Dr. Karthik Tummala MBBS, MS Cardiology

Dr.Karthik Tummala is a distinguished cardiologist at Image Hospitals with exemplary experience gleaned from his work abroad and in India. He has a discerning eye for diagnosing cardiac conditions and believes in employing his best skills in treatment and procedures where necessary. In his notable practice, he has independently performed thousands of precise diagnoses and prescribed and treated them through an individualized approach to accomplish the best of outcomes. Dr.Karthik Tummala is proficient in conducting the entire range of diagnostic tests to determine the location and intensity of the cardiac condition. His aptitude is in conducting echocardiograms, stress tests, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiograms,
as well as diagnosing, treating and managing cardiac diseases, diabetes , hypertension , cholesterol problems, vascular diseases. At Image Hospitals, an illustrious multispeciality healthcare institution, Dr. Karthik Tummala displays his exceptional skills in interventional cardiology and expertise in handling the most advanced diagnostic and imaging instruments. He is adept at coronary angioplasty and stenting, renal angioplasties, pacemakers, valvuloplasties and balloon mitral valvotomy with a high degree of patient satisfaction and success. His scope of interest is not just in treating heart conditions but also takes immense initiative in the prevention of heart disease. With his critical thinking in discerning the root of the problem ailing the heart and compassionate approach towards his patients regardless of their age, Dr.Karthik Tummala has set a distinct benchmark in quality cardiac care at Image Hospitals.

Dr. Karthik Tummala (MBBS, MS Cardiology)

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My Qualifications

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - M.B.B.S (Dec 2000 – Jan 2006) from Alluri Sitaram Raju academy of medical sciences, NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Master of Doctors - M.D. Internal medicine (April -2007- April 2010) from Sri Ramachandra University of Health Sciences and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nādu, India (JCI accredited Institute).

Doctor of Medicine Cardiology, Super Speciality training in General Cardiology – (August 2010- August 2013), Amrita Institute of Health Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India. (NABL accredited Institute)

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in Dept of Cardiology, Lisie Heart Institute, Kochi, Kerala, India (September 2013 to September 2014).

Senior Resident in Cardiology, Siddhartha Medical College & Government General Hospital, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India (October 2014 – June 2015).

Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Siddhartha Medical College & Government General Hospital Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India (August 2015 to Sep 2016).

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, ABC Heart Care, Dornakal Road, Vijayawada. (Sep 2014 – Till date).

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Head of the Department, HELP Hospital, Museum Road, Vijayawada (Sep 2016 – 2021).

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Head of the Department, Image Hospitals, Ameerpet, Madhapur Hyderabad (April 2021 - till date)

My Achievements

Joint secretary of CSI AP Cardiological society of India conference in 2017- Dr Kamineni srinivas cheif guest

With Commisioner of police vijayawada for free medical health check up for 2500 police personnel at Vijayawada Commisiorate

International TCT- Asia pacific conference on cardiac interventions in Seoul South Korea 2013.

With Vice President of India - Sri Venkaiah Naidu on CPR awareness

Felicitation by lions club for medical help and generosity

Conducted Preventive cardiology work shop as secretary State Cardiological society 2019 at Guntur

Advisory committee member for state covid control 2020 with Secretary of health Dr Jawahar reddy & Dr Ramesh special secretary to CM at AP secretariat

Member of health delegation to the Minister of commerce Sri Nirmala Seetharaman

With my father professor Dr Rajeswararao MD DMRD, for his life time achievement award at state radiology conference Neĺlore from Dr Kakarla Subba Rao garu

ZooM meet on covid 19 with Sri narendra Modi Prime minister of India and collector Sri Imtiaz


    • I was directly involved in the assessment and management of Acute Medical Emergencies /Chronic medical problems during my tenure as a resident and registrar.
    • Attended medical outpatient clinics and dealt with patient referrals from other units. This has widened my clinical skills enabling me to diagnose and plan the management of patients effectively.
    • I have independently performed many procedures like Central Line Insertion, Cardioversion, Abdominal Paracentesis, Pleural Aspiration, and Biopsy, Chest Drain Insertion, Skin Biopsy, Temporary Pacing wire Insertion, Dialysis care, Bone Marrow Aspiration, and Lumbar Puncture.


    • I have conducted Chest Pain Clinics, and General Cardiology Clinics and have performed Transthoracic Echocardiography on inpatients and outpatients in a Tertiary Center.
    • I am responsible for providing a Cardiology Consultation Service for the Siddhartha Medical College & Government General Hospital, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
    • I built the primary PCI team in Help Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. I have been directly involved in the care of patients admitted for assessment and treatment in cardiology wards and in Coronary Care Unit.
    • Completed 10000 Echo-Cardiographies as a primary operator and interpreter.
    • Completed 5000 Treadmill tests, and 24 hrs Ambulatory ECG monitoring tests.
    • Performed 55 Head up tilt table tests as a primary interpreter.
    • Actively involved in Pacemaker Interrogations and follow-ups.
    • Worked in Cardiac ICU in managing critical cardiac patients for the past 15 years.
    • Worked with the Nanotechnology department on medical projects (classified).
    • Established the first EECP facility in the state of Andhra Pradesh.


    • Completed 3000 cardiac procedures as the primary operator, which includes Coronary Angiogram, Temporary pacemaker, and CATH studies.
    • Completed 1500 PCI as a primary operator, including primary angioplasties predominantly as a radial operator.
    • Experienced with IVUS, FFR, and IABP procedures.
    • Second operator for 300 coronary angioplasty, permanent pacemakers, Balloon Mitral valvotomy, AICD & CRT procedures, Balloon Atrial septostomy, and ASD closures.
    • Worked in EP lab for 3 months at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
    • Permanent Pacemaker Implantations – Dual Chamber pacemaker implantations, Single Chamber, Left Cephalic Vein approach, Pulse Generator Change, Repositioning of atrial wire Electrophysiological studies, AICD implantations.


    Member of Cardiological Society of India, No-L3720.

    Member of the Medical Council of India, No – 56666.

    Member of Andhra Pradesh Medical Council.

    Member of Indian Medical Association.

    Joint secretary of Indian Medical Association, Vijayawada chapter.

    Joint secretary of Cardiological Society of India, AP chapter.

    Organizing secretary for the Andhra Pradesh Cardiological Society of India conference 2018.

    Finance secretary Indian Medical Association 2018.

    Honorary Secretary Indian Medical Association, Vijayawada 2019-2021.

    Secretary Hospital Board of India – AP Chapter.

    Associate Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

Research Presentation


    • Presented moderated oral abstract paper “Cardiovascular risk factors in Islands of Lakshadweep” at SAARC congress and National cardiology society of India conference, New Delhi, December 2012.
    • Presented moderated oral abstract paper “Long-term clinical outcomes of Long paclitaxel drug-eluting stents- a real-world practice” at ASIA PCR – Sing live, Singapore 24 Jan 2013.
    • Presented moderated oral abstract paper “Long-term clinical outcomes of Paclitaxel Drug-Eluting Stent in Diabetic Population” at TCT Asia pacific Seoul, Korea, 25 April 2013.
    • Second prize in a quiz at the Annual Heart Rhythm Society Meeting, Calicut, Kerala, 2013.

    Author of:

    Chapter-137 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: New Dimension 2014

    By: Rony Mathew, Jo Joseph, Karthik Tummala

    (2015) Edition: 1/e CSI: Cardiology Update 2014

    20th chapter of 8th edition of Schamroth Textbook of Electrocardiography.

Awards and Accomplishments

    • Gold medal oration of Dr. Yellapragada Subbarao.
    • Dr. V V Subbarao’s memorial Gold medal oration.
    • NATCON Gold medal oration Nellore.


    Rotterdam, Holland Jan 2013 – Thorax Center, Erasmus: I had the privilege of learning about Bioabsorbable scaffolds, TAVR, OCT, Intravascular Ultrasound, and complex Coronary PCI from Prof Patric Surreys, Thorax Center, Rotterdam.

Speciality Areas

    1. Cardiovascular risk factors In the Islands of Lakshadweep. Indian heart journal, vol 64. December 2012.
    2. Long-term clinical outcomes of long paclitaxel drug-eluting stents- A real-world practice. Abstract 510, Euro Interventions May 2013.
    3. Long-term clinical outcomes of Paclitaxel Drug-Eluting Stent in Diabetic Population American journal of cardiology, 31B, April 23-26, 2013.
    4. Cardiac Anaphylaxis: A Case of Acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction after IM Epinephrine for anaphylactic shock. Karthik Tummala, M.D; Vijay k Maniyal, M.D, D.M; Rajiv Chandrashekaran, M.D, D.M; Navin Mathew, M.D, D.M; Gaurav Ganeshwala, M.D. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol 31, No 7, July 2013.
    5. Author of Chapter in cardiology update 2014 of National cardiological society of India. Chapter-137 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: New Dimension 2014. By: Rony Mathew, Jo Joseph, Karthik Tummala (2015) Edition: 1/e CSI: Cardiology Update 2014.
    6. Early, the late and very late incidence of bioresorbable scaffold thrombosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials and observational studies. Carlos Collet 1, Taku Asano, Yohei Sotomi, Rafael Cavalcante, Yosuke Miyazaki, Yaping Zeng, Karthik Tummala, Bojan Stanetic, Jan Tijssen, Robbert DE Winter, Yoshinobu Onuma, Davide Capodanno, Patrick W Serruys. Minerva Cardioangiologica. 2017 Feb; 65(1):32-51. DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.16.04238-9. Epub 2016 Sep 14. PMID: 27626924, DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4725.16.04238-9. Published: 09 February 2017.
    7. Single or dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI. Yosuke Miyazaki, Pannipa Suwannasom, Yohei Sotomi, Mohammad Abdelghani. Karthik Tummala, Yuki Katagiri, Taku Asano, Erhan Tenekecioglu. Yaping Zeng, Rafael Cavalcante, Carlos Collet, Yoshinobu Onuma & Patrick W. Serruys. Nature Reviews Cardiology volume 14, pages 294–303 (2017).
    8. Entrapped inflated coronary balloon with a disrupted shaft. KarthikTummala, Sivarama Krishna Arikeri. IHJ Cardiovascular Case Reports (CVCR). Volume 5, Issue 3, September–December 2021, Pages 156-159.
    9. Changing Pattern of Admissions for Acute Myocardial Infarction in India During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 4 Feb 2021 Indian Heart Journal. Volume 72, Issue 6, November–December 2020, Pages 541-546. Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Abdullakutty Jabir, Pathiyil Balagopalan Jayagopal, P. Mohanan,Venugopal Krishnan Nair, Mrinal Kanti Das, Manoranjan Mandal, Debabrata Roy, Janakiraman Ezhilan, Karthik Tummala, Virender Kumar Katyal.
    10. Biovascular Scaffold Recoil- Drug-Eluting Stents (TCTAP C-133 To TCTAP C-149). Karthik Tummala, Jabir Abdullakutty, and Rony Mathew. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Apr, 63 (12_Supplement_2) S156.


What Our Happy Patient Say,

Mr. Gopi

Dr. Karthik Tummala is the best cardiologist in town. He is highly experienced and proficient doctor. His medication and treatment results in strength, confidence and faith in getting cured for a patient. It is his work that defines beyond our words. We feel grateful and gratitude for meeting a passionate and an honest doctor with elevated actions. Highly recommended!

Mr. Prasad

Dr. Karthik Tummala did a great job with the first ever health issues of my Father-in-law.He explained everything to us in a very clear manner. He was also kind and friendly. Highly recommend for any heart related issues

Mr. Paramesh

Dr. Karthik Tummala is godsend. He is very professional and a brilliant cardiologist. He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. He takes time with the patient to help them with their health issues! I thank you for resolving our problems with your great expertise.

Mr. Shanmuk

Dr. Karthik Tummala Ji performed my Angioplasty. As a patient I was very paranoid & doubtful after my second heart attack if I would be able to live normally anymore. Doctor Sahab not only gave me courage but lived up to his promise of helping me recover. 7 years have gone by & I am healthy as ever, all because of this wonderful person. I wish you all the success and happiness

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