Promed Hospital launches “Angioplasty with Warranty” scheme for coronary artery disease in India

● Mr T S Jawahar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu felicitates
Dr Arun for the appointment as Director of Asia Pacific CTO Club
● Warranty Scheme for Angioplasty Launched at Promed Hospital is the first of its kind in
the country

Chennai, 29th September 2022: As a part of the World Heart Day celebrations, Promed
Hospital, a multispecialty hospital at Kottivakkam, Chennai launched the “Angioplasty with
Warranty” scheme, a unique option for patients, for the first time in the country. Mr T S
Jawahar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department
,Government of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest. Dr. Velagapalli Varaprasada Rao, (IAS) R, Ex-
MP Tirupati, MLA – Gudur, Dr Spoorthi Arun, MD, Promed Hospital and Dr. Arun
Kalyanasundaram, Director & Chief Cardiologist, Promed Hospital were also present. The
patients who undergo procedures under the “Angioplasty with warranty” scheme will be
covered for any issues with the stent in the first 12 months.

Mr T S Jawahar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu also felicitated Dr.
Arun Kalyanasundaram for being appointed as the Director of the Asia Pacific Chronic Total
Occlusion Club (APCTO) and for being the only Indian Doctor to be appointed for this
prestigious post in the history of the Club. The other Directors from the Asia Pacific region are
top interventional cardiologists (CTO experts) from China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea,
Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. A CTO is a 100% blockage in a heart vessel that is
treated by advanced interventional techniques by experts in the field.

“Angioplasty with warranty was a concept that gained traction when I was in training in the US
and was widely appreciated by people whose minds were at peace owing to it. It is with
immense pleasure that I wish to announce a similar option for patients in India. Hence, I
decided to back up stenting, with a warranty. Any problem with the stent in the first year will
be covered at no cost to the patient. We are able to do this by implementing rigorous process
control, using quality devices and scientifically proven evidence-based operative techniques”
said Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram, Director & Chief Cardiologist, Promed Hospital.

“Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Arun Kalyanasundaram said, “I feel truly honoured to
have been appointed as a Director, Asia Pacific CTO Club (APCTO) and representing India. I have
already been a global proctor with extensive teaching experience, involved in conducting
international conferences, and training physicians. My goal would be to use my position as the
APCTO director for India to train more interventionalists, provide international opportunities
for Indian cardiologists, and more structured courses/workshops. Yet another goal is to

leverage this position to get India on the map for future research endeavors and take the lead
in writing guidelines.”
“Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths globally. In India, Cardiovascular
disease accounts for 24.8% of deaths however, half of these can be prevented by changing our
lifestyles, said Dr Spoorthi Arun, Managing Director at Promed hospitals. The PCI procedure
warranty scheme that was launched today is a revolutionary scheme which will benefit the
patients who are undergoing PCI procedure for a 100 percent heart blockage in their arteries,
added Dr Spoorthi

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