Dr. Julius Punnen

Dr. Julius Punnen

Heart Specialist - Cardiac Surgeon

  Narayana Hrudayalaya- Bangalore, Bangalore, India

  23 Years of experience


Dr. Julius Punnen is one of the finest Heart Specialist in India. He is an experienced Cardiac Surgeon in the India. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the India. The physician is currently working as a Sr. Consultant, Narayana Hrudayalaya- Bangalore, India. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • MBBS
  • MS - General Surgery
  • MCh - Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

qualified. Dr. Julius Punnen has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Dr. Julius Punnen is a Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Global Hospital
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore(2010 - 2013)
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia(January 2001 to January 2002)
  • Children’s Hospital at Westmead (July 2000 to January 2001)
  • Manipal Heart Foundation, Bangalore, India(August 1997 to July 2000)
  • Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India(September 1996 to July 1997)
  • Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka(August 1993 to July 1996)
  • Thiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital, Thiruvalla Kerala, INDIA(September 1992 to August 1993)
  • Department of General Surgery, J.J.M Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka(September 1989 to July 1992)
  • Pushpagiri Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, INDIA(January 1989 to July 1989)
  • Thiruvalla MedicalMission Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala, INDIA(September 1987 to Nov 1988)

Dr. Julius Punnen has more than 23 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Heart Transplant
  • Transplants
  • Cardiac Surgery, Senior Consultant- Global Hospital , 2013
  • Cardiac Surgery, Senior Consultant- Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital , 2010
  • Cardiac Surgery, Vice President & Chief Surgeon- MS Ramaiah Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Centre , 2007
  • Cardiac Surgery, Consultant - Narayana Hrudayalaya , 2002
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Fellow- St Vincents Hospital, Sydney , 2001
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS), 1996
  • Life member of Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks (APASTB).
  • Inferior Mesenteric artery as a free conduit for myocardial revascularization
  • Marsupialization of Intramyocardial Left Anterior Descending Artery: A Novel Approach for Easy Access During Revascularization
Heart Transplant

A heart transplantation is required in patients with a diseased heart. It is often recommended to patients whose heart function does not improve even after surgeries and continuous and prolonged use of medications. During the heart transplant procedure, the diseased heart is replaced with a fully functional heart. The heart used for replacement is retrieved from a patient who is brain-dead but is still on a life support system.

Because of the unavailability of a sufficient number of brain-dead donors, heart transplant surgery is still a rare procedure, even though it is a life-saving procedure. Moreover, there are just a handful of families who agree to donate the heart of their close ones because of aesthetic reasons. Even though heart transplant procedure is a major one, the chances of survival after the surgery is generally good. However, heart transplant survival rate largely depends on how well the patient has been taken care of after the surgery. Heart transplant surgery is mostly performed in patients with heart failure, which may happen because of any of the following conditions:

  • Cardiomyopathy or weakening of the heart muscles
  • Previously failed heart transplant procedure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cardiac valve disease
  • Congenital heart defect
  • Amyloidosis
  • Abnormal heart rhythm

Heart transplantation surgery is often coupled with the transplant of some other organ in patients with specific conditions. These organs may include kidney, liver, or lung, depending on the condition of the patient and the ailment he or she is suffering from. Not every heart patients, however, is eligible to undergo the heart transplant surgery. Patients with a previous history of cancer, a major illness that would anyway shorten their lifespan, active infection, advanced age, or unhealthy lifestyle habits are not recommended to undergo heart transplant surgery.

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Dr. Julius Punnen is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 23 Years years of experience.
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