Dr. Bhavesh Vajifdar
Department of Cardiology


Dr. Vajifdar has been associated with Lilavati Hospital since 2 years. He has an overall experience of 18 years.

He has done more than 10,000 angiographies & more than 3,000 angioplasties.

His overseas training and assignments include, Fellow and Interventional Cardiologist at 'Amsterdam Department of Interventional Cardiology, OLVG Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands'.

Dr. Vajifdar’s key achievements are, MBBS, MD, DNB Cardiology from the prestigious Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He is one of the pioneers to start Transradial Approach to Coronary Interventions in India.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 FESC - Fellow of the 'European Society of Cardiology'
  • 2007 FCSI – Fellow of the ‘Cardiological Society of India’
  • 2005 FACC – Fellow of the ‘American College of Cardiology’, USA
  • 2004 FSCAI – Fellow of the ‘Society for Coronary Angiograpy and Interventions’, USA
  • 2002 MNAMS – Member of the ‘National Academy of Medical Sciences’, New Delhi, India

Research Publications

  • Sankhla V, Vajifdar B, Shah M, Lokhandwala Y. Left-sided biventricular pacemaker implantation in the presence of persistent left superior vena cava. Indian Heart J. 2010 Jul-Aug;62(4):344-5. PubMed PMID: 21280477.
  • Bharti K, Vora A, Vajifdar B. Isolated right ventricular cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 Dec;56:1000-1. PubMed PMID: 19326510.
  • Ijsselmuiden AJ, Tangelder GJ, Cotton JM, Vaijifdar B, Kiemeneij F, Slagboom T, v d Wieken R, Serruys PW, Laarman GJ.: Direct coronary stenting compared with stenting after predilatation is feasible, safe, and more cost-effective in selected patients: evidence to date indicating similar late outcomes. Int J Cardiovasc Intervent. 2003;5(3): 143-50
  • Kiemeneij F, Vajifdar BU, Eccleshall SC, Laarman G, Slagboom T, van der Wieken R.: Evaluation of a spasmolytic cocktail to prevent radial artery spasm during coronary procedures. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Mar; 58(3):281-4
  • S C Toal, B U Vajifdar, A K Gupta, A M Vora, and Y L Lokhandwala.: Adenosine induced PR jump on surface electrocardiogram to differentiate atrio ventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia versus concealed accessory pathway mediated tachycardia: a bedside test. Heart 2002; 87:37-40
  • Ferdinand Kiemeneij, Bhavesh U Vajifdar, Simon C Eccleshall, GertJan Laarman, Ton Slagboom, Ron van der Wieken.: Measurement of radial artery spasm using an automatic pullback device. Cathet Cardiovasc Intervent 2001; 54: 437-441
  • Gupta AK, Ganesh AV, Vajifdar BU, Maheshwari A, Khandeparkar JM, Kerkar PG.: Transcatheter fenestration of a total cavopulmonary connection baffle. Indian Heart J. 2001 May-Jun; 53(3):337-9
  • Anup Gupta, Prafulla Kerkar, Bhavesh U. Vajifdar, Yash Lokhandwala, Amit Vora, Hema Kulkarni.: Restenosis after coronary stenting – incidence and predictors. J Assoc Physicians India 2001 Mar; 49:336-42
  • Santosh S. Kavthale, Mahesh C. Fulwani, Bhavesh U. Vajifdar, Amit M. Vora, Yash Y. Lokhandwala.: Atrial Fibrillation- How effectively can sinus rhythm be restored and maintained after balloon mitral valvotomy? Indian Heart J 2000 Sep-Oct; 52(5):568-73
  • Ravi Iyer, Aftab Khan, Anoop Gupta, Bhavesh Vajifdar, Yash Lokhandwala.: L-carnitine moderately improves the Exercise Tolerance in Chronic Stable Angina. J Assoc Physicians India 2000 Nov; 48(11): 1050-2
  • Bhavesh U Vajifdar, Venkat S Goyal, Yash Y Lokhandwala, Sheetal R Mhamunkar, Safala P Mahadik, Ashwini K Gawad, Suhas A Halankar, Hema L Kulkarni.: Is dietary fiber beneficial in chronic ischemic heart disease? J Assoc Physicians India 2000 Sep; 48(9):871-6
  • Bhavesh U. Vajifdar, Venkat S Goyal, Yash Y Lokhandwala, Sheetal R Mhamunkar, Safala P Mahadik, Ashwini K Gawad, Suhas A Halankar, Hema L Kulkarni.: Anthropometry, Lipid Profile and Dietary pattern of Patients with Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease. J Postgrad Med. 1999 Oct-Dec; 45(4):110-3.
  • Amit Vora, Santosh Kavthale, Bhavesh Vajifdar, Yash Lokhandwala.: The use of esmolol to unmask tachycardia mechanism. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1999 Oct, 22(10): 1528-31
  • Bhavesh U Vajifdar, Anup K Gupta, Prafulla G Kerkar, Hema L Kulkarni: Pre-natal Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Neonatal Balloon Dilatation of Severe Valvar Pulmonic Stenosis. Indian J Pediatr 1999 Sep-Oct, 66(5): 799-803
  • Bhavesh U Vajifdar, Anup Gupta, Yash Y Lokhandwala, Prafulla G Kerkar, Uday Limaye, Ravi Ramakantan.: Transcatheter glue occlusion of bilateral coronary-pulmonary arterial fistulae. Indian Heart J. 1999 Mar-Apr; 51(2):209-11
  • SS Kavthale, BU Vajifdar, AM Naik, AM Vora, YY Lokhandwala: Age at onset, gender distribution and intraarterial blood pressure changes in AV node-dependant tachycardias. J Assoc Physicians India 1999 Apr; 47(4): 373-6
  • Anup K Gupta, Bhavesh U Vajifdar, Amit M Vora.: Bundle Branch Re-entrant Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient With Structurally Normal Heart. Indian Heart J 1999 Jan-Feb; 51(1): 80-2
  • Mahesh C Fulwani, Bhavesh Vajifdar, AG Tendolkar, BV Dalvi: Coil Entrapment in the Tricuspid Valve Apparatus Requiring Surgical Removal: An Unusual Complication of Transcatheter Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Indian Heart J 1999 Jan-Feb; 51(1): 77-9
  • S.S.Kavthale, B.U.Vajifdar, A.M.Vora, Y.Y.Lokhandwala.: Reversal Of Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy Following Successful Radiofrequency Ablation Of Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia. Indian Heart J 1998 Sep-Oct; 50(5): 548-50.
  • Fulwani MC, Vajifdar B, Kulkarni SM, Dalvi BV: Isolated Innominate Artery in association with patent ductus arteriosus and left pulmonary arterial ostial stenosis. Indian Heart J 1998 Mar-Apr; 50(2): 206-8.
  • Bhavesh Vajifdar, Amit Vora, Dhiraj Narula, Hema Kulkarni.: Percutaneous Balloon Occlusion of Post-infarction Ventricular Septal Defect. Indian Heart J 1996 Jul-Aug; 48(4):407-8.
  • AA Purandare, BU Vajifdar, AM Vora.: Thymic Hyperplasia Masquerading as Cardiomegaly: MRI Validation. Indian Paediatrics 1992 April; 29(4): 496-9.