Dr Archana Rao serves as a Consultant Cardiologist at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. She is a heart failure specialist who performs complex device and lead extraction procedures in addition to leadless pacing, subcutaneous ICDs and His bundle pacing.
Dr Rao has performed over 3,000 ICD implantations and over 500 system extractions, and she has implanted more than 1,500 permanent pacemakers. She has been an author or co-author of over 50 publication articles, some of them in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Rao is IBHRE, EHRA and HR UK Device accredited. She has a postgraduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is passionate about education and training.
She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a member of the British Cardiac Society, the European Society of Cardiology, the Heart Rhythm Society (UK) and the Medical Protection Society.