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Dr B Soma Raju

( MBBS, MD, DM )


  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Stent
  • Ischemic Syndrome
  • Honored by Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences on National science Day in 1997
  • Asian Innovation Award by The Far Eastern Economic Review in 1998
  • Andreas Gruentzig Memorial Award in1998
  • Conferred with the 8th Yudhvir Memorial Award by the Yudhvir Foundation for outstanding contribution to Cardiac Medicare
  • “Padma Shri” by Govt. of India in 2001
  • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2002
  • Conferred with the “Swasth Bharat Samman” award by Zee News Limited under 'Path-breaking Innovation’ category in 2012
  • India's most admired cardiologist by India leadership conclave in 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by Express Healthcare
  • Randomized Study of Balloon rvlitral Valvuloplasty Vs Surgical Closed Mitral Commissuratomy — Immediate and longterm results. ( In collaboration with Dept. of Cardiology, Wayne State university, Detroit, MI, USA )
  • Randomized Study of Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty Vs Surgical Closed Open Mitral Valvotomy — Immediate and longterm results. ( In collaboration with Dept. of Cardiology, Wayne State university, Detroit, MI, USA )
  • Dietary correlation's with lipid profiles in patients with and without Coronary Artery Disease in Indian Population.
  • Phase-III Clinical Investigation of E.B.Sideri's Button Device for Closure of Arterial Septal Defects and patent ductus arteriosus. ( In collaboration with Prof.E.B.Sideri's, University of Athens, Greece and University of Texas Tech. USA )
  • Indigenous development of Cardiovascular Catheters i.e Diagnostic Catheters, Coronary Angioplasty Balloon Catheters and Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheters. ( In Collaboration with Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment [DMSRDE], Kanpur )
  • Indigenous development of external and implantable pacemakers. ( In collaboration with Research Centre Imarat [RCI], Hyderabad )
  • Development of indigenous Coronary Stent. ( In association with Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory Centre [DMRL], Hyderabad )
  • Development of PC based Cardiac Stress Test System. ( In association with Defence Bio-Engineering & Electromedical Laboratory [DEBEL], Bangalore )
  • Percutaneous Balloon versus Surgical closed Cornmissurotorny for rvlitral Stenosis - A prospective, randomized trial : Circulation, April 1991; Vol 63, No.4. RAID : 2013139
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty in Mirror Image Dextrocardia and Rheumatic rvlitral Stenosis : Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, October 1993. PMID : 8221866
  • Thrombolysis in left sided Prosthetic Valve Occlusion - Immediate and Follow up results : Annals of Thoracic Surgery, August 1994. PMID : 8067850
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty compared with Open Surgical Cornmissurotomy for Mitral Stenosis : New England Journal of Medicine, 1994; 331:961-7. PMID: 8084354
  • Clinical Evaluation of New Balloon Mountable Coil Stent - In hospital and follow up results : Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50:40-44. PMID: 9583285
  • Prospective Observational Study of Prirnary Angioplasty of the Infarct Related Artery for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51:167-72. PMID: 1040754
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