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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
Dr Rajathurai, known as Dr Raj, is a Consultant Cardiologist at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire. He has a specialist interest in heart valve disorders, angina, heart attack and complex coronary intervention (angioplasty and stenting). He is the clinical lead for the regional Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) service, and is the most experienced operator within the region for chronic total occlusions.
He qualified from the University of Nottingham where he also obtained a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree with Honours. Following general medical training he undertook specialist cardiology training in south-west England. He was then awarded a Senior Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he developed his interest and skills in complex coronary intervention. He completed a British Heart Foundation Research Project at the Bristol Heart Institute, and was awarded an MD for this work. He has authored several research papers and has presented at national and international meetings.
Dr Raj’s busy work life is balanced by playing sport and spending time with his young family.
Areas of interest
Treatment of heart attacks; Angina; Valvular heart disease; Blackouts; Angioplasty; Intra-coronary imaging; Complex coronary Intervention, including treatment of chronic total occlusions and bifurcation; Implantation of permanent pacemakers; Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); Diseases of the mitral valve (heart); Abnormal heart sounds; Cardiac murmurs; Chest pain; Diseases of aortic valve; syncope and collapse; cardiac dysrhythmias; heart failure; myocardial infarction; heart attack; aortic stenosis; aortic regurgitation; coronary angiography; coronary angioplasty and stenting; aortic balloon valvuloplasty;
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist.
University Hospital, Coventry.
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust.
Cardiac bypass graft disease,
Valvular heart disease.
Golf, cricket, tennis, skiing,
Angiography review prize.
International Research Award finalist.
European Fellowship Program for interventional cardiology.
Initial experience of a large, self-expanding, and fully recapturable transcatheter aortic valve: The UK & Ireland Implanters' registry.
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Mar 1;93(4):751-757.
Episodic circulatory collapse caused by intermittent prosthetic aortic valve dysfunction.
Heart Surg Forum. 2012 Feb 1;15(1):E9-E11
Expanding the use of 7-Fr Radial access to Primary Percutaneous Intervention
Journal of Interventional Cardiology. 2012 Jun;25(3):315-6
Very late erosion of Amplatzer ASD closure device presenting as pericardial pain and effusion 8 years after placement.
Catheterization and Cardiac Interventions. 2012 Nov 21.
Peri-Adventitial Rapamycin Eluting Microbeads Promote Vein Graft Disease In Long-Term Vein-Into-Artery Interposition Grafts.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 2010;3;157-165
In vivo application of rapamycin-eluting microbeads.
Heart, 94: A49-A49 Suppl.2 July 2008
Courses offered to GPs
Acute Coronary Syndromes; Aortic stenosis and management. Valvular heart disease. What's new in Cardiology. Cardiology Q&A.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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My outcomes are within the expected range for the complexity and scope of the procedures I undertake.
- Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) University of Nottingham 1996
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM,BS) University of Nottingham 1998
- Doctor of Medicine (DM) University of Bristol 2013
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians, London 2001
- Interventional Cardiology Fellowship University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff 2010
Reference number 4534138
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Clinical lead for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation program University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Cardiology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiovascular Society.
British Cardiac Intervention Society.
Royal College of Physicians, London.
European Society of Cardiology.
- BMI The Meriden Hospital, CV2 2LQ
- 09:00 - 11:30
- 024 7664 7070
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital
- 18:00 - 19:30
- 01926 436351
- Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital, CV32 6RW
- 09:00 - 11:30
- 01926 436351
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Tel: 02476964000 and ask for Dr Raj (Cardiologist) on his bleep or mobile phone.