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Last updated: 20 Apr 2020
I am a consultant cardiologist at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals. I take great pride to be working in a fantastic NHS hospital. I also provide private consultations and treatment for all aspects of cardiac care. My sub-specialty interest is cardiac arrhythmia management and device implantation (Cardiac Electrophysiology). Trained at London’s prestigious cardiac centres (London Heart Hospital and St Bartholomew’s hospital), I maintain a high level of expertise and treat all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia. I am an entrepreneur and possess strong interest in medical innovation. Some of my innovations are currently patent pending. I have published in peer reviewed journals and have reviewed many papers. I obtained MD research degree in Cardiology in 2012 from the prestigious University College London (UCL). I maintain strong research interests. I was awarded Europen Heart Rhythm Association fellowship for catheter ablation in 2016 and have obtained highly specialised focused training at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy- a world renowned centre for ventricular tachycardia ablations.
My specific specialist procedural skills for cardiac patient care includes, Atrial Fibrillation ablation (Radiofrequency and Cryo ablation), Electrophysiology study and ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias, Atrial Flutter ablation, Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardias, Implantation of Pacemakers, Intra cardiac Defibrillators (ICD), Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) pacemakers and defibrillators, Subcutaneous ICDs and Device/Lead extractions.
I provide NHS consultations for cardiac arrhythmia care at Royal Bournemouth Hospital. I provide private consultations and treatment mainly at Dorset Heart Clinic (Private Cardiology wing of Royal Bournemouth Hospital). In addition I have practising privileges at Nuffield health Bournemouth.
Areas of interest
General Cardiology; Cardiac Health Screening; Cardiac arrhythmia evaluation (Palpitations); Cardiac electrophysiology studies; Atrial Fibrillation ablation; Atrial flutter ablation; Ventricular tachycardia ablation; Pacemaker implantation; Intracardiac Defibrillator implantation (ICD); Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy(CRT) for Heart failure; Device Extractions.
- Joanna Krata
- Royal Bournemouth Hospital Castle Lane East Bournemouth BH7 7DW
- 01202 705454
- 01202 705455
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Peter D Berridge Not Fee Assured
- Dr Benjamin P Thorpe Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth.
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
Atrial Fibrillation Research
I play tennis regularly, and I used to be good at badminton (not any more!)
Europen Heart Rhythm Association fellowship for catheter ablation in 2016
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Kannada - Fluent
Full list of publications listed on my private website- www.heartrhythmcare.co.uk
Asvestas D, Balasubramaniam R, Sopher M, Paisey J, *Babu GG. Extended bipolar left ventricular pacing as a possible therapy for late electrical storm induced by cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Electrocardiol. 2017 May - Jun;50(3):349-352.
*G G Babu, M webber, R providencia, D Rogers, MD Lowe, A W Chow, F Khan, S Ahsan, P Lambiase, O R Segal. Ventricular arrhythmia burden in patients with congestive heart failure: Importance of renal function. JICE 2016
*Babu GG, Hausenloy DJ, Yellon DM. Peri-procedural myocardial injury-a new target for cardioprotection. European Heart Journal, (2011) 32, 23–32,doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq393 (comprehensive review).
*Babu GG, Wood A, O'Callaghan P, Masani ND, Bleasdale RA. The complete array of electrocardiogram abnormalities secondary to myocardial contusion in a single case. Europace (2009) 11 (11): 1557-1559 PMID: 19666642 (Short communication).
*Babu GG, Kumar S, Gopalamurugan AB, Lambiase P, Chow A, Segal O. Chronic Renal Disease is an independent predictor of sustained ventricular arrhythmia in Heart Failure patients with primary prevention cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices. Oral presentation, Heart Rhythm Society, 31st annual scientific sessions, Denver Colorado, May 15 2010. Heart Rhythm (2010) : Vol 7, Issue 5 S, (AB 28-2) Page S57. (Abstract).
Whittington HJ, *Babu GG, Mocanu MM, Yellon DM, Hausenloy DJ. The diabetic heart: too sweet for its own good? Cardiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:845698. Epub 2012 Feb 22.
Courses offered to GPs
Talks on cardiac arrhythmia evaluation and treatment.
Cardiac health screening.
- MBBS Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Bangalore, India 2002
- MRCP UK Royal Colege of Physicians 2006
- Certification of completion of Cardiology training (CCT) St Bartholomews hospital, London 2016
- MD (Res- Cardiology) University College London (UCL) 2012
- VT ablation focussed training San Raffaele Hospital, Milan 2016
Reference number 6066571
Details of entry to specialist register
- Cardiologist, 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
Heart Rhythm Society
British Heart Rhythm Society
European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)
- 67 Lansdowne RoadBOURNEMOUTHBH1 1RW
- 09:30 - 13:00
- 01202 704328
- Dorset Heart Clinic
- 14:00 - 16:30
- 01202 705454
- Dorset Heart Clinic
- 13:00 - 16:00
- 01202 705454
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
Myself on 01202704327 or 01202705454
If out of hours through cardiology registrar Royal Bournemouth Hospital who will ring on my mobile.