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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Complex Devices
- General cardiology
I am a Consultant Cardiologist at the Liverpool heart and Chest Hospital.
My areas of expertise and interest are Heart Failure and implantation of complex cardiac devices- pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy ( CRT) devices.
I also specialise in lead extraction work (removal of pacemaker leads from the heart) and now take referrals for the same from the entire North-West.
Areas of interest
Heart Failure: diagnosis and management
Implantable Cardiac Devices including Pacemakers, Defibrillators; Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy and Leadless pacemakers
Lead Extraction i.e removal of pacemaker/ICD leads from the heart for infection or malfunction
Current NHS consultant posts held
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Complex Cardiac Devices and Heart Failure
DM University of Nottingham
MSc in Cognitive behavioral Therapy
Edge Hill University, Liverpool
(accredited by the Higher Education Academy)
EHRA Devices accreditation
IBHRE Devices accreditation
Courses offered to GPs
Annual GP education meetings in the NorthWest
Regular informal lunchtime teaching
Involved with the HF pathway fro primary care in Liverpool.
I have excellent outcome for complex device implantation and Cardiac lead extraction with <1% complication rates.
- DM Nottingham University 2007
- European Heart Rhythm accredited European heart Rhythm Association 2008
Reference number 4781875
Details of entry to specialist register
- Dr Archana Rao , 2008
- Spire Cheshire Hospital, WA4 4LU
- 13:30 - 17:30
- 0151 600 1457
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.