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Dr Badrinathan Chandrasekaran was appointed Consultant Cardiologist at the Great Western Hospital(GWH), Swindon in February 2011. He graduated from Guy’s & St Thomas’s medical school in 1998 and his post graduate training was at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. He developed his interest in cardiology while working at Papworth. His specialist cardiology training was in the Wessex region at the Wessex Cardiothoracic Unit in Southampton.

He was a specialist registrar at the GWH in 2003 following which he was at Bournemouth and Southampton. He spent a period of research at the Royal Brompton Hospital, working at the NHLI and Imperial College. His research interests are the role of biomarkers and cardiac resynchronisation therapy in heart failure.

Dr Chandrasekaran has published in international peer reviewed journals and contributed book chapters to the Oxford text book of Medicine and Heart failure. After research he pursued advanced fellowships in Heart failure and Electrophysiology at the Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre. His areas of specialty are Heart failure, Cardiac devices and Echocardiography.

He is the lead for Echocardiography at the GWH and has set up the stress echo service. He also performs transoesophageal and 3D echo. He supports the heart failure and pacing service and undertakes implantation of pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy at GWH. He is fully trained in Cardiac Catheterisation for the assessment of coronary artery disease and structural heart disease.

Professional Membership



  • British Cardiovascular Society

  • British Society of Heart Failure

  • British Society of Echocardiography

Clinical Interests



  • Heart failure device therapy

  • Echocardiography

  • Stress echocardiography

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