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- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Savio D’Souza is a Consultant Cardiologist with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and based at Darent Valley Hospital Dartford. He holds Honorary Consultant Cardiologist positions at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and William Harvey Hospital Ashford, Kent.
He contributes to the 24 hour Kent-wide Primary Angioplasty service based at William Harvey Hospital. His sub-speciality interest is non-invasive CT-coronary angiography imaging in assessment of cardiac chest pain. Dr D’Souza has held Interventional Cardiology Fellowships in Central Manchester and London’s Brompton Hospitals and attained extensive experience with national and international accredited operators.
He graduated in Medicine from the Goa Medical College/ University of Bombay in India and then progressed to his post-graduate training in the UK in Yorkshire and the Southeast. Academically, Dr D’Souza is conferred with a Doctorate in Medicine from the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, University College London for his pioneering work in endorsing the protective role of B-type natriuretic peptide in ischaemic pre-conditioning of the heart. He has a large number of publications to his credit, in high impact factor journals.
Dr D’Souza sees all general adult cardiology patients including high blood pressure, palpitations and heart failure and has a specialist interest in the assessment of chest pain, coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty).
Areas of interest
High blood pressure;
Performs coronary angiography and angioplasty via the wrist
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist - Darent Valley Hospital, Kent
Hon Cons Cardiologist - Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
Cons Cardiologist - William Harvey Hospital, Kent
Myocardial Ischaemic pre-conditioning
CT- coronary imaging
American Journal of Physiology
British Journal of Pharmacology
European Heart Journal
- MD London 2002
- FRCP RCP(I) 2013
- FRCP RCP (UK) 2015
Reference number 4482884
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Royal College of Physicians (I)
British Cardiovascular society
European Society of Cardiology
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography