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- General cardiology
- Structural/Heart failure
Sabiha initiated her career with a BSc degree in Physiology/Pharmacology at University College London for which she was awarded a 1st Class Honours. Following on, she completed her undergraduate medical training at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, London in 2004. After completing her junior medical training as a doctor, she obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007.
Subsequently, Sabiha was appointed as a Specialist training registrar in cardiology and has completed 5 years of specialist training in London with sub-specialisation in advanced echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). She obtained her Certificate of specialist training in Cardiology and General (internal) Medicine in October 2016. Sabiha has level III accreditation in CMR (EACVI) and is accredited in echocardiography by the British Society of Echocardiography. She completed 3 years of her PhD research training involving echocardiography and inherited cardiac diseases. Sabiha won several awards and prizes for her research including the Hinchliffe Award for the most successful CRY research fellow of the year. After completing her PhD and specialist training, Sabiha embarked on a 12 month fellowship training in cardiac MRI at Royal Brompton Hospital and subsequently worked as a Consultant Cardiologist in the unit. Sabiha worked as a Consultant Cardiologist at Lister Hospital, Hertfordshire and and is now their visiting consultant. She currently works full-time at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Sabiha is also the Deputy Editor for the EHJ-Case Reports and the Section Editor for the EAPC sports cardiology quizzes.
Sabiha continues her work as a CRY Cardiologist and is an active member of the CRY pre-participation screening programme in athletes for the English Institute of Sport, Lawn Tennis Association, Premier Football League and Rugby Union. She has successfully published her work on mechanisms in Left ventricular Hypertrabeculation in Circulation journal. Her other peer-reviewed publications include work relating to Left ventricular hypertrabeculation in Athletes published in Heart, and ECG guidelines in athletes, published in European Heart Journal and recently aortic dimension in athletes in Heart. She also co-authored a land-mark study on cardiac screening in adolescent athletes in the NEJM. She has presented in several plenary sessions at the ESC, EuroEcho, EuroPrevent and ACC.
Areas of interest
General Cardiology-chest pain; palpitations; breathlessness; dizziness; blackouts; ankle swelling; heart failure; ischaemic heart disease; atrial fibrillation; tachycardia; valve disease.
Cardiac Investigations- Echocardiography; Stress echocardiography; Cardiac MRI; Cardiopulmonary exercise testing; Exercise Treadmill Testing.
Inherited Cardiac Conditions- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Dilated Cardiomyopathy; Left ventricular non-compaction; Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy; Marfan syndrome; Aortic disease.
Womens cardiac health - coronary spasm; microvascular ischaemia.
Sports cardiology - Competitive and recreational athletes with cardiac problems; exercise prescription.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Sabiha currently works as a Consultant Cardiologist with a specialist interest in Inherited cardiac condition, Sports Cardiology and Cardiac MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital in ChelseaLondon and is also a visiting consultant at Lister Hospital, Hertfordshire.
Sabiha completed her 3-year PhD research training involving echocardiography and inherited cardiac diseases. Sabiha has successfully published her work on mechanisms in Left ventricular Hypertrabeculation in Circulation journal. Her other peer-reviewed publications include work relating to Left ventricular hypertrabeculation in Athletes published in Heart, and ECG guidelines in athletes, published in European Heart Journal and recently aortic dimension in athletes in Heart. She also co-authored a land-mark study on cardiac screening in adolescent athletes in the NEJM. Sabiha is also part of several European Society of Cardiology guideline committees.
Sabiha is looking forward to setting up a project at the Royal Brompton Hospital supported by CRY funding. The plan will be to evaluate young individuals with specific changes on their electrocardiogram and to identify whether they harbour subtle structural changes including myocardial scar using cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
Sabiha likes to keep active and enjoys cycling, running and swimming. She runs regular 5Ks 2-3 times per week. Sabiha also likes to play the piano in her free time. She is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur Football club and supports the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Basic
Sabiha has published several original research papers as follows:
1) Gati S, Malhotra A, Sedwick C, Papamichael N, Dhutia H, Sharma R, Child A, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Prevalence and progression of aortic root dilatation in highly trained young athletes. Heat Journal 2019
2) Malhotra A, Dhutia H, Yeo TJ, Finocchiaro G, Gati S, Bulleros P et al. Accuracy of the 2017 international recommendations for clinicians who interpret adolescent athletes’ ECGs: a cohort study of 11168 British white and black soccer players. Br J Sports Med 2019
3) Malhotra A, Dhutia H, Finocchiaro G, Gati S, Beasley I, Clift P, Cowie C, Kenny A, Mayet J, Ox borough D, Patel K, Pieles G, Rakhit D, Ramsdale D, Shapiro L, Somauroo J, Stuart G, Varnava A, Walsh J, Yousef Z, Tome M, Papadakis M, Sharma S. Outcomes of Cardiac Screening in Adolescent Soccer Players. NEJM Aug 9;379(6):524-534. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1714719
4) Gati S, Papadakis M, Papamichael ND, Zaidi A, Sheikh N, Reed M, Sharma R, Thilaganathan B, Sharma S. Reversible de novo left ventricular trabeculations in pregnant women: Implications for the diagnosis of left ventricular noncompaction in low-risk populations. Circulation. 2014;130:475-483
5) Gati S, Sheikh N, Ghani S, Zaidi A, Wilson M, Raju H, Cox A, Reed M, Papadakis M, and Sharma S. Should axis deviation or atrial enlargement be categorized as abnormal in young athletes? The athlete's electrocardiogram: time for re-appraisal of markers of pathology. Eur Heart J. 2013; 34: 3641-3648
6) Oxborough D, Augustine D, Gati S, George K, Harkness A, Mathew T, Papadakis M, Ring L, Robinson S, Sandoval J, Sarwar R, Sharma S, Sharma V, Sheikh N, Somauroo J, Stout M, Willis J, Zaidi A. A guideline update for the practice of echocardiography in the cardiac screening of sports participants: a joint policy statement from the British Society of Echocardiography and Cardiac Risk in the Young. Echo Res Pract. 2018 Mar;5(1)
Courses offered to GPs
1) Educational training of GPs at University Health Services (Sheffield). SCD in adults and Children CRY Jan 2019
2) The competitive athlete and the Keen Gym Attender… When to Refer? British Cardiac Society. Manchester 2018
3) Management of Myocarditis. Lister Hospital, Hertfordshire.
4) When to Refer a Recreational athlete with cardiovascular disease. University of Hertfordshire March 2020
Dr Sabiha Gati - 360 degree patient feedback exercise April 2019
Patient additional comments
1. I was very happy with all aspects of my appointment. I have a better understanding of the potential cause of my issue and feel very reassured.
2. I found Doctor Gati very very nice and approachable
3. Very good
4. The doctor has always been honest and forthcoming in explaining my situation. I am extremely pleased to be treated by her.
5. Excellent service and seen on time
6. Very polite and explained my problem
7. Excellent doctor
8. Dr Gati was a particularly nice professional who listened and explained well.
9. Dr Gati has been looking after my health for the last 12 months. She has been excellent and has really looked after me. She explained my condition with pictures and I really liked that about her. She took her time even though her clinic was running late. I am very happy with her being my doctor.
10. If only all doctors were this good.
11. Dr Gati is very caring and goes above and beyond to get things done for you.
12. I would recommend this doctor to anyone
13. Very supportive in the answers to our questions
- BSC (HONS) Physiology & Pharmacology 1ST CLASS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 1999
- Medical Degree - MB BS GUY’S, KING’S & ST. THOMAS’ SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 2004
- MRCP (UK) ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (LONDON) 2007
- PhD: Left Ventricular Non-Compaction: An Inherited Cardiomyopathy or a Physiological Response to Increased Pressure or Volume Overload UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 2016
- Cardiac MRI fellowship - 12 months Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust 2017
- British Echocardiography Society Accreditation BRITISH ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY SOCIETY 2010
- EUROCMR/SCMR - Cardiac MRI Accreditation European and American Societies 2016
Reference number 6106246
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Deputy Editor (Training) for European Heart Journal Case Reports European Society of Cardiology - Case Reports 2019
- Section Editor for EAPC Sports Cardiology Quiz section ESC Preventive Cardiology 2018
- Associate Editor for European Heart Journal Case Report European Society of Cardiology - Case Reports 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC - 6106246, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
1) European society of Cardiology -F.E.S.C 2020
2) European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (Silver) 2016
3) Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance CMR 2016
4) European Association of Preventive Cardiology (Silver) 2016
5) British Cardiac Society 2014
6) British Echocardiography Society Member 2014
7) Royal College of Physicians 2004
Post treatment communication
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