DM(Cardiology), MD (MED), DNB (Cardiology), FSCAI (USA)
Dr. Shahid A. Merchant is an esteemed Consultant Interventional Cardiologist based in Mumbai, India, known for his extensive experience and achievements in the field. Boasting a career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Merchant has garnered expertise in interventional cardiology through rigorous training at renowned centers worldwide. He has been a pioneering figure in perfusion balloon angioplasty and stents, pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Life is beautiful yet unpredictable so as this piece of art. I have worked on this painting as an immediate family more than as an artist. This painting is a token of appreciation to show gratitude and thankfulness to DR. SHAHID A. MERCHANT an Interventional Cardiologist. Within the space of a square frame, I've created something that is not only connected to the physical body but also to our soul. The dripping texture of white oil colour in the background of painting disrupts the acrylic grey beneath to signify the happiness after episodes of distress. The flower in pot represents the Aorta. The golden and crimson colour of the leaves inspired from nature and the forms found in the heart. It depict as autumn leaves which represent a small flap of tissue present in our heart also called as valve leaflets. The painting also depicts in great detail the technology developed by the doctors and engineers around the globe for Advance heart failure. Overall the pointing is the expression of all the emotions that we went through which is portrayed in the form of different mediums, the colours and the strokes. Human Figure in painting is beautifully innately optimistic and positive about the future. We're wired to look forward and believe that tomorrow will be better. And we believe it now more than ever.
I suffer from multiple severe blockages in my heart, brain & kidney arteries and left arm artery (subclavian artery). I have also moderate narrowing of my heart valve.Few years back when this diagnosis was met, we lost all hopes and it was as if the end of my life. Dr Merchant came as an "angel in our life ". He treated all my blockages in stages- heart, brain & kidney arteries with stents. I feel perfectly all right now and looking forwards to leaving a healthy life for many more years.
I am a industrialist. I had a complete heart block few years ago and Dr Merchant implanted a dual chamber pacemaker. 2 years later I had a 99% blocked heart artery. Dr Merchant saved my life again by treating the 99 % blockage with a medicated stent. Recently I had chest pain at rest and angiogram showed a heavily calcified blocked segment of the main heart artery. Dr Merchant gave me the option of bypass surgery.
I am 65 year old from Muscat, Oman. I was repeatedly admitted in hospitals in Oman over 5 year with heart failure. They diagnosed dilated cardiomyopathy, heart pumping 15% and I needed a heart transplant in USA. Dr Benny from Muscat referred me to Dr Merchant in Mumbai. My brother Dr Humaid, a surgeon in Oman came along with me to see Dr Merchant.