Dr Girish Ganesha Babu



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Dr Babu is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist in the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital and Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital.  He carried out his cardiology specialty training at London's prestigious cardiac centres (London Heart Hospital and St. Bartholomew's hospital).  He then obtained MD (Res) from the prestigious University College London (UCL)  in 2010 in Cardiology and advanced VT ablation fellowship (sabbatical) at San Raffaele hospital Milan, Italy.  

His sub-specialty interest is cardiac arrhythmia management and device implantation (Cardiac Electrophysiology) and treats all aspects of cardiac arrhythmia.  His specific specialist procedural skills for cardiac patient care includes, Atrial Fibrillation ablation (Radiofrequency and Cryo ablation), Electrophysiology study and ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias, Atrial Flutter ablation, Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardias, Implantation of Pacemakers, Intra cardiac Defibrillators (ICD), Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) pacemakers and defibrillators, Subcutaneous ICDs and Device/Lead extractions.

Special interests

Evaluation of Cardiac conditions
Cardiac arrhythmia - (Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial flutter, Ventricular arrhythmia)
Syncopy evaluation
Inherited cardiac channelopathies
Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Lead extraction

Other interests

General Cardiology; Cardiac Health Screening; Cardiac arrhythmia evaluation (Palpitations); Cardiac electrophysiology studies; Atrial Fibrillation ablation; Atrial flutter ablation; Ventricular tachycardia ablation; Pacemaker implantation; Intracardiac Defibrillator implantation (ICD); Cardiac Re-synchronisation Therapy(CRT) for Heart failure; Device Extractions.

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  1. Ioannou A, Papageorgiou N, Barber H, Falconer D, Barra S, *Babu G, Ahsan S, Rowland E, Hunter R, Lowe M, Schilling R, Lambiase P, Chow A, Providencia R. Impact of an Age-Adjusted Co-morbidity Index on Survival of Patients With Heart Failure Implanted With Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Oct 1;120(7):1158-1165. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.06.056. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PMID: 28784235

  2. Luther V, Cortez-Dias N, Carpinteiro L, de Sousa J, Balasubramaniam R, Agarwal S, Farwell D, Sopher M, *Babu G, Till R, Jones N, Tan S, Chow A, Lowe M, Lane J, Pappachan N, Linton N, Kanagaratnam P. Ripple mapping: Initial multicenter experience of an intuitive approach to overcoming the limitations of 3D activation mapping. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Nov;28(11):1285-1294. doi: 10.1111/jce.13308. Epub 2017 Aug 29. PMID: 28776822

  3. Providencia R, Barra S, Papageorgiou N, Ioannou A, Rogers D, Wongwarawipat T, Falconer D, Duehmke R, Colicchia M, *Babu G, Segal OR, Sporton S, Dhinoja M, Ahsan S, Ezzat V, Rowland E, Lowe M, Lambiase PD, Agarwal S, Chow AW. Dual-site right ventricular pacing in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: Results of a multicenter propensity-matched analysis. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2017 Oct;40(10):1113-1120. doi: 10.1111/pace.13145. Epub 2017 Sep 15. PMID: 28734025

  4. Asvestas D, Balasubramaniam R, Sopher M, Paisey J, *Babu GG. Extended bipolar left ventricular pacing as a possible therapy for late electrical storm induced by cardiac resynchronization therapy.  J Electrocardiol. 2017 May - Jun;50(3):349-352. doi: 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2016.12.002. Epub 2016 Dec 30. PMID: 28069274

  5. *G G Babu, M webber, R providencia, D Rogers,  MD Lowe, A W Chow, F Khan, S Ahsan, P Lambiase, O R Segal. Ventricular arrhythmia burden in patients with congestive heart failure: Importance of renal function. Accepted for publication, Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, July 2016.

  6. Srinivasan NT, Orini M, Simon RB, Providência R, Khan FZ, Segal OR, *Babu GG, Bradley R, Rowland E, Ahsan S, Chow AW, Lowe MD, Taggart P, Lambiase PD. Ventricular stimulus site influences dynamic dispersion of repolarization in the intact human heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Sep 1;311(3):H545-54. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00159.2016. Epub 2016 Jul 1. PMID: 27371682

  7. Providencia R, Elliott P, Patel K, McCready J, *Babu G, Srinivasan N, Bronis K, Papageorgiou N, Chow A, Rowland E, Lowe M, Segal OR, Lambiase PD. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2016 May 27. pii: heartjnl-2016-309406

  8.  Providência R, Lambiase PD, Srinivasan N, *Ganesha Babu G, Bronis K, Ahsan S, Khan FZ, Chow AW, Rowland E, Lowe M, Segal OR.Is There Still a Role for CFAE Ablation in Addition to Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation? A Meta-Analysis of 1,415 Patients. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun 16

  9. Providência R, Kramer DB, Pimenta D, *Babu GG, Hatfield LA, Ioannou A, Novak J, Hauser RG, Lambiase PD. Transvenous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Lead Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies.  J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Oct 30;4(11). pii: e002418. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.002418. Review. PMID: 26518666

  10. Gopalamurugan AB, *Ganesha Babu G, Rogers DP, Simpson AL, Ahsan SY, Lambiase PD, Chow AW, Lowe MD, Rowland E, Segal OR. Is CRT pro-arrhythmic? A comparative analysis of the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias between patients implanted with CRTs and ICDs. Front Physiol. 2014 Sep 17;5:334. PMID 25278901

  11. *Babu GG, Hausenloy DJ, Yellon DM. Peri-procedural myocardial injury-a new target for cardioprotection. European Heart Journal, (2011) 32, 23–32,doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehq393 (comprehensive review).

  12. *Babu GG, Wood A, O'Callaghan P, Masani ND, Bleasdale RA. The complete array of electrocardiogram abnormalities secondary to myocardial contusion in a single case. Europace (2009) 11 (11): 1557-1559 PMID: 19666642 (Short communication).

  13.  *Babu GG, Kumar S, Gopalamurugan AB, Lambiase P, Chow A, Segal O. Chronic Renal Disease is an independent predictor of sustained ventricular arrhythmia in Heart Failure patients with primary prevention cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices. Oral presentation, Heart Rhythm Society, 31st annual scientific sessions, Denver Colorado, May 15 2010. Heart Rhythm (2010) : Vol 7, Issue 5 S, (AB 28-2) Page S57. (Abstract).

  14. S Ahsan, B Saberwal, A Gopalamurugan, P Lambiase, *G Babu, A Suri, O Segal, M Lowe, L  Nunn, E Rowland, A Chow. Multipolar Left Ventricular Pacing to Optimize Acute Haemodynamic Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Heart Rhythm Society, May 2013, abstract AB08-02.

  15. Whittington HJ, *Babu GGMocanu MMYellon DMHausenloy DJ. The diabetic heart: too sweet for its own good? Cardiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:845698. Epub 2012 Feb 22.

  16.  Swan Kang, *Girish G Babu, AB Gopalamurugan, Mohammed Rashid, Michelle Mendonca, Hua Zen Ling, Adrian Cheng, Raj Amersey, Martin Thomas, Simon Woldman, Darlington O Okonko. Anemia is not a substrate for ventricular dysrrhythmias in heart failure and its partial amelioration by cardiac resynchronization therapy implies that it partly arises from the syndrome itself. - presented at AHA Scientific Sessions 2010, published in Circulation, Nov 2010, 122 (Meeting Abstract Supplement) A21024.

  17. Andrew J Ludman, Jonathan M Hasleton, *GG Babu, Andrew M Taylor, Derek M Yellon and Derek J Hausenloy et al. Erythropoietin doubles the incidence of micro-vascular obstruction in primary PCI - a randomized controlled trial in acute MI using CMR primary endpoints. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2010, 12(Suppl 1):O78.

  18.  PSC Rees, *GG Babu, G Bognolo, S Kolvekar, M Hayward, J Yap, D Lawrence, DJ Hausenloy, DM Yellon; Atorvastatin protects human myocardium against lethal reperfusion injury through the activation of the RISK pathway ,Oral presentation 20th World Congress of the International Society of Heart Research April 2010, Kyoto, Japan.

  19. Gopalamurugan AB, *Babu GG, Lambiase P, Chow A, Lowe M. Outcome of catheter ablation and predictors of recurrence of tachyarrhythmias in patients with secundum atrial septal defects. Poster presentation at, 6th congress of European Cardiac arrhythmia society (ECAS 2010), April 2010, Munich Germany.

  20.  Gopalamurugan A B, *Babu GG, Lambiase P, Chow A, Lowe M. Catheter ablation of tachyarrhythmias in patients with d-transposition of great arteries: outcome, recurrence rate and Predictors of recurrence. Poster presentation at, 6th congress of European Cardiac arrhythmia society (ECAS 2010), April 2010, Munich Germany.

  21. Ludman AJ, Hausenloy DJ, *Babu G, Hasleton J, Venugopal V, Boston-Griffiths E, Yap J, Lawrence D, Hayward M, Kolvekar S, Bognolo G, Rees P, Yellon DM. Failure to recapture cardioprotection with high-dose atorvastatin in coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomised controlled trial. Basic Res Cardiol. 2011 Aug 11. [Epub]PMID:21833652.


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Other posts held

  • Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital