Dr. Asishkumar M

Dr. Asishkumar M

Chair, Cardiology

Centre for heart & vascular care

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Dr. Asishkumar is the Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and brings in experience of over 30+ years. Dr. Mandalay is highly respected for his ethical, dedicated, and scientific practice, and is well known as an experienced interventionist with expertise in complex coronary and lower extremity interventions, post-transplant interventions, endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm and dissection, and so on. Obtaining his training in cardiology from Christian Medical College, Vellore, he went on for advanced training in Rotational Atherectomy and Intravascular Ultrasound from Miyasaki, Japan. Later, he went on for advanced training in Endovascular treatment of aortic dissection in Guangzhou, China. 



  • Complex coronary interventions
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Interventions for Aortic Aneurysms
  • Transcatheter Valve interventions
  • Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias


  • MBBS - Calicut Medical College
  • MD (Gen Med) - Calicut Medical College
  • DM (Cardiology) - Christian Medical College, Vellore 

Achievements & Awards

  • 2nd rank in the University for MD (General Medicine)
  • George Cherian Gold Medal for best outgoing student in Cardiology
  • Proctor for rotational atherectomy and endovascular aneurysm repair

Research and Publications

  • Transjugular approach to mitral balloon valvuloplasty helps overcome impediments caused by anatomical alterations - Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2002, Vol 57 (3) Nov; 353-62
  • Extreme Left atrial enlargement causing upward displacement and compression of the right pulmonary artery - Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 1999, Vol 47 (1) May; 115-116
  • Severe intravascular hemolysis after transcatheter closure of large patent ductus arteriosus using the Amplatzer duct occluder: successful resolution by intradevice coil deployment - Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2001, Vol 53 (4) Aug; 535-541
  • Local atresia versus congenital coarctation with acquired occlusion - Catheter Cardiovasc Intery 2002, Vol 56; 103-106
  • Chronic dissection of the descending thoracic aorta treated by endovascular stent-graft placement - Indian Heart Journal 2001, Vol 53, Nov-Dec; 792-793
  • Unusual cardiac manifestation of hypereosinophilic syndrome - Postgrad Med Journal 2002, Vol 78; 490-491
  • Concurrent transcatheter closure of an apical muscular ventricular septal defect and a patent ductus arteriosus in a child with severe hyperkinetic pulmonary hypertension - Paediatric Cardiology 2003, Vol 24: 47-4
  • Angioplasty and stenting for supra-aortic vessels in non-specific aorta-arteritis - Non-specific aorto-arteritis 2001