Doctors Profile
Specialist Interests :
Dr.Veeramani has a specialist interest in interventional cardiology including coronary angioplasty and stenting via the radial artery approach (wrist) . This is a minimally invasive technique associated with fewer complications which hastens patient recovery. He is also skilled in permanent pacemaker implantation. He has a major interest in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (heart attack) and was instrumental in setting up the Comprehensive Heart Attack Centre which provides a 24/7 immediate Thrombolysis service for the treatment of acute heart attack. He is also interested in the relationship between heart disease and stroke.
Background :
Dr Veeramani qualified in 1989 from Madurai Medical College, with a first class honours in every subject.He graduated as a Gold Medallist. He completed his Internal Medicine training in 1997 from Madurai Medical College with full honours. From 2008 to 2011 he has completed DM Cardiology and Intervention Training from Madurai Medical College and Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai.Since then he is a Senior Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist has contributed significantly to service improvement.
Teaching :
As a senior lecturer at Madurai medical College Madurai, Dr Veeramani is responsible for the training of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors specialising in cardiology. He lectures widely to medical students, general practitioners, physicians and cardiologists in training. He is the programme director for training of cardiology registrars (fellows) at the Madurai Medical College,Madurai. He has participated in interventional training workshops using "simulators" at a National level.
Research :
Dr Veeramani has active research interests particularly in the field of coronary artery disease and, specifically, the role of inflammation and damage to small blood vessels (microvasculature) during heart attack. He is also interested in the psychology of heart disease has collaborated successfully to study the relationship between emotional stress, behaviour and recovery from heart disease.