Dr Akinchan Bhardwaj

Associate Consultant, Cardiology
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology)
European Society of Cardiology and UEMS Certified
Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging
Chennai - Radial Road
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Dr. Akinchan Bhardwaj - Best Interventional Cardiologist in Chennai

Popularly known among his patients for his friendly behaviour and strictly following latest evidence-based treatment, Dr Akinchan specialises in coronary and structural heart interventions and cardiovascular imaging. He is certified from the European Society of Cardiology and UEMS. He received his MBBS, MD & DM degrees from JIPMER, Puducherry, which is among the topmost institutes of India.

He believes in the holistic patient care, beyond the boundaries of cardiology. His special focus of interest is in complex cardiac interventions, advanced intra-cardiac imaging, cardiac devices, HFpEF, microvascular angina, nanotechnology in atherosclerosis and peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Educational Qualification

  • MBBS – JIPMER, Puducherry
  • MD (General Medicine) – JIPMER, Puducherry
  • DM (Cardiology) – JIPMER, Puducherry


  • Best Case Award (Complex Coronary Intervention Case) at CHIP INDIA SUMMIT 2023
  • Top Three Finalists in the EuroPCR Best Clinical Case (EuroPCR 2022, Paris)
  • Torrent Young Scholar Award (TYSA 2022) (Winner in South India Zone; Third Position at National Level)
  • Best Challenging Case Award – Tamilnadu Interventional Council (TIC) 2022 (Structural Intervention Case)
  • TIC Grand Award – Tamilnadu Interventional Council (TIC) 2022 (Coronary Intervention Case)
  • Indian Academy of Echocardiography (IAE) Quiz – Third Position (2022)
  • MOH Hassan Kuthoose Gold Medal in Cardiology

Areas of Specialisation

  • Diagnostic Coronary Angiography
  • PCI (Including Primary & Complex PCI)
  • Structural Heart Interventions
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Trans-Radial Procedures
  • Coronary Graft Angiography
  • Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
  • ASD & PDA Device Closure
  • Balloon Pulmonary Valvuloplasty
  • Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterisation for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Peripheral Angiography Including Pulmonary, Cerebral, Renal and Extremities
  • Permanent & Temporary Pacemaker Implantation
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Alcohol Septal Ablation for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Paediatric and Neonatal Echocardiography
  • 2D and 3D Trans-esophageal Echocardiography (TEE)


  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (Professional Member)
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC)
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) (Heart Imagers of Tomorrow (HIT) Member)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)


  • Vinod KV, Bhardwaj A, Swathi T, et al. “Dumb-bell Shaped Cervical Neurofibroma” Oxford QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians. 2019 Oct;112(10):809-810.
  • Bhardwaj A, Muthu R, Soundravally R, Pillai AB, Bammigatti C, Kadhiravan T. “Circulating Secretory Phospholipase A2 Activity Following Snakebites and Its Relationship with Envenomation Status and Progression of Local Swelling” Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Dec 14;104(3):1142–8.
  • Parale C, Ahmed AS, Bhardwaj A. “Isolated Posterior Mitral Leaflet Elongation-related Dynamic Left Ventricular Outflow Obstruction” Eur Heart J. 2022 Jun 8:ehac302.
  • Bhardwaj A, Pillai AA, Balaguru S. “A Case of Hypoplastic Posterior Mitral Leaflet-Related Severe Mitral Regurgitation Associated with Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defect” Eur Heart J. 2022 Jul 21:ehac371.
  • Bhardwaj A, Pillai AA, Balaguru S, Jain A. “A Case of ‘Snake Thrombus’ in the Right Heart Secondary to Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Echocardiographic Finding” Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2022 Jun 29;6(7):ytac268.
  • Bhardwaj A, Jain A, Selvaraj R, “An Unusual Cause of Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy in an Adult, IHJ Cardiovascular Case Reports (CVCR)” 2022, ISSN 2468600X.
  • Bhardwaj A, Ahmed AS, Banerjee S. “Man in His 30s with Acute Coronary Syndrome” Heart. 2022 Oct 28;108(22):1766-1834.
  • A Bhardwaj, A Pillai, S Satheesh, A Anantharaj, “Routine Use of 3-Dimensional Zoom Modality with 2-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography to Decide the Candidacy for Transcatheter Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defect” Eur Heart J. Volume 43, Issue Oct 2022, ehac544.161

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