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The 1.5 year Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship provides comprehensive training in the basics of cardiac electrophysiology, mapping and ablation, cardiac device implantation, device extraction, cardiac resynchronization therapy as well as troubleshooting of device malfunction.
A variety of mapping and ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, PVCs and supraventricular tachycardia are part of the daily experience. There is significant exposure to advanced mapping and navigation systems, as well as new therapy, techniques and devices.
This advanced fellowship is a 1.5-year RGUHS accredited training program. During the year, there are numerous didactic programs where the focus varies from device troubleshooting to complex electrograms analysis and general electrophysiology curricular lectures
Accreditation: The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship fulfils the training requirements as proscribed by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
Certification: Graduates from the program are eligible to appear for a post-doctoral fellowship exam in Electrophysiology. After the passing of the exam, they are conferred with a fellowship degree affiliated to the RGUHS.
The EP unit started in 2005 has performed more than > 5000 ablations and > >5000 implants. The EP unit has done > 900 ablations and > 700 device implants in the year 2019. The EP outpatient sees at least 60 – 80 patients/day There is a syncope clinic with the facility to perform 24 hours Holter recording, external loop recorders, implantable loop recorders and head up tilt test. A dedicated EP lab has the facility to conduct electrophysiology studies and ablations, as well as 3 D mapping.
The unit performs ablations routinely for SVT’s, WPW syndrome, VT’s of structural and non-structural substrate, arrhythmias in patients with congenital heart disease, and for atrial fibrillation. On an average, the unit performs 6 – 8 procedures/day 5-6 days a week. The group conducts pacemaker implants and EP procedures in paediatric patients (age < 12 yrs.). There is an active lead extraction program. Fellows shall get exposure to all the tools needed for a lead extraction including laser lead extraction for which we remain the only certified department in the country.
Our graduates have been able to successfully transition to a full time Electrophysiology practice upon the completion of their courses. Past graduates of the program have been able to become reputed and well appreciated practioners of Electrophysiology in their clinical practice.
Fellows undergo formal training including hands-on training in the performance of radiofrequency ablations (conventional and 3D) as well as device implantation. The academic program includes clinical seminars, case presentations as well as journal clubs. The unit is actively involved in research. Fellows are expected to complete at least two independent projects prior to their graduation from the program as well as present at national and international meetings.
Application process and eligibility:
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has recognized the EP program. The training is for 1.5 years. Eligible candidates are those who have completed DM or DNB cardiology. There are four seats every year, and the interview is in July with the date of joining 1st August. Details on the application are announced on the website http://www.jayadevacardiology.com/course_notifn.html around mid July with an aim to admit new fellows in by August.
Oral interviews are usually conducted to select fellows but the admission procedure is subject to change and should be verified by reviewing the website for details. Interested candidates can contact Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar on email firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: +91 9845028386.
Stipend: Rs 80,000((subject to TDS) +/- monthly incentives
Electrophysiology Unit Faculty
Professor and Head of Unit:
Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar MD, DNB (Med), DM, DNB (Card), FACC, FRCP (London); Fellowship in Electrophysiology (Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia)
Dr. Satish S MD, DM, Fellowship in Electrophysiology (Care Hospitals, India)
Dr. Bharatraj Banavalikar MD, DM; Fellowship in Electrophysiology (Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute, India)
Dr. Deepak Padmanabhan MD, DM; Fellowship in Electrophysiology (Mayo Clinic, USA)
Fellows are assigned faculty mentors for purposes of acclimatisation to the program, research endeavours as well as clinical progress. The faculty remain dedicated to the teaching and growth of medical knowledge in addition to managing a busy clinical practice. Faculty members have published extensively and remain highly regarded among their peers. Fellows shall have direct access to all faculty during the course of their training and thereafter in their professional careers too.