Dr Saibal Kar

Dr Kar is an Interventional Cardiologist. An astute clinician and teacher, Dr Kar is a skilled interventional cardiologist with a special expertise in valvuloplasty and congenital heart disease. His research interests are focused on coronary restenosis, device development and the advancement of percutaneous techniques in the treatment of congenital and valvular heart diseases. 
Involved in both clinical and experimental research, Dr Kar's clinical work has included publishing data on different aspects of angioplasty for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. In the experimental lab, he has done original work on newer drug-eluting stents for the prevention of restenosis of coronary stents, and he recently developed a new drug-eluting stent, which is being used in a clinical trial in Germany. 
Dr Kar has published his clinical and experimental work in full manuscript form in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at numerous international meetings. He has written book chapters in Interventional Cardiology and General Cardiology, and he was instrumental in the startup of a special program of percutaneous closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects. 
A board certified interventional cardiologist, Dr Kar is a fellow and active member of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He is also member of other professional organizations, including the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and Cardiology Society of India. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Congress of Heart Failure.

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