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Dr. Anmol Prakash Sonawane | The Entrepreneurs of India Magazine December 2022

Dr. Anmol Prakash Sonawane is a highly respected Interventional Cardiologist in India, known for his expertise in adult structural interventions such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement/Implantation (TAVR/TAVI), Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Replacement (TPVR), Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR), and Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement (TTVR). He currently serves as a consultant at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, a specialist for structural heart interventions, as well as Jaslok Hospital, Saifee Hospital in Mumbai and Jupiter Hospital in Thane.

Dr. Sonawane has received numerous accolades for his work, including a Fellowship from Blezmialem Vakif University in Istanbul. 780 surgeries in over 150 hospitals, the youngest Cardiologist, taking this new & unique concept not only across his homeland India, but also countries across the Globe. Since TAVR surgeries have been crucial to India, DR Anmol has demonstrated these surgeries to over 100 cardiologists in various Hospitals.

Dr. Sonawane believes 'Being a doctor is not just a passion; It is a way to serve humanity – a doctor'

TAVR/TAVI valves are beyond the means of ordinary patients, alongside that, he also holds a vision of making these valves accessible to underpowered and financially feeble personalities. Thus, he's laboring to bring his "HeartValve" foundation into the world. Withal, he has worked closely and helped the inventor who gave birth to the two TAVR technologies, i.e. "MyVal" (balloon expandable) and "Hydra"(self-expandable) and expansion of this technologies not only in INDIA but across the globe.

He recently performed groundbreaking surgery on a critically ill 75-year-old patient from Sangola, Maharashtra. The patient was suffering from cachexia and severe aortic stenosis, which made open heart surgery too risky. As a result, Dr. Sonawane decided to perform a transcarotid surgery, a highly complicated procedure that is rarely performed in India. Normally, this type of surgery would be carried out through the femoral artery in the groin, but due to the patient's malnutrition and tiny groin vessels, Dr. Sonawane had to use the carotid artery in the neck instead. This marked the first time a transcarotid surgery was performed in Karnataka and only the third time it has been performed in India.

Despite the high level of difficulty and risk involved in the procedure, Dr. Sonawane was able to successfully salvage the patient, who was able to leave the hospital just 48 hours later. This groundbreaking surgery is a testament to Dr. Sonawane's skill and dedication as a cardiologist, and it highlights the importance of seeking out innovative and personalized treatment options for patients with complex medical conditions.

Dr. Sonawane's hard work and dedication have not gone unrecognized. In 2019, he was presented with the "Best Young Interventional Cardiologist and Youth Icon for TAVR/TAVI Treatment" award by the Prime Minister of Mauritius. In addition to his clinical work, he is a national and international proctor for the TAVI technology and has helped improve accessibility of the procedure across India by supporting the establishment of TAVI programs in various centers. He continues to make a positive impact in the field and is committed to advancing cardiovascular medicine for the benefit of patients everywhere. After making these significant contributions, Dr. Anmol visions his route even further with more welfare and selfless acts.

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