplement. Indian Heart J. 2014 Jan-Feb;66 Suppl 1:S1
  • Pushpa Raj, B. Hygriv Rao Bundle branch aberrancy in predicting mechanism of SVT. Indian Heart J 2014 in print
  • Sameera F Qureshi, Altaf Ali, Anathpur Venetashwari, Hygriv Rao, MP Jayakrishnan, Calambur Narasimhan, Jayaprakash Shenthar, Kumaraswamy Thangaraj,, Prathiba Nallari. Atrial natiuretic peptide gene- A potential bio marker for long QT syndrome. EXCLI Journal 2014;13:834-842
  • B. Hygriv Rao Septal pacing of right ventricle: has the last word been said? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2014 Mar 12;14(2):63-4
  • B. Hygriv Rao, Sivaprasad A, Idiopathic right atrial scar. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2014 Jan 1;14(1):60-2
  • Jain RK, Chitnis NS, B. Hygriv Rao. ST elevation after intracoronary administration of Papaverine for fractional flow reserve estimation.
  • B. Hygriv Rao .Ventricular premature beat terminating SVT Indian Heart J. 2013 May-Jun; 65(3):353-4.
  • Manakshe G, Chakravarth C, Kiran R, Menon R, B. Hygriv Rao, Kumar AS, Narasimhan C. Renal sympathetic denervation for resistant , hypertension–a novel treatment strategy.J Assoc Physicians India. 2013 Nov;61(11):834-6
  • B. Hygriv Rao. Shielding the achilles heel of atrial fibrillation ablation.Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2012 Sep;12(5):190-1
  • B. Hygriv Rao, BKS Sastry, Radhika Korabathina, Krishnam raju.Sudden Cardiac Death after Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction -Insight from a developing country. Heart Asia 2012: 83-89 doi:10.1136/heartasia.2012-010114
  • B.Hygriv Rao Epidemiological data on heart rhythm disorders in India – A formidable but surmountable challenge. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2012;12 (2): 37-38
  • Aman Makhija, Ajit Thachil, B. Hygriv Rao, K. Sharada, Calambur Narasimhan. Three dimensional epicardial mapping and ablation of recurrent non-ischaemic ventricular tachycardia. Indian Heart Journal 2012; 64 (3):324-328
  • Gajendra Manakshe and B. Hygriv Rao. Dronedarone—current status in management of atrial fibrillation. Indian Heart Journal 2012;64 (2): 182-186
  • Lawrence Jesuraj, B.Hygriv Rao, K.Sharada, C.Narasimhan Idiopathic Right ventricular tract outflow tachycardia induced by high frequency stimulation. Article in print Journal of cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2012
  • Lawrence Jesuraj, B.Hygriv Rao, K.Sharada, C.Narasimhan. Paroxysmal complete atrioventricular block during AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia. Journal of cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2012 Apr 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8167.2012.02365
  • B.Hygriv Rao, BK S Sastry, Sumeet S Chugh, Sharada Kalavakolanu, Johann Christopher, Deepika Shangula, Radhika Korabathina, Krishnam P Raju, Contribution of Sudden Cardiac Death to Total Mortality in India – A Population Based Study. International Journal of Cardiology 2012;154(2), 163-167
  • B.Hygriv Rao, K Raghu, KSharada, C Narasimhan, B.Somaraju. Patterns of ventricular Dyssynchrony in congestive heart failure- comparison with controls and implications for patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy. Indian Heart Journal 2010;62(4):308-312
  • Bhima Shankar PR, B.Hygriv Rao, S.Jaishankar, Calambur Narasimhan. Substrate map based electrical isolation of an apical aneurysm- A strategy for ablation in ischemic scar ventricular tachycardia. Indian Heart Journal 2010;62(4):346-347
  • B.Hygriv Rao, Raghu Krishnaswamy, Sharada Kalavakolanu, Narasimhan Calambur. Ventricular dyssynchrony Patterns in Left Bundle Branch Block, with and without Heart failure. Indian Pacing and Electropysiology Journal 2010, 10(3): 115-121.
  • Bhima shankar P.R, Hygriv Rao B, Jaishankar S, Narasimhan C. Current Perspectives: Rheumatic Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Atrial Fibrillation 2010; 1(11)
  • Aman Makhija, Ajith Thachil, Sridevi, B.Hygriv Rao, S. Jaishankar, Calambur Narasimhan. Substrate based ablation of Ventricular tachycardia through an epicardial approach. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2009, 9(6):36-369
  • Balasundaram R, B.Hygriv Rao; Asirvatham S, Calambur Narasimhan. Successful Targeted Ablation of the Pathway Potential in the Noncoronary Cusp of the Aortic Valve in an Infant with Incessant Orthodromic Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia.. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 2009; 20 (2) :216-220(5)
  • Kaiser Jamil, Rabbani Syed and B.Hygriv Rao, Implications of I/ D (rs4340) polymorphism in CAD among South Indian population International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences Vol 1.(5) pp. 151-157, May, 2009.
  • Balasundaram R, B.Hygriv Rao, Narasimhan.C, Somaraju B, Hemodynamic benefit of multiple programmable pacing configurations in patients with biventricular pacemakers. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2009 Mar; 32 Suppl 1:S211-3.
  • Thoppil PS, B.Hygriv Rao, Jaishankar S, Narasimhan C.Successful Catheter Ablation of Persistent Electrical Storm late Post Myocardial Infarction by Targeting Purkinje Arbarization Triggers. Indian Pacing Electrophysiology J. 2008; 8 (4):298-303.
  • Chavan C, B.Hygriv Rao, Badani RS, Raju PR, Narasimhan C. Ablation of incessant orthorhombic reciprocating tachycardia in a child with congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries and ebsteinoid malformation of left atrioventricular valve. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2008 Nov; 23(2):149-52.
  • Ramprakash B, Jaishankar S, B.Hygriv Rao, Narasimhan C. Catheter ablation of fascicular ventricular tachycardia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 Aug 1;8 (3):193-202.
  • Balasundaram R, B.Hygriv Rao, Kalavakolanu S, Narasimhan C. Catheter ablation of bundle branch reentrant ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun; 5 (6 Suppl):S68-72.
  • Chavan CB, Sharada K, B.Hygriv Rao, Narasimhan C. Hypocalcaemia as a cause of reversible cardiomyopathy with ventricular tachycardia.Ann Intern Med. 2007 Apr 3; 146 (7):541-2.
  • B.Hygriv Rao, Saksena S. Impact of “hybrid therapy” on long-term rhythm control and arrhythmia related hospitalizations in patients with drug-refractory persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2007 Mar; 1(2):127-36.
  • B.Hygriv Rao, Kalavakolanu S, Chandrasekar K, Sastry BKS, Narasimhan C. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in hemodynamically unstable heart failure patients. Indian Heart J. 2007 Mar-Apr; 59 (2):185-7.
  • Badani RS, Sharada K, B.Hygriv Rao, C Narasimhan. Brugada syndrome unmasked by sodium channel blockade. Indian Heart J. 2006 Nov-Dec; 58 (6):447-9.
  • Kalavakolanu S, B.Hygriv Rao, Kumar DN, Calambur Narasimhan. Successful ablation of aortic cusp tachycardia from right ventricle outflow tract using a superior approach. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2006 Sep; 16 (3):187-9.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Saksena S. Implantable defibrillators configured for hybrid therapy of persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation: initial clinical experience with a novel lead system. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2005 Aug; 13 Suppl 1:79-86.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Saksena S, Mitruka R. Intra-cardiac echocardiography guided cardioversion to help interventional procedures (ICE-CHIP) study: study design and methods. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2005Aug; 13 Suppl 1:31-6.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Sharada K, Narasimhan C. Successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of recurrent atrial fibrillation due to left inferior pulmonary vein tachycardia. Indian Heart J. 2005 Jul-Aug; 57 (4):339-42.
  • Saksena S, Skadsberg ND, B.Hygriv rao, Filipacchi A Bilateral and three-dimensional mapping of spontaneous atrial arrhythmias in patients with refractory atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2005 May; 16 (5):494-50
  • B.Hygriv rao, Saksena S.Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in cardiovascular care: technologic advances and new indications. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2003 Oct; 9 (5):362-8.
  • Batra R, Nair M, Babu D B.Hygriv rao, Mohan J, Kaul U, Arora R.Recording of double atrial potentials as a marker for isthmus block during ablation of atrial flutter. Indian Heart J. 2000 Sep-Oct; 52 (5):564-7.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Chandra KS. Renal artery in-stent restenosis: treatment with high speed rotational atherectomy. Indian Heart J. 2000 Mar-Apr; 52(2):205-6.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Nair M, Mohan JC, Patnaik A, Kamal A, Batra R, Kaul UA, Arora R. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of common atrial flutter–acute and follow-up results. Indian Heart J. 1998 Sep-Oct; 50 (5):523-6.
  • Tyagi S, B.Hygriv rao, Arora R. Transfemoral placement of an endovascular stent-graft for a traumatic subclavian arteriovenous fistula. Indian Heart J. 1998 Jul-Aug; 50(4):443-5.
  • Mohan JC, B.Hygriv Rao, R.Arora, M.Nigam Calcified subaortic left ventricular aneurysm causing right pulmonary artery obstruction in a child. Int J Cardiol. 1998 Sep 30;66(2):195-7.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Nair M, Satish S, Kaul UA, Arora R. Recurrent sustained drug refractory ventricular tachycardia in a 3-year-old child: successful treatment by
  • Dr. Hygriv Rao presents at the ECG Interactive Symposium, Vijayawada on 23rd December for Cardiologists & Physiciansradiofrequency catheter ablation. Indian Pediatric. 1997 Dec; 34 (12):1119-23.
  • Chandra KS, Venkateshwarlu J, Tripathy MP, B.Hygriv rao. Non-Surgical Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Gopichand M.J Invasive Cardiol. 1996 Nov;8(9):443-446.
  • B.Hygriv rao, Reddy IS, Chandra KS Familial occurrence of a rare combination of dilated cardiomyopathy with palmoplantar keratoderma and curly hair. Indian Heart J. 1996 Mar-Apr; 48 (2):161-2.
  • Indian Heart Rhythm society
  • Indian Society of Electrocardiology
  • Cardiological Society of India
  • American Heart Association (AHA )
  • Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACA)
  • English, Telugu

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