Dr. Praveen G. Pai passed MBBS from T. D. Medical College, Alappuzha (1991) and obtained MD from Bangalore Medical College (1995). He did DM cardiology from Mahe – Manipal (2000). He worked for 1 year at KMC Manipal as Assistant Professor before joining the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in May 2002. He is currently working as Professor of Cardiology. Dr. Praveen G. Pai has undergone training in both interventional cardiology and in electrophysiology. Apart from diagnostic procedures, he is also proficient in performing emergency and elective coronary angioplasties, peripheral angioplasties, permanent pacemaker and AICD implantation and electrophysiologic procedures. He has published original papers in both international and national meetings. He is also coordinator for MSc and BSc cardiovascular technician courses besides teaching undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in medicine and cardiology.


  • Distinction in Pharmacology, Microbiology and Pathology during MBBS.
  • Best outgoing student during Final MBBS examination in Kerala University in Dec 1990.
  • Passed in First attempt in MD, DNB and DM cardiology.
  • More than 50 invited lectures in various fora of Physician & Cardiologists.
  • Presently working as interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist in Dept of Cardiology, Amrita Hospital.
  • Course Director of MSc, cardiovascular technician training programme at Amrita Hospital.
  • Active participation in National & Local CSI conferences.
  • Participated in EURO PCR 2005 conference held at Paris & EURO PCR 2007 at Barcelona.
  • Attended International Interventional Workshop at Cairo in Oct 2004 and in Ceylon in Dec 2004.
  • Participated in CRT workshop in Geneva, Switzerland in June 2007.
  • Participated in TCT – 2008 held at Washington & Cardiostim 2008 held at Nice.
  • Principal investigator – DEMAT study.
  • Co – Investigator in LIFENOX, BALANCE & ALECARDIO studies.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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M. Subramanian, Prabhu, M. A., Rai, M., Harikrishnan M. S., Saritha Sekhar, Praveen G. Pai, and Natarajan, K. U., “A novel prediction model for risk stratification in patients with a type 1 Brugada ECG pattern.”, J Electrocardiol, vol. 55, pp. 65-71, 2019.[Abstract]

<p><b>BACKGROUND: </b>Risk stratification in Brugada syndrome remains a controversial and unresolved clinical problem, especially in asymptomatic patients with a type 1 ECG pattern. The purpose of this study is to derive and validate a prediction model based on clinical and ECG parameters to effectively identify patients with a type 1 ECG pattern who are at high risk of major arrhythmic events (MAE) during follow-up.</p>

<p><b>METHODS: </b>This study analysed data from 103 consecutive patients with Brugada Type 1 ECG pattern and no history of previous cardiac arrest. The prediction model was derived using logistic regression with MAE as the primary outcome, and patient demographic and electrocardiographic parameters as potential predictor variables. The model was externally validated in an independent cohort of 42 patients.</p>

<p><b>RESULTS: </b>The final model (Brugada Risk Stratification [BRS] score) consisted of 4 independent predictors (1 point each) of MAE during follow-up (median 85.3 months): spontaneous type 1 pattern, QRS fragments in inferior leads≥3,S wave upslope duration ratio ≥ 0.8, and T peak - T end ≥ 100 ms. The BRS score (AUC = 0.95,95% CI 0.0.92-0.98) stratifies patients with a type 1 ECG pattern into low (BRS score ≤ 2) and high (BRS score ≥ 3) risk classes, with a class specific risk of MAE of 0-1.1% and 92.3-100% across the derivation and validation cohorts, respectively.</p>

<p><b>CONCLUSIONS: </b>The BRS score is a simple bed-side tool with high predictive accuracy, for risk stratification of patients with a Brugada Type 1 ECG pattern. Prospective validation of the prediction model is necessary before this score can be implemented in clinical practice.</p>

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Praveen G. Pai, Anil Vatwani, Prasannakumar, K. K. Mahesh, M. Vijayakumar, T. Rajesh, C. Rajiv, K. U. Natarajan, Prakash Kamath, and K. K. Haridas, “Trends in Pharmacotherapy Pattern of Patient Undergoing Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty: A 5-year Review at a Tertiary Cardiovascular Centre”, IHJ, vol. 57, p. 453, 2005.


Praveen G. Pai, Ramdas Nayak, Georgie Thomas, Prasannakumar, K. K. Mahesh, M. Vijayakumar, T. Rajesh, C. Rajiv, K. U. Natarajan, Prakash Kamath, and K. K. Haridas, “A Follow-up Study of Permanent Atrial Sensed Ventricular Pacing Mode”, IHJ , vol. 57, p. 501, 2005.


Praveen G. Pai, Jyoti Kusnur, M. VijayaKumar, T. Rajesh, Prasanna Kumar, Mahesh Krishna Kumar, K. U. Natarajan, Prakash Kamath, B. V. Pai, and K. K. Haridas, “Clinical Profile and Early Outcomes after Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism”, IHJ, vol. 56, pp. 560-591, 2004.


Nayak Ramdas, Sonya Nirmal Kumar, Praveen G. Pai, Mahesh krishnakumar, Prasanna Kumar, VijayaKumar T, K. U. Natarjan Rajesh, Prakash Kamath, B. V. Pai, and K. K. Haridas, “Practice Pattern and Intermediate Follow-up Results with Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents for Coronary Artery Disease”, IHJ, vol. 56, pp. 415-446, 2004.


Praveen G. Pai, C. Rajiv, T. Rajesh, Vijayakumar K. U., Natarajan Prakash Kamath, Balakrishna Pai, and K. K. Haridas, “Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy in Older Patients : Is their Procedural and Late Outcome Different From Younger Patients? ”, IHJ, p. 55, 2003.


Praveen G. Pai, kumar, V., B. V. Pai, P. Kamath, Mahesh, N. K., and K. K. Haridas, “Left Main Stenting : Special Reference to Atherosclerotic and Non Atherosclerotic Indications”, IHJ, vol. 54, 2002.


Praveen G. Pai, “Infective Endocarditis in a Patient with Ventricular Septal Defect ”, JAPI, 2000.


Praveen G. Pai and Puttappa Chandrasekhar, “Multisystem Organ Failure an Update”, Karnataka State Medical Journal , 1994.