Dr. Refai Showkathali

Dr. Refai Showkathali
Dr. Refai Showkathali

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Designation of Dr. Refai Showkathali

Dr. Refai Showkathali 
Cardiologist
Senior Consultant
Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Profile Snapshot of Dr. Refai Showkathali

  • Dr. Refai is a world-renowned cardiologist who practices at Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai.
  • He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, London), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), and the European Society of Cardiology (FESC) (FESC).
  • Dr. Refai completed advanced training in the United Kingdom after finishing his medical degrees in India.
  • He specializes in Angioplasty (Stent implantation), Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDS), Transradial Rotablation, Chronic Total Occlusion Angiography, Pacemaker, Cardiac Invasive Procedures, Bypass Surgery, and other cardiovascular procedures.
  • In addition, Dr. Showkathali is a “Professor” at the Apollo Hospital Educational and Research Foundation.
  • He was involved in many TAVI-related studies at King’s College Hospital in London, and a heart failure pilot trial at The Essex.
  • He has been an invigilator for the MRCP PACES exam, guest faculty in various national and international conferences, and published more than 50 peer-reviewed works in reputed journals.

Dr. Refai Showkathali’s Expertise

  • Angioplasty (Stent placement)
  • ASD / VSD Device Closure
  • Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty
  • Bifurcation angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterisation
  • Cardiac Invasive Procedures
  • Cardioversion
  • Chest Pain Treatment
  • Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) Angioplasty
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty / Bypass Surgery
  • CRT implantation
  • Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Left main stem (LMCA)
  • Mitral/Heart Valve Replacement
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Pacemaker
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Radial Approach Angiography
  • TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)
  • Transradial Rotablation
  • Treadmill Test – TMT

Work Experience of Dr. Refai Showkathali

  • Overall 22 years of experience
  • Working as a Senior Consultant – Interventional Cardiologist at Apollo Hospital, Chennai

Dr. Refai Showkathali’s Qualifications

  • MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 1999
  • MRCP (UK) from Royal Colleges of Physicians, London in 2004
  • CCT – Cardiology (UK) from General Medical Council in 2012
  • Fellowship of The Royal College of Physicians (London) – FRCP
  • Fellowship of The American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Fellowship in TAVI from King’s College Hospital, London

Memberships of Dr. Refai Showkathali

  • British Cardiovascular Society (BCS)
  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervention (EAPCI)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)

Awards & Recognitions received by Dr. Refai Showkathali

  • Academic Poster of The Year- East Of England Deanery in 2011
  • Research Proposal of The Year (Runner-Up) by East Of England Deanery in 2011

Research done by Dr. Refai Showkathali

  • Acute hemodynamic alterations following Balloon Aortic Valve Valvuloplasty (BAV) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) at King’s College Hospital in London
  • The observational study aimed at establishing the mechanism of observed LV impairment and determining the early hemodynamic alterations after BAV and TAVI.
  • A small pilot study of 150 patients to construct a risk score model that could predict mortality and re-admission within 30 days of index admission in heart failure patients

Publications of Dr. Refai Showkathali

  • The use of Embolic deflector device in TAVI. Refai Showkathali, R Dworakowski, J Byrne, P MacCarthy, London. IHJ Case reports 2016
  • Valve in Valve implantation to prevent prosthetic valve migration in TAVI. R Showkathali, R Dworakowski, P MacCarthy, IHJ 2015
  • Incidental findings during TAVI work-up: More than just an inconvenience. Refai Showkathali, Arup Sen, Rafal Dwarakowski, Beth Brickham, Olaf Wendler, Philip MacCarthy. King’s College Hospital, London. Eurointervention 2014 Jun 28. PII: 20130626-03. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M06

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