Profile Summary

Medical Qualification: MBBS, MD (Medicine), DNB (Medicine), MNAMS (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Cardiac Electrophysiology, Pacing & Heart Failure) 

Designation: Consultant, Cardiology & Electrophysiology

Years of experience: 3 years

Areas of expertise:

  • Evaluation & Management of Syncope
  • Evaluation & Management of various Arrhythmia (Medical)
  • Optimization of heart failure treatment and need for special devices
  • Dealing with congenital electrical heart diseases or cardiomyopathies
  • Evaluation and management of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Device implantation: Pacemaker, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with pacing/ defibrillation (CRT P/D), Conduction System Pacing (His Bundle and Left Bundle Branch Area Pacing), Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Device troubleshooting and optimization
  • Lead Extraction
  • Electrophysiological Studies and Radiofrequency Ablation of various arrhythmia like AVNRT, AVRT, WPW Pattern - High risk, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, Ventricular Ectopics, Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Paediatric Devices and Electrophysiology


Dr. Saurabh Deshpande is an experienced physician trained in the field of Cardiology, with special training in cardiac electrophysiology and device implantation. He has gained cardiology/ electrophysiology experience in high-volume centers viz. Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala and Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research, Bangalore, Karnataka. He has presented at various national and international conferences. He is academically active and has had publications in journals with high-impact factors.  


Awards & Publications:

  • Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, Dr. Sunitha Deshpande, Dr. Sangeeta Amladi, Dr. Jayanthi Shastri: The Role of Mycological Investigations in the diagnosis of Pityriasis Versicolor and Seborrheic Dermatitis, IJBAMR, December 2014: Vol.-4, Issue- 1, P. 315-323. [Indexed with Index Copernicus] 
  • Dr. Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, Dr. Keshav Kale, Dr. Nivedita D. Moulick: Clinico-histopathological correlation of Nephritic Syndrome in adults in urban population, IJHBR, Volume: 03, Issue: 02, January 2015, Pages 34-45. [Indexed with Index Copernicus] 
  • Singhal A, Gupta PN, Deshpande SA, Kumar RB. A rare Cystic Degeneration of myxoma. Journal of Indian College of Cardiology. 2017;7(2). Doi:10.1016/j.jicc.2016.11.050. 
  • Deshpande SA, Gupta PN, Viswanathan KS, Koshy AG, Radhakrishnan VV. Predictive Ability of Killip Class for in-hospital outcomes in primary angioplasty in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Indian Heart Journal. 2018;70.S35. DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2018.10.104. 
  • Deshpande SA, Udyavar A. Changing QRS duration and morphology with A-paced and A-sensed rhythm in post cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2019;00:e12703.https :// 
  • Deshpande SA, Udyavar A. High Rate Episodes with Simultaneous Atrial and Ventricular activation in a Patient with Permanent Pacemaker Implantation for Complete Heart Block. HeartRhythm Case Reports DOI: 
  • Reddy MV, Roul S, Deshpande SA. Perioperative myocardial infarction on a case of mitral valve replacement: Rare complication of a common procedure. J Indian Coll Cardiol. 2019; 9:3:177-180. DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_33_19. 
  • Deshpande SA, Udyavar AR. Atrial tachycardia from unusual site – left atrial appendage tachycardia: Challenges in ablation. J Postgrad Med 2020; 66:42-4. 
  • Sandeep S, Deepak P, Avinash C, Saurabh D. Strategies to reduce radiation exposure in electrophysiology and interventional cardiology. US Cardiology Review 2019;13(2):117-22. 
  • Deshpande SA, Koshy AG, Iype M, Viswanathan KS. Pericardial Constriction with Severe Mitral Regurgitation: An Uncommon Association. Journal of The Indian Academy of Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging: 2020;4(1):53-57. Doi: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_21_19 
  • Roul SK, Kumar S, Reddy MV, Deshpande SA. Aggressive emergency interventional management in a case of intraoperative massive pulmonary embolism. 2020;10:40-2. Doi: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_53_19 
  • Reddy MV, Deshpande SA, Roul SK, Udyavar A. Successful use of venovenous snare to fix the wire in a collateral vein for proper placement of the left ventricular lead during cardiac resynchronization therapy: a case report. 2020;8(4):4:1-7. Doi: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytaa114. 
  • Deshpande SA, Udyavar A. Ablation of Atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant tachycardia in a patient with left sided superior vena cava and dilated coronary sinus. 2020;66(3):159-61.  
  • Deshpande SA, Kella D, Padmanabhan D. MRI in patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices: A Comprehensive Review. 2020;1-13. Doi: 10.1111/pace.14141. 
  • Deshpande SA, Udyavar A. Atrial Tachycardia Misinterpreted as Ventricular High Rate event in a patient with sick-sinus disease and a DDD pacemaker. J Arrhythmia. 2021;00:1-2. Doi: 10.1002/joa3.12497. 
  • Deshpande SA, Udyavar A. Egg-shell calcification in Pick’s Disease (chronic constrictive pericarditis). Radiology Case Reports. 2021;16(4):847-849. Doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2021.01.042. 
  • Gupta PN, Velappan P, Kulkarni V, Deshpande SA, Varghese TA, Jacob SC. A novice’s approach to a ventricular septal rupture closure with an atrial septal device. MOJ Clin Med Case Rep. 2021;11(2):53‒58. DOI: 10.15406/mojcr.2021.11.00381 
  • D Khanra, A Mukherjee, S Deshpande, D Padmanabhan, S Mohan, H Khan, D Kella, N Kathuria, Catheter ablation outscores all other treatment modalities in reducing all-cause mortality and heart failure related morbidity in patients of persistent atrial fibrillation with systolic heart failure, EP Europace, Volume 23, Issue Supplement_3, May 2021, euab116.217. 
  • Dibbendhu Khanra, Anindya Mukherjee, Saurabh Deshpande, Hassan Khan, Sanjeev Kathuria, Danesh Kella, Deepak Padmanabhan. A Network Meta-Analysis Comparing Osteoporotic Fracture among Different Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Vitamin K Antagonists in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. jbm. 2021;28(2):139-150.   Published online May 31, 2021. DOI: 
  • Khanra D, Deshpande S, Mukherjee A, Mohan S, Khan H, Kathuria S, Kella D, Padmanabhan D.   Rhythm Control of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation in Systolic Heart Failure: A Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.   Int J Heart Fail. 2021;3:e16. 
  • Shenthar J, Banavalikar B, Valappil SP, Deshpande S, Nireshwalia A, Padmanabhan D, Reddy SS. Safety and Efficacy of Ibutilide for Acute Pharmacological Cardioversion of Rheumatic Atrial Fibrillation. Cardiology. 2021 Jul 15:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000516590. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34265762. 
  • Gupta PN, Pillai KKB, Kumar V, Bhole C, Deshpande S. Radial pseudoaneurysms – are they becoming more prevalent? Vasc Ds Mgmt July 2021. 
  • Deshpande SA, Sawatari H, Padmanabhan D, Krishanappa D, Chahal A. Comparison of Post-procedure Cardiac Tamponade in Coronary interventions and cardiac electrophysiological procedures. Heart Rhythm.18(8):S359. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.06.889. 
  • Khanra D, Hamid A, Deshpande SA, Abdulla A, Mukherjee A, Mohan S, Thomson J, Padmanabhan D, Petkar S, Ray IB. Meta-analysis comparing Outcomes of Higher Power Shorter Duration and Lower Power Longer Duration Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm.18(8):S137-S138. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.06.355. 
  • Sivagurunathan BV, Deshpande SA, Shenthar J, Banavalikar BN, Reddy S, Krishnappa D, Barthur A, Mehta RM, Parameshwaran RV, Padmanabhan D. Clinical Profile of Young Patients with Atrioventricular Conduction Blocks Requiring Permanent Pacing. Heart Rhythm.18(8):S437. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.06.1078 
  • Deshpande SA, Khanra D, Padmanabhan D, Banavalikar B, Krishnappa D, Reddy S, Shenthar J. Outcomes in Congenital and Childhood Complete Atrioventricular Block: A Meta-analysis. Heart Rhythm.18(8):S178. DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.06.448 
  • Deshpande, SA, Udyavar, A, Reddy, MV, Roul, SK. Loss of left ventricular component of biventricular pacing with low atrial rhythm, what is the mechanism? J Arrhythmia. 2021; 00: 1- 3. 
  • Udyavar A, Deshpande S. Evaluation and Management of Reflex Vasovagal Syncope—A Review. Indian Journal of Clinical Cardiology. November 2021. doi:10.1177/26324636211050154 
  • S. Ajit Deshpande and A. Udyavar, A case report of lead dysfunction presenting as high ventricular premature complex burden, Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 
  • Ahmed, Raheel, Hiroyuki Sawatari, Saurabh Deshpande et al.Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Outcomes of Aortic Valve Implantation American Journal of Cardiology,  DOI:  
  • Albert Y Sun, Jason Koontz, Deepak Padmanabhan, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande. Ventricular Arrhythmia. In: David G Strauss, Douglous D Schocken, Raja J Selvaraj, editors. Practical Electrocardiography. South Asian Edition. Wolters Kluwer, 2021, p. 
  • Dibbendhu Khanra, Abdul Hamid, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, Anindya Mukherjee, Sajiv Petkar, Mohammed Saeed, Indranill Basu Ray. Metanalysis comparing outcomes of high-power-short-duration and low-power long-duration radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology. Dec 2021, 26 (1). DOI: 10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2021.243 
  •  Shishir Roul, Hafeezunissa Rehman, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Remdesivir in Indian Patients with Moderate to severe COVID-19: Results from the open label Phase II Randomised Controlled Trial. International Journal of Scientific Research. Jan 2022:10(01). DOI: 10.36106/ijcr 
  • Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, Jayaprakash Shenthar, Dibbendhu Khanra et al. Outcomes in congenital and Childhood Complete Atrioventricular Block: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology. Jan 2022. DOI: 10.1111/jce.15358 
  • Ahmed R, Sawatari H, Deshpande S, et al. Utility of CHA2DS2-VASC score as a predictor of readmission and resource utilization in coronary artery bypass grafting patients without atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2022 Mar, 79 (9_Supplement) 947. 
  • Raheel Ahmed, Hiroyuki Sawatari, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, et al. Readmission outcomes in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. Heart Rhythm Vol 19 No 5 May Supplement 2022. 
  • Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, Hiroyuki Sawatari, Raheel Ahmed, et al. Intracardiac echocardiography use and impact on outcomes for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation. Heart Rhythm Vol 19 No 5 May Supplement 2022. 
  • Deepak Padmanbhan, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande. Fascicular and Bundle Branch Blocks. ClinicalKey, May 2022 
  • Raheel Ahmed, Hiroyuki Swatari, Syed Emir, Deepak Padamanabhan, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, et al. Impact of Epilepsy or Seizure on Outcomes Following Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference, Manchester, UK. DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2022-BCS 
  • Shishir Roul, Muni Venkatesa Reddy, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande. A Cathlab Nightmare – Piggybacking of Stents!!. IHJ CVCR. August 2022. DOI: 10.1016/j.ihjccr.2022.08.001 
  • Syed Emir Irfan Wafa, Anwar A Chahal, Hiroyuki Sawatari, Mohammed Y Khanji, Hassan Khan, Babken Asatyan, Raheel Ahmed, Saurabh Ajit Deshpande, et al. Frequency of Arrhythmia and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome in Patients with Marfan’s Syndrome: A Nationawide Inpatient Study. JAHA. August 2022. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.121.024939
  • Saurabh Deshpande et. al. Response to letter to editor, re-predictors of morbidity and in-hospital mortality following procedure - related cardiac tamponade. J Arrythm. Jan 2024 DOI: 10.1002/joa3.12983
  • Saurabh Deshpande et. al. Predictors of Morbidity and in hospital Mortality following procedure - related cardiac tamponade. J Arrythm. August 2023 DOI: 10.1002/joa3.12911



  • Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS)
  • Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
  • Cardiological Society of India (CSI)
  • Indian Society of Echocardiography (IAE)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Association of Medical Consultants (AMC)
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