What is CTO?
Chronic total occlusions are characterised by complete blocking of arteries by the formation of plaque. These arteries can remain blocked even for several months.
What is PCI?
The blocked arteries can be opened up with a minimally invasive method known as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, previously called as angioplasty with stent).
How to pick a Cardiologist?
One should feel at ease and establish a good understanding with the doctor. In its absence, it would be almost impossible to forge a patient-doctor bond.
ABOUT C3 by Dr. AK
Cleveland Cardiac Care (C3) has been motivated by the Cleveland Clinic, where I received my training. It brings in our effort to develop a system that provides our patients with world-class, suitable, and tailor-made medical care, irrespective of geographical location, economic ability and social status.
The fundamental values of C3 are:
I've been seeing Dr Kalyanasundaram for almost 2 years now. He has preformed my pfo closure. I enjoy the dr patient relationship we have.
I can never express my gratitude enough to Dr. K for clearing two very difficult arteries! My former doctor failed his attempt as they were too badly clogged. He referred me to Dr. K as a last resort. Dr. K. explained what he would attempt to do, cleared BOTH arteries, and even took the time to show us pictures of what it looked like before and after they were cleared. I will be forever grateful to him! I tell everyone I know what a fantastic physician he is and what miracles he performs
Nicole brewerFederal way, WA
As always, Dr. K. takes all the time needed to discuss any concerns I have, whether it is about health or medications. No matter where he would go in the Seattle area, he will be MY DOCTOR. But thats only until I reach 94 years of age. Then I will quit spending money on health care.
Gerald KnightonSeattle, WA – Feb 12, 2016
Dr. Kalyanasundaram is a brilliant, talented, straight to the point Cardiologist who has taken excellent care of me. He has given me the gift of living a full active life, with his knowledge and caring of my health and happiness. I feel he is more then a my Doctor to me but a friend that I can trust. When I am in surgery I have all the confidence in him because of his take charge personality. I would like to Thank Swedish medical for all the great care and for having Doctor K on your staff.
T. E. (BUD) GudmundsonRenton, WA
Dr K took over my former cardiologist's practice so he became very attentive managing my heart murmur. Frequent echocardiograms and continued monitoring by Dr K led to a heart catherization and an eventual aortic valve replacement. I would hope that my relationship with Dr K will continue to be open and professional
Leo "Mike" MichalskyBillings, MT – Feb 04, 2016
"Arun Kalyanasundaram MD. FACC, FSCAI is a wonderful Physician, always putting me at ease and answering all my questions. You truly couldn’t ask for a better physician to take care of you and your loved ones."
Sue BoyleOcean Shores, WA – Feb 12, 2016
Dr. Kalyanasundaram is very professional, empathetic, honest and extremely diligent. He not only placed a stent in a very important artery to my husband's heart but discovered a shadow in my husband's lung beforehand. It was discovered that my husband has stage two lung cancer and had this gone undetected, who knows what the outcome may have been. He is extremely caring towards his patients and their families. We would highly recommend him to anyone who may need his expertise.
Clyde W.Burien, WA
Excellent answers to my concerns
Dr. "K" cleared a blockage that was in front of the first stent I had placed in Dec. 2015. Due to the location my original cardiologist referred me to him. I found Dr. "K" to be upfront as to what might or might not happen, he took time to address my questions and after the procedure when I had a bad reaction to the contrast dye, he came to my hospital room to follow up and make sure I was alright after being given medication to control the hives. I wish he was my doctor all the time!