Department: Department of Cardiology
Qualification: MD (Internal med), DNB (Card)
Dr. Saritha Sekhar has completed MBBS from Govt Medical College, Thiruvanathapuram in 2000, MD General Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore in 2006. She was trained in the Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi and passed the Diplomate of National Board Examination( DNB ) in Cardiology in 2009.
Dr. Saritha joined the phenomenal cardiology team in Amrita as Assistant Professor in early 2010 and is presently working as the Associate Professor. She is an astute clinician with great academic achievements. She has extensive experience in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
Dr. Saritha is an interventional cardiologist with considerable expertise in coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty including rotablation for calcified coronary lesions. She is well trained in Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), renal angioplasty, Intravascular Ultrasound ( IVUS ) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
Dr. Saritha is proficient in permanent pacemaker and Intracardiac Defibrillator Implantation. She is also competent in following up pacemakers and Intracardiac Defibrillators.
She has special interest in Preventive Cardiology, with in-depth knowledge and experience in modifying various coronary risk factors, including appropriate dietary advice and exercise counselling.
Dr. Saritha has a passion towards women cardiac issues and is planning awareness campaigns on the same. She is an eloquent speaker and has delivered lectures in various meetings. She has published articles and case reports in various journals. She plays an integral role in the DM training program in the department.