Dr Vivek Gupta is a general and interventional cardiologist who graduated from one of the top medical schools in India in 2004 and moved to Australia where he completed a Master of Public Health at Deakin University in 2007.
On completion of his basic Physician training at the Austin Hospital in 2013, he undertook his advanced training in cardiology in Launceston before concluding his cardiology fellowship at one of the most reputed interventional training programs in Australia, Monash Medical Centre.
Vivek’s creative approach and versatile skill set make him a proficient operator in the cardiac cath lab. As an interventional cardiologist, his training has equipped him with skills that include diagnostic coronary angiography (predominantly performed radially) and same day stenting; haemodynamic and anatomical assessment of questionable lesions using Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). His knowledge in Optical coherence tomography (OCT) lesion assessment is invaluable as he will take the lead in using this new technology at PPH to accurately evaluate coronary artery disease before he stents.
He is equally competent and capable in offering total cardiovascular care and management of complex cardiac conditions. He investigates his patients in a weekly Stress echo list and offers Multi slice cardiac CT for those equivocal outcomes. He also implants Loop recorders for those baffling symptoms requiring long term rhythm monitoring. Being involved in multiple research projects during his Masters of Public Health, Vivek is keen to continue his interest in the research arm at PHC. As a sub investigator on a number of our current trials, allows him the ability to offer alternative treatments to his patients.
Direct admission to PPH CCU can be arranged 24 hours – call PPH CCU on 9788 3490/91 or main hospital 9788 3466.