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Dr Navin Chandra is a Consultant Cardiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He manages all aspects of Adult Cardiology in the emergency, acute and chronic setting. Dr Chandra specialises in Interventional Cardiology including diagnostic coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and permanent pacemaker implantation (PPM).
Dr Chandra qualified from Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’s School of Medicine in 2004 with MBBS and BSc (Hons) degrees and achieved full Membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK) in 2007. He also completed an MD (Res) from the University of London in 2014 and maintains a strong academic background. His award winning research focused on ‘Sports Cardiology & Inherited Cardiac Conditions’ where he regularly reviewed elite athletes. This led to numerous high impact peer-reviewed publications and international conference presentations.
Dr Chandra undertook specialist training in Cardiology in the London Deanery (North-West Thames Rotation) and subspecialty training in Interventional Cardiology at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Following this he was awarded the prestigious British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) International Fellowship on Vancouver Island, Canada. This training developed his expertise in managing complex patients with heart disease, including those conventionally considered ‘high-risk’. He is passionate about incorporating the use of technology, physiology and imaging in the management of heart disease to optimise patient care and maximise patient outcomes.
Whether you are seeking heart disease risk assessment, have symptoms of heart disease or have a known heart condition, Dr Chandra is here to help.
Areas of interest
Conditions - Adult Cardiology; Cardiovascular Risk Assessment; Preventative Cardiology; Hypertension; Hyperlipidaemia; General Cardiology; Interventional Cardiology; Coronary Artery Disease; Intervention for Structural Heart Disease; Heart valve disease; Echocardiography; Arrhythmia; Heart Failure; Cardiac Device Therapy; Inherited Cardiac Conditions; Sports Cardiology
Procedures - Cardioversion; Coronary angiography; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI); permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI); Implantable Loop Recorder.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist - Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham, Slough, SL2 4HL;
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist - Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield Hospital, Hill End Road, Harefield, UB9 6JH
Coronary Artery Disease; Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI); Coronary Physiology; Intracoronary Imaging; Structural Heart Disease; Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI); Inherited Cardiac Conditions; Sports Cardiology
CrossFit; Running; Snowboarding; Cricket; Football; Film; Travel; Wine
BCIS Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention. Young Investigator Award. Finalist 2018;
BCIS International Interventional Fellowship Program, Vancouver Island, Canada 2016;
Imperial Valve & Cardiovascular Course. Young Cardiologist of the Year 2015;
BCIS Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention. Best of the Young. Finalist 2015;
Royal Society of Medicine. Cardiology Section President's Medal. Finalist 2012;
European Society of Cardiology Congress. Sports Cardiology in Practice - 1st Prize 2010;
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
- Spanish - Fluent
1st Author Publications:
The prevalence of ECG anomalies in young individuals; relevance to a nationwide cardiac screening program. Chandra N et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2014;
Sudden cardiac death in young athletes: practical challenges and diagnostic dilemmas
Chandra N et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013;
Increased left ventricular trabeculation in highly trained athletes: do we need more stringent criteria for the diagnosis of left ventricular non-compaction in athletes? *Gati S, *Chandra N et al. (*Joint 1st Authors). Heart. 2013;
Cardiac adaptations in athletes of black ethnicity: differentiating pathology form physiology. Chandra N et al. Heart. 2012;
Preparticipation screening of young competitive athletes for cardiovascular disorders.
Chandra N et al. Physician & Sportsmedicine. 2010;
Cardiac adaptations to intense physical exercise in African/Afro-Carribean athletes. Chandra N et al. E-Journal of the ESC Council for Cardiology Practice. 2010;
Characterization of early repolarization during ajmaline provocation and exercise tolerance testing. Bastiaenen R et al. Heart Rhythm. 2013;
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and ultra-endurance running – two incompatible entities?
Wilson M et al. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2011;
Low prevalence of risk markers in cases of sudden death due to Brugada syndrome: relevance to risk stratification in Brugada syndrome. Raju H et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2011;
The prevalence, distribution and clinical outcomes of electrocardiographic repolarisation patterns in male athletes of African/Afro-Caribbean origin. Papadakis M et al. European Heart Journal. 2011;
Ethnic differences in physiological cardiac adaptation to intense physical exercise in highly trained female athletes. Rawlins J et al. Circulation. 2010;
Blood pressure oscillations during tilt testing as a predictive marker of vasovagal syncope.
Hausenloy DJ et al. Europace. 2009;
Oxford Handbook of Cardiology 2nd Edition – Chapter 8: Heart Muscle Disease. Oxford Medical Publications, Oxford University Press. 2012;
Clinical Sports Medicine 4th Edition – Chapter 48: Sudden Cardiac Death in Sport. McGraw Medical. 2012;
When a young person dies suddenly – information for family & relatives of a young person who has died of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
Cardiac Risk in the Young & BHF. 2010;
Courses offered to GPs
Management of Coronary Artery Disease;
Management of Valvular Heart Disease;
Sports Cardiology & Athlete's Heart
- MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine 2004
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians (UK) 2007
- BSc (Hons) – Bachelor of Science Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine 2001
- MD (Res) – Doctor of Medicine (Research) University of London 2015
- Certification of Completion of Training: Cardiology General Medical Council (GMC UK) 2015
- Certification of Achievement: Knowledge Based Assessment in Cardiovascular Medicine British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) 2013
- Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) 2016
Reference number 6103803
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certification of Completion of Training: Cardiology , 2015
Affiliations / memberships
British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS); British Cardiovascular Society (BCS); Royal College of Physicians (UK)
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