GKNM Hospital > Cardiology > Dr.R. Shanmuga Sundaram
Chief Consultant - Heart Failure Clinic & Echo Cardiography

Dr.R. Shanmuga Sundaram

MBBS., MD., DM Cardiology

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Doctor Schedule
Wednesday8am - 4pm
Saturday8am - 4pm
Clinical Experience
16 Years
Heart Failure Clinic & Echo Cardiography
  • Tamil, English, Hindi & Malayalam

Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S : PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • M.D (Internal  Medicine) :  Institute of Internal Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • DM (Cardiology) : Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences And Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala

Clinical Expertise

  • Worked as an Interventional Cardiologist in the Department of Cardiology PSG hospitals from 2010 to 2020. Has special interest and training in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation.
  • Underwent training in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation in Papworth Hospitals UK (2018)
  • Observership in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation in Gleneagles Global hospital Chennai
  • Observership in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation in Fortis Malar hospital Chennai
  • Running multidisciplinary Heart failure clinic in GKNMH
  • In charge of Echocardiography lab in GKNMH

Awards & Achievements

  • Awarded “Edmond Lorede Prize” in the examination conducted at Institute of Internal Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • Awarded distinction during MBBS career in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology,  Opthalmology and Oto Rhino Laryngology
  • Presented multiple research papers in Many national conferences


  • Member Cardiological society of India
  • Member Cardiological society of India-Coimbatore
  • Joint secretary Cardiological society of India-Coimbatore
  • Member International society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Member of Heart Failure Association – ESC

Research & Publications

  • Aashiq Ahamed, Nimmy George, Shanmugasundaram Radhakrishnan , Sivakumar Velusamy, Tamilarasu Kaliappan, Impact of clinical audit on adherence to the guidelines directed medical therapy in patients admitted with heart failure. Curr Drug Saf 2020;15(2):117-123
  • Shanmuga Sundaram, Tamilarasu Kaliappan, Rajendiran Gopalan, Ramasamy Palanimuthu, Premkrishna Anandhan, Rinku Mary Joseph Mechanism and Immediate Outcome of Significant Mitral Regurgitation Following Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty with JOMIVA Balloon. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017 Mar, Vol-11(3)
  • Shanmuga Sundaram Rathakrisnnan, Ramona Ramasamy, Tamilarasu kaliappan, Rajendiran Gopalan, Ramasmy palanimuthu, Premkrishna Anandhan Immediate Outcome of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty with JOMIVA Balloon during Pregnancy Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017 Feb, Vol-11(2)
  • Shanmuga sundaram Rathakrishnan, K.Tamilarasu kaliappan,Rajendiran Gopalan, Dr. Ramasamy Premkrishna Anandhan Vascular Dysfunction in Patients with Coarctation of the Aorta Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  Volume 15, Issue 11 Ver. X (November. 2016)
  • Venkateswararao S, Rajendiran G, Shanmuga Sundaram R, Mounika G. Kounis syndrome secondary to intravenous cephalosporin administration. J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2015 Oct-Dec;6(4):225-7
  • Shanmuga Sundaram Rathakrishnan, Murali Alagesan, Tamilarasu Kaliappan, Rajendiran Gopalan. Recurrent Iodinated Contrast Material-Induced Sialadinitis: Heart India 2015 Oct – Dec ;3(4)
  • Shanmuga sundaram rathakrishnan, Tamilarasu,Rajendiran Beware of Venous Anomalies in Young Patients with Sick Sinus Syndrome: A Report of Two Cases of Sick Sinus Syndrome with Systemic Venous Anomalies.  Heart Views 2015;16:107-10.
  • R Shanmuga sundaram, G Rajendiran, MB Pranesh, E Prasanna Venkatesan Transient memory steal: A rare phenomenon of subclavian steal syndrome. Journal of postgraduate medicine 2015.Jan-Mar; 61 (1): 54
  • Shanmuga sundaram Rathakrishnan, Rajendiran Gopalan, Tamilarasu Kaliappan  All Breathlessness in Mitral Stenosis is Not Pulmonary Edema- A Case of Mitral Stenosis with Cardio Respiratory Arrest. Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research 2014 .Oct-Dec; 5(4):57-9
  • Shanmuga sundaram Rathakrishnan, Murali alagesan, Rajendiran.G  Therapeutic dilemma- Acute coronary syndrome in the presence of severe mitral stenosis Journal of Indian College of Cardiology 2014. June;4(2):128
  • Joseph G, Thomson VS, Shanmuga sundaram.R. Corsair microcatheter for retrograde coronary chronic total occlusion recanalization: early experience outside the realm of dedicated recanalization specialists. Indian Heart J. 2012 Jul-Aug; 64 (4): 388-93
  • Shanmuga Sundaram R, Tamilarasu K, Rajendiran G, Murali A  An uncommon presentation of a rare disease – high-degree AV block with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Indian Heart J. 2012 Sep-Oct; 64 (5): 511-4