- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- General cardiology
- Interventional cardiology
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Savio Dâ€™Souza is a Consultant Cardiologist with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and based at Darent Valley Hospital Dartford. He holds Honorary Consultant Cardiologist positions at Guys and St Thomasâ€™ Hospital, London and William Harvey Hospital Ashford, Kent.
He contributes to the 24 hour Kent-wide Primary Angioplasty service based at William Harvey Hospital. His sub-speciality interest is non-invasive CT-coronary angiography imaging in assessment of cardiac chest pain. Dr Dâ€™Souza has held Interventional Cardiology Fellowships in Central Manchester and Londonâ€™s Brompton Hospitals and attained extensive experience with national and international accredited operators.
He graduated in Medicine from the Goa Medical College/ University of Bombay in India and then progressed to his post-graduate training in the UK in Yorkshire and the Southeast. Academically, Dr Dâ€™Souza is conferred with a Doctorate in Medicine from the Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, University College London for his pioneering work in endorsing the protective role of B-type natriuretic peptide in ischaemic pre-conditioning of the heart. He has a large number of publications to his credit and in high impact factor journals.
Dr Dâ€™Souza sees all general adult cardiology patients including high blood pressure, palpitations and heart failure and has a specialist interest in the assessment of chest pain, coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty).
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face consultations have now resumed but a telephone consultation remains optional. Please do follow local measures if in place to protect us all.
Areas of interest
High blood pressure;
Performs coronary angiography and angioplasty via the wrist
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiologist - Darent Valley Hospital, Kent
Hon Cons Cardiologist - Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
Cons Cardiologist - William Harvey Hospital, Kent
Myocardial Ischaemic pre-conditioning
CT- coronary imaging
American Journal of Physiology
British Journal of Pharmacology
European Heart Journal
- FRCP RCP (UK) 2015
- FRCP RCP(I) 2013
- MD London 2002
Reference number 4482884
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians (UK)
Royal College of Physicians (I)
British Cardiovascular society
European Society of Cardiology
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)
Adult cardiac catheterisation - radial access (including coronary arteriography/catheterisation of right/left side of heart/contrast radiology) - (1-5)
Coronary angioplasty following angiography with fractional flow study on the same day, +/- insertion of stent - radial access - (1-5)
Darent Valley Hospital (1-5)