Dr Baskar Sekar

Qualifications

MBBS, MRCP, MPhil, FHEA

GMC number: 6062830

Practising since: 2002

Specialties

Cardiology

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About

Dr Baskar Sekar is a consultant cardiologist with a special interest in complex coronary intervention, including CTOs, heart failure and TAVI. Dr Sekar graduated from one of the top medical schools in southern India.

After moving to the UK, he completed core medical training and obtained a Membership with the Royal college of physicians (MRCP) in 2011. Dr Sekar has done fellowships in top tertiary cardiac surgical centres in the UK with a thorough grounding in cardiology training and developed the skills to manage a wide range of cardiac pathologies. He had undertaken a period of research in one of the five transplant centres in the UK. In addition, to managing patients with advanced heart failure and heart transplant recipients, Dr Sekar has conducted unique basic science research in heart transplant recipients, for which he was awarded a Master's degree from the University of Manchester in 2015.

He joined the renowned cardiology training program in Wales in 2016, working mainly at the two tertiary cardiac surgical centres (University Hospital of Wales & Morriston University hospital, Swansea). During his training, he attained accreditation for echocardiography with the British Society of Echocardiography in 2017. He completed the European Exam in Core Cardiology in 2018. Dr Sekar has a particular interest in medical education and obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from Cardiff University in 2018 and became a Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2020.

Special interests

Dr Sekar specialises in the investigation and treatment of all aspects of general adult cardiology, including chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, blackouts, palpitations, hypertension (high BP), heart valve diseases. 

His main interest is complex coronary intervention, including CTO's, heart failure and TAVI. 


He performs the following procedures with excellent outcomes: 

Right heart catheterisation

coronary physiology assessment

Intra-coronary calcium modification (Rotational atherectomy, Orbital atherectomy, Shockwave Intravascular lithotripsy)

Intracoronary imaging (Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Other interests

Other interests involve medical education (training junior doctors and the nursing staff within the department to improve patient care)

Personal interests

Dr Sekar enjoys listening to music and playing cricket and badminton. 

Languages spoken

English, Tamil

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Baskar Sekar at Nuffield Health

  • Angiography
  • Event monitor

Locations Dr Baskar Sekar works with

Related experience

Research

Dr Sekar has numerous publications in high-impact journals and has presented at several international and national cardiology conferences.

Recent publications:

 Management of aortic stenosis: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.

Khanji MY, Ricci F, Galusko V, Sekar B, et al. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2021 Jul 21;7(4):340-353.

Mitral regurgitation management: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.

Galusko V, Sekar B, et al. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2022 Aug 17;8(5):481-495.

Tricuspid regurgitation management: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.

Ricci F, Bufano G, Galusko V, Sekar B, et al. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2022 May 5;8(3):238-248.
Aortic regurgitation management: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.

Galusko V, Thornton G, Jozsa C, Sekar B, et al. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2022 Mar 2;8(2):113-126.

Management of mitral stenosis: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines and recommendations.

Galusko V, Ionescu A, Edwards A, Sekar B, et al. Eur Heart J Qual Care Clin Outcomes. 2022 Sep 5;8(6):602-618. Lockdown cardiomyopathy: from a COVID-19 pandemic to a loneliness pandemic.

Sekar B, Kurdi H, Smith D.Br J Cardiol. 2021 Nov 1;28(1):2. doi: 10.5837/bjc.2021.002.



Memberships

  • British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
  • British Cardiovascular Society
  • Royal college of physicians
  • Fellow higher education academy

Other posts held

  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Insurers Dr Baskar Sekar works with

Dr Baskar Sekar works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

Declaration

Dr Baskar Sekar does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Baskar Sekar does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Baskar Sekar does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.