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I am employed as a consultant cardiologist at the Heart of England NHS Trust working at Good Hope hospital and Heartlands hospital.
I qualified in India from a prestigious medical college in South India in 2001. I obtained my postgraduate qualification (Membership of Royall College of Physicians) in 2005. Since then, I have trained in cardiology acquiring all the necessary skills to specialise in coronary intervention, general cardiology and sports cardiology.
I have performed over 1500 percutaneous coronary intervention and have trained in some of the world renowned units(Papworth hospital, Cambridge, Imperial College, London and San Raffaelle hospital, Milan). I directly trained under Professor Antonio Colombo (one of the world renowned interventional cardiologist) learning all the tips and tricks of coronary intervention. As a consultant,
I have performed over 600 cases during which I have also supervised specialist registrars. I have special interest in opening chronically occluded coronary arteries and I have acquired this skill over the last 4-years. I have regular links with Japan and have been running workshops at Heartlands since 2014.
I have researched on athlete’s heart and obtained Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from King’s College London in 2011. My research answered one of the important questions in sports cardiology by assessing the ethnic differences in left ventricular remodelling between Caucasian athletes and athletes of African/ Afro-caribbean origin. I have assessed over 3000 athletes by performing ECG and echocardiogram during my research years and fully competent in evaluating cardiovascular system of athletes or any individual who undertakes regular physical training.
With the above skills and knowledge, I will be able to provide comprehensive cardiology service to patients at Little Aston and Ashfurlong
Areas of interest
General Cardiology; Interventional cardiology; Sports Cardiology; Heart failure; palpitations; chest pain; shortness of breath; syncope; blackouts; high blood pressure; angina; athletes heart; cardiomyopathy; pacemaker; stents; dizzy spells; arrhythmias; rhythm disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Good Hope Hospital
I have extensive interest in research and have completed several projects that have been published in some of the high impact factor journals and more importantly influenced change in the practice.
I have researched on athlete’s heart and obtained Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from King’s College London in 2011. My research answered one of the important questions in sports cardiology by assessing the ethnic differences in left ventricular remodelling between Caucasian athletes and athletes of African/ Afro-caribbean origin.
I have also undertaken several projects in interventional cardiology that have gained international popularity
I have a great family life with my beloved wife and 2 children. I keep perfect balance between my work and family, which I feel essential for longevity in professional career and mental stability. I love sporting activities such as running, badminton and skiing. Being a cardiologist, I advice my patients of leading healthy life and I lead by example. I recently completed half-marathon with my personal best timing of 1 hour 40 mins.
EuroPCR 2013 on was nominated as the 3rd best “Clinical Case of the Year”
Competitively selected for the Imperial College Interventional Fellowship October 2011.
Best poster EuroPrevent congress 2007
American Heart Association (AHA) 2007; my presentation was chosen for satellite broadcast session. It was broadcasted to 4000 medical centres and institutions across North America.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Basavarajaiah S et al. Treatment of drug-eluting stent restenosis: Comparison between drug-eluting balloon versus second-generation drug-eluting stents from a retrospective observational study. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26368
Basavarajaiah S et al. Drug-eluting balloon in the treatment of in-stent restenosis and diffuse coronary artery disease: real-world experience from our registry. J Interv Cardiol. 2014;27 (4):348-55
Basavarajaiah S et al. Extended follow-up following "full-metal jacket" percutaneous coronary interventions with drug-eluting stents. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014; 84(7):1042-50
Basavarajaiah S et al. Assessment of efficacy and safety of combining Paclitaxel eluting balloon and Limus eluting stent in the same lesion. J Interv Cardiol. 2013:1540-8183
Basavarajaiah S et al. Ethnic differences in the left ventricular remodelling in highly trained athletes: relevance to differentiating physiologic left ventricular hypertrophy from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;51(23):2256-62.
Basavarajaiah S et al. Prevalence and significance of isolated long QT interval in elite athletes. Eur Heart J. 2007;28(23):2944-9
Basavarajaiah S et al. Prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in elite athlete- relevance to pre-participation screening. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008;51(10):1033-9
Basavarajaiah S et al. Physiological upper limits of left ventricular dimensions in highly trained junior tennis players. Br J Sports Med. 2007; 41(11):784-8
Basavarajaiah S, Latib A. Drug elution without the need of stent struts and polymer: Is it a promising technology? Interventional Cardiology 2012; Vol. 4: 291-295
Basavarajaiah S et al. Sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Heart: 2007: 93:287-9
Basavarajaiah S et al. Use of Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold in Acute Dissection: Insights From Optical Coherence Tomography. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Jan 11;9(1):e5-9
Basavarajaiah S et al. Hybrid Strategy for Long Diffuse Coronary Lesion. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(11):1518-21
Basavarajaiah S et al. Chest Pain Post Aortic Valve Surgery; Is it Serious? JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8(11):e173-4
Basavarajaiah S et al. Can bioabsrobable scaffolds be used in calcified lesions? Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Apr 16
Courses offered to GPs
ECG interpretation for GPs
Chest pain assessment and management
Update on Heart failure
All my interventional cardiology work is evaluated annually with national standards and my performance has always been exceptional. My MACE rates is well within the national standards
- MBBS Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, India 2001
- MRCP Royal College of Physician, London 2005
- MD (Doctorate in Medicine) King's College, London 2011
Reference number 5208847
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- MDU MDU 2014
- BCIS BCIS 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Medical Defence Union
British Cardiac Inteventional Society
- 233 Tamworth RoadSutton ColdfieldB75 6DX
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 0121 308 7774
- Little Aston Hall DriveLittle AstonSUTTON...
- 13:00 - 18:00
- 0121 353 2444
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
Spire Little Aston Hospital
0121 353 2444