Dr. Arun  Kumar Chopra

Dr. Arun Kumar Chopra

Director
Fortis Escorts Hospital, Amritsar Cardiology

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Doctor’s Profile

Dr Arun Kumar Chopra is a well-known Interventoinal Cardiologist in Amritsar with over 22 years of experience in performing coronary and non-coroary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Till date, he has performed over 22000 catheterizations including 5000+ angioplasties, 1500+ balloon valvuloplasties, peripheral, renal, and carotid angioplasty and stenting. He is also experienced in performing intervenions in patients with congenital heart disease like ASD, PFA and PDA device closures, balloon dilatation, etc. With the special interest in electrophysiology, he has done over 600 diagnostic EP studies, 1000+ radio-frequency ablations (RFA) and 1800+ device implantations.

  • MBBS | Government Medical College, Patiala | 1989
  • MD (Medicine) | Government Medical College, Patiala | 1994
  • DM (Cardiology) | All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, 1997

After completing DM, he worked as Research Associate and Assistant Professor at AIIMS, Delhi. In 2002, he joined Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre in Delhi and subsequently shifted his practice to Amritsar permanenly in 2006. Since then, he has been associating with Forits Escorts Hospital and has been the Director Cardiology since 2012.

Apart from publising numerous research papers, Dr Arun Kumar Choptra held many positions such as 

  • Course Director for Amritsar Cardiology Summit 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 amd 2014.
  • Jt Organising Secretary in the 1st Indo-Pak Heart Summit at Amritsar, Mar 2004.
  • Course Director for Cardiorhythm 2009, a conference on all aspects of cardiac electrophysiology.
  • Editorial Secretary for the official journal of the Cardiological Society of India – “Indian Heart Journal" from Jan 2001 to Dec 2003.
  • Member, Editorial board, Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, from its initiation in 2001.
  • Editorial Assistant for “Cardio Update" in 1998-99.

Overview

    • Bhargava B, Chopra AK, Agarwal R, Narang R, Chopra V, Manchanda SC. High dose streptokinase therapy for thrombosed prosthetic valve within two weeks of open heart surgery. International J Cardiol 1998; 66: 143 – 145.
    • Chaudhary SK, Talwar S, Dubey B, Chopra A, Saxena A, Sampath Kumar A. Mitral valve repair in a predominantly rheumatic population: long term results. Texas Heart Institute Journal 2001; 28: 8-15.
    • Talwar KK, Chopra AK, Naik N, Yadav R, Juneja R. Idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia-association with LV diverticulae. Accepted for publication in EUROPACE.
    • Talwar KK, Naik N, Chopra AK, Yadav R. Double tachycardia in a patient cured with a single radiofrequency lesion. Accepted for publication in EUROPACE 2001.
    • Bahl VK, Chandra S, Chopra AK: Septal coronary artery ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: a case report. Ind Heart J. 1996; 48: 701-703.
    • Kothari SS, Chopra AK, Airan B. Isolated traumatic tricuspid regurgitation in a young child. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 545–547.
    • Chopra AK, Wasir HS: External counterpulsation. (Accepted for publication in Journal of Association of Physicians of India).
    • Yadav R, Bhargava B, Agarwal R, Narang R, Chopra AK, Sapra R, Manchanda SC. Acute hemodynamic effects of Nicorandil in chronic severe regurgitant valvular lesions. Indian Heart Journal. 1998; 50: 173- 178.
    • Ramamurthy S, Chopra AK, Talwar KK: Nonsurgical Coronary Revascularisation: Current perspectives and future directions in Medicine Update (1997), Mishra DN and Agarwal N., Eds. pp. 1-6
    • Chopra AK, Prabhakaran D: Hypertension in pregnancy. Cardio Update. 1998; 2: 23-32
    • Chopra AK. Are triglycerides a risk factor for coronary artery disease? Cardio Update Vol 2; Issue 2: 30 –31.
    • Chopra AK. Newer antiplatelet drugs. Cardio Update (under publication).
    • Mishra S, Narang R, Sharma M, Chopra AK, Seth S, Ramamurthy S, Prabhakaran D, Goswamy KC, Talwar KK, Manchanda SC, Bahl VK. Percutaneous transseptal mitral commissurotomy in pregnant women with critical mitral stenosis. Indian Heart Journal 2001; 53: 192-196.
    • RR Mittal, Jain C, Walia RLS, Chopra A: Drug induced pseudo-lymphoma syndrome. Ind J Dermat Venereol Leprol 1994; 60: 306-7.
    • RR Mittal, Gill SS, Kaur K, Chopra AK: Unilateral multisegmental herpes zoster in a normal child. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994; 60: 362-63.
    • Mittal RR, Chopra AK, Walia RLS et al: Perforating granuloma annulare. Ind J Dermat Venereol Leprol 1994; 60: 168-9.
    • RR Mittal, Chopra AK, Walia RLS et al: Non-diabetic atypical necrobiosis lipoidica. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994; 60: 345-6.
    • Mittal RR, Walia RLS, Chopra AK: Sebaceous naevus with chronic leg ulcers (letter) Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994; 60: 179-180.
    • Mittal RR, Jot T, Chopra AK: Outbreak of scabies from a case of Norwegian Scabies (letter). Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1994; 60: 180-181.
    • Chopra AK. Head-up tilt testing in syncope in children. Accepted for publication in Paediatric Cardiology Newsletter 2001(June-July).

    ABSTRACTS

    • Juneja R, Chopra AK, Talwar KK. Multiple or multifibre left sided accessory pathways: mapping and radiofrequency catheter ablation. Accepted for presentation at Asia Pacific Symposium on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Taipei, Dec 1999.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Bahl VK, Kamath P, Yadav R , Biju KC , Yadav A . Radiofrequency catheter ablation of arrhythmias: AIIMS experience. Accepted for presentation at Asia Pacific Symposium on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Taipei, Dec 1999.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Yadav R, Saxena N, Venugopal P. Implantable cardioverter – defibrillator: AIIMS experience. Accepted for presentation at Asia Pacific Symposium on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Taipei, Dec 1999.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Kamath P, Yadav R. Coronary sinus abnormalities in patients with paraseptal accessory pathways. Presented at Conference of Heart Failure, Berlin, June 1999 (poster).
    • Talwar KK, Singh B, Juneja R, Kamath P, Chopra AK, Bahl VK, Wasir HS. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Presented at the 6th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, New Delhi, 1997.
    • Mishra S, Narang R, Chopra AK, Gupta D, Bahl VK, Talwar KK, Manchanda SC. Need for coronary angiography in patients with structural heart disease over 40 years of age. Accepted for presentation at the 12th Asia Pacific conference of Cardiology, Lahore, Oct 1999.
    • Talwar KK, Chopra AK, Naik N, Yadav R, Juneja R. Idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia-association with LV diverticulae. Accepted for poster presentation at EUROPACE 2001, Copenhagen.
    • Talwar KK, Naik N, Chopra AK, Yadav R. Double tachycardia in a patient cured with a single radiofrequency lesion. Accepted for presentation at EUROPACE 2001, Copenhagen.
    • Chopra AK, Gupta MM, Singh H, Chopra BK, Singh GP. Risk factors for coronary artery disease in young males ( 40 years). Presented at APICON 1994.
    • Kothari SS, Chopra AK, Juneja R. Serial changes in left ventricular mass and volume following dilatation of aortic coarctation in infants. Presented at the 49th annual Cardiological society of India Conference, Calcutta, Dec 1997.
    • Sharada B, Talwar KK, Juneja R, Singh B, Kamath P, Chopra AK, Wasir HS. Radiofrequency ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias in young patients. Presented at 48th annual Cardiological society of India Conference, Calcutta 1997.
    • Saxena A, Mohan B, Chaudhary VP, Chopra AK, Mishra S, Manchanda SC. Assessment of left ventricular function in asymptomatic patients of thalassaemia major .Ind Heart J 1998; 50: 617.
    • Juneja R, Chopra AK, Talwar KK, Singh B, Kamath P, Sharada B, Manchanda SC. Radiofrequency catheter ablation in patients with reentrant supraventricular tachycardia with structural heart disease. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 672.
    • Chopra AK, Talwar KK, Juneja R, Sharada B, Prabhakaran D, Kothari SS, Saxena A. Permanent endocardial pacing in infants and preschool children. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 673.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Kamath P, Mishra S, Sharada B, Chopra AK. Radiofrequency ablation of paraseptal accessory pathway. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 671.
    • Juneja R, Chopra AK, Narang R, Kothari SS, Saxena A, Mishra S Manchanda SC. Persistent severe residual gradient after PVBD: is esmolol useful in predicting final outcome. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 652.
    • Kamath P, Talwar KK, Raju KN, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Mohan B, Saxena N, Manchanda SC, Venugopal P. Implantable cardioverter – defibrillators: follow-up and trouble shooting. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 659.
    • Talwar KK, Rawat S, Kamath P, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Saxena N, Venugopal P. Implantation of cardioverter and defibrillator under local anaesthesia and sedation. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 659.
    • Naik N, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Kothari SS, Saxena A, Taneja K, Bhan A. Profile of restrictive heart diseases in children. Indian Heart Journal 1998; 50: 617.
    • Chopra AK, Gupta D, Mishra S, Ghodeswar R, Arora R, et al. Pathophysiological basis for neurocardiogenic syncope in post-angioplasty patients Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51:615.
    • Chopra AK, Yadav R, Juneja R, Raju KN, Kamath P, Biju KC, Talwar KK. Automatic implantable cadioverter – defibrillator (AICD): AIIMS experience. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 673.
    • Chopra AK, Juneja R, Talwar KK. Multiple or multifibre left side accessory pathways: mapping and radiofrequency catheter ablation. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 654.
    • Chopra AK, Kothari SS, Juneja R, Singh B, Saxena A, Talwar KK. Head-up tilt test in the diagnosis of syncope in children and adolescents. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51:615.
    • Talwar KK, Yadav R, Juneja R, Mishra S, Sharada B, Chopra AK, Bahl VK. Correlation of conduction property of slow pathway with its anatomical location in patients with AV nodal reentrant tachycardia. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 621.
    • Bahl VK, Mishra S, Chopra AK, Goswamy KC, Manchanda SC. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty by transvenous transseptal antegrade approach using Inoue balloon. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 720.
    • Goswamy KC, Yadav R, Bhaskararao M, Chopra AK, Bahl VK, Talwar KK. Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of left atrial and left atrial appendage clot and spontaneous echo contrast in patients with severe mitral stenosis. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 639.
    • Mishra S, Saxena A, Chopra AK, Kothari SS, Juneja R, Rajani M, Manchanda SC. Can clinical findings predict site of reversal of shunt in patients with severe pulmonary artery hypertension. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 627.
    • Bahl VK, Talwar KK, Chopra AK, Juneja R, Kamath P, Mishra S, Chopra V, Yadav A. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of left free wall accessory pathways: antegrade vs. retrograde approach. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 655.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Bahl VK, Kamath P, Yadav R, Biju KC, Yadav A. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of arrhythmias: AIIMS experience. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 655.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Kamath P, Biju KC. Coronary sinus abnormalities in patients with paraseptal accessory pathways. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 654.
    • Gupta D, Chopra AK, Kamath P, Goswamy KC, Talwar KK. VDD mode of pacing-follow-up experience. Indian Heart Journal 1999; 51: 672.
    • Mishra S, Gupta D, Narang R, Chopra AK, Arora R, Ghodeswar R, Bahl VK, Talwar KK, Manchanda SC. Comparison of three randomised strategies to prevent vasovagal syncope in post-angioplasty patients. Presented at the 1st International Congress on Interventional Cardiology, Mumbai, Oct 1999.
    • Mishra S, Saxena A, Kothari SS, Chopra AK, Juneja R, Rajani M, Manchanda SC. Discriminatory value of clinical findings in predicting site of right to left shunt. Presentation at APICON 2000.
    • Grover S, Talwar KK, Bahl VK, Ramamurthy S, Goswamy KC, Chopra A, Mishra S, Manchanda SC. Risk factor profile for coronary artery disease in pre-menopausal women. Ind Heart J 2000; 52:668.
    • Bahl VK, Yadav R, Chopra AK, Mishra S, Awasthy BS, Ganesh T, et al. Initial experience with gamma irradiation using Ir192: feasibility and acute results. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52: 683.
    • Chopra AK, Naik N, Juneja R, Yadav R, Talwar KK. Radiofrequency ablation of arrhythmias in children and adolescents. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52: 731.
    • Grover S, Bahl VK, Mishra S, Goswamy KC, Prabhakaran D, Ramamurthy S, Chopra AK, Seth S, Bhargava B, Talwar KK, Manchanda SC. Stenting in small coronary arteries-AIIMS experience. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:737.
    • Bahl VK, Hasija PK, Mishra S, Chopra AK, Prabhakaran D, Goswamy KC, Yadav R, et al. Outcomes of direct stenting: AIIMS experience. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52: 773.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Naik N, Chopra AK, Yadav R. Radiofrequency ablation in Mahaim fibers: AIIMS experience. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:774.
    • Talwar KK, Grover S, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Naik N, Yadav R, Mohan B. Radiofrequency ablation in idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:777.
    • Naik N, Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Yadav R, Singh B, Bahl VK. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:789.
    • Talwar KK, Chopra AK, Yadav R, Naik N, Juneja R, Raju KN. Dual chamber ICDs: mid-term follow-up. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:819.
    • Yadav R, Talwar KK, Chopra AK, Naik N, Juneja R. Biventricular pacing in heart failure-a new modality in management strategies in CHF. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:819.
    • Talwar KK, Juneja R, Chopra AK, Yadav R, Naik N, Kothari SS, Saxena A, Prabhakaran D. Endocardial pacing in infants and small children. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52:821.
    • Bahl VK, Goswamy KC, Yadav R, Mishra S, Chopra AK, Prabhakaran D, Seth S, Talwar KK, Manchanda SC. Comparative study of 6 months follow-up results of metallic commissurotome with Inoue balloon. Indian Heart Journal 2000; 52: 824.
    • Chopra AK, Talwar KK, Yadav R, Naik N, Bordoloi N, Juneja R, Yadav A. follow-up of ICD: AIIMS experience. Indian Heart Journal 2001: 53: 810.
    • Talwar KK, Yadav R, Naik N, Chopra AK, Juneja R. Biventricular pacing: a new strategy for heart failure management. Indian Heart Journal 2001: 53: 822.
    • Verma S, Singh H, Singh M, Ghose T, Chopra AK, Singh B, Kaul U. A comparison of two loading dose strategies of clopidogrel in thrombolyzed patients of ST elevation myocardial infarction. Indian Heart Journal 2005; 39: 395.
    • Verma PK, Chopra AK, Singh TP, Singh HP, Sidhu MS, Pannu HS, Kler TS. Efficacy of downstream Enoxaparin with high-dose Tirofiban during percutaneous coronary intervention in acute coronary syndromes. Indian Heart Journal 2005; 126:428.
    • Verma PK, Chopra AK, Singh TP, Singh HP, Sidhu MS, Pannu HS, Kler TS. Efficacy of high-dose Tirofiban during elective or urgent percutaneous coronary intervention with clinical or angiographic high risk features. Indian Heart Journal 2005; 126:428.
    • Giant Aortic Aneurysm: Alarming Expansion after Redo AVR. Short Heading: Aneurysm Four times the size of LV Cavity Maninder Sidhu, H.P. Singh, Arun .K. Chopra, Suruchi Chopra, Pankaj Goel, Deepak Kapila, Manan Anand, Shailpreet Sidhu, Sharad Gupta, Echocardiography, USA. Volume 27, Issue 7, pages E73–E74, August 2010
    • Right Ventricular Thromboembolism Associated with Severe Aortic Stenosis. Maninder Sidhu, Pankaj Goel, Deepak Kapila, Rajesh Arora, H.P. Singh, Arun K Chopra and Shailpreet Sidhu. J Card Surg 2010;25: 304-305.
    • Primary Right Atrial Angiosarcoma: Atypical Presentation and Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Atrial Mass. Maninder S. Sidhu, H.P. Singh, Arun K. Chopra, Deepak Kapila, Suruchi Chopra, Manan Anand Echocardiography, USA .Volume 26, Issue 10, Page 1276-1277, Nov 2009.
    • Cardiac Gunshot Injury: Child with Stable Presentation and Asymptomatic Short- Term Follow-up Maninder Sidhu, H.P. Singh, Arun K. Chopra, Deepak Kapila, Pankaj Goel, Manan Anand, Echocardiography, USA. Volume 27, Issue 2, Page 208-209, Feb 2010.
    • Surgical Correction of Congenital Heart Disease at 76 Years of Age Short heading: Congenital Heart Disease in Elderly. Maninder Sidhu, Pankaj Goel, Arun .K. Chopra, Suruchi Chopra, Shailpreet Sidhu. Accepted for publication in Journal of Cardiac Surgery Aug 2010
    • Surviving Ventricular Standstill for 111 Seconds during Holter Monitoring. Maninder Sidhu, H P Singh, Arun K Chopra, Deepak Kapila and Shailpreet Sidhu, Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2012; 17(1):61-62.
    • Acute Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Stenosis In A Patient With HITS, Maninder Sidhu, Pankaj Goel, H.P.Singh Arun .K. Chopra, Rajesh Arora, Shailpreet Sidhu. Journal of cardiac surgery.2011;vol 26;Issue 4,Page368-371.
    • Prolonged ventricular Standstill during Holter monitoring, Maninder Sidhu, H P Singh, Arun K Chopra, Deepak Kapila, Sharad Gupta and Shailpreet Sidhu. The New York Medical Journal. 2012; Volume 6 ,Issue 1.

  • MD, DM (Cardiology) (AIIMS)

    • Overall 6th position in all 3 professionals (MBBS).
    • Honours and 2nd position in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
    • Certificate of merit in pre-university (8th in Punjab University, Chandigarh).
    • Certificate of merit in pre-medical (10th in Punjabi University, Patiala).
    • Certificate of merit in class X (AISSE) for ranking 34th in India, 1983.
    • Second prize in All India Declamation contest on Space and Mankind, 1982.

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