Dr. Purshotam Lal : CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR - INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
Dr. Purshotam Lal is an internationally acclaimed interventional cardiologist who epitomizes the best in professional excellence and service to the humanity, especially the poor and the needy.
Dr. Lal got trained in world renowned medical institutions at UK, Germany and USA. He is fellow of American College of Cardiology, American College of Medicine, Royal College of Physician (Canada), British Cardiovascular Interventional Society, and German Society of Cardiovascular research, Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, USA etc. He has the unique distinction of introducing the largest number of procedures in the field of interventional Cardiology for the first time in the country (more than twenty 'firsts') such as slow rotational angioplasty, anthrectomy, rotablator, stenting, heart hole closure etc. He has developed his own techniques of artiofemoral bypass support (partial artificial heart), opening of tight heart valves with echo without cath lab. He has performed the first case of non-surgical aortic valve replacement with core valve, both being first time in the world. He is the first investigator of INOUE Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty in the country and his name has been listed several times in Limca Book of World Records.
A crusader against unethical commercialization of medical services to the detriment of common people of the country, Dr. Lal is a man of mission. He has committed himself to making available to the middle class, poor and the needy and the latest cardiovascular procedure at most affordable cost. In pursuance of his mission, he has establish a state-of-art hospital and three satellite units such as Dr. Lal's commitment to his mission that end ever increasing number of poor patient have been treated either free of cost or at concessional threats and no patients is ever turn back for want of money. He has been named as 'Creator of Affordable Healthcare' by 'Express Healthcare', a leading heath magazine and has been a trendsetter for NRIS to return to India to serve the needy people.
Dr. Lal has been decorated with several prestigious awards, notable once being 2nd Jawaharlal Nehru International Excellence Award (1990), Rajiv Gandhi Excellence award (1991), Dr. V.V. Shah Oration Gold Medal by Cardiological Society of India (1992). He has awarded for Padma Shree in 1993 and Life Time achievement award by Delhi Medical association in (2002), Padma Bhushan in (2003), Dr. B.C.Roy National award (2005), and Distinguished Achievement award of highest order by the National Forum Of Indian Medical Association (2006-07), for performing the largest no. of Angioplasties/Stenting as a single operator in the country and as per 'Heal India' health magazine it is the largest number in the world as a single operator. He has contributed over one hundred of research papers, articles, chapters and authored a book 'Cause and Prevention of Heart and Disease'. He has been a member, central counseling of health and family welfare and member of Expert Committee for medical devices, Ministry of Health, Govt.
On January 26th 2009, Dr. Lal was awarded with 'Padma Vibhushan' by the President of India. He is the first Interventional Cardiologist in the history since the inception of Padma awards to receive to Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Dr. V.C.Roy National Award by the President of India.
It is pride for NOIDA that Dr. Lal happens to be the most decorated Interventional Cardiologist by the President of India (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan & B C Roy National Award) in the Indian history since Independence.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING :
- Certified by American Speciality Board
- Fellow of American College of Cardiology
- Fellow of American College of Medicine
- Fellow of Indian College of Cardiology
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Canada)
- Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (USA)
- Introduced the Largest number of procedures for the first time in the country such as Rotational Angioplasty, Diamond Drilling, Heart Hole Closure, Stenting etc.
- Played a major role in the clinical development of Monodisc Device and Performed the first case of Heart Hole (ASD) Closure on 20 year old Suresh Babu of Tamilnadu in Sept. 1992, it being the 1st case of the World.
- Performed the first case of Aortic Valve Replacement with Core Valve, without surgery on July 12, 2004 at Metro Heart Institute, Noida on Mr. G. P. Ojha 68 Years old, it being the 1st case of the World.
- Developed his own technique of Left Atrio Femoral bypass support (Partial Artificial Heart) for high risk Interventional Procedures and performed the 1st case in high risk Aortic Valvuloplasty in July, 1990 for the 1st time in the Medical Literature.
- Developed his own technique of opening tight heart valve (Mitral Valvuloplasty) under ECHO guidance only, without Cathlab performed in 1993, being first case in the medical litreture.
- Introduced INOUE Balloon, the most popular balloon for opening tight valve, for the 1st time in the country & was designated as 1st Investigator in India by the Toray Co. Japan
- Developed a new concept of "METRO CORONARY SCREENING" for the patients who have been having phobia of conventional coronary angiography. It consists of coronary angiography through the elbow/wrist, echo and blood studies. It takes 5 minutes and patient goes home within 1 hour. Performed more than 27,000 cases with 100% success, the largest series in the world.
- Performed more than 25 cases of VSD closure after the heart attack being the single largest series in the medical litreture.
- Performing the largest number of angioplasties/stenting as a single operator in the country and as per "Heal Health Magazine" the largest number in the world as a single operator.
- Introduced more than 20 interventional procedures for the first time in the country such as Coronory Athrectomy, slow rotational angoplasty, rotablator etc.
- Member, Central Council of Health & Family Welfare as an Eminent Individual – an apex advisory body of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
- Member, Expert Committee for Medical Devices, Ministry of Health &Family Welfare, Govt. of India
- Member, Delhi Medical Council - a regulatory licensing body.
AWARDS & HONOURS :
- Jawaharlal Nehru International Excellence Award 1990
- Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 1991
- Dr. V V Shah Oration Gold Medal by Cardiological Society of India 1992
- Padma Shri Award 1993
- Life time achievement award by Delhi Medical Association in 2002
- Padma Bhushan in 2003
- Dr B C Roy National Award 2004 forinnovations in Interventional Cardiology
- Padma Vibhushan in 2009
- Recipient of “Distinguished Achievement Award of Highest Order” by National Body of Indian Medical Association for performing the largest number of Angioplasties/Stenting in the country as a single operator
- Listed several times in "Limca Book Of World Records".
THE MOST DECORATED INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGIST BY THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA IN THE INDIAN HISTORY 21st
- Slow Rotational Angioplasty (Drilling)- November, 1989 - helps in opening 100% blocks, a breakthrough procedure where a catheter is attached to a motor to drill open a blocked artery of the heart in a patient who has suffered a heart attack.
- Coronary Atherectomy (Shaving of fatty tissue) – September, 1990 - helps in removing fatty tissues from the blocked arteries in difficult cases where balloon does not work.
- Transcatheter Closure of PDA with Ivalon Plug- September, 1990 - A cheap method to close an abnormal duct in children.
- Non- Surgical Closure of PDA by Russian technique – July, 1992- an effective and cheap method to close abnormal blood vessel in children without surgery.
- Non- Surgical Closure of Atrial Septal Defect (Heart Hole) – September, 1992 - has saved lot of young girls from traumatic scar on the chest and thus from social stigma.
- Athreo- Abrasion (Rotablator- Diamond Drilling) – February, 1992 - Helps in dealing with calcified arteries commonly found in diabetics.
- Coronary Stenting – June, 1991, 1991- Helps in preventing reoccurrence after the angioplasty.
- Gold Stent – August, 1997 – less blood clot formation, less foreign body reaction.
- Inoue balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty (Opening of tight valve of the heart) - September, 1989 - has proved of great help in saving thousands of patients from surgery and girls from scar.
- Ballon Mitral Valvuloplasty without Cathlab – February, 1992 - Useful during pregnancy.
- Supported Angiography with the support of Cardiopulmonary Bypass - October 1990 - The patient is put on heart lung machine without any surgery for high risk angioplasty.
- Non- surgical left atrio femoral bypass support (Closed Artificial Heart)- July, 1991 - helpful during cardiogenic shock and as a bridge to Heart Transplantation.
- Endomyocardial Biopsy with Echo guidance - July, 1990 - An outpatient procedure useful for patients undergoing heart transplantation.
- Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) - November, 1990 - Useful for patient suffering from liver cirrhosis and liver transplantation.
- Pullback Atherectomy – June, 1996 – helps to deal with difficult blocks in the coronary arteries.
- Non-Surgical Closure of multiple heart holes – May, 1997 – saved many from heart surgery.
- Thrombectomy (A device to remove blood clot from the heart artery) – April 4, 1997 - Helps in removing the blood clot from the blocked artery.
- Acolysis (Dissolving of blood clot with ultrasound) – February, 1998 – Helps in dissolving the blood clot particularly during the heart attack.
- Repairing non-surgically aneurysms of abdominal aorta and iliac arteries – July, 1998 - an alternate to a complex surgery leading to high mortality and helps many elderly patients.
- Angiogenesis – April, 1998 – helps in production of new blood vessels at the site of block.
- Metro Coronary screening – November 1999 – A concept made user friendly for the timely detection of critically dangerous blocks in the heart arteries particularly in individuals who have phobia of conventional coronary angiography.
- Percutaneous aortic valve replacement – July 2004 – An unbelievable achievement in the field of interventional cardiology where the diseased aortic valve can now be replaced by a new valve non-surgically.
- Local drug Delivery Catheter (Genie) in lieu of expensive drug eluting stents – July 2005.