Department of Cardiology was started by me on 8th Febraury 2002 at A.J Hospital and Research Centre, Mangaluru. Glimpses of my academic achievements including interesting cath lab cases and some are 'FIRST's in this region, state and world.

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Dr. B. V. Manjunath MD, DM

Chief. Division of Cardiology – Sr. Cardiovascular Interventionist

Dr. B. V. Manjunath.MD,DM completed his M.B.B.S and M.D(Gen. Medicine) from Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka in 1985 and 1989 respectively. Later he worked as a Sr.Resident in the famous Southern Railway HQ Hospital, Perambur, Madras. He obtained DM cardiology from prestigious Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Karnataka in 1994. He had an extensive experience in interventional cardiology at the state of art. Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai, a truly research institute under the dynamic leadership of Padmashri Dr. K.M.Cherian, a worldwide known cardiac surgeon.

He established the Department of Cardiology at A.J.Hospital and Research Centre, Mangalore, from 2002 onwards and continues to head the department and established the teaching courses like D.N.B.(Cardio) and PGDCC programme in 2004 - 2006 and DM Cradiology Program since 2014 which is currently running. Apart from Non-invasive cardiac investigations, is having wide experience in the cath lab procedure till now.


Coronary Angioplasty 5,620
Diagnostic Angios + Coronaries 33,220
Balloon Valvuloplasties (Mitral / pulmonary) 612
Peripheral angioplasties
Device closures (ASD/PDA/VSD) 144
IVC Filters 61
Permanent pacemakers including DDD 426
Temporary pacemakers 1912
Peripheral Angioplasty including renal 248
ASD Device Closure 88
PDA Device Closure 26
Coarctation of aorta ballooning/stenting 12
Pulmonary Valvuloplasty 31
PDA Coiling 10
Baloon Mitral Valvuloplasties 335
Pediatric Caths 314
Other Paediatric interventions 33
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) 30
Cardiac Resynchronizing Therapy ( CRT-P & CRT-D) 12
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 4

Papers Published / Presented

International Cardiology Conferences / Journal : 10
National Cardiology Conferences / Journal : 66

Credits / Achievements

Invited to attend International Conferences like
        TCT Washington DC USA
        PCR – Paris / Barcelona
        Annual Conference of European Society of Cardiology
In the International panel of Cardiac drug
Evaluation “CURRENT DRUGS” London U.K.
In the international panel of Indo French
Interventional Cardiac Forum.
Faculty at “Vascular Interventions” conference
At Cairo, Egypt August, 2004
Faculty at 3rd Asia pacific interventional conference
At “Malaysia Live”, Kaulalumpur, Malaysia July 2007.
Invited as faculty at Indo French Interventional meet at New Delhi – Jan 2006
Invited Faculty at Indo-Pak Interventional meeting at Jaipur - March 2006
Faculty at Indian Society of Electrocardiology ISECON-Chennai- March 2006
Faculty at Advanced cardiac Therapuetics at Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.June 2007 and 2008.
Faculty at 4th Advanced Cardiovascular Therapuetics ACT at MMM- Chennai, July 2009.
Faculty at National C.S.I Conference, Kochi-Dec 2009.
Guest lecture at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology. Bangalore in July’ 31st, 2010 on “How to choose drugs in mixed dyslipedemia”
Invited to moderate LIVE interventional cases at Sri Jayadeva Institute of cardiology. part of 17th annual conf. of Indian College of Cardiology
Successfully conducted 1st Cardiology Conference called SPECTRUM on 22 Jan 2012 (SymPosium on Cardiovascular Therapies and Research Update-Mangalore) at Hotel Ocean Pearl Mangalore where eminent speakers delivered lucid lectures which was well attended by Cardiologists,Physicians and PGs of Medicine.
Invited as Chairperson at National Interventional Council meet at Kochi, Kerala on 27th April 2012 on “Longterm therapy with antithrombotics”
Conducted successfully the 2nd SPECTRUM conducted on 12th Jan 2013 (SymPosium on Cardiovascular Therapies and Research Update-Mangalore) At Conference Hall, A J.Hospital and Research Centre. Mangalore where eminent speakers delivered lucid lectures which was well attended by Cardiologists,Physicians and PGs of Medicine.
Conducted successfully the 3rd SPECTRUM at A.J Hospital and Research Centre Mangalore, on 15th march 2014. It was well attended by 220 delegates across the state and outside. Eminent speakers delivered lectures.
Conducted successfully the 4th SPECTRUM at Hotel Ocean Pearl Mangalore, on 10 th Jan, 2015. It was well attended by 275 delegates across the state and outside. Eminent speakers delivered lectures.
June 2014 onwards Professor & Sr. Teaching Faculty for D.M.Cardiology Programme (Recognized by M.C.I.)
Examiner for D.M. Cardiology Course at RajivGandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and various other Universities.
Invited Faculty at ACC Conference at Chicago.U.S.A. in March 2016.
Won prestigious “Future Onco Cardio Award” at 4th International Onco cardio Conference, at world famous oncology centre, M.A.Anderson Centre, Houston, texas, U.S.A. on 5th Nov, 2016 for best paper presented on “Atrial Fibrillation in Pancoast Tumor- Rare Presentation & newer Hypothesis on CHA2DS VASc score”.
Latest Publication of my paper on 23-03-2022 in Indian Journal of Vascular and Endo Vascular Surgery on "Rare Case of Large Saccular pseudo aneurysm from both Iliac Arteries and its management by Endovascular Repair using kissing Balloon - Stent technique.
Annual Cardiology Conference SPECTRUM was successfully held on 2nd Saturday of January every year since 2012. The 10th edition was held on 9th Saturday January 2021 on a virtual platform due to COVID and 11th edition was held on 8th Saturday January 2022, (Hybrird Form - Virtual + Physical Workshop) on Shockwave SVL and EPS to DM/DNB PG's. It was well attended by > 350 delegates across
12th Edition of Annual cardiology Conference Sppectrum was successfully held on 7th Januaury, 2023 at A J Grand Hotel Mangaluru. It was well attended by < 250 delegates physically and > delegates virtually. Had prominent National and International Speakers, who spoke and debated on various non invarite and intenational cardiology topics. There was 'hands on' Workshop on IVUS & IMPELLA for DM/DNB PG's.

Special Honour

Fellowship in SCA (Society for Coronary Angiography and Intervaentions. U.S.A ., awarded at Annual Gala on 11th May ,2012 at SCAI Annual Scientific Meeting at      Los Vegas. U.S.A.
Prestigious Fellowship awarded by American College of Cardiology(ACC) in April 2012,and FACC degree begin awarded on 11th March 2013 at San Fransisco, U.S.A , during annual ACC Meeting.
In the international panel of evalution for Current Drugs International Journals U.k. Evaluated till today 2 drugs
1. Mixanapril 2. Omapatrilat
Conferred Prestigious Fellowship (FESC) by European Society of Cardiology in December 2014.
Conferred Prestigious Fellowship (FCSI) by Cardiological Society of India in December 2014.
Conferred Prestigious Fellowship (FICC) by Indian College of Cardiology (ICC) in September 2018.
Won "Future ONCO-CARDIO AWARD" - USA, for the best paper presented on 4th November 2016 at 4th International Conference on ONCO - CARDIOLOGY at M.A Anderson Centre, Houston, Texas, USA.
Won est case presentation at Chicago Vascular Conference (CVC) at Chicago, USA on 25th July 2017 on " Endovascular Repair of Bilateral Iliac Artery Ancurysm" .

Many “Firsts” done at Mangalore / Coastal Karnataka from 2002 onwards:

Ist Rescue Coronary Angioplasty in Cardiogenic shock situation.
Ist angioplasty using drug eluting stent “CYPHER” June 2002.
Ist venous bypass graft angioplasty using Symbiot stent
Ist venous bypass graft angioplasty using protection device
Ist carotid angioplasty using protection device
Ist case in the world – youngest baby (1 year 3 months) to undergo carotid angioplasty using covered stent for a leaking internal carotid artery with pseudo aneurysm.
Ist to implant DDDR pacemaker
Ist to use IVC filter in Recurrent pulmonary embolism situation.
Ist to use Shockwave IVL technology in teh state Karnataka for a calcufied lesion undergoing coronary angioplasty.