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Dr Ravindu Kamdar, Consultant Cardiologist

Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Ravindu Kamdar

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRCP, CCDS

Title

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties

Cardiology

Site specialisation

Cardiac

Site specialisation 2

Arrhythmia and Heart Failure

Clinical interests

Cardiac Device therapies (Pacemakers including His-Bundle pacing, Defibrillators  (ICD) including SICD, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) Devices, Arrhythmias , Heart Failure, Hypertension, Coronary artery disease and Coronary angiography

Background Information
Biography

Dr Ravi Kamdar graduated from The Medical College of St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals in 1996 with Honours. He trained in General Medicine and Cardiology in London, Kent and Surrey and was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 2009. In 2012 he took up the post of Consultant Cardiologist in Devices, Arrhythmia and Heart Failure in a joint appointment between Croydon University Hospital and King?s College Hospital. 
He has established a successful complex cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and follow-up service at Croydon University Hospital (where none previously existed). This new service was subsequently accredited by NHS England, with a favourable approval. 
 
Dr Kamdar is adept in the investigation, diagnosis and management of all aspects of adult general cardiology including arrhythmia, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension and valvular heart disease. 
Dr Kamdar has a specialist interest in cardiac devices (ILRs, pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy [CRT] devices), slow and fast heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) and heart failure. 
He has considerable experience and expertise in the implantation and follow-up of simple and complex cardiac devices and has a particular interest in using pacing technologies that are less detrimental to the heart, including cardiac resynchronisation therapy and His-bundle pacing. 
He has been the highest volume implanter of complex cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator devices at King?s College Hospital and Croydon University Hospitals for over five years. 
He has successfully introduced novel cardiac device technologies (Subcutaneous-ICDs and His-Bundle Pacing) at Croydon University Hospital, where he now regularly performs these procedures. 
He is accredited as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist from The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) and is a member of the London Arrhythmia Advisory Group. 
Dr Kamdar has developed a Cardiac Devices Research Programme at Croydon University Hospital and is the local Principal Investigator for four NIHR clinical research trials.

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Swahili

Availability
Regular Cromwell clinics

Yes

Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: Thurs: eveFri: Sat: am

Appointments telephone number

020 3457 6253

Additional Career Information
Year qualified

1996

Memberships

British Heart Rhythm Society (Heart Rhythm UK) ? 2003 
Heart Rhythm Society ? 2009 
British Society for Heart Failure ? 2010 
British Society of Echocardiography ? 2002 
British Medical Association ? 1996

NHS hospitals

King's College

Posts

King?s College Hospital

Research interests

Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy outcomes improvement, Defibrillators, His-bundle Pacing

Key published papers

Peplow J, Randall E, Campbell-Cole C, Kamdar R, Petzer E, Dhillon P, Murgatroyd F, Scott PA.Day-case device implantation - a prospective single-centre experience including patient satisfaction data. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 May;41(5):546-552 
Kaura A, Sunderland N, Kamdar R, Petzer E, McDonagh T, Murgatroyd F, Dhillon P, Scott P.Identifying patients with less potential to benefit from implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy: comparison of the performance of four risk scoring systems.J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2017 Aug;49(2):181-189. 
Sunderland N, Kaura A, Li A, Kamdar R, Petzer E, Dhillon P, Murgatroyd F, Scott PA.Impact of the introduction of a standardized ICD programming protocol: real-world data from a single centre.J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2016;46:335-43 
RJ Hunter, TJ Berriman, I Diab, R Kamdar, L Richmond, V Baker, F Goromonzi, V Sawhney, E Duncan, S Page, W Ullah, B Unsworth, J Mayet, M Dhinoja, MJ Earley, S Sporton, and RJ Schilling. Randomized Controlled Trial of Catheter Ablation Versus Medical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure (The CAMTAF Trial)Circ Arrhythmia Electrophysiol. 2014;7:31-38 
Diab IG, Hunter RJ, Kamdar R, Berriman T, Duncan E, Richmond L, Baker V, Abrams D, Earley MJ, Sporton S, Schilling RJ. Does Ventricular dyssynchrony on echocardiography predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy? A randomized controlled study.Heart. 2011 Sep;97(17):1410-6. 

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