Dr Viswanathan Venkatachalam
MBBS, MD (Med), DM (Cardiology), DNB, FRACP, FCSANZ
- Interventional Cardiology
Dr Venkatachalam is an interventional cardiologist with twenty years of experience in Australia, Canada and India. Following cardiology training in 2001, Dr Venkatachalam went on to specialise in Interventional Cardiology. He completed his interventional fellowship at Townsville Hospital, Westmead Hospital and QEII Hospital in Halifax, Canada.
He is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Sydney Adventist, Norwest Private and Macquarie University hospitals. He is a lecturer at the SAH Clinical School affiliated with the University of Sydney, and a senior clinical lecturer at Macquarie University.
Dr Venkatachalam has extensive interventional skills in performing Coronary Angiogram and Angioplasty procedures utilising both the femoral and radial (arm) approaches. He performs complex coronary interventions involving Rotablation, Intra-vascular Ultrasound, Pressure Wire Study (FFR), Transoesophageal Echocardiogram and Cardioversion. He also does Pacemaker checks, Echocardiogram, Stress Echocardiogram, Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram (for patients who cannot walk on the treadmill) and Holter.
Dr Venkatachalam consults at Parkway San Clinic in Wahroonga and Alpha Specialist Centre in Bella Vista. He is married and has two children. In his spare time he loves reading books, singing and writing poetry. He believes in positive thinking and truly works with his heart to heal other hearts.