Dr Ravi Kamdar

Personal profile

Dr Kamdar graduated from The Medical College of St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals in 1996 with Honours. He was appointed Consultant Cardiologist in 2009 and 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 new successful complex cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and follow-up service at Croydon University Hospital (where none previously existed). He has developed and built an effective team to significantly improve the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias and heart failure at Croydon University Hospital. He is the highest volume implanter of complex cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator devices at King’s College Hospital.

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 (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 simple and complex cardiac device implantation and their follow-up. He is accredited as a Certified Cardiac Devices Specialist from The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).

Dr Kamdar trains cardiology trainees and colleagues in techniques for implantation of simple and complex cardiac devices.

Professional Memberships

  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2011
  • British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) 2010
  • British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) 2003
  • British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) 2002
  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP, London) 1999
  • British Medical Association (1996)

Clinical Interests

  • Conditions/Diagnoses: Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm disorders), Heart Failure, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Symptoms: Palpitations, blackouts (fainting, syncope), breathlessness, chest pain (angina), fluid retention
  • Investigation expertise: ECG, Exercise Stress Test, Continuous ECG heart monitoring, continuous blood pressure monitoring, Echocardiography, Coronary angiography
  • Treatment expertise: Cardiac Pacemakers, Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators [ICD], Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy [CRT] Devices, treatment of arrhythmias, treatment of hypertension, treatment of heart failure

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