Biography

Dr Himabindu Samardhi is a Clinical Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist located in Brisbane. She is a Staff Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, consults at the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and is an Associate at CVC CardioVascular Clinics.

She has an interest in all aspects of Electrophysiology including complex ablations for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, device implantation and inherited heart rhythm disorders.

Dr Samardhi completed her basic physician training at The Prince Charles Hospital and The Princess Alexandra Hospital. Following this, she completed a fellowship in Advanced Echocardiography and another fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology and pacing. Himabindu completed two years of Electrophysiology training at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada.

Dr Samardhi actively contributes to education and research and has a keen interest in mentoring fellowship students, nursing staff and medical students.

Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Complex Ablations
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Device Implantation
  • General Cardiology
Conditions Treated
  • Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Atrial Fibrillation

Experience

  • Staff Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist
    The Royal Brisbane Hospital Present
  • Consultant Electrophysiologist
    St Andrews War Memorial Hospital Present
  • Associate
    CVC CardioVascular Clinics Present

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)

  • Fellow in Advanced Echocardiography

  • Fellow in Advanced Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Research & Publications

Publications

1. Luis, Sushil & Blauwet, Lori & Samardhi, Himabindu & West, Cathy & Mehta, Ramila & Luis, Chris & Scalia, Gregory & Miller, Fletcher & Burstow, Darryl. (2017). Usefulness of Mitral Valve Prosthetic or Bioprosthetic Time Velocity Index Ratio to Detect Prosthetic or Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve Dysfunction. The American Journal of Cardiology. 120. 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.07.026.

2. Nery, Pablo & Roux, J.F. & Sarrazin, Jean-Francois & Lam, Buu-Khanh & Nair, Girish & Samardhi, Himabindu & Redpath, C.J. & Sadek, Mouhannad & Green, Martin & Birnie, D.H.. (2016). PREVALENCE OF PULMONARY VEIN ELECTRICAL RECONNECTION AFTER SURGICAL ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ABLATION: A MULTICENTER STUDY. Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 32. 10.1016/j.cjca.2016.07.414.

3. Samardhi, Himabindu & Sharma, A. & Harley, C. & Hudaverdi, Mahala & Raffel, Owen & Walters, D. & Radford, David. (2016). abstract 2010.

4. Luis, Sushil & Blauwet, Lori & Mehta, R. & Samardhi, Himabindu & West, C. & Luis, Charmaine & Scalia, G. & Miller, F. & Burstow, Darryl. (2015). The utility of mitral valve index in the detection of prosthetic mitral valve dysfunction. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 24. S368. 10.1016/j.hlc.2015.06.596.

5. Luis, Sushil & Blauwet, Lori & Mehta, Ramila & Samardhi, Himabindu & West, Cathy & Luis, Chris & Scalia, Gregory & Miller, Fletcher & Burstow, Darryl. (2015). MITRAL VALVE INDEX: A SIMPLE AND ROBUST PARAMETER FOR DETECTING PROSTHETIC MITRAL VALVE REGURGITATION. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 65. A1331. 10.1016/S0735-1097(15)61331-6.

6. Taylor, Colleen & Samardhi, Himabindu & Haqqani, Haris. (2014). Atrial Tachycardias Arising From The Atrial Appendages and Aortic Sinus of Valsalva.. Current cardiology reviews. 11. 10.2174/1573403X10666141013121631.

7. Samardhi, Himabindu & Walters, Darren & Raffel, Owen & Rateesh, Shruti & Harley, Catherine & Burstow, Darryl & Pohlner, Peter & Aroney, Constantine. (2014). The Long-Term Outcomes of Transcoronary Ablation of Septal Hypertrophy Compared to Surgical Myectomy in Patients with Symptomatic Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions. 83. 10.1002/ccd.25134.

8. Samardhi, Himabindu & Quah, Jing & Taylor, Clare & Wright, D. & Lindemann, J. & Betts, J. & Denman, Ruseell & Haqqani, Haris. (2013). Single Centre Outcomes Following Ablation of Non-Infundibular Idiopathic VT. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S120. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.287.

9. Samardhi, Himabindu & Taylor, Clare & Lindemann, J. & Wright, D. & Betts, J. & Denman, Ruseell & Haqqani, Haris. (2013). Systemic Effect of Intrapericardial Triamcinolone Acetate Following Epicardial Mapping and Ablation. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S121. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.291.

10. Betts, J. & Lindemann, J. & Wright, D. & Taylor, Clare & Davison, O. & Denbesten, J. & Samardhi, Himabindu & Haqqani, Haris & Denman, Ruseell. (2013). Trends in Cardiac Radiofrequency Ablation: A Single Centre Experience. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S123-S124. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.296.

11. Lindemann, J. & Betts, J. & Davison, O. & Denbesten, J. & Samardhi, Himabindu & Taylor, Clare & Wright, D. & Haqqani, Haris & Denman, Ruseell. (2013). The Role of Lead Integrity Alerts and Remote Monitoring in Reducing Morbidity Associated With the St Jude Medical Riata ICD Lead. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 22. S123. 10.1016/j.hlc.2013.05.295.

12. Samardhi, Himabindu & Luis, Sushil & Lee, S. & Voityl, J. & Mengel, C. & Raffel, Owen & Radford, Dorothy. (2012). Comparison of Long-Term Outcomes Following Percutaneous and Surgical Treatment of Congenital Pulmonary Valve Stenosis. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S291. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.713.

13. Samardhi, Himabindu & West, C. & Chan, J. & Raffel, Owen & Scalia, G. & Burstow, Darryl. (2012). Superior Haemodynamic Performance Of Mechanical Over Tissue Mitral Prostheses in 179 Transoesophageal Echocardiography Proven Normal Prostheses. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S226. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.558.

14. Samardhi, Himabindu & West, C. & Chan, J. & Scalia, G. & Burstow, Darryl. (2012). Comprehensive Haemodynamic Description of Prosthetic Valve Function by Transthoracic Echocardiography in 171 Normal Mitral Valve Prostheses. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 21. S276-S277. 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.675.

15. Samardhi, Himabindu & Santos, Maria & Denman, Russell & Walters, Darren & Bett, Nick. (2012). Thromboprophylaxis and elective surgery. Australian Prescriber. 35. 42-42.

16. Samardhi, Himabindu & Santos, M. & Denman, Ruseell & Walters, D. & Bett, Nicholas. (2012). Re: Atrial fibrillation. 35.

17. Samardhi, Himabindu & Rateesh, S. & Ng, K. & Santos, M. & Denman, Ruseell. (2011). Single Coil ICD Leads are Associated with a Similar Outcome to Dual Coil ICD Leads During Medium Term Follow-up. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 20. 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.268.

18. Santos, M. & Wright, J. & Betts, J. & England, B. & Lindemann, J. & Wright, D. & Taylor, Clare & Samardhi, Himabindu & Denman, Ruseell. (2011). Long-term Complications of Transvenous Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Leads – A Single-centre Experience. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 20. 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.250.

19. Samardhi, Himabindu & Rateesh, S. & Syed, Femina & Harley, C. & Aroney, Constantine & Raffel, Owen & Walters, D.. (2011). Comparison of Transcoronary Ablation of Septal Hypertrophy (TASH) to Surgical Myomectomy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 20. 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.05.300.

20. Samardhi, Himabindu & Santos, Maria & Denman, Ruseell & Walters, Darren & Bett, Nicholas. (2011). Current management of atrial fibrillation. Australian Prescriber. 34. 100-104. 10.18773/austprescr.2011.058.

21. Samardhi, Himabindu & Raffel, Owen & Savage, Michael & Sirisena, T & Bett, Nicholas & Pincus, M & Small, A & Walters, D. (2011). Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: An Australian single centre experience with medium term follow up. Internal medicine journal. 42. 35-42. 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2011.02474.x.

22. Hudaverdi, Mahala & Samardhi, Himabindu & Sharma, A. & Rateesh, S. & Peters, G. & Santos, M. & Denman, Ruseell. (2010). Lead Abandonment in situ is a Reasonable Alternative to Lead Extraction in Selected Patients with ICDs. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.915.

23. Samardhi, Himabindu & Harley, C. & Syed, Femina & Raffel, Owen & Savage, Michael & Aroney, Constantine & Walters, D.. (2010). An Experience of Transcoronary Ablation of Septal Hypertrophy (TASH) in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.949.

24. Sharma, A. & Samardhi, Himabindu & Hudaverdi, Mahala & Brett, N. & Maskiell, C. & Strugnell, Wendy & Raffel, Owen & Burstow, Darryl & Slaughter, R.. (2010). CMRI as a Complementary Imaging Modality to TTE in the Diagnosis of Cardiac Masses. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.411.

25. Samardhi, Himabindu & Sharma, A. & Harley, C. & Hudaverdi, Mahala & Raffel, Owen & Walters, D. & Radford, Dorothy. (2010). Long Term Follow-up of Percutaneous Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomies. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.995.

26. Broderick, Claire & Friend, P. & Samardhi, Himabindu & Walters, D. & Raffel, Owen. (2010). Patient and Resident Understanding of the Benefits of Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.1006.

27. Sharma, A. & Samardhi, Himabindu & Hudaverdi, Mahala & Brett, N. & Maskiell, C. & Slaughter, R. & Strugnell, Wendy & Burstow, Darryl & Walters, D. & Raffel, Owen. (2010). The Spectrum of Cardiac Masses and their Clinical Characteristics—A Single Centre Experience. Heart Lung and Circulation – HEART LUNG CIRC. 19. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.553.

28. Samardhi, Himabindu & Radford, Dorothy & Fong, Kwun. (2010). Leeuwenhoek’s disease: Diaphragmatic flutter in a cardiac patient. Cardiology in the Young. 20. 334 – 336. 10.1017/S1047951109990163.

29. Hansen, Mark & Ginns, Jonathan & Seneviratne, Sujith & Slaughter, Richard & Premaratne, Manuja & Samardhi, Himabindu & Harker, Jodi & Lai, Tony & Walters, Darren & Bett, Nicholas. (2010). The Value of Dual-source 64-Slice CT Coronary Angiography in the Assessment of Patients Presenting to an Acute Chest Pain Service. Heart, lung & circulation. 19. 213-8. 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.01.004.

30. Samardhi, Himabindu & Raffel, Owen & Sirisena, T. & Walters, D.. (2009). Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: An Australian single centre experience with medium term follow-up. Heart, Lung and Circulation. 18. S254. 10.1016/j.hlc.2009.05.626.

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