Dr Badrinathan Chandrasekaran
Dr Badrinathan Chandrasekaran

Badrinathan Chandrasekaran Consultant, Cardiologist

Experienced in all aspects of general cardiology, cardiac catheterisation, arrhythmia management, valvular heart disease and heart failure.

He graduated from Guys & St Thomas’ Medical school with honours and worked in Cambridge and Papworth where he decided to specialise in Cardiology. His cardiology training was in the Wessex Region and he worked in Swindon as a Registrar. He received the Robert Luff Fellowship for research at Imperial college and Royal Brompton hospital looking at novel biomarkers in heart failure and cardiac resynchronisation therapy. He then completed his cardiac training with advanced fellowships in heart failure and electrophysiology at the Wessex Cardiothoracic centre in Southampton.

Delighted to return to Swindon as a consultant in 2011, he is the lead for echocardiography and has set up the stress echo and 3D echo service. Under his leadership the echo department has also achieved national accreditation in 2013.

With his appointment the complex pacing service has been repatriated to Swindon and working with his colleague he has been instrumental in bringing the latest technology and innovations in pacing therapy to the local population.

He is also the educational lead for cardiology training at GWH and the educational lead for echo training in the Severn Deanery.

Research & Publications

Active in research studies he has implanted the first 4 lead pacemakers in the U.K. He is the principle investigator of a number of heart failure, pacing and echo studies.

He has published book chapters in the Oxford textbook of Medicine and The Oxford text book of Heart failure

He has number of publications in peer reviewed medical journals. Publications

Dr Chandrasekaran is the Clinical Director for research and innovation at GWH.

Personal Interests

He loves reading and travel. When time permits he enjoys Cricket and Tennis.

Contact Details

Private secretary: Yvonne Belcher tel: ‭01793 605271‬. Email:

Dr Chandrasekaran has a regular clinic at the Shalbourne on Friday evening but can also see people at short notice during the week.