Dr. Santhosh Satheesh

Dr. Santhosh Satheesh
Professor and Head
OPD Timing: 
Mondays/ Tuesdays
Academic Qualifications: 

MD (Medicine) DM (Cardiology)

Special Area of Interest: 
Coronary interventions, Coronary physiology, Coronary imaging, heart failure, valvular interventions


  1. Suriya JY, Raj A, Pillai AA, Satheesh S, Plakkal N, Kundra P, et al. Ebstein’s anomaly during pregnancy: experience from a tertiary care centre - a case  series and review of literature. J Obstet Gynaecol  J Inst Obstet  Gynaecol. 2021 Aug;1–3.
  2. Jain A, Jagadheesan K, Satheesh S, Anantharaj A. Primary PCI for acute myocardial infarction in a patient with situs inversus totalis  and dextrocardia. Vol. 23, Journal of cardiology cases. 2021. 267–70.
  3. Jain A, Jagadheesan K, Satheesh S, Anantharaj A. Primary PCI for acute myocardial infarction in a patient with situs inversus totalis and dextrocardia. J Cardiol Cases. 2021 Jun;23(6):267–70.
  4. Senthilkumar A, Subitha L, Saravanan E, Giriyappa DK, Satheesh S, Menon V. Depressive Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with  Cardiovascular Diseases Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital, Puducherry-A Cross-Sectional Study. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2021 Apr;12(2):376–81.
  5. Sengottuvel S, Shenbaga Devi S, Sasikala M, Satheesh S, Selvaraj RJ. An epoch based methodology to denoise magnetocardiogram (MCG) signals and its  application to measurements on subjects with implanted devices. Biomed Phys Eng express. 2021 Mar4;
  6. Selvaraj RJ, Rangasamy S, Priya D, Nair S, Pillai AA, Satheesh S, et al. Sudden death and its predictors in myocardial infarction survivors in an Indian  population. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2021;21(2):82–7.
  7. Hussain KS, Gulati R, Satheesh S, Negi VS. Early-onset subclinical cardiovascular damage assessed by non-invasive methods in  children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: analytical cross-sectional study. Rheumatol Int. 2021 Feb;41(2):423–9.
  8. Senthilkumar A, Subitha L, Saravanan E, Giriyappa DK, Satheesh S, Menon V. Depressive Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital, Puducherry-A Cross-Sectional Study. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2021 Apr;12(2):376–81.
  9. Anand S, Pottakkat B, Raja K, Chandrasekar S, Satheesh S. Transarterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma beyond  Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer- B and portal vein tumor thrombosis: Experience from a tertiary care center. Indian J Cancer. 2021 Jan;
  10. George NM, Ramamoorthy L, Satheesh S, Jayapragasam KM. Gender divides in the clinical profiles of patients with acute myocardial infarction  at a tertiary care center in South India. J Family Community Med. 2021;28(1):42–7.
  11. Azharudeen M, Thabah MM, Satheesh S, Negi VS. QT interval parameters, anti-Ro antibody status, and disease activity in systemic  lupus erythematosus. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2020 Dec;50(4):380–6.
  12. Yadav A, Ramasamy S, Theodore J, Anantharaj A, Pillai AA, Satheesh S, et al. Catheter ablation of scar based ventricular tachycardia - Procedural characteristics  and outcomes. Indian Heart J. 2020;72(6):563–9.
  13. Singh AJ, Wyawahare M, Sarin K, Rajendiran S, Subrahmanyam DKS, Satheesh S. Association of N- terminal Pro Brain Natriuretic Peptide with Echocardiographic  Measures of Diastolic Dysfunction in Cirrhosis. Adv Biomed Res. 2020;9:55.
  14. Rani EP, Ramamoorthy L, Satheesh S. Relationship between ankle Brachial Index and Pattern of Coronary Artery Disease: An  observational study. J Fam Med Prim care. 2020 Sep;9(9):5079–80.
  15. Keepanasseril A, Raj A, Plakkal N, Satheesh S, Pillai AA, Kundra P. Maternal and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with tetralogy of Fallot: a  tertiary center experience from south-India. J Matern neonatal Med  Off J  Eur Assoc Perinat Med Fed Asia Ocean Perinat Soc Int Soc Perinat Obstet. 2020 Sep;1–6.
  16. Keepanasseril A, Raj A, Pillai AA, Baghel J, Plakkal N, Satheesh S. Pregnancy outcome in women with an uncorrected single ventricle: A single-centre  experience from South India. Obstet Med. 2020 Sep;13(3):137–41.
  17. Ashokachakkaravarthy K, Rajappa M, Parameswaran S, Satheesh S, Priyadarshini G, Mohan Raj PS, et al. Asymmetric dimethylarginine and angiopoietin-like protein-2 are independent  predictors of cardiovascular risk in pre-dialysis non-diabetic chronic kidney disease patients. Int Urol Nephrol. 2020 Jul;52(7):1321–8.
  18. Ramesh R, Senthilnathan S, Satheesh S, Swain PP, Patel R, Ananthakrishna Pillai A, et al. Magnetocardiography for identification of coronary ischemia in patients with chest  pain and normal resting 12-lead electrocardiogram. Ann noninvasive Electrocardiol  Off J Int  Soc Holter Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc. 2020 May;25(3):e12715.
  19. Balachander B, Mondal N, Bhat V, Adhisivam B, Kumar M, Satheesh S, et al. Comparison of efficacy of oral paracetamol versus ibuprofen for PDA closure in  preterms - a prospective randomized clinical trial. J Matern neonatal Med  Off J  Eur Assoc Perinat Med Fed Asia Ocean Perinat Soc Int Soc Perinat Obstet. 2020 May;33(9):1587–92.
  20. Maron DJ, Hochman JS, Reynolds HR, Bangalore S, O’Brien SM, Boden WE, et al. Initial Invasive or Conservative Strategy for Stable Coronary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr;382(15):1395–407.
  21. Spertus JA, Jones PG, Maron DJ, O’Brien SM, Reynolds HR, Rosenberg Y, et al. Health-Status Outcomes with Invasive or Conservative Care in Coronary Disease. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr;382(15):1408–19.
  22. Harikrishnan S, Bahl A, Roy A, Satheesh S, Mishra A, Prajapati J, Nanjappa MC, et al. National Heart Failure Registry, India: Design and methods. Indian Heart J. 2019;71(6):488–91.
  23. Pillai AA, Ramasamy S, Jagadheesan KS, Satheesh S, Selvaraj RJ, Jayaraman B. Procedural and follow-up clinical outcomes after chronic total occlusion revascularization: Data from an Indian public hospital. Indian Heart Journal 2019 Jan ;71(1):65–73.
  24. Selvaraj RJ, Dukiya S, Ananthakrishna Pillai A, Satheesh S, Balachander J. Effects of conscious sedation on tachycardia inducibility and patient comfort during ablation of supraventricular tachycardia: a double blind randomized controlled study. Europace. 2019 Jan 1;21(1):142–6.
  25. Roopmani P, Satheesh S, Raj DC, Krishnan UM. Development of Dual Drug Eluting Cardiovascular Stent with Ultrathin Flexible Poly(l-lactide-co-caprolactone) Coating. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2019 Jun 10;5(6):2899–915.
  26. Keepanasseril A, Pillai AA, Yavanasuriya J, Raj A, Satheesh S, Kundra P. Outcome of pregnancies in women with pulmonary hypertension: a single-centre experience from South India. BJOG. 2019 Aug;126 Suppl 4:43–9.
  27. Menon V, Pillai AG, Satheesh S, Kaliamoorthy C, Sarkar S. Factor structure and validity of Type D personality scale among Indian (Tamil-speaking) patients with acute myocardial infarction. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2019 Jan 11;61(6):572.
  28. Pillai AG, Menon V, Satheesh S. Prevalence and Correlates of Type D Personality among Survivors following Acute Myocardial Infarction in a Tertiary Care Center in South India. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2019 Jul;10(3):405–12.
  29. Gupta PK, Satheesh S, Selvaraj RJ. Percutaneous closure of iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula after pacemaker implantation. Heart Asia. 2018;10(2)
  30. Pillai AA, Gousy V S, Kottyath H, Satheesh S, Selvaraj R, Jayaraman B. Long-term outcomes following left main bifurcation stenting in Indian population-Analysis based on SYNTAX I and II scores. Indian Heart J. 2018 Jun;70(3):394–8.
  31. Gupta PK, Pillai AA, Satheesh S, Selvaraj R, Balachander J. Honeycomb-like appearance on optical coherence tomography in right coronary artery. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar;34(3):343–4.
  32. Senthilnathan S, Selvaraj RJ, Patel R, Satheesh S, Katholil G, Janawadkar MP, et al. Noninvasive Determination of HV Interval Using Magnetocardiography. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 May;40(5):568–77.
  33. Sudhesan A, Rajappa M, Chandrashekar L, Ananthanarayanan PH, Thappa DM, Satheesh S, et al. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene polymorphisms (rs699947, rs833061, and rs2010963) and psoriatic risk in South Indian Tamils. Hum Immunol. 2017 Oct;78(10):657–63.
  34. Priyadharsini R, Umamaheswaran G, Raja T a. R, Arun Kumar AS, Subraja K, Dkhar SA, et al. Frequency of single nucleotide platelet receptor gene polymorphism (P2Y12-i744T>C) in coronary artery disease patients among Tamilian population. J Community Genet. 2017 Apr;8(2):127–32.
  35. George L, Ramamoorthy L, Satheesh S, Saya RP, Subrahmanyam DKS. Prehospital delay and time to reperfusion therapy in ST elevation myocardial infarction. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2017 Jun;10(2):64–9.
  36. Selvaraj RJ, Sakthivel R, Satheesh S, Ananthakrishna Pillai A, Sagnol P, Jouven X, et al. Reuse of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices. Heart Asia. 2017;9(1):30–3.
  37. Selvaraj RJ, Sarin K, Singh VR, Satheesh S, Pillai AA, Kumar M, et al. Radiofrequency ablation of posteroseptal accessory pathways associated with coronary sinus diverticula. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2016 Nov;47(2):253–9
  38. Selvaraj R, Satheesh S, Balachander J. Change of Heart: Altered Atrial Activation Following an Atrial Extrastimulus. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 May;27(5):618–20.
  39. Sudhesan A, Rajappa M, Chandrashekar L, Ananthanarayanan PH, Thappa DM, Satheesh S, et al. Association of C-Reactive Protein (rs1205) Gene Polymorphism with Susceptibility to Psoriasis in South Indian Tamils. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Oct;10(10):GC01–4.
  40. Kavitha S, Sridhar MG, Satheesh S. Periprocedural plasma fibrinogen levels and coronary stent outcome. Indian Heart J. 2015 Oct;67(5):440–3.
  41. Parameswaran S, Satheesh S, Morkhandikar S, Shankar V, Jayasurya R, Padhi RK, et al. Successful salvage of thrombosed arterio-venous fistula with thrombolytic therapy using tissue plasminogen activator. Indian J Nephrol. 2015 Apr;25(2):110–2.
  42. Singh VR, Jayaraman B, Satheesh S, Ananthakrishna Pillai A. Safety and outcomes of day care based coronary angioplasty--First report from India. Indian Heart J. 2015 Apr;67(2):108–13
  43. Murugesan V, Pulimamidi VK, Rajappa M, Satheesh S, Revathy G, Harichandrakumari KT. Elevated fibrinogen and lowered homocysteine-vitamin determinants and their association with left atrial thrombus in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Br J Biomed Sci. 2015;72(3):102–6..
  44. Mahesh SK, Kumar S, Satheesh S, Jayaraman B. Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography demonstration of membranous septal aneurysm causing severe right ventricular outflow tract obstruction. Echocardiography. 2015 Jan;32(1):184–6.
  45. Selvaraj RJ, Yerram S, Kumar P, Satheesh S, Pillai AA, Saktheeswaran MK, et al. Pace mapping in the atrium using bipolar electrograms from widely spaced electrodes. J Arrhythm. 2015 Oct;31(5):274–8.
  46. Satheesh S, Subramanian A. How to do radial coronary angiogram? Indian Heart J. 2015 Apr;67(2):170–4.
  47. Pillai AA, Ramasamy C, Saktheeshwaran M, Selvaraj R, Satheesh S, Jayaraman B. Balloon valvuloplasty in rheumatic aortic valve stenosis: immediate and long-term results. Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2015 Jan;30(1):45–50.
  48. Rahul I, Krishnamurthy S, Satheesh S, Biswal N, Bobby Z, Lakshminarayanan S. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilatation and carotid intima medial thickness in pediatric nephrotic syndrome: a cross-sectional case-control study. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2015 Feb;19(1):125–32.
  49. Ezhumalai B, Ananthakrishnapillai A, Selvaraj RJ, Satheesh S, Jayaraman B. Cardiac syndrome X: Clinical characteristics revisited. Indian Heart J. 2015 Aug;67(4):328–31.
  50. Pillai AA, Rangaswamy Balasubramanian V, Selvaraj R, Saktheeswaran M, Satheesh S, Jayaraman B. Utility of balloon assisted technique in trans catheter closure of very large (≥35 mm) atrial septal defects. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2014 Feb;4(1):21–7.
  51. Pillai AA, Satheesh S, Pakkirisamy G, Selvaraj R, Jayaraman B. Techniques and outcomes of transcatheter closure of complex atrial septal defects - single center experience. Indian Heart J. 2014 Feb;66(1):38–44.
  52. Ananthakrishna A, Balasubramonium VR, Thazhath HK, Saktheeshwaran M, Selvaraj R, Satheesh S, et al. Balloon pulmonary valvuloplasty in adults: immediate and long-term outcomes. J Heart Valve Dis. 2014 Jul;23(4):511–5.
  53. Ezhumalai B, Satheesh S, Jayaraman B. Effects of subcutaneously infiltrated nitroglycerin on diameter, palpability, ease-of-puncture and pre-cannulation spasm of radial artery during transradial coronary angiography. Indian Heart J. 2014 Dec;66(6):593–7.
  54. Ikkruthi S, Rajappa M, Nandeesha H, Satheesh S, Sundar I, Ananthanarayanan PH, et al. Hyperhomocysteinemia and hyperlipoproteinemia (a) in obese South Indian men: an indication for increased cardiovascular risk. Acta Physiol Hung. 2014 Mar;101(1):13–20.
  55. Rajendiran KS, Ananthanarayanan RH, Satheesh S, Rajappa M. Elevated levels of serum sialic acid and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein: markers of systemic inflammation in patients with chronic heart failure. Br J Biomed Sci. 2014;71(1):29–32.
  56. Ezhumalai B, Satheesh S, Anantha A, Pakkirisamy G, Balachander J, Selvaraj RJ. Coronary sinus diameter by echocardiography to differentiate atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia. Cardiol J. 2014;21(3):273–8.
  57. Rajappa M, Ikkruthi S, Nandeesha H, Satheesh S, Sundar I, Ananthanarayanan PH, et al. Relationship of raised serum total and protein bound sialic acid levels with hyperinsulinemia and indices of insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance in non-diabetic normotensive obese subjects. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2013 Mar;7(1):17–9.
  58. Pulimamidi VK, Murugesan V, Rajappa M, Satheesh S, Harichandrakumar KT. Increased levels of markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis predispose to left atrial thrombus formation. J Clin Diagn Res. 2013 Nov;7(11):2445–8.
  59. Subraja K, Dkhar SA, Priyadharsini R, Ravindra BK, Shewade DG, Satheesh S, et al. Genetic polymorphisms of CYP2C19 influences the response to clopidogrel in ischemic heart disease patients in the South Indian Tamilian population. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Mar;69(3):415–22.
  60. Adavane S, Santhosh S, Karthikeyan S, Balachander J, Rajagopal S, Gobu P, et al. Decrease in left atrium volume after successful balloon mitral valvuloplasty: an echocardiographic and hemodynamic study. Echocardiography.2011 Feb ;28(2):154–60.
  61. Arunprasath P, Gobu P, Dubashi B, Satheesh S, Balachander J. Rituximab induced myocardial infarction: A fatal drug reaction. J Cancer Res Ther. 2011 Sep;7(3):346–8.
  62. Selvaraj RJ, Santhosh S, Balachander J. Ablation of ventricular tachycardia arising from the left coronary cusp. Heart. 2011 Oct;97(20):1720
  63. Srimannarayana J, Varma RS, Satheesh S, Anilkumar R, Balachander J. Transvenous permanent pacemaker implantation through persistent left superior vena cava. Indian Heart J. 2004 Aug;56(4):346–8.
  64. Srimannarayana I, Varma RS, Satheesh S, Anilkumar R, Balachander J. Supravalvular aortic stenosis and coronary ostial stenosis in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Indian Heart J. 2004 Apr;56(2):152–4.
  65. Srimannarayana J, Varma RS, Satheesh S, Anilkumar R, Balachander J. Prevalence of left atrial thrombus in rheumatic mitral stenosis with atrial fibrillation and its response to anticoagulation: a transesophageal echocardiographic study. Indian Heart J. 2003 Aug;55(4):358–61
  66. Mathew J, Mathew T, Kannan R, Satheesh S, Sundararaman T, Sethuraman KR. Unexpected presentations--four cases of lead poisoning. J Assoc Physicians India 2002 Sep;50:1172–5.
Positions Held: 
  • Coordinator Quality Council, COVID-19 Task force and Member Secretary of Solar Energy and Ground Water Recharge committee
  • Member of MOU Committee, Animal House and Staff Canteen Committee in JIPMER.
  • Member Board of Studies- Cardiovascular Sciences at Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum
  • Member of National Task Force Cardiovascular Research of ICMR New Delhi
  • Member Expert panel ( Cardiology) of Standard Treatment Guidelines MOHFW New Delhi
  • Core committee and working group member National Health Research Policy, Ministry of Health& Family Welfare, Govt of India.