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A consultant Paediatric Cardiologist based in London, UK at your service.

If you have any question regarding a paediatric cardiology topic or are concerned about your child then I might be able to help you. My areas of expertise are:

  • Heart Murmurs/innocent murmurs
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness/fainting
  • palpitations/irregular heart beat
  • Atrial septal defects (ASD)
  • Ventricular septal defects (VSD)
  • Patent ductus arteriosus/PDA
  • Valvular problems
  • Exercise testing in children
  • Creening when other family members are affects by a congenital heart defect (CHD)
  • Blueness/cyanosis
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Devi Shetty

Chairman & Senior Consultant, Cardiac Surgeon

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty is a senior cardiac surgeon, founder of Narayana Hrudayala in Bangalore.

After completing his graduate degree in Medicine and post-graduate work in General Surgery from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Dr Shetty trained in cardiac surgery at Guy's Hospital in the United Kingdom.

In 2001, Shetty founded Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH), a multi-specialty hospital in Bommasandra on the outskirts of Bangalore, because he could not find any employers who understood his vision. He believes that the cost of healthcare can be reduced by 50 percent in the next 5–10 years if hospitals adopt the idea of economies of scale.

Apart from cardiac surgery, NH also has cardiology, neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, haematology and transplant services, and nephrology among various others. The heart hospital is the largest in the world with 1000 beds performing over 30 major heart surgeries a day. The Health City intends to cater to about 15,000 outpatients every day.

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Sanjay Mehrotra

Senior Consultant Cardiologist

Dr. Mehrotra is a very active in Coronary Interventions specialist, within his role as Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital.

He is a visiting fellow at the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA and Senior Registrar at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.

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Colin John

HOD & Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Dr. Colin John is a Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, India.

Dr. Colin John, Head of the pediatric and adult surgical programmes at NH, is an alumnus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore; the Royal Adelaide Hospital; the Westmead Hospital; and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children; all in Australia.

He is one of the most experienced cardiac surgeons in the world specialising in operating on children, especially those suffering from complex heart problems such as Tetralogy of Fallout (TOF) or in simple terms ‘Blue Babies’.

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Professor Olaf Wendler

Professor of Cardiac Surgery, King's College London; Chair of the Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic London

Professor Wendler is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon with a specialist internationally accredited interest in Adult Cardiac Surgery. He has been Porfessor of Cardiac Surgery at King's College London since 2012 and is the Chair of the Heart & Vascular Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in London, where he was appointed in 2018.

He qualified, trained and gained substantial experience in Germany before his appointment as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at King’s College London in 2004. He was Clinical Director for Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery between 2006 and 2012 and promoted Chair of Cardiac Surgery at King's College London in 2012. In June 2012 Professor Wendler was promoted Professor of Cardiac Surgery at King’s College London and since 2013, he is the lead cardiac surgeon in the Clinical Advisory Group of the NHS London Cardiovascular Strategic Clinical Network.

Prof Wendler has a particular surgical and academic interest in arterial coronary bypass surgery, heart valve and aortic root repair, minimally-invasive heart valve surgery, thoracic aortic surgery and repeat and complex cardiac operations. In 2007 Prof Wendler performed the first transapical transcatheter heart valve implantation in the UK, followed by the first implantation in a failing aortic prosthesis (2008) and failing mitral prosthesis (2011).

His special interests are in cardiac surgery, aortic and mitral valve repair, arterial bypass surgery, aortic root surgery, thoracic aortic surgery and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.

A graduate from Hamburg Medical School, Prof Wendler worked as a staff surgeon at the Heart Center Leipzig (Germany) and as a Lead Staff Surgeon in the Cardiothoracic Department of the University Hospital Saarland (Germany). During this time he performed around 2,500 cardiac operations.

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