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Last updated: 1 Jun 2020
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Dr Shouvik Haldar is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with a specialist interest in the management of patients with heart rhythm disorders. He is based at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He gained his medical degree from Guy’s and St Thomas’s Medical School and completed general medical training in the Oxford Deanery. He completed cardiology training in the North West Thames Training Programme and sub-specialty training at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Haldar was then awarded the Mirium L Burnett Fellowship in Electrophysiology and Devices at the University of Toronto, Canada, and furthered his training with an advanced fellowship working with world-renowned experts in the field.
He has a strong research record, publishing many peer-reviewed articles, and is an invited speaker at international conferences and meetings in the US and Europe. He completed a Medical Doctorate research degree (MD Res) studying interventional techniques in the management of Atrial Fibrillation, at the National Heart and Lung Institute, at Imperial College London, and was awarded a £1.4 million NIHR research grant to conduct a randomised control trial comparing different modalities of ablation.
He is currently Chair of the British Cardiovascular Society education division, helping to shape cardiology education in the UK and beyond.
In July 2017, Dr Haldar took up his role as a consultant at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals where he regularly treats patients with cardiac problems and symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness and blackouts, chest pain, shortness of breath, family history of cardiac disease, high blood pressure and heart murmurs.
He performs interventional procedures to treat heart rhythm disorders, including the
insertion of pacemakers and defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, ablation therapy including treatment of supraventricular, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. He is also experienced in diagnostics and imaging including 12 lead ECG and transthoracic echocardiography.
Dr Haldar takes pride in effective communication with patients. He takes time to explain tests and treatments, ensuring that patients are fully informed and are involved in all aspects of their care.
Areas of interest
Arrhythmias; atrial fibrillation; supraventricular tachycardia; ventricular tachycardia; bradycardia; heart failure; coronary artery disease; ablation; atrial fibrillation ablation; SVT ablation; VT ablation; pacemaker implantation; implantable defibrillator implantation; biventricular pacemaker implantation; loop recorder implantation; palpitations; breathlessness; chest pain; syncope; fainting; dizzy spells
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