Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah

Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah

Consultant Cardiologist

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Sandeep Basavarajaiah at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I qualified in India from a prestigious medical college in South India in 2001. I obtained my postgraduate qualification (Membership of Royal 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 1,500 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 a special interest in opening chronically occluded coronary arteries and I have acquired this skill over the last four years. I have regular links with Japan and have been running workshops at Heartlands since 2014.

I have researched on athletes' hearts and obtained a 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 3,000 athletes by performing ECG and echocardiogram during my research years and fully competent in evaluating the cardiovascular system of athletes or any individual who undertakes regular physical training.

Clinical Interests

Interventional cardiology

Special Clinical Interests: Sports Cardiology, Heart failure

Private contact details

Private secretary Jo Horton
Private secretary telephone 07917022531
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

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

Professional memberships

British Cardiac Interventional Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart of England NHS Trust working at Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital.

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Research and Publication


Treatment of drug-eluting stent restenosis: Comparison between drug-eluting balloon versus second-generation drug-eluting stents from a retrospective observational study
October 2016

Drug-eluting balloon in the treatment of in-stent restenosis and diffuse coronary artery disease: real-world experience from our registry
May 2016

Extended follow-up following "full-metal jacket" percutaneous coronary interventions with drug-eluting stents
December 2014

Ethnic differences in the left ventricular remodelling in highly trained athletes: relevance to differentiating physiologic left ventricular hypertrophy from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
June 2008

Prevalence and significance of isolated long QT interval in elite athletes
December 2007

Prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in elite athlete- relevance to pre-participation screening
March 2008

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Personal Profile

I have a great family life with my beloved wife and two children. I keep perfect balance between my work and family, which I feel is essential for longevity in a professional career and mental stability. I love sporting activities such as running, badminton and skiing. Being a cardiologist, I advise my patients of leading healthy life and I lead by example. I recently completed a half-marathon with my personal best timing of 1 hour 40 mins.

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