Dr. Atul Limaye is a US trained interventional cardiologist with decades of niche expertise in diagnosing and treating cardiac diseases. Prior to coming to India, Dr Limaye was a Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York until 2016. Dr Limaye is able to dissect complex clinical cases and identify the key competing drivers of an individual’s cardiac ailment. He is able to chart out the most suitable and effective medications or minimal invasive treatment solutions individualized to the particular patient. His expertise encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic or coronary artery disease; heart failure, abnormal heartbeat or arrhythmia; rheumatic heart disease and heart valve disorders. His practical experience in advising on the right medications and prescribing major lifestyle changes to his patients effectively has endeared him to them over the years.
Dr. Limaye also leads the TAVI program at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, one of the very few selected centres in India with a high level of cardiac and heart surgery experience that has the expertise and advanced equipment required to perform this procedure.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is performed by a team of doctors including both interventional cardiologists and heart surgeons. With the latest imaging technology including a state-of-the-art cath lab available to help in performing the TAVI procedure, Dr Limaye is now doing this procedure with conscious sedation and minimal discomfort which helps in reducing the risk of complications and hospital stay.
Apart from exceling in coronary and TAVI procedures, Dr Limaye has broad interests beyond Coronary interventions. He is highly skilled in structural heart interventions such as mitral balloon valvotomies and closure devices. He is adept at peripheral interventions including renal stenting and treating all lower limb vascular occlusions (including atherectomy, shock wave lithotripsy and stenting). He is a national proctor for rotational atherectomy (Coronary Rotablation)—a complex procedure with a steep learning curve.
Dr Limaye is a distinguished member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, American Board certified Interventional Cardiologist with Fellowships from world-renowned hospitals and medical universities in the US and UK.
Dr Limaye did his Cardiology training in New York followed by a dedicated additional year of Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is also trained in Non-Invasive Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Limaye believes that while it is critical to have the skill set to do complex interventions; it is just as important to know when not to do a particular procedure and pursue optimal medical therapy only.
Director Cardiology and TAVI Services
Senior Interventional Cardiologist
Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai
Consulting Cardiologist / Attending, Interventional Cardiology until 2016 before moving to India
Mount Sinai Hospital
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA