Dr. Refai Showkathali

Dr. Refai Showkathali
Dr. Refai Showkathali

Designation of Dr. Refai Showkathali

Dr. Refai Showkathali 
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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