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Clinical profile

Dr Neil Srinivasan is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in the management of Heart Rhythm problems, known as Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre and works as a clinical Electrophysiologist and Academic establishing the centres pioneering research program. He was previously a Locum Consultant at the Barts Heart Centre in London where he was the lead for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation and The Lister Hospital where he was the lead for Electrophysiology.

Dr Srinivasan trained in cardiac rhythm management at The Heart Hospital in Marylebone and the Barts Heart Centre in London. During this time he undertook a nationally awarded BHF Clinical Research Fellowship studying the mechanisms of lethal cardiac rhythm disorders and was awarded a PhD at the University College London (UCL). He has undertaken a period of research at Washington University St Louis USA as part of this developing non-invasive method of studying the hearts rhythm. He has presented and published his work at national and international conferences. He has extensive experience in performing catheter ablation and has authored and co-authored many major papers in the field.

He sees patients with all types of arrhythmia, including fast rhythms like atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, frequent ectopic or skipped beats, supraventricular tachycardias SVTs, VT and slow heart rhythms causing dizzy spells and blackouts needing pacemakers. He also manages patients with chest pain and breathlessness.

Areas of interest

General adult cardiology;Heart Rhythm Disorders; arrhythmia; ablation; Radiofrequency ablation; Atrial fibrillation; Supraventricular tachycardia; Blackouts; AVNRT; WPW; Pacing; (cardiology); Cardiac Devices; Pacemakers; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronisation therapy, Biventricular pacemaker; Subcutaneous ICDs); Fainting; Chest pain; Heart Failure; Ischaemic heart disease; Acute coronary syndrome; Palpitations; Shortness of breath; Preventative cardiology; Angina; Syncope;

Academic interests & teaching

Dr Srinivasan is Senior Clinical Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, where he leads the heart rhythm research program. He teaches GP's and Clinicians at national and international meetings. He has developed a novel method of treating rapid rhythms of the heart known as Ventricular Tachycardia which has been adopted by centres through the world and is an international expert in Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation.

Qualifications & awards

MBChB, BSc, PhD, MRCP, IBHRE- CEPS & CCDS

BHF Clinical Research Fellow

Awards & Grants

2003 Health Foundation Award For Intercalating In Physiology £6800

2014 BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowship £196,305

2014 Heart Hospital Research Fund £4979

2015 UCL NIHR ECGi mapping Grant 121,789

2015 NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Grant £154,544

2015 Barts Charity Project Grant £320,000