Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah
MBBS, MD (UK), MRCP, FESC
English, Hindi, Urdu
I am a consultant cardiologist based at Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital. I also provide community clinics at Samuel Johnson Hospital in Lichfield. I am proficient in all aspects of general cardiology; interpret heart tracings (ECG) including ambulatory heart tracings, 24-hour BP recording, undertake echocardiogram (ultrasound scan) and exercise stress test (treadmill).
My area of sub-speciality interest is interventional cardiology (placing stents in heart arteries) in both stable and un-stable settings. I have undertaken over 1500 angioplasties since 2014 and have also trained several trainee cardiologists. I also undertake complex high-risk interventional heart procedure especially chronically blocked arteries and lead the service heartlands. I have collaboration with Japan and regularly undertake workshop at Heartlands where we undertake complex heart procedures.
I am also the research lead at Heartlands hospital and undertake several research projects to improve patient care. I also regularly arrange several academic activities regionally and nationally. I also have interest in sports cardiology having had MD (Doctorate in Medicine) from King’s College Hospital, London on Athlete’s heart. I have assessed over 3000 athletes by performing ECG and echocardiogram with the help of cardiac risk in the young (CRY) who supported my research between 2005-2007.
To-date, I have performed over 2500 angioplasties (over 1500 as a consultant cardiologist). I do around 300 angioplasties annually of which 150 cases are comlpex heart procedures.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah at Spire include:
Sports and exercise medicine
MRCP / Royal College of Physician, London / 2005
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians
MBBS / Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, India / 2011
Bachelor of Medicine
MD / King's College, London / 2011
Doctorate in Medicine
British Cardiac Interventional Society
General Medical Council
I am the MAC member at Spire Little Aston, I am the audit and research lead at Heartlands and Good Hope hospital.
Treatment of drug-eluting stent restenosis: Comparison between drug-eluting balloon versus second-generation drug-eluting stents from a retrospective observational study
Drug-eluting balloon in the treatment of in-stent restenosis and diffuse coronary artery disease: real-world experience from our registry
Extended follow-up following "full-metal jacket" percutaneous coronary interventions with drug-eluting stents
Ethnic differences in the left ventricular remodelling in highly trained athletes: relevance to differentiating physiologic left ventricular hypertrophy from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Prevalence and significance of isolated long QT interval in elite athletes
Prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in elite athlete- relevance to pre-participation screening
Intervention Cardiology Insights with Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah
I enjoy spending my spare time with my lovely family (wife and 2 kids) and have very balanced life. I love travelling with my family. I have adventurous hobbies such as regularly taking part in triathlons, fun runs and skiing. I also enjoy cooking, trying to cook different cusines.
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