Dr Suki Dhamrait
BM(Hons) BSc(Hons) FRCP PhD
Coronary Artery Disease, Interventional cardiology
- All aspects of adult general cardiology
- Coronary intervention
- Valvular heart disease
- Diabetic heart disease
- Stroke and heart disease
- Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) and rotational atherectomy
- FRCP - Fellow of Royal College of Physicians London
- BCS - Member of the British Cardiac Society
- BCIS – Member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society
- ESC – Member of European Society of Cardiology
- EAPCI – Member of European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
Dr Suki Dhamrait is experienced in all aspects of cardiology and is an expert in coronary intervention (angioplasty and stent insertion).
He has been an NHS Consultant Cardiologist at Worthing Hospital and Honorary Consultant at Brighton & Sussex University Hospital since 2010.
Born and raised in Berkshire, he qualified from Southampton University Medical School with First Class Honours and Distinction in Medical Sciences and also acheived a First Class Honours BSc in Biomedical Sciences. His senior Cardiology clinical training was completed on the London rotation where he was an interventional fellow for five years at three centres of international excellence - The Heart Hospital (University College Hospitals London), St Bartholomew's Hospital and The London Chest Hospital, where he was instrumental in the setting up of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation programme (keyhole valve surgery).
Dr Dhamrait manages patients with heart valve disease, with a biweekly NHS clinic, and has set up a multidisciplinary endocarditis team which manages patients with severe heart valve infections. He also performs transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and liaises closely through multidisciplinary meetings with cardiac radiology colleagues to offer a complete complex cardiac imaging programme through with MRI and CT. He has an interest in managing complex stroke patients who have underlying cardiovascular disease.
Dr Suki Dhamrait is an expert in cardiac catheterisation and coronary angioplasty both from the radial (wrist) and femoral (groin) approaches. His expertise extends to primary angioplasty for emergency treatment of heart attack and to complex intervention for the treatment of diabetic heart disease, patients turned down for cardiac surgery, bifurcation (side-branch), chronic occlusion (longstanding coronary artery blockages), bypass graft failure and left main stem, using pressure wire, intravascular ultrasound and rotational atherectomy (rotablation). He also implants and manages patients with pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD) and loop recorders.
Dr Dhamrait has performed over 3000 coronary angioplasty procedures (almost 90% from the radial artery which is above the national average of 75%), and has been performing this procedure since 2005, with the following experience:
- 2 years at the Heart Hospital, UCL
- 1 year at St Bartholomew’s Hospital
- 2 years at The London Chest Hospital
- Worthing & Royal Sussex County Hospitals since 2010
Dr Dhamrait has an excellent safety profile. He submits the details and outcomes of his surgery to the national body, BCIS. His outcomes are independently tracked by BCIS via the Office of National Statistics. His surgical data for the past 3 years are published by BCIS on the following website: http://www.bcis.org.uk/pages/page_box_contents.asp?pageid=805&navcatid=157
Dr Dhamrait is married and has three young daughters. He is a keen sportsman and still finds time to play squash, badminton and tennis.