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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 7 specialists
12 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Dr Kanaganayagam is a Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cardiology for Imperial and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trusts and also offers private consultations. He sees patients with complaints of chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and leg swelling. He also treats patients with known coronary disease, valve disease, arrhythmias and heart failure as well as common conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol.

He is the Lead for Cardiology Imaging at Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals, and has expertise in CT coronary angiography (with calcium score), stress echocardiography, transoesophageal echos and cardiac MRIs. Importantly, he uses these to thoroughly investigate and treat his patients appropriately, and performs these for other heart specialists to help manage their patients. He is also the Lead for a Community Heart Failure service at Imperial and helps manage patients with both reduced and preserved systolic function (HFPEF and HFREF).

He continues to participate in original cardiovascular research, and has written review articles and lectured on cardiac CT, echocardiography and cardiac MRI.

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Expert in: Cardiology
20 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Shaumik Adhya is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist with specialist expertise in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disturbances.

Dr Adhya graduated with a distinction in 1999 after studying medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’s. He then went on to complete his early postgraduate training at the Royal Brompton, Hammersmith and St Mary’s Hospitals before a period in Sydney, Australia.  In 2005 Dr Adhya then went on to undertake Cardiology Higher Specialist training and in  2008 commenced his doctoral research at King’s College London. In 2013 he was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist to Medway NHS Foundation Trust and is Honorary Consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals.  

At present Dr Adhya is a Principal Investigator for multiple research studies and continues to publish research in peer reviewed medical journals.

 
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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 2 specialists
19 years of experience

Dr Ian Webb is an Interventional Cardiologist at King's Health Partnership, practising at King's College Hospital, and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London. Dr Webb specialises in complex coronary intervention and cardiac pacing, and consults on a wide range of other heart conditions including hypertension, heart failure, valvular heart disease, cardiovascular risk assessment and palpitations.

Dr Webb graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 2000, with an additional intercalated 1st Class Honors degree in Physiology and Pharmacology. He undertook training in Cardiology at King's, Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals, with additional sub-speciality Fellowship training in coronary and structural heart intervention at Wellington Hospital, in New Zealand.

Dr Webb is a former BHF Research Fellow and undertook his PhD in molecular cardiology at The Rayne Institute, King's College London.

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Expert in: Cardiology
23 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr Narbeh Melikian is a Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital and King’s College School of Medicine in London - he also sees patients privately. Dr Melikian trained at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School, qualifying with Distinction in 1996 and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2010. He underwent postgraduate training at the Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and King’s College Hospitals in London. Dr Melikian undertook a two-year interventional Fellowship at the world-renowned Cardiovascular Centre in Aalst, Belgium and a heart valve disease Fellowship at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.

To date, Dr Melikian has received over 11 academic and clinical awards including the prestigious British Cardiac Society John Parker Fellowship (2005 - 2007), the Foord Caiger Prize in Cardiology and the Golding Bird and Treasurer’s Medals. In 2012 he was invited to join a panel of cardiologists providing emergency cardiology cover for the London Olympic Games.

Dr Melikian maintains a large clinical practice encompassing all aspects of coronary and structural intervention as well as general cardiology. In parallel with his complex interventional work, he maintains a busy general cardiology practice covering a wide spectrum of pathology with a special emphasis on management of chest discomfort, breathlessness, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease. He regularly assesses and treats patients with cardiovascular risk factors and has a special interest in the management of patients with resistant high blood pressure.

He has an international reputation in interventional cardiology specialising in all aspects of coronary intervention in particular complex angioplasty as well as interventional management of myocardial infarction and remains one of the highest volume interventional cardiologists in the UK. He also has an active structural interventional practice regularly closing septal defects such as patent foramen ovale (PFO) as well as a left atrial appendage (LAA) with emphasis on prevention of stroke and TIA. He was instrumental in securing national commissioning for these structural services to King’s College Hospital in 2014 and has set up the Neuro-Cardiac Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) with the colleagues from the regional Stroke and Neurology Units at King’s College Hospital which he continues to chair. 

Dr Melikian has an ongoing clinical research programme with an international reputation on coronary physiology. He collaborates widely and is involved in multiple international clinical trials. To date, his research has been supported through a number of competitively awarded scientific grants from the British Cardiac Society, British Heart Foundation and National Academy of Sciences.

Outside of work Dr Melikian’s passion is music, he loves all sorts of music from Coldplay to the Eurythmics to Elgar and to complement this, he plays the piano and sings in a choir.

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Expert in: Cardiology
16 years of experience
Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Husain Shabeeh is a Consultant Cardiologist currently working for the private practices, Harley Street Clinic, The Wellington Hospital and London Bridge Hospital, in London. He current NHS bases are King’s College Hospital and Croydon University Hospital. He specialises in electrophysiology, complex devices and general cardiology and his areas of interest include cardiology, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, echocardiography, hypertension, interventional cardiology and stroke prevention.

Dr. Shabeeh is highly educated, he qualified as a doctor at Guy’s, King’s College & St. Thomas’ Hospitals School of Medicine. He has also completed a PhD, in Cardiovascular Medicine from King’s College University, an MBBS and a CCDS. His many years of experience and education make him an expert in his field.

Dr. Shabeeh is active in research, he has published in many peer-reviewed scientific journals regarding topics such as blood pressure. He has received awards such including 2 competitive scholarships from British Heart Foundation. He has also utilised his expertise to present nationally and internationally. Additionally, he has a keen interest in the implementation of modern technology in healthcare and is working to use modern technology in the screening of atrial fibrillation.

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 1 specialist
35 years of experience

Dr Diana Holdright's clinical practice encompasses all aspects of adult cardiology, in particular the management of ischaemic heart disease (angina and heart attacks), the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (coronary angioplasty/stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting), the heart:brain interface, the management of valvular heart disease and heart failure, the investigation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, and cardiovascular risk factor assessment. She also has a particular interest in autonomic dysfunction and multidisciplinary conditions such as PoTS. 

Dr Holdright was key in establishing coronary angioplasty as the first-line treatment in the management of myocardial infarction (heart attack), leading to the institution of Heart Attack Centres across London and the UK. She also spent many years as cardiologist to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery where she gained significant experience in many areas including managing blackouts and dizzy spells, the cardiac causes of stroke and assessing cardiac risk in epilepsy.

Dr Holdright received her medical degree from University College London (UCL) in 1984, having received a BSc in Human Genetics three years earlier. She completed her postgraduate cardiology training in a number of London hospitals including The National Heart Hospital, The London Chest Hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital, and UCL Hospitals.

Dr Holdright has been a consultant cardiologist since 1997 and has over 15 years' experience as a consultant with her own private practice.


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Expert in: Cardiology
25 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Balvinder Wasan trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, which is now part Imperial College Medical School. He qualified in 1994 and undertook his specialist cardiology training in London. He was appointed as an Interventional Cardiology Consultant to the Queen Elizabeth & St Thomas’ Hospitals in 2005 and he also sees patients privately.

Dr Wasan was responsible for setting up a local angioplasty service at QEH and served as Clinical Director for Cardiology from 2013-2018. He has led on numerous patient-care improvement programmes and is also on the interventional rota at the Heart Attack Centre at St Thomas’

Dr Wasan has undertaken research to investigate the changes that occur in heart function after angioplasty and bypass surgery. He is an author of multiple papers on cardiac function, echocardiography, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.

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Expert in: Cardiology
21 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Biography

Dr Alexander Lyon studied medicine at the University of Oxford where he was awarded a first-class degree in physiological sciences in 1995, achieving second place in the final honours school. After qualifying from the John Radcliffe Medical School in 1998, he trained as a junior doctor in cardiology in Oxford, in London (at Royal Brompton Hospital) and in Sydney, Australia.

He joined the cardiac medicine research group of Professor Sian Harding and Professor Philip Poole-Wilson, where he studied the influence of cardiac gene therapy upon ventricular arrhythmia generation. In 2005, he was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship.

Shortly later he completed his PhD in 2008, where he spent his first postdoctoral year studying the spatiotemporal patterns of mitochondrial function in the lab of Fadi Akar and Roger Hajjar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

He was appointed a Walport Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology at Imperial College London in October 2008, and he completed his cardiology training at St Mary’s Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital.

In 2012, Dr Lyon was appointed a senior lecturer and consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Clinical expertise

Dr Alexander Lyon’s clinical expertise includes:

  • heart failure
  • cardiovascular diseases caused by cancer treatments, known as cardio-oncology
  • chemotherapy-induced heart failure
  • Takotsubo syndrome
  • cardiac gene therapy
  • novel molecular and biological therapies for heart failure.

He runs a specialist clinic for patients with Takotsubo syndrome focusing on risk prediction and management of refractory symptoms.

He is also:

  • clinical lead for the cardio-oncology service, Royal Brompton Hospital (2011-present)
  • chair of UK Cardio-Oncology Consortium (2012- present)
  • a member of Heart Failure Association Translational Research Committee (ESC: 2012-present).

 

 

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 1 specialist
30 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Chris Baker qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1990 and completed his PhD in Myocardial Hibernation and Stunning at the Hammersmith Hospital.

He was trained in cardiology at the London Chest and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals and is on the specialist register for both Cardiology and General Internal Medicine.

Dr Baker is an Interventional Cardiologist and a Consultant at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He performs hundreds of coronary and other cardiac procedures each year.

He has a special interest in the management of patients with complex coronary arteyr disease including chronic total occlusions, heart disease in those who are also affected by kidney problems and percutaneous treatments for the mitral valve including Mitraclip implants. He runs a specialist clinic at the North West London Renal Unit.

He performs a variety of cardiac procedures including treatments for complex coronary artery disease, structural heart problems, pacemaker implantation and heart valve abnormalities.

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Dr Roby Rakhit

Dr Roby Rakhit

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Dr Roby Rakhit

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Expert in: Cardiology
Recommended by 1 specialist
28 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology

Dr Roby Rakhit is a senior consultant cardiologist at the Royal Free Hospital London and Honorary Associate Professor of cardiology at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London. He specialises in interventional cardiology performing PCI (coronary angioplasty and stenting) for the treatment of coronary artery disease. He also has an interest in the treatment of acute coronary syndrome (heart attack) and in advanced interventional coronary techniques including pressure wire, rotational atherectomy and intracoronary imaging (intravascular ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography).  

He completed his medical degree in 1991 from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, University of London, with a first class honours degree in pharmacology. He went on to complete his specialist cardiology training 1995 as a rotating cardiology registrar (fellow) at the Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and St. Marys hospitals. In 1998, he completed his doctorate Wellcome Trust Funded doctorate  at the Rayne Institute at St Thomas` Hospital. His MD thesis explored cellular physiology of nitric oxide in conferring myocardial protection against ischaemia. In 2000 he was awarded the British Heart Foundation International Fellowship where he undertook advanced interventional training with Prof. Bernhard Meier at the Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Bern. In 2004 he took up post as consultant cardiologist to the Royal Free Hospital and was made an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. In 2008 he was elected to fellow of the Royal College of physicians. He is currently Head of department of cardiology, clinical director and has contributed significantly to service improvement.

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