Dr Kumar is an expert in interventional cardiology performing PCI (coronary angioplasty and stenting) for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The majority of his procedures are performed via the radial artery (wrist). This is a minimally invasive technique associated with fewer complications and faster patient recovery.
He has a major interest in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (heart attack).
He has considerable experience in advanced interventional coronary techniques including pressure wire, rotational atherectomy and intracoronary imaging (intravascular ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography) which form part of his routine clinical practice and research expertise. He has developed an interest in cardiac CT for both diagnosis and research in coronary disease. He is skilled in permanent pacemaker implantation. He is also interested in the relationship between heart disease and diabetes and heart disease and stroke, investigating younger patients presenting with cryptogenic (unexplained) stroke.
He has got extensive training in all aspects of general cardiology with particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. He routinely consults patients presenting with symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, heart murmurs, dizzy spells and blackouts. He is competent in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and hyperlipidaemia (raised cholesterol) and also in the assessment and treatment of heart failure and valvular heart disease. He has vast experience in permanent pacemaker implantation. He is involved in cardiovascular disease prevention and the assessment of patients at risk of developing heart attack and stroke utilising the latest diagnostic technology. Dr Kumar has got special interest in how diabetes affect the heart.