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Dr. Johnson Francis MD, DM, FACC, FRCP Edin, FRCP London ( Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist )

Prof. Johnson Francis is a Senior Consultant Cardiologist with over 23 years experience. His expertise and practical acumen in Cardiology has earned him several accolades in the medical field.

Qualifications
  • MBBS (Calicut University),
  • MD (General Medicine, Calicut University),
  • DM (Cardiology,Calicut University), Fellow of Cardiological Society of India(FCSI),
  • FACC (Fellow of American College of Cardiology),
  • FRCP Edin (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburg).
  • FRCP London (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London).
Work Experience
Former Professor of Cardiology with 23 years experience in Cardiology. Performing echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, angiography and interventions in addition to outpatient and inpatient cardiac care. Area of special interest in cardiac pacing, devices and electrophysiology.
  • Founder and Emeritus Editor of Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal.
  • Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Cardiology and Europace.
  • Peer reviewer for prestigious international journals including Journal of American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm.
  • Member, Panel of Experts for DNB (Cardiology), National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
  • President of Kerala Heart Rhythm Society. Participated as local site co-ordinator in International collaboration on endocarditis, promoted by duke university
Publications

Published Articles

  • Francis J. Left ventricular outflow tract tachycardias. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2013 Jan;13(1):1-3. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Sacher F. Transcoronary ethanol ablation for ventricular tachycardia. IndianPacing Electrophysiol J. 2011 Nov;11(6):159-60. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Prevention of sudden cardiac death. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2011 Jul;11(4):91-2. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Bourke T, Shivkumar K. Calming the storm by sympatholysis. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2011 Mar 25;11(2):31-3. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular premature complexes. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Aug 15;10(8):326-8. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Junctional ectopic tachycardia. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Jul 20;10(7):288-91. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. T wave oversensing. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Jun 5;10(6):236-8. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J. Repetitive Nonreentrant Ventriculoatrial Synchrony (RNRVAS). Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 May 5;10(5):203-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Namboodiri N, Francis J. Ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy-- can we ever predict them? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Mar 5;10(3):112-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Jayesh B, Ashishkumar M, Faizal A, Mond H. Right ventricular septal pacing: has it come of age? Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2010 Feb 1;10(2):69-72. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Thejus J, Francis J. Atrial fibrillation in cardiac channelopathies. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009 Nov 1;9(6):342-50. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Chu VH, Miro JM, Hoen B, Cabell CH, Pappas PA, Jones P, Stryjewski ME, Anguera I,Braun S, Muoz P, Commerford P, Tornos P, Francis J, Oyonarte M, Selton-Suty C, Morris AJ, Habib G, Almirante B, Sexton DJ, Corey GR, Fowler VG Jr; Coagulase-negative staphylococcal prosthetic valve endocarditis-- a contemporary update based on the International Collaboration on Endocarditis: prospective cohort study.International Collaboration on Endocarditis-Prospective Cohort Study Group. Heart. 2009 Apr;95(7):570- 6. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Francis J. Ventricular tachycardia following snakebite envenoming. Emerg Med J. 2009 Feb;26(2):151. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Thejus J, Francis J. N-terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide And Atrial Fibrillation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009;9(1):1-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Thejus J, Francis J, Haissaguerre M. Radiofrequency ablation in ventricular fibrillation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008;8(4):238-41. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Thomas JM, Francis J, Cherian K.Pediatric electrophysiology in India: a sub-speciality come of age. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 May 1;8(Suppl. 1):S1-7. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Krishnan M. Dual ventricular response or 1 : 2 atrioventricular conduction in dual atrioventricular nodal physiology. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 Apr 1;8(2):77-9. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Antzelevitch C. Atrial fibrillation and Brugada syndrome. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Mar 25;51(12):1149-53. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  • Vollmann D, Zabel M, Francis J. Patient alerting features in implantable defibrillators. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2008 Feb 1;8(1):1-4. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Anilkumar R, Mond H.Reuse of explanted pacemakers: an option for economically underprivileged patients in developing countries. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2007 Oct 22;7(4):192. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Lokhandwala Y. Electrophysiology in India. Heart Rhythm. 2007 May;4(5):687. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Krishnan MN, Syamkumar MD, Sajeev CG, Venugopal K, Johnson F, Vinaykumar D, Velayudhan CC, Jayakumar TG. Snare-assisted anterograde balloon mitral and aortic valvotomy using Inoue balloon catheter. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Jan 2;114(1):e9-11. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • N. Jayaprasad, Vinod Thomas, Suresh Madhavan, G. Rajesh, Johnson Francis, K. Venugopal.A Rare Association of Ebstein's Anomaly of Tricuspid Valve with Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis. Echocardiography. 2007 Feb;24(2):176-8.[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Sunil Roy TN, Sajeev CG, Francis J, Krishnan MN, Venugopal K. Three major coronary artery-to- left ventricular fistula: an unusual cause of a diastolic murmur at the apex. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2006 Nov;19(11):1402.e1-4. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Reynolds DW, Jayaprasad N, Francis J. Remote monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Oct 1;6(4):186-8. No abstract available. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Francis J, Niehaus M. Interference between cellular telephones and implantable rhythm devices: a review on recent papers. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Oct 1;6(4):226-33. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Jayaprasad N, Johnson F, Venugopal K. Congenital complete heart block and maternal connective tissue disease. International Journal of Cardiology 112 (2006) 153 – 158. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Francis J, Johnson B, Niehaus M. Quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Jul 1;6(3):173-81. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Sankar V, Vasudev B, Venugopal K. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Ventricular tachycardia: the spectrum continues to broaden: report of Naxos disease. Circulation. 2006 Jul 25;114(4):e60-1. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free full text
  • Praveen SV, Francis J, Venugopal K. Gene therapy in cardiac arrhythmias. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Apr 1;6(2):111-8. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Sankar V, Khadar A, Vasudev B, Venugopal KN. Idiopathic dilatation of right atrium with atrial standstill presenting as stroke. Echocardiography. 2006 Jan;23(1):50-2. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Shanker V, Vasudev B, Abdul Khader S, Venugopal K. Young male with isolated noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium presenting with atrial fibrillation and complete heart block. Int J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 8;107(1):142-3. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Rajesh G, Francis J. Biological pacemakers. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2006 Jan 1;6(1):1-5. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sunil Roy TN, Krishnan MN, Venugopal K, Cherian Koshy, Sajeev CG, Francis, Johnson; Velayudhan CC. Comparison of Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area Method and Pressure Half Time Method for Evaluation of Mitral Valve Area in Patients Undergoing Balloon Mitral Valvotomy. Echocardiography. 2005 Oct;22(9):707-12. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Jayaprasad N, Francis J. Atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroidism. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2005 Oct 1;5(4):305-11. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Perez Riera AR, Ferreira C, Dubner SJ, Schapachnik E, Soares JD, Francis J. Brief review of the recently described short QT syndrome and other cardiac channelopathies. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2005 Jul;10(3):371-7. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Joydeep Ghosh; Johnson Francis; Barry J. Maron. Role of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Treatment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2005 5(2): 72-75. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis; Guy Fontaine. Role of Catheter Ablation in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2005 5(2): 81-85.[PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sunil Roy T.N; Vikram Sankar; Johnson Francis; Hiroshi Tada. Tissue Tracking Imaging for Identifying the Origin of Idiopathic Ventricular Arrhythmias: A New Role of Cardiac Ultrasound in Electrophysiology. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2005 5(3): 155-159. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis and Charles Antzelevitch. Brugada syndrome. International Journal of Cardiology, 2005 May 25;101(2):173-8. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis, Vikram Sankar, Venugopal K; Silvia G. Priori. Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2005 May;2(5):550-4. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Francis J, Watanabe MA, Schmidt G. Heart rate turbulence: a new predictor for risk of sudden cardiac death. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2005 Jan;10(1):102-9. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Johnson Francis; Venugopal K; Khadar SA; Sudhayakumar N; Anoop K. Gupta. Idiopathic Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2004; 4 (3): 98-103. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Charles Antzelevitch; Johnson Francis. Congenital Short QT Syndrome. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2004; 4 (2): 46-49. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis; Charles Antzelevitch. Brugada-Like Electrocardiographic Pattern. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2003; 3 (3): 91-92. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Francis J, Roy TN, Fassaludeen M, Venugopal K. Morgagni hernia in adult presenting as cardiomegaly. J Assoc Physicians India. 2003 Jan;51:85-6. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Johnson Francis. Role of Adenosine/ATP Test in Supraventricular Tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2003; 3 (1): 1-2. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Johnson Francis. Electromagnetic Interference in Implantable Rhythm Devices - The Indian Scenario. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2002; 2(3): 64-65. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Sajeev CG, Roy TN, Francis J. Images in cardiology: Autocapture stimulus simulating atrioventricular sequential pacing. Heart. 2002 Aug;88(2):158. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
  • Hugh Calkins; Ajit Kumar V.K; Johnson Francis. Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardia. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2002; 2(2): 45-49. [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  • Mohan Nair; Johnson Francis; Venugopal K. Development of Pacing, Electrophysiology and Defibrillation in India. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal. 2002; 2(2): 57-61.[PubMed] Free PMC Article

Published Abstracts

  • Praveen SV, Jayaprasad N, Suresh M, Rajesh G, Vinod T, Sajeev CG, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, Venugopal K. Assessment of left ventricular function in pure mitral stenosis by tissue Doppler echocardiography. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No.9
  • Praveen SV, Shalu Mohan, Vinayakumar D, Rajesh G, Sajeev CG, Johnson Francis, Rosamma Joseph, Venugopal K. A study of the association between angiographically proven coronary artery disease and inflammatory periodontal disease. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 71.
  • Suresh M, Praveen SV, Jayaprasad N, Johnson Francis, Vinayakumar D, Venugopal K. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: Incidence and echocardiographic features. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 246
  • Ahamed Siraj C, Praveen SV, Vinayakumar D, Suresh M, Johnson Francis, Raveendran MA, Venugopal K. Clinical profile of rheumatic and non-rheumatic persistent atrial fibrillation: A comparative study. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 304
  • Praveen SV, Vinayakumar D, Jayaprasad N, Sajeev CG, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, Venugopal K. Frequency of renal artery stenosis in patients with normal renal function undergoing coronary angiography: Is routine renal angiography useful? Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2006; 58:(5) Article No. 361
  • Wang A, Cabell CH, Fowler Jr, VG, Anguera I, Spelman D, Selton-Suty C, Pappas P, Hoen B, Iarussi D, Tripodi M, Utili R, Watkins R, Suter F, Rizzi M, Braun S, Ramos A, Commerford P, Francis J, Sexton DJ, Corey GR. The use and outcome of surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis: a propensity analysis of the International Collaboration on Endocarditis (ICE) prospective database. 8th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, May 22-24, 2005 Charleston, South Carolina.
  • V. H. Chu, G. R. Corey, P. Jones, I. Anguera, P. A. Pappas, C. H. Cabell, J.M. Miro, S. Braun, E. Bouza, P. Commerford, J. Francis, M. Oyonarte, P. Selton-Suty, B. Hoen, G. Habib, B. Almirante, P. Tornos, D. J. Sexton, V. G. Fowler, Jr., and the ICE-PCS Study Group. Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to coagulase-negative staphylococci: 64 episodes from the ICE-PCS. 8th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, May 22-24, 2005 Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Cabell C, Iarussi D, Athan E, Selton-Suty C, Chu V, Pappas P, Peterson G, Utili R, Anguera I, Wang A, Francis J, Habib G, Naber C, Braun S, Suter F, Rizzi M, de Alarcón A, Jimenez- Exposito M, Logar M, Pare C, Thuny F, Corey GR, Hoen B, Sexton D, Olaison L, Fowler V. Prosthetic valve endocarditis and cardiac device infections: report of 496 cases from the ICE prospective cohort study. 8th International Symposium on Modern Concepts in Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Infections, May 22-24, 2005 Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Mubarak, Babu Vasudev, Kader Muneer, Shyam Kumar, Vinayakumar, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, K Venugopal. Direct Current Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation following Percutaneous Transmitral Commissurotomy - A Pilot Study. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 340
  • Jacob Mathew, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, TN Sunil Roy, Vinayakumar, CG Sajeev, Velayudhan CC, Johnson Francis, K Venugopal. QTc Dispersion in Acute Myocardial Infarction as a Predictor of Ventricular Arrhythmias. Indian Heart Journal Sept- Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 341
  • Jijith Krishnan, SV Praveen, TN Sunil Roy, Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, Johnson Francis, Muneer, Sreelatha, K Venugopal. Atherosclerotic Risk Factors in Chronic Kidney Disease. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 479 AS Muhammed Fassaludeen, Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Mubarak, Babu Vasudev, Kader Muneer, CG Sajeev, Vinayakumar, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, K Venugopal. Cardiovascular Involvement in Leptospirosis. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 480
  • SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, Mohammed Fassaludeen, N Jayaprasad, TN Sunil Roy, Babu Vasudev, Johnson Francis, CG Sajeev, Syam Kumar, K Venugopal. Predictors of Morbidity in Mechanical Prosthetic Heart Valves. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 220
  • SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, V Mubarak, Mohammed Fassaludeen, Sunil Roy, Johnson Francis, CG Sajeev, K Venugopal. Normal Gradients in Mechanical Aortic and Mitral Prosthesis. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 227
  • Vikram Sankar, N Jayaprasad, SV Praveen, Mubarak, Babu Vasudev, Kader Muneer, Shyam Kumar, Vinayakumar, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, K Venugopal.
  • Normal Coronary Artery Dimensions in Kerala Population - An Angiographic Study. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2005; 57:(5) Article No. 446
  • TN Sunil Roy, SV Praveen, Vikram Sankar, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, MN Krishnan, K Venugopal. Proximal Location of Stenosis in Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery:
  • M Fassaludeen, V Kumar, V Sankar, K Muneer, S Kumar, TG Jayakumar, B Vasudev, M Cholakkal, C Mathew, CG Sajeev, J Francis, CC Velayudan, S Abdul Khader, MN Krishnan, K Venugopal. Coil Embolization of Patent Ductus Arteriosus. Indian Heart Journal Sept-Oct, 2003; 55:(5) Article No. 340
  • Koshy Cherian , Jossy Chacko, TN Sunil Roy, D.Vinayakumar, Cholakkal Mohammed, KS Mohan, CC Sajeev, Johnson Francis, CC Velayudhan, PN Gupta, MN Krishnan, K Venugopal. Comparison of an Over - the - Wire Single Balloon Technique with Inoue Technique. Indian Heart Journal. 2000, 52; 751
  • Dawn GK Thomas, N Sudhayakumar, K Venugopal, MN Krishnan, CG Sajeev, Johnson Francis, KP Markose, CC Velayudhan, VK Sunil Kumar. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy : Investigation of Ramipril Efficacy (HIRE). Indian Heart Journal. 1995; 47: 627
  • J. Francis, C.A. Nambiar, N. Sudhayakumar, K.Venugopal, MN Krishnan, CC Velayudhan, KP Markose. A Correlation of Electrocardiogram with Hemodynamics in Juvenile Mitral Stenosis. Indian Heart Journal. 1993;45:362
  • J. Francis, K. Venugopal, K.P. Markose, CC Velayudhan, MN Krishnan, N Sudhayakumar. Post Traumatic Intra Myocardial Hematoma Presenting with Biventricular Dysfunction- A Case Report. Indian Heart Journal. 1993;45:406
  • Johnson Francis, M.N.Krishnan, K. Venugopal, K.P. Markose, CC Velayudhan and K. Sugathan. Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Study involving A Family With Three Affected Generations. Indian Heart Journal. 1992;44:342
Awards
Top reviewer awards from American Journal of Cardiology, Europace and Indian Heart Journal.
OP Days and Timings
Mon 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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