Dr Ravish Katira

Consultant Cardiologist

MBBS (Hons), MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), FRCP


Specialises in

  • Arrhythmia management
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Atrial fibrillation

I have a special interest in heart failure, heart valve disorders, hypertension and atrial fibrillation. I have vast experience with cardiac risk assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery. I have championed primary prevention advice and regularly runs ‘heart wise’ clinics. At Spire Liverpool Hospital, I am available for virtual and face to face consultations.

I have a close working relationship with some of the best cardiac interventionists and surgeons in the country based in Liverpool and Manchester. In complex cases, early discussion with the Multidisciplinary team can create opportunities for treatments that can be live saving, or bring great symptomatic benefit where initial assessment and tests identify such cases.

I obtained my MBBS (honors) degree from Meerut University in India. Thereafter I completed my postgraduate education with successful completion of MD (Medicine) to practice as a physician and thereafter DM (Cardiology) to practice as a Consultant Cardiologist. I have also been awarded FRCP by Royal College of Physicians, London.

I came to United Kingdom in 1996 and gained further extensive experience in cardiac imaging – echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, CT coronary angiography, invasive coronary angiography, pacemaker, angioplasties and complex bi-ventricular pacemakers. I have worked as a Consultant Cardiologist since 2005 and has a wide experience of general cardiological conditions such as angina, hypertension, heart failure, palpitations and syncope (fainting).

I am a Senior NHS Consultant Cardiologist and Postgraduate Clinical Tutor at Whiston Hospital, St Helens & Knowsley Teaching NHS Trust and I am the clinical lead for various sub-specialties such as Community Heart Failure services, Nuclear Cardiology and Coronary CT Angiography.

I am an honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Leeds. I am the Chairperson of British International Doctors Association, Southport & Ormskirk branch and Co-Chair for Northwest British Medical Association’s Ethnic Diversity Forum. I am a Case Reviewer for NCEPOD. I am CESR Champion, Health Education England North West.

I am an active member of British Society of Echocardiography, British Society of Heart Failure, British Cardiovascular Society and British Medical Association. I am a Director of British Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin. I am a member of European Society of Cardiology Working group on ‘Cardiovascular Pharmacology’ and ‘E Cardiology’.

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General Medical Council Number: C4646927

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Ravish Katira at Spire include:

Cardiology

Other treatments

  • 3D echocardiogram
  • Blackout and dizzy spells
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain
  • Coronary angiography
  • CT coronary angiogram and calcium Coronary score
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High-level care with access to intervention & cardiac surgery
  • Implantable loop recorder (heart monitor) insertion
  • Inherited heart conditions and athlete heart
  • Palpitations
  • Permanent pacemaker insertion
  • Pre-operative patients for non-cardiac operations
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Stress echocardiogram
  • Stress nuclear test
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • ‘Well-man’ cardiology

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Additional information

I have published extensively in Cardiology and is a co-author of a book on Cardiology. I have more than 70 other original publications in peer reviewed journals and has also written 2 chapters in another book on Cardiology.

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

I have a special interest in heart failure, heart valve disorders, hypertension, preventive cardiology and atrial fibrillation. I have vast experience with cardiac risk assessment prior to non-cardiac surgery and angina.